Vail Resorts’ Epic Race will officially begin Nov. 22, 2013. The Epic Race is a season-long competition to visit all 26 resorts spread across four countries that make up the Epic Pass. The first 10 participants to complete the adventure win a lifetime Epic Pass.
Beginning Nov. 1, 2013, contestants can find all rules and register to Ski the World by visiting epicrace.epicpass.com. Every competitor will need to ski or ride all 26 resorts on the Epic Pass (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps, Minnesota; Mt. Brighton, Michigan; Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria – St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben; and Les 3 Vallées, France – Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle).
Registration closes Nov. 17, 2013. Epic Racers must document and share their experience at each resort to be eligible to win. All content will be verified after resorts have been visited. Winners will be announced when the race and verification of compliance with the official rules is completed.
The Epic Pass includes unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Pass holders will also have the chance to extend their skiing and riding adventures from the U.S. to Europe with five free days at the mountain resorts of Verbier, Switzerland, five free consecutive days at Arlberg, Austria and five free days at Les 3 Vallées, France. Vail Resorts is offering the season pass at $729 for adults and $379 for children (ages 5-12).