Vail Resorts, Whistler Blackcomb Complete Merger

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Vail Resorts and Whistler Blackcomb have officially completed their merger.

As a result of the deal Vail Resorts is offering limited access for the 2016-17 winter season with full access to come for the 2017-18 ski season. All 2016-17 Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders will receive five days of skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb this winter season. In addition, Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited season pass holders will enjoy five days of skiing and snowboarding at any of Vail Resorts' U.S. resorts. The full season pass line-up with Whistler Blackcomb for 2017-18 will be announced when those passes go on sale in March 2017. 

The five complimentary days of skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb with the Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass can take place any time during the 2016-17 winter season with the exception of the following restricted holiday dates: November 25-26 and December 26-31, 2016; and January 14 and February 18-19, 2017. The days do not have to be used consecutively.

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All 2016-17 Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Season Pass holders, including the Spirit and Sea to Sky Passes, will receive five complimentary days of skiing and snowboarding at any of Vail Resorts' U.S. mountain resorts this winter. The five complimentary days at Vail Resorts' U.S. resorts do not have to be used consecutively and have a handful of restricted holiday dates, including November 25-26 and December 26-31, 2016; and January 14 and February 18-19, 2017. For a limited time, through Oct. 30, Whistler Blackcomb is bringing the Unlimited Pass back on sale at the early bird rate for skiers and snowboarders who want to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Epic Pass: Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only US$849. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; and Perisher in Australia for the 2017 season. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Verbier and the 4 Vallees in Switzerland, Les 3 Vallees in France, Arlberg in Austria, and Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy. No restricted dates. Now with five free days at Whistler Blackcomb in 2016-17 with holiday restrictions. A child pass (ages five to 12) is US$439. The Epic Pass is on sale for a limited time only.

Epic Local Pass: Aimed at skiers and snowboarders who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For US$649, receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. Now with five free days at Whistler Blackcomb in 2016-17 with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just three days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is US$339. The Epic Local Pass is on sale for a limited time only.

Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Pass: Now with five free days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, with holiday restrictions. Whistler Blackcomb season passes were on sale at the early bird rate of CAN$1,499 through October 10 and have been extended at the early bird offer through Oct. 30, 2016. Whistler Blackcomb season passes are available online at www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

Visit www.epicpass.com

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