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Last Chance to Lock in Year-round Skiing to the Best of Australia, Japan, Canada, and the U.S. for Just $49 Upfront

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LAST CHANCE TO LOCK IN YEAR-ROUND SKIING TO THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, CANADA, AND THE U.S. FOR JUST $49 UPFRONT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Tuesday, 26 February, marks the last chance to take advantage of only AU$49 upfront to lock in the lowest available price on the Epic Australia Pass
  • The Epic Australia Pass offers Australian skiers and riders the best value to world-class resorts including unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Perisher for the 2019 ski season; access to North America’s best resorts including Whistler Blackcomb and Vail; and Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu Resort in Japan for the 2019-20 season
  • New for the 2019-20 season, the Epic Australia Pass now offers 10 total days of Japanese access across 11 resorts in Japan, including the ten resorts in the Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu Resort
  • Upgrade your Epic Australia Pass for unlimited, unrestricted access to the best of Canada and the U.S. including Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Park City and more during the 2019-20 season
  • Vail Resorts invested AU$4.2 million into Perisher for the new Leichhardt Quad Chairlift and a significant snowmaking project to be ready for the 2019 winter
  • Australia’s best value ski-pass is priced at just AU$839 for adults, AU$471 for students and AU$629 for seniors, paying for itself in under five days of skiing

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – 04 February, 2019 – Tuesday 26, February will be the last day for Australian skiers and snowboarders to purchase the Epic Australia Pass at a price unmatched and to take advantage of only AU$49 upfront to lock in the best value ski pass. The Epic Australia Pass is the most flexible season pass for Australians, offering year-round skiing and riding at world-class resorts including the largest and most celebrated in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. At just AU$839 for adults, AU$471 for students and AU$629 for seniors, the Epic Australia Pass pays for itself in under five days, with year-around skiing in Australia, Japan, Canada and the Best of the U.S.. Pass holders who pay only AU$49 upfront, ensure they enjoy the lowest available price and won’t have to make full payment until May 1, 2019.

Australian skiers and snowboarders can enjoy unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher, as well as ten total days of Japanese access across the ten resorts in the Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu Resort, unlimited access to world-class resorts in Colorado (Breckenridge and Keystone), Utah (Park City), Lake Tahoe (Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood) and more. In addition, Epic Australia Pass holders get ten combined days at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail and Beaver Creek (some North American peak restrictions apply).

“This season’s Epic Australia Pass provides more value, flexibility and access than ever before to world-class ski resorts in Australia, the U.S., Canada and Japan,” said Peter Brulisauer, chief operating officer at Perisher.

As a year-round season pass, the Epic Australia Pass starts with the 2019 Perisher ski season and concludes with the 2019-20 North American ski season, November 2019 through May 2020. Passes are sold exclusively at www.epicaustraliapass.com.au and are on sale now. Australian skiers and snowboarders who do not want to navigate holiday restrictions in the U.S. and Canada or who want more than 10 days combined at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail and Beaver Creek, can upgrade their Epic Australia Pass. The upgraded Epic Australia Pass gives pass holders unlimited, unrestricted access to the full 2019 Perisher ski season and the Best of the U.S. and Canada during the 2019-20 ski season.

Epic Australia Pass holders can also protect their plans from unforeseen circumstances by purchasing Pass Refund Protection at a new low price of only AU$25, AU$15 for Students and AU$20 for Seniors. Protect yourself in case of a "season ending" injury, illness, pregnancy or relocation overseas.

In time for the 2019 season, Epic Australia Pass holders can look forward to AU$4.2 million of capital investments into Perisher, including the new Leichhardt Quad Chairlift and a significant snowmaking project from the bottom of the Happy Valley T-Bar through the load of the new quad chairlift. This new chairlift will increase lift capacity by 75% in one of Perisher's most popular areas and will access fantastic beginner, intermediate and advanced runs as well as the famous Leichhardt Terrain Park. The new snowmaking project will link Happy Valley to the base of this new chairlift and will ensure that terrain in this part of the resort can be opened earlier, providing great conditions all winter.

Additional Vail Resorts’ season pass information:

  • Epic Australia Pass™: The best value to ski and snowboard the best resorts in the U.S., Canada and Japan. Ideal for Australians looking for year-round skiing and snowboarding, plus local access at Perisher. For AU$839, get unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher during the 2019 season; unlimited, unrestricted access to Crested Butte in Colorado; Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire; Okemo in Vermont; and Stevens Pass in Washington State during the 2019-20 season. Navigate peak restrictions Breckenridge, Park City, Heavenly and more; ten days at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail and Beaver Creek combined with peak restrictions; five consecutive days with no blackouts at Rusutsu, Japan; and five consecutive days with no blackouts in Hakuba Valley, Japan during the 2019-2020 season. North American resort access, with the exception of Crested Butte, Mount Sunapee, Okemo and Stevens Pass, is subject to certain holiday restrictions (29/11/19 – 30/11/19; 19/12/19 – 31/12/19; 18/1/20; 15/2/20 – 16/2/20; 7/3/20; 14/3/20; 21/3/20). On sale now at www.epicaustraliapass.com.au.
  • Upgrade the Epic Australia Pass: Pass holders can elevate their skiing and snowboarding experience by upgrading the Epic Australia Pass to avoid holiday restrictions in the best resorts in the U.S. & Canada for unlimited, unrestricted North American access to Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City, and more for the 2019-2020 ski season. Visit www.epicaustraliapass.com.au
  • Lock in the Epic Australia Pass for only AU$49: Guests can lock in Australia’s best value season pass until 26 February for only AU$49 upfront, securing the guaranteed lowest price of AU$839 for adults, AU$471 for students and AU$629 for seniors, at www.epicaustraliapass.com.au.
  • Pass Refund Protection: Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase Pass Refund Protection. A refund in the case of a "season ending" injury, illness, pregnancy or relocation overseas, for a new low price of only AU$25 for Adults, AU$15 for Students and AU$20 Seniors. Without Pass Refund Protection no refunds will be offered in any circumstances. Must be purchased at the time you buy your Epic Australia Pass. Find out more at www.epicaustraliapass.com.au
  • The Epic Pass Club: All 2019 Epic Australia Pass holders are automatically enrolled in the Epic Pass Club, an exclusive community that helps skiers and snowboarders get even more value out of their pass through exclusive deals in the U.S., Canada and Australia on airport transfers, lessons, equipment rentals, mountain dining and more. Australian pass holders can also enjoy an additional 20% off the lowest available accommodation rates at Vail Resorts’ iconic mountains at the Best of the U.S. Learn more at www.epicpassclub.com.

Vail Resorts Newsroom: http://news.vailresorts.com
Perisher Newsroom: https://www.perisher.com.au/perisher-news/perisher-now
Perisher Images (credit ‘Perisher’): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zrw2zvratxg61dv/AACE648i7QPQjoTQ6z-nXU0wa?dl=0
Whistler Blackcomb Images (credit ‘Vail Resorts’): https://vailresorts.box.com/s/777fkwrgm4hhsy3q2vywi4wfcq26f3qq 
Hakuba Valley Images (credit ‘Hakuba Valley’): https://vailresorts.box.com/s/wgclf0w49fuoa6549wih1ubl9hfiibsu 
Rusutsu Images (credit ‘Rusutsu Resort’): https://bit.ly/2DjbF87

 About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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