Honk the horns, pop the party poppers and gear up for an incredible winter! Did you hear the huge news? Falls Creek and Hotham are now Epic!
What does this mean you ask? It means you can ski and board year-round with unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher as well as Falls Creek and Hotham (subject to closing and certain approvals) during the 2019 season, plus Whistler Blackcomb, Japan and the Best of the U.S in the 2019-2020 season all on the ONE pass. Yep. Woah!
Here's the nitty gritty:
- Vail Resorts will acquire Falls Creek and Hotham resorts in Victoria, Australia from a subsidiary of Merlin Entertainments for a purchase price of approximately AU$174 million, subject to certain adjustments related to the timing of closing
- With the acquisition of Falls Creek and Hotham in Victoria, Vail Resorts will operate three of the largest ski resorts in Australia including Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales
- Upon closing, the 2019 Epic Australia Pass and 2018-19 Epic Pass will provide access to the best skiing and riding in Australia with Falls Creek, Hotham (subject to certain approvals) and Perisher; North America including Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Park City and more; and Japan with Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu.
Falls Creek, Victoria’s largest ski resort features a variety of terrain including fantastic beginner and intermediate trails that are well suited to families and first-timers.
Falls Creek features 450 hectares of terrain, roughly 90 runs accessed by 14 lifts, there is a huge variety of terrain. Falls Creek also provides a variety of different lodging properties alongside great restaurants, bars, and nightlife.
Considered the 'Powder Capital' of Australia, Hotham is the only resort in the Southern Hemisphere where the village is located on top of the mountain, ensuring ski-in, ski-out opportunities from anywhere in the village.
Famous for its off-piste skiing and riding, Hotham is one of the few resorts in Australia that has access to true side-country terrain, some of which is above tree line. The resort boasts spectacular views, its own airport and 320 hectares of ski terrain accessed by 13 lifts.
All of this combined with Perisher’s 1,214 hectares of skiable terrain, seven mountain peaks, more than 100 groomed trails, five terrain parks and Australia’s only Half-pipe across 4 resort areas! You are spoilt for choice when it comes to skiing at home here in Australia.
The 2019 Epic Australia Pass is your ticket to experience it all, what are you waiting for!? Get your pass now!
*access subject to closing and certain approvals.