The Epic Australia Pass is Perisher’s lowest priced season pass with a new look and unmatched benefits. The Epic Australia Pass includes unlimited skiing and boarding at Perisher in the 2016 ski season. It also gives you access to nine world-class resorts in the United States in the 2016/2017 ski season including Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and 10 days at Vail and/or Beaver Creek, combined.
Now that you’re planning your 2015-16 overseas holiday with your Epic Australia Pass, there’s a very good reason why you should look at heading to Utah, in the U.S. It’s recently been announced that Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort are combining in the 2015-16 winter season to create the largest ski resort in the United States!
Over the past five years, Vail Resorts has invested more than $500 million to enhance the guest experience at the Company’s 10 U.S. mountain resorts.
The really big news is the linking of Park City and Canyons, transforming the two resorts into one and completing a number of critical upgrades to the infrastructure. The $50 million project is one of the most ambitious and impactful capital programs in U.S. ski industry history and will create the largest ski resort in the United States with over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.
Here’s an overview of what’s going to be new at the NEW Park City:
- The plan to combine Park City and Canyons Resort into the largest ski resort in the U.S. includes the eight-passenger, high-speed, two-way Quicksilver gondola which will transport guests from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons.
- A new restaurant, called Miners Camp, located at the base of the Silverlode Lift, will accommodate 500 indoor seats and will be equipped with a top-of-the-line kitchen.
- The plan will also complete a number of critical upgrades to the infrastructure of both resorts, including upgrading the King Con and Motherlode Lifts, upgrading the Summit House Restaurant and expanding Red Pine Lodge, new and widened trails, and additional snowmaking.
So what else will be new for the 2015-16 ski seasons?
- Vail Mountain: The Avanti Express Lift (#2) is a primary lift on the front side of Vail Mountain, serving intermediate and advanced terrain, dispersing skiers and snowboarders from the Lionshead area to mid-mountain. Upgrading the lift will reduce wait times and improve reliability. A loading conveyor and gates will improve efficiency and increase capacity by up to 30 percent, vastly improving skier and snowboarder circulation
- Keystone: The Keystone Lodge and Spa will undergo its own rejuvenation where the hallways will have a new feel after being re-carpeted and the woodwork and room doors being replaced. In addition, the guest rooms on all six floors will be upgraded with new soft goods (pillows, bed spreads, etc.)
- Beaver Creek: This winter, 23 fully-automated fan guns will equip Red Tail and Centennial trails, two of the most popular intermediate runs on the mountain. Snowmaking guns will also be added to enhance the “Snowmaking Refresh” fleet and tasked to add a dusting of snow atop the groomed trails. This one-of-a-kind system ensures, regardless of natural snowfall, the resort’s guests will always be skiing or riding on the freshest snow available every day.
- Breckenridge: Breckenridge will lay a mile of new snowmaking pipes on Lost Horizon and Barton Breezeway trails on Peak 6. Adding snowmaking to this lower-mountain terrain is critical to get the popular new area open in the early season regardless of natural snowfall
- EpicMix™ Time: an expansion of Vail Resorts’ industry-leading and award-winning ski and snowboard app, EpicMix –will allow guests at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone to access real-time lift line wait times enabling them to better navigate the mountain and make the most out of their ski and ride experience. Leveraging recently developed technology, EpicMix Time will calculate and display up-to-the-minute chairlift and gondola line wait times across 55 core lifts and gondolas, as well as 13,600 acres of skiable terrain in Colorado.
Pretty cool huh! Learn more about the resorts that you can explore with your Epic Australia Pass
From the easy-going Midwest U.S. vibe in Colorado, to the most picturesque high alpine lakes in the world at Lake Tahoe to then experiencing the historic town of Park City, famous for its celebrity studded annual Sundance Film Festival and Hollywood residents and visitors including Robert Redford; there is something for everyone with the Epic Australia Pass.