For the past 10 years, the Epic Pass has given snow junkies the opportunity to experience multiple resorts all on one pass. Created by Vail Resorts, the pass includes resorts from Colorado to California and even Canada. Over the years, the Epic Pass has continued to grow, adding locations from across the country and continent and now, they’re adding a few more.
Vail Resorts just announced that it will acquire Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Mount Sunapee Resort and Stevens Pass Resort. The industry giant will purchase Triple Peaks LLC., the parent company of Crested Butte, Okemo and Mount Sunapee from the Mueller family for $82 million and Stevens Pass Resort in Washington from Ski Resort Holdings for $67 million. Crested Butte will become the fifth Colorado resort on the Epic Pass, along with Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone.
“Together, the acquisitions of Okemo in Vermont, Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire, Crested Butte and Stevens Pass will significantly enhance the Vail Resorts’ network of resort experiences, adding even more variety and choice for all of our pass holders and guests. Okemo and Mount Sunapee are terrific complements to Stowe in the Northeast, as is Crested Butte to our four Colorado resorts, and Stevens Pass for our Whistler Blackcomb and Seattle guests,” explained Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “Additionally, each of these resorts will individually offer guests from around the world entirely new and distinctive experiences in extraordinary locations from coast to coast.”
These additional resorts bring the total coverage of the Epic Pass to 64 locations in eight countries. The sale is expected to finalize this summer, allowing access to the pass for the upcoming 2018-2019 Epic Pass, which will include unlimited and unrestricted access to all four of these newly added resorts. In addition, Vail Resorts plans to invest $35 million over the upcoming two years in all four newly added resorts in an effort to elevate the guest experience.
“We know our guests and employees will benefit from Vail Resorts’ outstanding track record of resort and community investment, environmental stewardship, and employee development,” said Tim Mueller, president of Triple Peaks, LLC. “We care deeply about the legacy of these resorts, and have absolute confidence in Vail Resorts to celebrate what makes them so special, while also providing long-term stability for the communities.”
For more information on all Epic Pass locations, visit the website here.