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Vail Resorts announced that Epic Passes for the 2012/2013 ski season are now on sale. There are a variety of options to choose from:
- Epic Pass: The original. Completely unrestricted access to all 7 mountains in the Vail Resorts family including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood. Also unrestricted access to Arapahoe Basin.$659 for Adults, $339 for kids.
- Epic 7-Day: 7 unrestricted days at all Vail Resorts mountains except Kirkwood. $509 for adults, $259 for kids.
- Epic Local Pass: This pass has restrictions on when and where you can ski. Unlimited access to Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. 10 restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek. Limited restrictions at the California resorts of Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood. $509 for adults, $389 for teens, and $259 for kids.
- Summit Value Pass: Unlimited access to Keystone and Araphoe Basin. Limited restrictions to Breckenridge. $419 for adults, $329 for teens, and $209 for kids.
- Tahoe Local Pass: Access with limited restrictions to Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood. $419 for adults, $319 for teens, and $199 for kids.
- Tahoe Value Pass: Ski or ride 7 days a week at Heavenly and 6 days a week at Northstar and Kirkwood with some restrictions. $379 for adults, $299 for teens, $179 for kids, and $299 for seniors.
It is hard to beat the value in these passes considering the price of 1-day lift tickets. For anyone skiing more than just a few days, one of these passes is bound to fit not only your plans for next season but also your budget. Go to the following site for more details and to reserve your pass now; Vail Resorts Epic Passes. You need to act before 4/15/12 to get the best prices.
- Vail Resorts set to buy Kirkwood to join Heavenly and Northstar in Tahoe area (examiner.com)
- Vail Resorts To Acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Creating an Unparalleled Offering for Skiers and Riders in the Tahoe Region with the Combination of Heavenly and Northstar (beavercreekvoice.com)
- Top 10 hardest EpicMix pins to get at Breck (buzz.snow.com)
Vail Resorts To Acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Creating an Unparalleled Offering for Skiers and Riders in the Tahoe Region with the Combination of Heavenly and Northstar
— Heavenly and Northstar pass holders get immediate access to Kirkwood and Kirkwood pass holders get immediate access to Heavenly and Northstar
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe, Calif., recognized by skiers and snowboarders as offering some of the best high alpine advanced terrain in North America. Vail Resorts is purchasing the ski resort as well as the undeveloped sites at the center of the base area which are zoned for residential and commercial development for a purchase price of approximately $18.0 million. The seller will retain a participation interest in the base area parcels and will continue to own the remainder of the real estate development sites. Following the acquisition, Vail Resorts will now operate three world-class mountain resorts in the Lake Tahoe region which between them offer the entire breadth of the skiing and riding experience, including Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, Northstar California on the north shore and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
Vail Resorts also announced that, effective immediately, Heavenly and Northstar pass holders will have access to Kirkwood and Kirkwood pass holders will be able to ski and ride Heavenly and Northstar.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kirkwood into our family as our seventh world-class mountain resort. Kirkwood offers some of the most extraordinary ski terrain found anywhere in North America with high alpine trails and the most annual average snowfall in Lake Tahoe. Kirkwood represents skiing and riding at its purest, something we intend to retain and protect long into the future,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “When combined with Heavenly and Northstar, we will be able to offer our guests and pass holders unparalleled value with the very best that Lake Tahoe has to offer. We are excited to be able to offer Kirkwood to our pass holders right away — it’s like opening day to a whole new season.”
As of today, Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders will have unrestricted access to ski and ride Kirkwood. Tahoe Value Pass holders can ski and ride there every day except on Saturdays. Kirkwood pass holders with the following passes will have access to Heavenly and Northstar: Premium Pass holders and 7 Wood Pass holders will have unlimited, unrestricted access to Heavenly and Northstar, while 6 Wood Pass holders will have access to Heavenly and Northstar six days a week, Sunday-Friday, with no holiday restrictions. 5 Wood Pass holders will have access to Heavenly and Northstar five days a week, Monday-Friday. The Company also announced that it intends to retain a Kirkwood-only season pass and Kirkwood-only daily lift tickets, priced comparably to what’s offered today. For more information on how to use your pass at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, visit www.bestoftahoe.com.
Located about 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers pure high alpine skiing and riding at its best. The ski resort’s unique location, completely surrounded by National Forest atop the Sierra Crest combined with elevations ranging 7,800 to 9,800 feet, create a geographical predisposition to receive the lightest, driest and most plentiful snow in the Tahoe region with an average of 472 inches annually. Kirkwood offers 2,000 feet of vertical drop and more than 2,300 acres of terrain from groomed beginner runs to hair-raising cornices, cliffs and the most high-angle grooming around. The resort offers four terrain parks, from beginner to advanced, as well as a Boarder X course.
Vail Resorts expects to close on the acquisition of Kirkwood Mountain Resort within the next month. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Closing is subject to certain conditions, including transfer of the U.S. Forest Service Permit.