You may recall from previous posts here that Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass has been expanding, and now includes access 26 mountains in four countries. As an ode to the Epic Pass expansion Vail Resorts announced The Epic Race, a season-long competition to visit all 26 Epic Pass resorts. The first 10 people to complete the race will receive an Epic Pass for life.
“When we launched the Epic Pass with six resorts in 2008, I said our guests wouldn’t be able to out-ski or ride this pass,” said Rob Katz chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “Five years later, after adding three more countries and 20 additional resorts, we’re throwing down the gauntlet. If you can be one of the first to ski the world, you’ll ski for life.”
Starting Nov. 1, guests can register to Ski the World by visiting www.snow.com/epic-pass/info/epic-race.aspx. Each racer will need to ski or ride all 26 resorts on the Epic Pass (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps, Minnesota; Mt. Brighton, Michigan; Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria – St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben; and Les 3 Vallées, France – Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle).
Epic Racers will be asked to document and share their experience at each resort they visit to be eligible to win. All the content from the Epic Racers will be available at www.snow.com/epic-pass/info/epic-race.aspx.
Epic Racers will be responsible for their own expenses in undertaking the Epic Race and no racer will be permitted to ski or ride more than one resort per day in the U.S. and two resorts per day in Europe to ensure they capture and enjoy the full experience of each mountain, explains Vail Resorts.
Race winners receiving an Epic Pass for life will be able to ski or ride only the resorts accessible via the Epic Pass in that given year. All rules and guidelines will be posted on www.snow.com/epic-pass/info/epic-race.aspx on Nov. 1 and included in the registration materials provided to guests.