The race is on! Pass holders of Vail Resorts Epic Pass who can ski or ride all 26 resorts that honor the pass can win a lifetime Epic Pass. The first 10 people who complete the challenge will win the prize. If you can travel to the Midwest, California, Colorado and Europe this coming season, you can easily qualify.
Vail Resorts operates Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Epic Pass is also valid at Eldora and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria—St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben; and Les 3 Vallées in France—Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle.
Race participants must ski or ride all of these resorts in the 2013-2014 season. Only one resort per day in the U.S. is allowed and two resorts per day in Europe.
Pass holders can register for the Ski the World race beginning November 1, 2013. There can be no cheating. Racers will have to document their experiences at each resort to be eligible to win. All content will be posted at www.snow.com/epic-pass/info/epic-race.aspx.
Each racer is responsible for his or her own travel and lodging expenses. Is it worth it? You do the math. The younger you are, the more valuable the prize. The Epic Pass costs $729 this year; you will save that (and more if the cost goes up) every year for the rest of your life.
“If there was any doubt that the Epic Pass is by far and away the snowsports industry’s best and most comprehensive pass, the experiences these contestants share should put the question to rest,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “What other pass allows you to enjoy the steep and deep of the Sierra Nevada, the amazing powder of the Wasatch, the majesty of the Rockies, the urban hills in Michigan and Minnesota, the interconnectivity of the French Alps and the world’s largest linked ski area, the unmatched off-piste skiing and riding of the Swiss Alps, and the birthplace of modern Alpine skiing technique in the Tyrolean Alps?”
To buy the Epic Pass for this upcoming season, visit www.epicpass.com.
Good luck and bon chance to all racers!