Australians Can Lock In The Best Value In Skiing, Including Whistler Blackcomb Access, With The 2017 Epic Australia Pass

9th of March 2017

Vail Resorts

Mountainwatch | Press release

Skiers and snowboarders who are planning a ski holiday to North America for the 2017-2018 winter season can lock in the best price on skiing at Whistler Blackcomb – the largest ski resort in North America – Vail, Park City, Breckenridge and more. The Epic Australia Pass is the best value and most flexible ski-pass for Australians, offering year-round skiing at an unmatched price. Guests can lock in the lowest available price now for AU$799 for adults, AU$451 for students and AU$533 for seniors.

The Epic Australia Pass pays for itself in just over three of days skiing in the U.S. and now Canada with the addition of one of Australia’s favourite ski resorts - Whistler Blackcomb - to the pass. Plus skiers get the added benefit of unlimited, unrestricted access at Perisher, Australia for this winter’s 2017 season.

Australian skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 10 days at Whistler, Vail and/or Beaver Creek, combined; as well as unlimited access to Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada; and unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher. Holiday restrictions apply to resort access in North America. This is the perfect pass for Australians planning a ski holiday to the U.S. or Canada, looking for a season of skiing and riding at Perisher, or both.

“As the largest resort in North America, Whistler Blackcomb has long been one of the most popular ski destinations for Australians. The inclusion of this iconic resort to the Epic Australia Pass at this price is unprecedented value,” said Peter Brulisauer, COO of Perisher. “With a full season at Perisher, as well, there is truly no better ski pass to buy.”

A year-round ski pass, the Epic Australia Pass starts with the 2017 Perisher ski season and continues through the 2017-2018 North America ski season. Passes are sold exclusively at and are on sale now. Guests can put down AU$49 upfront to lock in current pricing and pay the remaining balance in May, 2017.

Additional Vail Resorts’ season pass information:

  • Epic Australia Pass™: The best value to ski and snowboard the Best Resorts in North America. Ideal for Australians looking for year-round skiing and snowboarding; access to the Best skiing in North America, plus locally at Perisher. This pass is for those who can navigate some holiday restrictions in order to enjoy the lowest guaranteed price. For AU$799, get unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher during the 2017 season, and access to Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe, California; Stowe Mountain in Vermont (pending acquisition closing); and 10 days at Whistler, Vail and/or Beaver Creek, combined, during the 2017-2018 season. All North America resort access is subject to certain holiday restrictions (24/11/17 – 25/11/17; 19/12/17 – 31/12/17; 13/1/18; 17/2/18 – 18/2/18; 10/3/18; 17/3/18; 24/3/18). On sale now at
  • Upgrade the Epic Australia Pass: Pass holders can elevate their skiing and snowboarding experience by upgrading the Epic Australia Pass to avoid holiday restrictions in the best resorts in North America and have unlimited, unrestricted access to Whistler, Vail and Beaver Creek for the 2017-2018 ski season, in addition to all other Vail Resorts’ mountains. Visit
  • The Epic Pass Club: All 2017-2018 Epic Australia Pass holders are automatically enrolled in the Epic Pass Club, an exclusive community that helps skiers and snowboarders get even more value out of their pass through exclusive deals on accommodation, airport transfers, mountain dining and more. Learn more at
  • Book your trip: Australian Pass holders can enjoy an additional 20% off the lowest available accommodation rates at Vail Resorts’ iconic mountains in North America. Check out accommodation deals at

Pass Refund Protection
Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase Pass Refund Protection. A refund in the case of a "season ending" injury, illness, pregnancy or relocation overseas, for only AU$40 for Adults, AU$20 for Students and AU$26 Seniors. Without Pass Refund Protection no refunds will be offered in any circumstances. Find out more at

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