Vail Resorts has announced a new seasons pass for the 2018/19 season.

The Military Epic Pass will be priced at USD$99 (approximately CAD$128) for active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Australian Defence Force, and their dependents. The discount is almost 90% off the regular price of the Epic Pass.

The company will also offer a rate of USD$499 for all other veterans and their dependents as well as a discount for children of veterans. The passes will be available to purchase as of March 6th.

Vail says they will also donate USD$1 for every sale to the Wounded Warrior Project to benefit wounded veterans and their families. Vail Resorts Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz will personally donate USD$750,000 to Operation Homefront to benefit military families. Katz says the company’s pioneering spirit and core value of serving others can be traced back to their founders; “including Pete Seibert, who served in the U.S. Army’s famed 10th Mountain Division during World War II, and Earl Eaton, who served as an army engineer during the war”.

The pass announcement is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Epic Pass, and is set to continue with additional announcements over the next few months.

Vail claims the pass represents ‘groundbreaking value not found anywhere in the industry, especially combined with unlimited and unrestricted access to the Company’s 14 owned and operated resorts for the 2018-19 ski season’.


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