It's never to early to start planning for the winter ski and snowboard season. Here's a glance at the improvements you'll see at your favorite resorts and five good reasons to make sure you order your pass today.
The biggest announcement this past season is the addition of Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe to the Vail Resorts family. Now, in addition to Heavenly and Northstar, passholders can access the new addition. Be sure to compare the Epic, Epic Local, Tahoe Local and Tahoe Value passes as Kirkwood is now a benefit added to each.
Plus, visitors already planning to visit Kirkwood this season get the added benefit of tracking all their days on the slopes with EpicMix.
One of the more highly-anticipated improvements coming to Vail this season is the new gondola to replace the Vista Bahn Express Lift. Not only is it a state-of-the-art gondola, but it can also carry up to 10 passengers per cabin.
But it gets better: the gondola will feature heated seats and wifi internet access. That sounds like a great reason to upgrade to the Epic Local or Epic Pass next season.
Beaver Creek, dedicated to world-class ski racing, has built a new ladies speed course during the summer in the Birds of Prey area. The new course will serve all ladies' races while also remaining open to all skiers and snowboarders. Plus, its allowed for improvements to the spectator area at the Red Tail finish area.
One secondary benefit we'll all get to experience: this will create new acreage that will help with snowmaking and season-round coverage. This also seems like a great reason to make sure you've ordered your Epic Local or Epic Pass.
If you haven't heard already, the Dew Tour is returning to Breckenridge and the organizers have been working hard to expand the sports and disciplines exhibited. Plus, you should expect to see more fun activities including live music.
As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons to get excited for the next season. Don't forget to order your Epic Pass now to take advantage of these great benefits in the coming months.