Any Colorado native knows the best ski pass is Vail Resort's Epic Pass. For $649 you get unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, ski resort">Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Arapahoe Basin with no blackout dates. You also get six ski-with-a-friend discounts that are preloaded onto your pass. And, of course, you have access to Epic Mix, Vail Resort's innovative and comprehensive system that lets you track vertical, share photos, and more.
But out of towners may be torn about whether the Epic Pass is for them.
Trust me, it is. Especially with this killer deal from RockResorts. Check out Epic Lodging, which is essentially a stay and ski free type of deal.
Here's how it works: Book a stay at any one of Vail Resorts' locations, including Colorado, Lake Tahoe and Wyoming, and receive one FREE Epic Pass for the 2011-2012 ski season.
The only catch? You must book by November 20 to get the deal.
The deal's available at some of the sweetest resorts:
The deal is valid for travel from October 28, 2011 through April 1, 2012 and yes, there is a minimum night stay required. It varies by property.
It's still a great deal-for "natives" and visitors alike. For you Front Rangers, you can spirit away for some late season leaf peeping and score your pass. Or book a few nights up in the mountains and guarantee yourself you'll avoid I-70 at least some this winter. If you're from out of town and planning a destination vacation to any of the Vail Resorts, I highly recommend you look into this.
For more information check out EPICLODGINGDEALS.COM or call 1-866-614-ROCK (7625).
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-- Rachel Walker