London, England – Sept. 6, 2012 – Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced an unprecedented partnership this evening in London, with Verbier, that will enhance the already incredible value of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, providing three days of free access to the Verbier ski resort, including Les 4 Vallées, the largest ski area in Switzerland, for new and renewing 2012-2013 Epic Pass holders. In addition to unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at eight world-class mountain resortsin the United States, Epic Pass holders will now have the opportunity to extend their winter from the U.S. to Europe, and experience four additional premier mountain resorts including the illustrious Verbier resort, as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon, Switzerland. The “Four Valleys” ski area boasts breathtaking views of the Rhone Valley and the infamous Matterhorn, and extend across to the Valais and Bernese Alps, culminating in the largest ski area in Switzerland.
The unrestricted three free days of skiing and riding will be reciprocated for Les 4 Vallées season pass holders, allowing more European guests to experience Vail Resorts, including the award-winning application EpicMix. EpicMix offers a seamless and effortless way to digitally capture and share your mountain experience, tracking vertical feet skied, digital pins earnt for exploration and photos of your holiday that can be shared through Facebook and Twitter. At only US$679 the Epic Pass is the best value in the industry.
"Vail Resorts Epic Pass holders already receive an incredible experience with unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail Resorts’ seven world-class resorts in the United States, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Arapahoe Basin, but we wanted to further enhance the value for our British guests by offering Epic Pass holders three free days of skiing at the legendary Verbier ski resort, including Les 4 Vallées,Switzerland,” said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Vail Resorts."Verbier, including Les 4 Vallées, offers a truly exceptional ski and snowboard experience that offers the same incredible terrain and outstanding guest service that we provide at our seven world-class resorts. Now for the 2012-2013 ski season Vail Resorts Epic Pass holders can expand their experience of a lifetime from the U.S. to Europe, and we are thrilled to welcome Verbier pass-holders to our resorts.”
Culminating at the top of the Mont-Fort Glacier (3,330m), Verbier and the entire 4 Valléesski area is a paradise for all winter sports enthusiasts, from beginner to expert. Offering skiers and snowboarders more than 410km of runs and 89 lifts, Les 4 Vallées ski area links the resorts of Verbier; Nendaz; Veysonnaz, home to the Piste de l’Ours World Cup downhill course; and Thyon, renowned as Switzerland’s premier freestyle resort. Now, current and new Vail Resorts Epic Pass holders can access all of this for US$679 as well as unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin.
“We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Vail Resorts, providing an exceptional added value for our pass holders and Epic Pass holders alike,” said Eric A. Balet, chief executive officer of Téléverbier SA. “Our passes provide unparalleled benefits and access to the best skiing in Europe, and now in North America. We are thrilled to be working together with Vail Resorts to provide our clientele such incredible added value and excited that our pass holders will benefit as a result of this strong partnership.”
Prices on Vail Resorts season passes are guaranteed for a limited time only, so act now. For more information or to purchase your pass, visit http://www.epicpass.com or find a Vail Resorts preferred tour operator in your local area at http://www.snowusa.com.
Season Pass Benefits
Access to Verbier and Les 4 Vallées is only provided to Epic Pass holders and not holders of other passes offered by Vail Resorts (Epic Local, Tahoe Local, Summit Value and Tahoe Value). In addition to the three days of free skiing at Verbier and Les 4 Vallées, Epic Passand all Vail Resorts season pass holders will continue to receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstarand Kirkwood, as well as Arapahoe Basin. All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable.
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and international consumer website is www.snowusa.com.