Vail Resorts Announces Opening Dates Across its North American Resorts as it Gears Up for 2021-22 Season
- Season kicks off with
- Excitement builds with new terrain, new lifts and unbeatable access
"We are thrilled to welcome guests back this season for a fantastic winter of outdoor fun across our portfolio of resorts," said
Rockies & West planned opening dates, which are subject to change:
Keystone(CO) – as early as possible, as weather and conditions permit Nov. 12: Breckenridge(CO), Vail(CO) Nov. 19: Heavenly (CA), Northstar(CA), Park City(UT) Nov. 24: Beaver Creek(CO), Crested Butte(CO)
- Nov. 25:
Whistler Blackcomb( Canada) Dec. 3: Kirkwood(CA), Stevens Pass(WA)
East planned opening dates, which are subject to change:
Nov. 19: Afton Alps(MN), Hunter (NY), Mt. Snow(VT), Stowe(VT), Wildcat (NH)
- Nov. 20: Okemo (VT)
Nov. 24: Mt. Sunapee(NH) Dec. 3: Attitash (NH), Crotched (NH), Jack Frost(PA), Mt. Brighton(MI), Wilmot(WI)
- Dec. 17: Big Boulder (PA), Liberty (PA), Roundtop (PA), Whitetail (PA)
- Dec. 18:
Alpine Valley(OH), Boston Millsand Brandywine (OH), Hidden Valley(MO), Mad River(OH), Paoli Peaks (IN), Snow Creek(MO)
Vail Resorts prioritizes the health and safety of its guests, employees and communities and will continue to monitor public health guidance surrounding COVID-19. Details of any necessary safety protocols will be communicated ahead of the season as the situation continues to evolve. At this time,
Last Chance for the Best Deal in Skiing and Riding; Epic Pass Prices Reduced 20 Percent, Increase Coming
As the winter season draws near, so does the last chance for skiers and riders to get the lowest price on the entire suite of 2021/22
Skiers and riders can get the best ski and snowboard pass deal by purchasing a pass before prices go up after
Epic Pass( $783vs. $979last season) provides unlimited, unrestricted access to 34 North American resorts – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park Cityand Whistler Blackcomb– as well as access to many partner resorts, including Telluride, Snowbasin and Sun Valley. Epic Local Pass( $583vs. $729last season) provides unlimited, unrestricted access to 26 resorts – including Breckenridgeand Keystone– from the East to the West coast, as well as holiday-restricted access to resorts like Park City, Heavenly and Stowe, and 10 days total to use at Vail, Beaver Creekand Whistler Blackcomb. Northeast Value Pass( $479vs. $599last season) provides access to 18 resorts across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including Stowe, Okemo, Hunter Mountain, Mt. Snowand Liberty. Epic Day Passis the best option for anyone who plans to hit the slopes only one to seven days next season. With Epic Day Pass, guests can visit premier resorts like Vail, Beaver Creekand Whistler Blackcombfor as low as $87for one day, with discounts increasing as more days are purchased, and – a new option this year – resorts like Keystone, Heavenly and Stowefor as low as $67for one day.
In addition to reducing the cost of accessing the mountains,
Coast-to-Coast Experiences of a Lifetime
- Rockies: The North American ski season is set to kick off at
Keystonein October. Summit County'slargest resorts provide skiers and riders an endless winter of fun and one of the longest ski seasons in North America, with Keystoneopening as early as possible in October and Breckenridgeclosing the season in May. Vail Mountain'sindustry-leading snowmaking enhancement project is prepared to deliver the Biggest Opening in Colorado. Guests can look forward to exploring new terrain for the whole family with Beaver Creek's250-acre terrain expansion – McCoy Park– and can ski and ride to new heights with new chairlifts at Breckenridge, Crested Butteand Keystone. Or, head to Utahto explore the endless terrain and stunning mountain vistas at Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States. Pacific Northwest: Whistler Blackcombcontinues to offer more terrain choices than nearly any other mountain destination in the world. With a combination of thrilling descents, exquisite scenery and a mountain town like no other, there's something for everyone at the largest resort in North America. Book an Extremely Canadian Steeps Clinic, finally make heli-ski dreams a reality or book a private lesson with an Olympian. For guests looking to explore the area and make full use of their Epic Passperks, Stevens Passis only five hours away. Known for its deep powder, rolling groomed runs to steep slopes, surrounded by trees and nestled into the mountains, Stevens Passis a picture-perfect ski area for families and seasoned skiers alike.
- Tahoe: The #TahoeTrifecta of Heavenly,
Northstarand Kirkwoodoffers skiers and riders three world-class resorts with more than 10,000 acres of terrain to explore. Heavenly is the social Lake Tahoemountain playground with unparalleled lake views and truly inspiring beauty that spans two states ( Californiaand Nevada). Northstaris California'sultimate destination to relax and recharge in a pristine setting. Kirkwoodprovides a pure mountain escape with an authentic community and access to advanced and expert terrain.
- East: Skiers and riders in cities across the East have access to an unbeatable network of resorts throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Those looking to sample the charm and tradition of
New Englandskiing can use the Northeast Value Passto visit seven iconic resort destinations in Vermontand New Hampshire– all within driving distance of one another - plus many more. Planning a trip out West? The Epic Local Passgives access to ski or ride close to home and at world-class destinations out West all on one pass. Additionally, Okemo is undergoing a transformational upgrade, including two major lift upgrades that will make getting on and around the mountain faster and easier. Capital improvements to lifts, snowmaking, lodges and terrain are also underway at Attitash and Wildcat that will improve the experience for all guests.
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