#1 Prerequisite for Utah College Students: Ski & Ride Canyons on 2013-2014 Epic Local Pass

07 August 2013
Utah’s Largest & Most Dynamic Resort Unveils State’s Best Value

PARK CITY, Utah – The newest member of the Epic Pass family, Canyons Resort offers the best value and the greatest flexibility in Utah in an epic line-up of 2013-2014 season passes for Utah college students.  Students can choose the season pass that best meets their needs, from access to Canyons only, or skiing and riding at 17 other iconic mountains in five states, Austria and Switzerland. Act quickly!  The lowest prices on next season’s passes are only guaranteed through September 2, 2013.

The Epic Local Pass features access to 11 resorts across four states including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin (Colorado); Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood (California); Canyons (Utah), Afton Alps (Minnesota) and Mt. Brighton (Michigan).  College students can ski or ride locally with limited restrictions for just $479 on the Epic Local pass.

Students who plan to stay close to home during breaks can opt for the Canyons Youth Pass, which offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Canyons for just $429.

To purchase the Epic Local or Canyons Youth Pass at college pricing, students (regardless of age) must show proof of full time college enrollment (minimum 12 credits for undergraduates or 6 credits for graduate students) at the time of purchase. Utah students can contact their local ski and snowboard university representative or buy in person at any Breeze Outlet or at Canyons Resort in Park City.

The following guide can help Utah College students choose the best season pass options for them, based on how much they plan to ski and ride locally or travel to other states.


For Utah resident college students, Canyons Youth Pass features unlimited access to Canyons with no restrictions for only $429 – a savings of $170 or 28% compared to last season’s $599/No Brainer pass. Students purchasing the Canyons Youth Pass must show proof of a minimum of 12 undergraduate hours, or six graduate hours for the 2013 fall semester at any college or university, and proof of residency in Utah.


The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited days of skiing with holiday restrictions at Canyons for just $479. The Epic Local Pass also includes unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, with limited restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe. A total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek are also included, with holiday restrictions. Pass holders who wish to ski or ride on a blackout date at Canyons may purchase a ticket for $65.



As the best value in the ski industry, the Epic Pass at $689 provides unlimited and unrestricted access to Canyons as well as to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora (Colorado); Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood (Tahoe); Afton Alps (Minnesota) and Mt. Brighton (Michigan).  Plus, five free days of skiing at the five mountains of Arlberg (Austria) and Verbier (Switzerland) are also included. That’s 18 mountains on one season pass.

All season passes include the following additional benefits to pass holders and their families and friends:

·         Six discounted Ski-With-A-Friend (SWAF) tickets automatically loaded onto your pass for friends and family;

·         Epic Mix (the breakthrough online and mobile application that allows Vail Resorts guests to digitally capture their ski and ride experience);

·         The ability to opt-in to Auto-Renew your pass at the lowest guaranteed rate next year,

·         “Resort Charge” attaches your credit card to your season pass and can be used to charge at designated on-mountain restaurants and retail locations;

·         Monthly Epic Pass Club emails with exclusive offers and promotions on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2013-14 ski and snowboard season

·         Epic Pass holders also receive gondola access to the Company’s resorts for the 2013 summer season.  Restrictions apply. 

For details, visit www.epicpass.com.


Which pass is right for me? 

Skier/Rider Profile


Canyons is my home mountain and I want to ski there the most. No time for road trips this semester for me.

Canyons Youth Pass

I love Canyons and definitely plan to take a trip to a neighboring state to ski.  But since I’d love to save a few dollars here and there, I’ll pass on the busiest holidays.

Epic Local Pass

Skiing is my life and my priority. I’m going to ski as much as I can wherever I can this winter (just don’t tell my parents!). Spring Break in Switzerland, baby!

Epic Pass



About Canyons Resort
With thrilling adventures across 4,000 acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, Canyons Resort is Utah’s largest and most dynamic ski and snowboard resort. Located in stunning Park City, Canyons is ranked as a “Top 10 North American Resort” in SKI Magazine’s annual reader survey. Canyons’ lively resort village bustles with nine hotels including the Grand Summit Hotel and Waldorf Astoria Park City, and two dozen dining restaurants like the award-winning farm-to-table venue, Farm at Canyons. The Orange Bubble Express, North America’s only enclosed and heated chairlift; Ski Beach, a lively après ski gathering area; Iron Mountain, featuring 300 acres of new terrain; Utah’s only lift-served gravity bike park and the fast-paced Zip Tour make Canyons a must-visit year-round resort. With Salt Lake City International Airport just 35 minutes away, Canyons is conveniently accessible from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.canyonsresort.com.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; 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 consumer website is www.snow.com.


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