Epic SchoolKids: Sign up begins now to ski free next winter!
posted by: Amber Johnson
The Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack is the best ski deal in town. Period.
This free program for Kindergarten through 5th graders provides four days of skiing and riding at each of the state’s top-ranked resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone.
You may think “sixteen days of skiing but what’s the catch?” Nothing! There are a few black-out dates during holidays but otherwise, these passes are completely free. This program also includes one free first-timer ski or ride lesson with equipment rental.
2. Child must be present to register
3. Parent brings a copy of child report card, student ID, birth certificate or passport
4. Parents can pick up their child’s pass at the resort ticket window upon their first resort visit
Don’t delay on this. Vail Resorts hasn’t announced the date sign-ups will end but it is always well before the ski season begins.
Have Questions? Visit the Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack FAQ for more information. Registration deadline is Oct. 8, 2018.
Passes for Adults
Kids aren’t the only ones who get to have fun. The following are ideal season pass options for Colorado skiers and snowboarders next winter.
- Epic Pass™: Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $899. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia for the 2019 season. New for the 2018-19 season, Epic Pass holders will receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates at Telluride in Colorado and at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec), and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $469.
- Epic Local Pass™: For $669, receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Wilmot, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe, plus a combined total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. New for the 2018-19 season, Epic Local Pass holders will receive five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $359.
- Keystone A-Basin Pass™: The best deal for unlimited skiing in Colorado, the Keystone A-Basin Pass offers access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions. The pass is $349 for adults and $249 for children (ages five to 12).
Visit our ski guide today to plan your ski vacation!
Bike Streets Project: Ride more than 400 miles of low-stress routes with your family
How to Talk About Racism and National Protests with Children of All Ages
CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to host a town hall addressing racism
Proposed rules would let Colorado pools, playgrounds reopen, recreational sports restart