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UTAH IS EPIC: CANYONS UNVEILS BEST VALUE IN STATE WITH 2013-2014 SEASON PASS LINE-UP

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 11:30
  • Epic Local Pass at $529, Compared to $849 Canyons Pass Last Season, Offers Access to Canyons and Eight Other Resorts with Holiday Restrictions.
  • Canyons Youth Pass Offered at Attractive Prices for Utah Children, Teens and College Students
  • Canyons 4-Pack Offers Four Days Throughout the Season with Limited Restrictions for Less Per Day Than Last Year's 5-Day Pass
  • At $689, Epic Pass Is Still the Best Deal in the Industry with Access to Skiing and Riding in Three Countries and 18 Iconic Resorts

PARK CITY, Utah (August 8, 2013) - Canyons Resort today unveiled an epic line-up of 2013-2014 season passes, offering the best value and greatest flexibility in Utah for skiing and riding at Canyons and 17 other iconic resorts in the U.S., Switzerland and Austria. Skiers and riders can choose the season pass that best meets their needs, from access to Canyons only or skiing and riding in three countries. The lowest prices on next season's passes are only guaranteed through September 2, 2013.

"We are thrilled to offer Canyons as part of next season's Epic Local Pass for Utah skiers and snowboarders. Adding Canyons to our already robust offering of mountain resorts on the Epic Local Pass gives Utah skiers and snowboarders the greatest choice of resort access for the best value in the ski industry," said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.

"An Epic Local Pass is a great way to discover Canyons, which is showcasing $75 million in improvements including the only enclosed, heated-seat chairlift in North America, the Orange Bubble Express, and award-winning on-snow and après ski amenities. In addition to Canyons, guests can enjoy a trip to five iconic resorts in Colorado and three additional world-class resorts in Lake Tahoe," Lynch added.

EPIC LOCAL PASS™
The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited days of skiing with holiday restrictions at Canyons for just $529, compared to last season's Canyons Pass at $849. The Epic Local Pass also includes unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckinridge, 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. Ski or ride all but 11 days at Canyons in 2013-14: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 26-31, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15-16. Pass holders who wish to ski or ride on a blackout date may purchase a ticket for $65.

CANYONS YOUTH PASS
For Utah resident college students, teen and children only, Canyons Youth Pass features unlimited, unrestricted access to Canyons for $259 for children (ages 5-12), $299 for teens (ages 13-18) and $429 for college students. There are no restricted dates. Combined with Epic Local passes for adults, a family of four can ski 100+ days per year for as little as $1,576. Proof of Utah residency/property ownership is required. College 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 Utah college or university, and proof of residency in the state.

CANYONS 4-PACK
For Utah residents only, Canyons 4-Pack offers four days of skiing and riding at $62 per day, compared to last season's Cherry Picker 5-Day Pass at $63.80 per day, and can be used throughout the season with some restrictions. Ski or ride any four days except for the following restricted dates at Canyons in 2013-14: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 26-31, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15-16. Canyons 4-Pack is non-transferrable. Proof of Utah residency/property ownership is required.

EPIC PASS™
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); Northstar, Heavenly 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 - at $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5-12), compared to last season's Canyons Pass at $849.

"We are excited to enter a new era where our guests have access not only to our 4,000 acres of world-class terrain, but to the largest resorts in Lake Tahoe and Colorado, plus Europe," said Mike Goar, general manager of Canyons. "We also recognize that many of our guests intend to ski primarily at Canyons. For them, the Epic Local Pass, Canyons Youth Pass, and Canyons 4-Pack offer incredible value."

All season passes, except the Canyons 4-Pack, 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.utahisepic.com

For more information on Canyons Resort, please contact resort communications at (435) 615-3308 or email spastorino@vailresorts.com.

WHICH PASS IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Skier/Rider Profile Pass

Canyons is my home mountain and I want to ski there any day, or every day, of the season. No restrictions! Plus, I visit Colorado or Lake Tahoe at least once a season.

Epic Pass™

I love Canyons and might 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™

I ski at multiple resorts in the Wasatch Front, but on the four best powder days of the year, I want to hit Ninety-Nine 90!

Canyons 4-Pack
(some restrictions apply)

We're a family of four that spends holidays and every day at Canyons. No out-of-state ski trips for us this year!

Epic Pass &
Canyons Youth Pass

I "study" at the University of Utah so I can ski all winter long. You gotta hook me up!

Canyons Youth 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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