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Early Bird Gets the Slope: Epic Pass Prices Go Up Next Week

Vail Resorts will hike prices for the Epic Pass after May 27, and other resorts are already raising pass prices — making this week your last chance to snag the lowest price on next year's season.
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With summer peeking around the corner, it’s time to wind down the ski season — by offering killer rates on next year’s passes.

Mountain resorts have started gearing up for the 2024/25 season with their usual ski pass deals, offering snow lovers a way to secure their place on the slopes and save some money.

Prices for Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass will go up on May 27. Prices have already gone up for Alterra Mountain Company’s Ikon Pass, while the Indy Pass has — once again — sold out extra early.

The Power Pass from Purgatory is still cheap, but it will also be subject to a price hike on June 21.

That means that time is running out to score season ski passes at the lowest possible prices. Prices will only increase over the coming weeks and months. So, if you’re absolutely certain that you’ll be hitting the slopes next season, now is the time to buy your 2024/25 ski pass.

Given how wildly expensive skiing has become in recent years, it’s not a bad idea to try and secure the best possible deal by buying your pass early. You just have to decide which one you’re going to pull the trigger on.

Colorado Ski Pass Options: Prices & Details

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Epic Pass — Vail Resorts

Buying a full Epic Pass grants unlimited access with no blackout dates to  Vail, Breck, Park City, Whistler Blackcomb, and other destinations owned by Vail Resorts. It costs $982. The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited days at Keystone and Breckenridge and 10 days at select resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek, and Crested Butte. The Epic Local costs $676 and is subject to blackout dates.

The third and cheapest option is the Epic 4-Day Pass, which offers just 4 days throughout the season at select resorts for $405. It is also subject to blackout dates.

Additional perks include Buddy Tickets, which are shared through the My Epic app when you purchase a pass. You’ll get two Buddy Tickets to share next winter when you lock in your Epic Pass by May 27. Full Epic Pass holders also receive 20% off food and drink, lodging, shuttle services, lessons, and rentals.

Ikon Pass

Following a price hike in April, a full Ikon Pass now costs $1,359. It grants unlimited access with no blackout dates to 17 destinations and 7 days at select destinations like Aspen Mountain and Jackson Hole. The Ikon Base Pass costs $969 and offers unlimited access to 14 Alterra Mountain Company resorts and 5 days at 31 select partner destinations.

The Ikon 4-day pass costs $479.

12-Day Purgatory Power Pass

Until June 21, Purgatory’s Power Pass Select offers its cheapest prices. The 12-Day Power Pass offers 12 days at Purgatory, Snowbowl, and Lee Canyon. It has unlimited skiing at Sandia Peak, Sipapu, Pajarito, Brian Head, Nordic Valley, and Willamette Pass. It also has 7 interconnected days at Valle Nevado and La Parva resorts in Chile.

Prices for the Power Pass Select change based on age. The cheaper options are available for older and younger skiers. Those aged 37-64 will have to fork over $849. But skiers from 19 to 24 pay just $549, and teenagers pay only $449.

Purgatory’s Weekend Power Pass is new this season. It offers 8 ski days at other Power Pass mountains on the weekdays. It has some select blackout dates and five different pricing options.

The Power Kids Pass is good at all Power Pass mountains with no blackout dates for children under 12.

Indy Pass

The Indy Pass has been gaining serious popularity in recent seasons. It offers 2 days at over 200 different resorts around the world.

The pass is sold out for the 2024/25 season. You can only join the waiting list through the website at this time. You can get notified of possible slots opening up, “pending new resort additions and added capacity.”

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