2023 Epic Australia Pass World’s Best Value

The 2023 Epic Australia Pass is probably the World’s best value ski pass – you can effectively almost ski year round for the one low price of $AUD 899, which is only $USD 620 today.

Unlimited skiing at Falls Creek with 2023 Epic Australia Pass
Falls Creek, unlimited with Epic Australia Pass © Vail Resorts

Did we say ski year round?

Yep, the Aussie season kicked in huge and early at Australia’s 3 great Epic Pass resorts this southern snow season – Perisher, Hotham and Falls Creek – but even in a bad year there is something open from the June LWE and through at least to the October LWE.

For early season snow up north you have plenty of opportunities as the likes of Keystone and Whistler kick in early and kick on late – until May at least. So it’s certainly a pass you can ski every month of the year on.

Which is a fun trivia fact, but the reality of the Epic Australia Pass value kicks in with minimal usage.

For example, just 4 day passes at a major American ski resort will likely cost you more than $USD 620, while you only need to ski 5 days plus down under to be ahead of the $AUD 899 game.

Ski Hotham all season with 2023 Epic Australia Pass
Hotham unlimited, terrain and pass wise © Vail Resorts

There are plenty of unlimited/no (or almost no) block out day options to use the Epic Australia Pass in America as much as you want, or can afford the time/money to be over there. Like Park City, Heavenly, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte or Kirkwood.

At their premium offerings Whistler, Vail and Beaver Creek you get a total of 10 days – enough for a 2 week trip to Whistler taking weekends off for example, which many choose to do there anyway.

Love Whistler! © Vail Resorts

Japan is another great Epic Australia Pass bonus, with 5 day consecutive passes at Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu – two of Japan’s best and Aussie favourites.

Simply Japan’s most extensive terrain options are yours here © Hakuba Valley

Switzerland joined the Epic Mix this year too, as we reported back in March Vail Resorts purchased awesome Andermatt one of the best and most spectacular ski resorts in this beautiful country. 2022 & 2023 Epic Australia Pass holders get 5 days unrestricted skiing at Andermatt-Sedrun.

Afterwards we highly recommend some ski touring, like this one from Andermatt to Locarno, and the best way to get to Andermatt is on the famous Glacier Express train.

Andermatt is spectacular © Valentin Luthiger / Swiss Tourism

Fantastic as all the northern hemisphere options are, the bottom line for most Aussies is simply unlimited access all season at any of the local resorts included. This is pretty much a no-brainer, and so the resorts have been busy. So plan your trips, plan you ski days – taking Skitube for example for Perisher.

Just $49 up front deposit secures your 2023 Epic Australia Pass at the lowest $899 rate, with the balance due early May 2023.

For Students (up to year 12) it’s $549, for seniors over 65 its $699.

Adaptive & Military Epic Passes

The Epic Australia Adaptive Pass is priced at $549 for adults, AU$299 for students and AU$409 for seniors.Launched in April 2022, the Epic Australia Adaptive Pass provides people with impairments and disabilities the chance to experience the resorts and develop their on-snow abilities, without additional costs.

Epic Military Pass priced at $AUD 215 for Active, Retired and Veteran Military and their dependents, the Military Epic Pass provides unlimited, unrestricted, discounted access to world class resorts in North America for the 2022/23 season and Perisher, Hotham and Falls Creek for the 2023 winter season. For Australian service member eligibility and verification and to purchase a Military Epic Pass, visit epicpass.com.

The 2023 Epic Australia Pass provides additional discounts and benefits for Pass Holders, including:

  • Six Bring-A-Mate tickets for up to 50 percent off for friends and family
  • 20 percent off lessons and rentals
  • Up to 15 percent off purchases at select retail outlets at Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham
  • Lodging and on-mountain dining discounts at Perisher and Hotham
  • Access to First Tracks at Perisher and Hotham
  • In-resort benefits with Epic Mountain Rewards at North American resorts
Perisher has been going off since June © Vail Resorts