In this COVID-crazy season/World worrying about ski passes may well be indulgent, but the virus was not our fault and as Australia and Japan have it well under control the Epic Australia Pass with season access at 3 of the big 5 Ausssie resorts* – Perisher, Hotham and Falls – plus 5 days consecutive at both Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu, 2 of our favourites in J-land, is looking even better value at $889.
America is still battling the virus, but re-opening is happening too, so hopefully come next northern winter we can also take advantage again of the huge swathe of options there to ski all season with them being open and flights being back on the menu.
Even if you just use it at home the Epic Australia Pass pays for itself in 6 – 8 days depending on which of the local resorts you ski at.
For example, 5 days at Hotham is $636 in July; 5 days at Perisher in July is $776.
Versus lock in your Epic Australia Pass for only $889 for Adults, $499 for Students (up to year 12) and $685 for Seniors (65 years and over) – buy before 28 June 2020.
The Epic Australia Pass includes:
- Access to Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in the 2020 season*
- Five consecutive days with no blackout dates at both Rusutsu and Hakuba Valley, Japan for the 2020 – 2021 season.
- Access to Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe, California and Stowe in Vermont in the 2020 – 2021 season (holiday restrictions apply).
- 10 days combined at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail and Beaver Creek in the 2020 – 2021 season (holiday restrictions apply; days do not have to be consecutive).
- Unlimited, unrestricted access to Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte and Stevens Pass in the 2020 – 2021 season.
- Unlimited, unrestricted access to The 17 Peak Resorts ski areas; Mount Snow, Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Crotched Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Liberty Mountain, Big Boulder, Whitetail Resort, Boston Mills, Jack Frost, Mad River Mountain, Alpine Valley, Paoli Peaks, Brandywine, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek in the 2020 – 2021 season.
That’s a lot of bang for your buck – 4 days at Vail could that much for example, never mind all the downunder benefits.
*Access at Perisher, Falls and Hotham is subject to limited pre book block availability from opening June 24 to 12 July; with enough snow to open more terrain sooner they may lift restrictions earlier according to conditions at each resort