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Sun Valley Resort Partnership With the Epic Pass

Sun Valley Resort + Epic Pass

The Sun Valley Resort is no longer a part of the Epic Pass as of the 2022-2023 season. All of the information below related to the 2019-2022 seasons. Sun Valley has moved over to be a part of the IKON and Mountain Collective pass offerings.

As the industry-leading pass, Sun Valley wanted to give more options for guests and increase the destinations that you can ski and snowboard. This inclusion will allows users access to a number of resorts in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and other destinations around the world. The Epic Pass pulls together Vail Resorts-owned destinations as well as partner resorts like Sun Valley which will remain independently-owned and operated. To give you a full grasp of what the pass entails we’re diving deep in to all of the Epic Pass details.

Pass Options

Sun Valley Resort offers four Epic Pass products: Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic 7-Day Pass, and Epic 4-Day Pass. Let’s break it down:

Epic Pass

  • Unlimited, unrestricted access at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Wilmot, Mt. Brighton, Falls Creek (2022), Okemo, Stowe, Stevens Pass, Attitash Mountain Resort, Crotched Mountain, Liberty Mountain, Whitetail Resort, Jack Frost, Alpine Valley, Brandywine, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Afton Alps, Perisher (2022), Hotham (2022), Crested Butte, Mount Snow, Wildcat Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Big Boulder, Boston Mills, Mad River, and Paoli Peaks.
  • 7 unrestricted days at Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse, Mont-Sainte Anne, Nakiska Ski Area, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Stoneham, and 50% of lift tickets once all 7 days are used
  • 5 consecutive days at Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu, Jiigatke, Tsugaike, Japan, no restricted dates
  • Access to 26 European resorts

Epic Local Pass

  • Unlimited, unrestricted access at Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Wilmot, Mt. Brighton, Okemo, Stevens Pass, Attitash Mountain Resort, Crotched Mountain, Liberty Mountain, Whitetail Resort, Jack Frost, Alpine Valley, Brandywine, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Mount Snow, Wildcat Mountain, Big Boulder, Boston Mills, Mad River, and Paoli Peaks.
  • Holiday limited access at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb
  • 10 holiday-restricted days at Vail, Whistler Blackcomb, and Beaver Creek
  • 2 holiday-restricted days at Sun Valley and Snow Basin and 50% off lift tickets when 2 days are used. Sun Valley and Snowbasin are restricted: 11/26/21-11/27/21, 12/26/21-12/31/21, 01/15/22, 02/19/22-02/20/22
  • 5 consecutive days at Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu, Jiigatke, Tsugaike, Japan, no restricted dates.
  • Half-price tickets during blackout dates at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe on restricted dates.
  • Advanced Lift Ticket Rate available during blackout dates at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb and beyond 10 days.

Epic 7-Day Pass 

  • Access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stevens Pass, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Wilmot, Apline Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River Mountain, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Stowe, Okemo, Mt. Sunapee, Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain, Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain, Crotched Mountain, Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Whitetail Resort, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Whistler Blackcomb, Telluride, Snowbasin, Sun Valley, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies

Epic 4-Day Pass 

  • Access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stevens Pass, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Wilmot, Apline Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River Mountain, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Stowe, Okemo, Mt. Sunapee, Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain, Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain, Crotched Mountain, Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Whitetail Resort, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Whistler Blackcomb, Telluride, Snowbasin, Sun Valley, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies

Military, College, & Senior Passes

  • The passes are unfortunately not accepted at the Sun Valley Resort due to the partnership status. There are separate discounts outside of these Epic offerings to assist with discounts. Contact the Sun Valley Resort for more details.

Epic Pass Resorts

The Epic Pass offers unlimited access to a whopping 37 resorts along with a slew of other resorts offering up to 7 days scattered across the world.

photo: courtesy of Sun Valley Resort

United States

  • California: Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood
  • Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Telluride
  • Idaho: Sun Valley
  • Indiana: Paoli Peaks
  • Michigan: Mt. Brighton
  • Minnesota: Afton Alps
  • Missouri: Hidden Valley, Snow Creek
  • New Hampshire: Mt. Sunapee, Attitash, Wild Cat, Mount Sunapee, Crotched
  • New York: Hunter Mountain
  • Ohio: Boston Mills/Brandywine, Mad River
  • Pennsylvania: Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder
  • Utah: Park City, Snowbasin
  • Vermont: Stowe, Okemo, Mt. Snow
  • Washington: Stevens Pass
  • Wisconsin: Wilmot Mountain, Alpine Valley

Canada

  • British Columbia: Whistler Blackcomb, Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberly Alpine Resort, Mont Sainte Anne, Nakiska, Stoneham

Europe

  • Austria: Arlberg
  • France: Les 3 Vallées
  • Italy: Skirama Dolimiti
  • Switzerland: Verbier 4 Vallées

Worldwide

  • Australia: Perisher, Falls Creek, Hotham
  • Japan: Hakuba Valley’s 10 ski resorts, Rusutsu,

The Rumors & FAQs

The are a number of rumors and other questions floating around about Sun Valley Resort joining the Epic Pass. The Resort has taken these head-on and answer them via there FAQ page. We’ve grabbed a few of the most-relevant ones to include below.

photo: courtesy of Sun Valley Resort

What is the relationship between Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Vail Resorts?

Sun Valley and Snowbasin are 100% independently-owned and operated with no plans for acquisition. They have formed an alliance with Vail Resorts to offer benefits to each other’s season pass holders.

Why did Sun Valley and Snowbasin decide to join the Epic Pass for next season?

Sun Valley and Snowbasin wanted to provide more options for our guests, and to be a part of the industry-leading pass. The Epic Pass is strictly a season pass alliance and does not constitute any ownership with Vail Resorts.

How long will Sun Valley and Snowbasin be a part of the Epic Pass?

There is a multi-year alliance with the Epic Pass.

Will Sun Valley continue to be a part of the Mountain Collective Pass?

Mountain Collective™ pass holders will continue to have access to Sun Valley and Snowbasin during the remainder of the 2018-2019 ski season. Beginning with the 2019-2020 season, neither Sun Valley nor Snowbasin will be part of the Mountain Collective™.

What benefits will Sun Valley and Snowbasin season pass holders receive at Vail Resorts owned and operated destinations

For the 2019-2020 season, Sun Valley Challenger passes and College Pass, and Snowbasin Premier Pass holders will receive 50% off the one-day window lift ticket price at all Vail Resorts owned and operated destinations. This benefit is non-transferable and only the Sun Valley or Snowbasin named pass holder can use this benefit.

Where to Buy

If you happen to find the Epic Pass to be enticing, then we recommend that you act sooner rather than later! These typically go on sale in March for a limited time. They can be purchased at epicpass.com.

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We look forward to seeing you on slopes of Bald & Dollar mountains!

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