Austria is now Epic!

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

Vail Resorts blasted a press release this morning, sharing the news that “Austria is now Epic.” Specifically, the announcement declares the addition of “The Arlberg” to the Epic Pass; as part of the deal, passholders will receive five days of skiing in Arlberg, Austria—home to St. Anton, Lech-Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben. This marks the Epic’s second foray into Euro territory, as Verbier, Switzerland was added to the Epic roster in 2012. In total, the Epic Pass now boasts 15 world-class mountains across three countries—all for $689.

“We are pleased and proud to announce our partnership with Arlberg as Epic Pass holders can now ski the best resorts in the world in three countries on one pass,” said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “Vail Resorts continues to look for opportunities to enhance the incredible value of the Epic Pass that our guests already receive and enjoy. In March, we announced that we increased the number of free days of access to Verbier, Switzerland, from three to five for the 2013-2014 season and we added, Eldora, a local Colorado ski area to the Epic Pass.”

Lynch continued, “Epic Pass holders already enjoy an incredible experience with unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail Resorts’ seven world-class resorts in the United States, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone,  Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Arapahoe Basin and now Eldora, but the addition of world-class skiing in both Austria and Switzerland makes the Epic Pass even more compelling for our guests looking to take a ski vacation to Europe.”