2018 – 2019 Epic Passes Now on Sale

It’s time to save money and get the best benefits on the 2018/2019 Epic Season Passes which are now on sale. If you plan ahead, you can save yourself some money and make skiing more affordable for you and your family with a season pass. $49 down locks in the best price. You might be surprised at how many mountains these passes include! 


A snowboarder on North Peak at Keystone Resort



The Epic Pass will give you ski days at 64 different resorts. It allows you to follow the snow! You have unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin all in Colorado plus resorts in Utah, Canada, California/Tahoe, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Vermont, and Australia (only available with the Epic Pass). You are able to spend any of the holidays at any of these resorts. In addition to unlimited ski days at these resorts, you have 7 unrestricted days at Telluride and Crested Butte, plus resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, the Canadian Rockies and Hakuba Valley, Japan. You also have access to four countries in Europe – France, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria. This pass gives you flexibility to experience resorts across 8 different states and 8 different countries – an Epic adventure, starting at $899 for adults and just $469 for kids!


If you don’t think you need all those resorts but still don’t want to be locked into just a couple of resorts, the Epic Local Pass might be for you. This pass starts at $669 for adults and $359 for kids and gets you unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado plus Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. You do have unlimited but with holiday restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar Kirkwood, and Stowe. You also get 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb although these have holiday date restrictions. 7 ski days at Crested Butte, Mount Sunapee and Okemo are included with no date restrictions – perfect for spending the holiday at one of these resorts. There are also no date restrictions for 5 consecutive days at Hakuba Valley Japan if you want to experience a ski trip overseas! This pass is also perfect for those who live near one of the small midwest and Vermont ski resorts and like to visit Colorado for the holidays or for spring break. There are no restrictions for March!


If you think you’ll only have time for 7 days of skiing but want the flexibility to go where the snow is good, the Epic 7 Day Pass might be for you. With this pass, you receive 7 unrestricted days at 24 resorts, including Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Crested Butte and Telluride plus Whistler, Canadian Rockies, California/Tahoe, Vermont, and New Hampshire. You also receive an additional 7 days to the Midwest resorts of Wilmot, Afton Alps, and Mt. Brighton, beginning at $669 for adults and $359 for kids. This is a great pass for skiers living in the Midwest who like to take one or two out-of-state ski trips throughout the season. If 7 days are too many, there is also the Epic 4 Day Pass which is the same but fewer days and a lower price rate, starting at just $439 for adults and $239 for kids.


If you just want to maximize your ski days at the best price, the Keystone/A-basin Pass might be the best option for you. This pass gives you unlimited ski days at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin but with holiday date restrictions. If you don’t want any restrictions for Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, there is the Summit Value Pass that has no blackout dates for Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and also gives you unlimited days at Breckenridge with holiday restrictions.  This is probably the pass that most of our lodging guests that visit over the holidays purchase most often. 


This year to honor the 10th Mountain Division men and women, US Armed Forces plus members of the Canadian and Australian military, while also celebrating the 10th year of the Epic Pass, there are special military passes and special prices for 2018/19 season, starting as low as $99. Vail Resorts is also donating $1 per season pass purchased to the Wounded Warrior Project. If you are active or retired military, you can get access to 14 resorts (Arapahoe Basin not included) without date restrictions with the Epic Military Pass Active/Retired. If you are a veteran, there is the Epic Military Pass Veteran which gives you access to 15 resorts with no holiday restrictions. If skiing only Keystone and Arapahoe Basin works for you, there is the Liberty Pass, starting at $269, also with no holiday restrictions. No need to leave your spouse or children at home as there are matching passes for them too. Thank you for your service!


If you are in college, there are also special prices since students are usually pinching their pennies. Check out these passes so you can take a break and enjoy some time in the high country Epic College Passes. There are also Senior Passes. 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Arapahoe Basin with no holiday restrictions are included in the Senior 10 Day Pass and also unlimited and unrestricted days at Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Breckenridge with the Senior KBA Access Pass.


The holiday restrictions on the passes are 11/23 – 11/24, 12/26 – 12/31, 1/19, and 2/16 – 2/17. There are NO restrictions for March so if you are planning a long spring break trip, purchasing a pass will most definately save you money.


If you buy any of these passes before April 15th, you will receive 6 buddy passes (included with all the passes except the Epic 7 Day Pass and Epic 4 Day Pass) which gives your friends and family a set ticket price. You’ll also receive 6 Ski-With-A-Friend (SWAF) tickets which are discounted tickets but the price changes throughout the season. All passes receive 6 SWAF with the exception of the Epic 4-Day Pass, so buying early gets you the extra buddy passes! Most of these passes also give you summer walk-on access to the lifts so you can enjoy the summer views from the top of the mountain and hike down. It’s nice to be able to use the pass all year long!


With all these choices of passes, you are sure to find one that will fit your ski plans and budget. The lower level passes typically star ‘paying’ for themselves after just 3 – 4 days of skiing when compared to lift ticket window rates. Purchase now for the best price.  You won’t regret the savings on your winter 2018 – 2019 ski trip at Keystone Ski Resort!  While you’re at it, why not book your lodging now too?  SummitCove Vacation Lodging is offering some great deals on lodging for next ski season, at this season’s rates.  


Liftopia Presents: The Mountain Collective Multi-Resort Pass

A foggy day at Keystone Resort

Four legendary ski areas are coming together under one extraordinary pass. Brought to you exclusively by Liftopia, the Mountain Collective is a ground-breaking collaboration between Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. Experience the ultimate winter with two free days at each mountain listed, plus each pass holder receives unlimited 50% off lift tickets. With the Mountain Collective, it’s now possible for passionate skiers and riders to claim thousands of vertical feet and chase ideal winter conditions across Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and California. Passes are on sale now for just $349 and $229 for children.

Want to ski or ride multiple resorts without having to travel far and wide, state to state or across the country?!  Keystone Resort is located in scenic Summit County, Colorado, which is home to SEVEN ski resorts within a 40 mile radius.  Purchase an EPIC Season Pass and receive unlimited access to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek- let’s not forget their west coast resorts Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood. For $659, pass holders get unlimited access to all of these resorts- no blackout dates and in addition they receive 6 Ski with a Friend Passes.  Keystone Resort is centrally located in the middle of it all; just a short drive from Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, and with Vail and Beaver Creek just another 30 miles down the highway, it’s the perfect place to host your Colorado ski vacation!

Vail Resorts Announces May 28th Deadline for Lowest Ski Pass Prices

Vail Resorts released an announcement to remind skiers and snowboarders that the lowest prices and spring benefits will end after May 28th when purchasing season passes.  Purchases currently only require $49 down until the deadline.  The remaining balance would be charged in mid-September.  Passes allow for access to Keystone Resort, and depending on the pass also allow for use at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado.   Some passes also include other resorts out of state at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.  Here’s a run-down of all of the options for 2012/2013 season passes:

Epic Pass: This pass is $659 for adults and $339, and offers unlimited access to Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood.

Epic 7 Day Pass: Adult passes are $509 and children’s tickets are $259, and offer 7 unrestricted tickets at Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood.

Epic Local Pass: Priced at $509 for adults, $389 for teens, and $259 for children, this pass offers unlimited skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, along with limited restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood.  10 restricted days will also be available for use at Vail or Beaver Creek along with discount options at other resorts.

Summit Value Pass: Adult prices are $419, for teens $329, and $209 for children for unlimited skiing and riding at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin along with limited restrictions at Breckenridge

SummitCove is proud to be your lodging provider when you visit Summit County this ski season!  We are currently accepting early reservations for the winter season.

Epic Pass Early Bird Deal Ends in 3 Days!

As Keystone and other resorts wind down for skiing in 2012, it is not too soon to plan for next winter.  April 15th is the last day to purchase the Epic Pass with early bird pricing.  This is your chance to secure the best spring benefits, and the lowest price on your 2012/2013 ski pass.  With summer 2012 access, 6 buddy tickets for Epic Local Passes, and just $49 down payment required, this is the best deal for Summit County skiers and snowboarders that will be available all year.  Take a look at your ski pass benefits when you purchase by April 15th below:

The Epic Pass is available with a $49 down payment, and the remaining balance will be charged mid-September 2012.  Early bird purchasers will also receive summer 2012 lift access, and free spring skiing at Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood (for pay in full orders only).

The Epic Local Pass offers 6 buddy tickets, unlimted april 2013 skiing and riding at Vail and Beaver Creek, summer 2012 lift acces, and free spring skiing at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood for pay in full orders.

The Epic 7 Day Pass will offer summer 2012 lift access and free skiing this spring at Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar on pay in full orders.

The Summit Value Pass will offer 6 buddy tickets, and summer 2012 lift access.

In addition, all passes listed above receive the following pass benefits:

• Pass Club Membership: Receive members only exclusive deals, giveaways, discounts and more from the Season Pass Club.
• Six (6) Ski-With- A- Friend (SWAF) varying discount tickets are automatically loaded onto your pass. Just take your guest to the ticket window and present your pass to receive the discount.

Call 800.842.8062 with questions about passes.  SummitCove Vacation Lodging is currently accepting early reservations for the winter 2012/2013 season in Keystone Resort at this year’s rates, so contact us today to secure your Keystone vacation lodging!



Keystone Ski Pass Deals Still Available as Opening Day Approaches!

Keystone Resort is slated to open Friday, November 4th!  Several Colorado Resorts have already opened, including Summit County’s own Arapahoe Basin and Loveland!

If you haven’t already made plans for purchasing a pass, there’s still time.  SummitCove has put together your best ski pass options.  We  update pricing and information, so check back with us often for the best deals.  Whether you are planning a short trip to Colorado for a ski vacation, or you’re a resident visiting us on weekends, we want to help you get the best deal on your lift tickets and passes when you travel to Summit County, so take a look below for suggestions!


Epic Pass

Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $699 for adults and $339 for children.

Epic Local Pass

Perfect for locals who can navigate a more restrictive pass.  Prices are$519 for Adults, $389 for teens and $359 for children.

Epic 7 Day Pass

Perfect for people who don’t plan to ski more than 7 days. Prices are $519 for adults, and $259 for kids.

Summit Value Pass

Perfect for people who only plan to ski in Summit County.  Prices are $429 for adults, $329 for teens and $219 for children.

Click the links for further details on the Epic Pass or Summit Value Pass.  SummitCove can also help you to find lodging for your Summit County vacation!  Contact one of our vacation planners to get detailed information on our Keystone, Colorado vacation rental properties!