Verbier, that will enhance the already incredible value of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, providing three days of free access to the Verbier ski resort, including Les 4 Vallées, the largest ski area in Switzerland, for new and renewing 2012-2013 Epic Pass holders. In addition to unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at eight world-class mountain resorts in the United States, Epic Pass holders will now have the opportunity to extend their winter from the U.S. to Europe, and experience four additional premier mountain resorts including the illustrious Verbier resort, as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon, Switzerland. This exciting new partnership allows 2012/2013 Epic Pass Holders to ski for up to 3 Free days at Verbier, including the 4 Vallées and for annual 4 Vallées pass holders to ski for up to 3 Free days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.
The unrestricted three free days of skiing and riding will be reciprocated for Les 4 Vallées season pass holders, allowing more European guests to experience Vail Resorts, including the award-winning application EpicMix.
"Vail Resorts Epic Pass holders already receive 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, but we wanted to further enhance the value for our British guests by offering Epic Pass holders three free days of skiing at the legendary Verbier ski resort, including Les 4 Vallées, Switzerland", said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Vail Resorts. "Verbier, including Les 4 Vallées, offers a truly exceptional ski and snowboard experience that offers the same incredible terrain and outstanding guest service that we provide at our seven world-class resorts. Now for the 2012-2013 ski season Vail Resorts Epic Pass holders can expand their experience of a lifetime from the U.S. to Europe, and we are thrilled to welcome Verbier pass-holders to our resorts".
"We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Vail Resorts, providing an exceptional added value for our pass holders and Epic Pass holders alike", said Eric A. Balet, chief executive officer of Téléverbier SA. "Our passes provide unparalleled benefits and access to the best skiing in Europe, and now in North America. We are thrilled to be working together with Vail Resorts to provide our clientele such incredible added value and excited that our pass holders will benefit as a result of this strong partnership".
The Verbier "4Vallées" ski area connects the resorts of Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, and Thyon. Comprised of 92 lifts and 412km of ski runs, it is the largest ski area located entirely in Switzerland. The "4Vallées" ski area attracts snowsport enthusiasts of all ages and levels, and offers a magnificent setting thanks to its unparalleled sun exposure, and great snow quality. From Mont-Fort, the ski area’s culminating point (3,330m), visitors can take in breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, the Grand Combin and the Mont Blanc.
Vail Resorts is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. Vail Resorts operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and now Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the GrandTeton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resorthotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estateplanning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly heldcompany traded on the New York Stock Exchange.