Sept. 6 is the last day you can purchase the most discounted Epic Pass for all your winter sport needs.

A snowboarder turns in fresh powder in Vail, Colorado.
Courtesy of Vail Resorts
A snowboarder turns in fresh powder in Vail, Colorado.

Telluride. Sun Valley. Snowbasin. All of these winter destinations are at your fingertips—if you have the right pass.

Vail Resorts operates a handful of ski resorts up and down the West, and the company’s “Epic Pass” grants access to those plus other partner resorts. Keystone in Colorado? On it. Utah’s Park City? Yep. Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe? That, too.

But here’s the catch: Labor Day is the last day you can purchase an Epic Pass at its most discounted rate. It’ll increase incrementally as the winter season nears. These prices were last seen during the 2015-16 season, according to the company, before its then-11 resorts ballooned to currently more than 70 worldwide.

Skiers and snowboarders head up a mountain over an alpine lake.

Courtesy of Vail Resorts

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That means by Sept. 6, you can grab yours for $783, which is down from $979 last season. There are also other options, such as the Epic Day Pass, which gets you one day at a resort like Keystone for as low as $67.

“We are excited to offer our guests one of the best deals for winter getaways,” Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts, said in a press release. “With our 20 percent price reduction on all North American passes, everyone can find unmatched value and access, whether they plan to ski or ride one day or every day this winter season.”

The following ski resorts in the West are part of the Epic Pass program:

  • Heavenly, California/Nevada
  • Kirkwood, California
  • Northstar, California
  • Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado
  • Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado
  • Keystone, Colorado
  • Vail, Colorado
  • Park City, Utah
  • Stevens Pass, Washington
A skier in powder at sunset in Keystone, Colorado.

Courtesy of Vail Resorts

With the pass, you also get seven days each at the following resorts: Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and resorts throughout the Canadian rockies.

Happy skiing (or snowboarding, or whatever gives you that adrenaline rush)!

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