Vail Resorts is giving holders of its Epic Pass credit for the short 2019-2020 season, more time to decide on purchasing next year’s pass, and protection for future pass investments.

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Vail Resorts has announced a three-point plan to address the concerns of anyone holding an Epic Pass for the shortened 2019-2020 ski season. For starters, holders will receive a credit of up to 80% applicable to next year’s pass purchase. (The exact amount of credit will depend on the purchase tier, and the number of days the pass was used.)

Secondly, in recognition of the fact that there is still uncertainty about travel, deadlines for reserving passes have been extended. Where pass holders normally have to renew in the spring, this year the resort is giving guests until Sep 7, 2020 to commit.

The resort has also come up with a brand-new perk for Epic Pass holders, called Epic Protection. It’s essentially an insurance policy for your pass, and it’s free. If you do decide to purchase a 2020-2021 Epic Pass and are then unable to use it for reasons including injury, illness, or job loss, you will receive a refund. You may also receive money back if resorts have to close for any of next season.

If you are holding a 2019-2020 season pass, you should receive an email from the resort in the coming weeks with information about exactly how much credit you will receive for your particular situation. You can also read more on the Vail Resorts website.