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Vail Resorts Announces 2012/2013 Season Pass Prices

Peak 7 at BreckenridgeIt is still March but if you are into planning ahead and wondering how you can save money on next year’s Breckenridge ski vacation or working to figure out a way to squeeze in two ski trips without spending more than you are willing to pay now is the time to look at next year’s season passes from Vail Resorts. As you probably Vail Resorts owns the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Vail also owns Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California and Vail also has a pass agreement with Arapaho Basin here in Summit County, Colorado. That’s a lot of ski areas!

The big news of the week is that Vail has announced their season pass prices for the 2012/2013 ski season and you can save a bundle on skiing if you buy them now. The decision to buy a season pass instead of day or multiday passes can be an easy one if you intend to ski more than 5 days at these ski resorts next year.

It does not take many days to beat the best deals for day tickets and shorter term passes when the window price for most of these resorts will be over $100 a day! If you are planning to ski next season look at the different options below and weigh the prices against what you paid for your lift tickets this year. Considering Vail will raise these prices as we closer to next season there is a good chance you will consider a season pass option for next year’s trip to Breckenridge.

Here is the scoop on next year’s season passes.

The Epic Pass: unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin is available for $659.

Epic 7-Day: A total of seven unrestricted days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar, plus Arapahoe Basin anytime during the season for a price of $509.

The Epic Local Pass: Unlimited and unrestricted at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited U.S. holiday restrictions at Heavenly and Northstar. This pass also includes a total of 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek with U.S. holiday restrictions. You do not have to be a “local” to buy this pass! $509.

Summit Value Pass: Unlimited and unrestricted lift access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, as well as access to Breckenridge with limited holiday restrictions. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $50 per day. $419

If you are even thinking of planning a trip to Breckenridge next year take the time to consider these pass deals you will save money and time avoiding lines at the ticket windows.

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