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Telluride Joins Epic As Pass Wars Escalate

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Steeps can be had with Epic Pass. (Telluride/Facebook)

Telluride has become the latest ski and snowboard resort to enter the season pass fray with the recent announcement that the southwest Colorado mountain will be part of the Epic Pass program.

By aligning with Vail Resorts’ multi-mountain pass in 2018-2019, Telluride will permit Epic Pass holders up to seven days free with no blackouts; after seven days, pass holders get day tickets for half-off.

Jumping into Colorado's light stuff. (Telluride/Facebook)

In addition, seven- and four-day Epic Pass holders can use some or all of their privileges at Telluride – and get 20 percent off subsequent lift tickets whether the pass is used up or not.

The Epic Pass now permits unlimited free skiing at any of 15 Vail-owned resorts in North America and some 30 partner-mountains in Europe.

Powder day in the trees. (Telluride/Facebook)

The announcement means that, after this season, Telluride will no longer be part of the multi-resort Mountain Collective that has had two days free at 16 resorts across the continent.

It also fires another salvo between Vail Resorts and newly formed Alterra Mountain’s Ikon Pass. A partnership between Aspen owners the Crown family and KSL Capital Partners, the Ikon Pass covers free skiing and riding at 12 Alterra-owned resorts and 11 partners in America and Canada.

Town of Telluride in box canyon. (Telluride/Facebook)

For more on Epic Pass, click here

For more on Alterra’s Ikon Pass, click here

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