Vail Resorts Adds Arlberg To Epic Pass Lineup
Vail Resorts has announced an epic partnership with the one of the most famous ski regions in the world, Arlberg, Austria, home to legendary mountain resorts of St. Anton, Lech-Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben.
According to our partners at the Vail Business Journal, the Epic Pass now features five free consecutive days of skiing and riding in Arlberg, bringing the total access to 15 ski mountains in three countries and further enhancing the value of its ski pass.
The pass starts at $689.
Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their winter from the U.S. to Europe — for the second consecutive year — and experience both Verbier, Switzerland, and now Arlberg, Austria, in addition to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe, California.
Boasting an average annual snowfall of 23 feet, the Arlberg area is legendary among skiers and riders from around the globe as the cradle of skiing, revered for the world-class experience and innovation in the sport that it affords while maintaining its traditional, alpine character.
"Vail Resorts continues to look for opportunities to enhance the incredible value of the Epic Pass. … In March, we announced that we increased the number of free days of access to Verbier, Switzerland, from three to five for the 2013-2014 season and we added, Eldora, a local Colorado ski area to the Epic Pass,” Vail Resorts' chief marketing officer Kirsten Lynch said.
Boasting 174 miles of marked ski runs, 112 miles of open free riding terrain, 94 gondolas and lifts, and approximately 23 feet of annual snowfall, the Arlberg ski area is next scheduled to open Dec. 6 and operate through Apr. 27, 2014.
Photo: Lech-Zürs (Austrian National Tourist Office)