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Discussion in 'Perisher' started by skiflat, Aug 16, 2018.
So should be still available after USA ski season?
Yeah ...until June next year
Anybody know if we get the European access that the Epic Pass on the American site?
Shame. Would have lightened the load for the trip this year.
Still no word on European destinations becoming Epic for Aus pass holders? If they did then I'd buy a pass for our Aus season for sure. Actually, that would be 4 passes for the family.
This would suggest that it's not going to happen. This year anyway.
The deal with Falls/Hotham has thrown up some interesting points Hero pass $1199 Epic $839 (today-probably 859 tomorrow) Hero pass not valid at Perisher. over 70's free in Victoria $199 at Perisher. Since Vail has taken over the the only price that has kept to the inflation rate is the adult Epic pass ( 699 to 799) the others have increased substantially Senior Epic (399 to 599 ) 70's pass (155 to 199) window day tickets (125/133 to 139/153 my guess for 2019 150-154 /holiday 165-168) THE STRATEGY is to make other prices so expensive that people will be forced to buy the Epic pass .Reduced season passes were introduced in the US in the late 90's as they found they made more money-it only came in here in 2011.The window price at Vail is $209 on blackout days for the AUS Epic ($294 aud -pays for itself in 3 days) at Whistler day 178 cad-this does meet the advertised 4 days! I only had the 70's pass last season so was not sure if I would ski o/seas-picked up a cheap flight adl-lax for $940 rtn (Air NZ) and skied 10 areas that were free for over 70's ( in CA'AZ and NM)
Has anyone kept track of the dates and volume of changes in pricing for the Epic Pass?
The variance in the types of passes available and the locations they can be used is a bit ridiculous - almost enough to push someone towards waiting for the Norther Hemisphere passes rather than buying the Aus version.
I also find it astounding that they close the Epic pass sale window prior to commencement of the season - this does very little to encourage first-timers to have a go at the sport. Unless Vail's intention is to have these customers directed to smaller resorts, in the hope that they get the bug and buy an Epic pass in later years?
also got me a free 5-day pass in Hakuba last month
It is all about selling Epic passes If you do not buy before the start of they are waiting to screw you. The US Epic pass for 19/20 will be released shortly but it is for Perisher season 20. Full pass will be in the region of $1350 aud local epic $1050 (same conditions /restrictions as Aus Epic. The full US Epic is not worth it and the US local epic is not also as it is much dearer tha Aus Epic for the same thing. There is enough resorts in the local pass to have a good trip.
Also Rusutsu next year .
Its smart. Captures those people that go to Japan.
Aus Epic PRICES FOR SEASON 18/19. Initial release aug 18 $799 mid sept $ 819 dec? $839 26 feb 19 $ 859 may be another $20 increase before the start of the season
Details of 2019/2019 Epic Pass for USA
An Epic day pass for $106 ?
I think Vail/Beaver Creek were $209 at the winter over the Christmas Holidays
It's $125 for 1 day during holiday peak, $106 at other times. And then the more days you buy, the bigger the discount.
It's a good idea actually.
Interesting article. I was more interested in the house prices at the back of their magazine! !!!!!! Numerous homes over $13million (US). Yikes, I'll settle for a 2 bedroom unit at the bargain price of $2.4mill. Ouch.
$129 USD for the Military Epic pass, doesn't give you Europe or Japan (only valid for Vail owned properties), but is a deal you can't beat.
an article talking about Vail's (publicly stated) approach, at least in the US but presumably much of it applies here
Hmm. Interesting. I don't mind the idea of a one day pass that can be purchased in advance and used on any day.
It's an interesting equation for the non travelling skier where the mentioned advance purchase $106 day tickets meaning that season pass break even rate would be back up to 8+ days.
Also a season pass commitment is a big chunk of money for non committed skiers to place down in one go.
The methodology appears to be about getting uncommitted day trippers to commit in advance.
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