Outdoor Industry  February 19, 2019

A-Basin, Vail Resorts to end Epic Pass partnership

BROOMFIELD — Arapahoe Basin will no longer accept Epic Passes starting next ski season.

Citing issues with crowding, the resort announced Monday it would end its partnership with Broomfield-based Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN) that allows Epic Pass holders unlimited access to Arapahoe Basin.

Arapahoe Basin’s “ski area is feeling a pinch on parking and facility space,” according to a resort news release. “Due to these constraints, Arapahoe Basin believes its staff can take better care of its guests by separating from Vail Resorts.”

Current Epic Pass holders will be able to continue to use their passes at the resort through the end of this season.

“Looking forward, we strive to provide ready and easy access for our guests. Our goal is to minimize waiting and crowding and maximize experiences and fun,” Arapahoe Basin CEO Alan Henceroth said in a prepared statement.

Conversations with other resorts about potential future partnerships are ongoing.

BROOMFIELD — Arapahoe Basin will no longer accept Epic Passes starting next ski season.

Citing issues with crowding, the resort announced Monday it would end its partnership with Broomfield-based Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN) that allows Epic Pass holders unlimited access to Arapahoe Basin.

Arapahoe Basin’s “ski area is feeling a pinch on parking and facility space,” according to a resort news release. “Due to these constraints, Arapahoe Basin believes its staff can take better care of its guests by separating from Vail Resorts.”

Current Epic Pass holders will be able to continue to use…

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