What had been speculated has been confirmed that Arapahoe Basin is dropping out of the Vail Resort's Epic Pass for the coming 2019.20 winter season. The increased volume of Epic Pass sales has created parking and service issues at the venerable Colorado area. Epic Passes will be honored the balance of this season and no new partnerships have been announced. Stay tuned as the pass lineups are starting to unfold.
Recently Vail Resorts announced the including of Sun Valley in Idaho and Snow Basin in Utah as new additions. In the Northeast the rumour mill has Smuggler's Notch in Vermont as the next Vail acquisition. Time will tell but we know for certain pass sales for next year are starting and will keep rolling out as we approach Spring.
Will Smugglers' Notch be an Epic mountain for 2019.20?