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Vail Corp CEO Rob Katz took some time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the company’s winter reservation system. Even though you will have to reserve your days at Park City Mountain Resort this winter, you still might get to ski as much as you want.


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In an effort to honor the loyalty of its pass holders – and perhaps stave off a class action lawsuit filed against them, Vail Resorts announced a comprehensive plan Monday morning to address pass holders’ concerns about last season’s early closures.

Vail Mountain CEO Rob Katz spoke with investors as part of the company’s quarterly earnings report.

Snowy mountains in the background with a phone in the foreground showing some of the functions of the new Ikon Pass Mobile App
Alterra Mountain Company

Alterra Mountain Company launched the Ikon Pass app this week.

  If you have an Epic pass, you can add another 17 U.S. Ski resorts to try. Vail Resorts closed on its acquisition of Peak Resorts, Inc. Tuesday for a purchase price of $11 per share. 


With the acquisition, Vail Resorts adds 17 U.S. ski areas to its portfolio. All of them are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. Vail Resorts now owns and operates 37 resorts worldwide.

Vail Resorts announced Monday that  it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Peak Resorts which is traded on NASDAQ as SKIS. The purchase price of $11.00 per share – or $264 million - is subject to certain conditions, including a regulatory review and Peak Resorts’ shareholder approval.

Through the acquisition, Vail Resorts will add 17 U.S. ski areas to its network. The resorts include:

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Your Epic pass,  just got, well, more epic. Leslie Thatcher explains.

The price of a season pass to Park City Mountain Resort is going up for the 2016-2017 season.  And the resort says the best deals are for guests who purchase their pass before April 10th.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here is a link to the resort's season pass site.


Vail just got bigger.  Today the company announced it has acquired another ski resort.  And that makes the Epic Pass much more appealing to the Midwest market.  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:

There's still time to register for a race that includes skiing at 26 resorts around the world and could earn you a lifetime Vail Resorts Epic Pass. Lynn Ware Peek has more.