The New Epic Pass Experience
The Epic Resorts are taking safe and honest steps in order to make sure everyone is comfortable while hitting the slopes this year and with the goal of minimizing the impact of COVID this winter. Although some on-mountain aspects are outside the norm, your amazing ski vacation still awaits — great moments with friends and family and some epic skiing.
Read below to learn some policies that will be implemented across all 34 Epic Resorts — it’s worth keeping them in mind when booking your ski vacation this winter.
Epic Resorts are requiring all skiers and snowboarders to make reservations before arriving at the mountain. This system is being put into place to manage the amount of people who are on the slopes on any given day in an effort to ensure a safe on-mountain experience for you. Given how vast the Epic Resorts are, it’s unlikely they’ll reach full capacity but maximum capacities vary from resort to resort. This is definitely something to keep in mind as you plan your ski vacation, especially for the busier times.
Making a Reservation
Reservations are going to be a bit different depending on if you are an Epic pass holder or just buying a few tickets for vacation. The good news is that a reservation is included with your advanced ticket purchase, which opens December 8th. Keep in mind that Epic Resorts will offer advanced ticket purchases through their website or call centers ONLY and not physically. That’s great news for not waiting in line.
For pass holders, there’s a bunch of added advantages this year that make buying an Epic Pass pretty desirable if you’re trying to get your days in. A new pass holder reservation system has been put in place that now requires holders to make a reservation before every visit to the mountain this year. Let’s break this down a bit — pass holders will be able to reserve up to seven “priority reservation days” at a time over the core season or as many days as your pass allows. Reservations for the core season (December 8th to April 4th) will open up for pass holders starting on November 6th. Once you’ve used one of your priority reservation days, you’ll be able to reserve another priority day to keep your total to seven, and if your pass has blackout dates, you won’t be able to make reservations within those time frames.
We totally understand planning this far in advance to ski seems daunting.Thankfully, along with priority reservation days, Epic is also allowing pass holders to make as many week-of reservations as available based on each resort and its capacity. These reservations will be made available the week prior and won’t have any effect on any priority reservations. Epic is very optimistic that skiers and riders, “will be able to make a reservation within their desired days.”
Epic is also expanding their Epic Coverage program to allow guests to refund their pass if they are not able to get their preferred reservation dates during the early reservation period. Find out more about what’s news with Epic Coverage Terms & Conditions.
Face Masks & Physical Distance
Along with reservations, Epic Resorts are also going to be requiring guests to wear face masks throughout their resorts and will be promoting social distancing. Epic has also explained that they will only be allowing related parties on lifts together or smaller parties with space between them.
Check out Epic’s Winter Experience to learn more about what they’re doing to help keep you safe this winter, and if you’re planning on heading out on a ski vacation this year, we’d love to help make your vacation as awesome as possible with easy, convenient, and safe rental deliveries.