Whistler to team up with Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts has shaken up the ski world with some big moves in recent months. First came the announcement that Whistler Blackcomb, the biggest ski resort in North America, was entering into a strategic business combination with Vail Resorts. Once the transaction closes, Whistler Blackcomb will be part of the Epic Pass offering beginning with the season 2017/18.
Next came the news that Vail Resorts was adding more of Europe to its arsenal, with the Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isere in France, Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy, 4 Vallees in Switzerland – including Verbier, and the Arlberg in Austria including St. Antons, coming on board as part of the Epic Pass for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
Lovers of all things French will love skiing or snow boarding in luxurious Courchevel, part of Les 3 Vallees along with Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville, Meribel, La Tania and Val Thorens, or tackling the famous Face de Bellevarde at Val d’Isere, which is linked to neighbouring Tignes.
Epic Pass holders will enjoy a maximum of six days at the French resorts, with a maximum of two days at each area, as well as enjoying unlimited, unrestricted skiing access to 13 major resorts in the USA, and also Australia’s Perisher.
Vail Resorts: www.snow.com
Epic Pass: epicpass.com