Vail Resorts are currently offering a six day lift pass at Vail in Colorado beginning New Year’s Day 2017 for $762 or £535 at today’s rate because of the strong US dollar. The price applies to adults and children aged 13 to 17. Children aged five to 12 pay $528 or £370. These online advance purchase rates include, the resort says, “Savings of up to 25%” and the exchange rate price for Brits may change, possibly dramatically, depending on the value of the pound after the result of the EU referendum is known in a week’s time.
Vail charge less to ski outside peak dates and you can currently purchase a season pass valid at all 11 of the resorts the company owns in the US, including big names like Heavenly, Park City, and Breckenridge as well as Vail, plus neighbouring Arapahoe Basin and even Vail owned Perisher in Australia on any or all days next season for $809 (£568).
It is also possible (and common) to buy packages including accommodation and travel with a substantial saving on the headline lift ticket price.
Vail Resorts, reported a 13.9% year-on-year increase in skier visits for the three month period from January 31st to April 30th this year. The company reported that revenues for the same period increased 17.4% year-over-year. The company also announced that season pass sales for the 2016/17 season jumped 29% in dollar terms through May 31, 2016, compared to the previous year.