Winter is finally coming and with it is the reminder that you need to prepare for winter season sports. Once you have your Park City vacation home or other lodgings in order, it’s time to purchase your mountain pass to adventure.
Why Purchase A Winter Ski Resort Pass
If you are planning to spend more than 5-6 days engaged in winter sports this season, then a winter mountain resort pass is a must. Not only will it save you money as you enjoy the slopes, but you can also receive discounts on:
- Local lodging
- Gear rental and purchase
There are even some summer benefits attached, like the ability to use the lift system to reach various mountain biking and hiking trails.
Comparing Epic Pass VS Ikon Pass
When it comes to finding a premier winter mountain resort pass, Epic Pass has dominated for years, offering A-list mountain resorts like Park City Mountain, Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and other world-class mountains. This year, the Ikon Pass is attempting to challenge the Epic Pass and offer an array of mountain resorts for you to enjoy this winter.
Below is the Epic Pass vs the Ikon Pass current cost breakdown:
|Pass Holder||Epic Pass||Ikon Pass|
|Adult (Ages 13+, 18+)||$949||$1,049|
|Teen (Ages 13-17)||–||$869|
|Child (Ages 5-12)||$499||$599|
|Child (Ages 0-4)||–||$29|
|Military (Ages 18+)||$149||$719|
These costs are subject to change as the winter season progresses. Be sure to keep an eye on the winter season pass of your choice to pick it up at the best price. Also, both of these winter resort passes have pared-down versions available for lower rates, with the Epic Pass still offering the more affordable passes.
Which Pass Is Better For Park City Winter Sports
The Epic Pass allows you to travel to 65 resorts worldwide for your winter sports, while the Ikon Pass has 36 worldwide destination resorts available. If you are looking primarily for skiing, snowboarding, or other winter sports in Park City in particular, these passes offer you access to different resorts.
|Epic Pass||Ikon Pass|
|Park City Mountain||Brighton|
Technically, Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird are outside of the Park City limits. So, if you are looking to compare only resorts within the limits of Park City, Epic Pass offers access to Park City Mountain and Ikon Pass provides access to Deer Valley Resort.
No matter what pass you choose to help you save this winter in Park City, make sure you also have your housing needs squared away, so you have somewhere warm and inviting to go back to after a long day on the slopes. Contact Jensen and Company to learn more about Park City real estate and find your dream winter home.