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Buy a 2017-18 Epic Pass before Labor Day, save oodles on ski season

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Epic Pass products fro the 2017-18 ski season are on sale now through Labor Day with the cheapest pricing of the season, ranging from $349 for the Keystone Arapahoe Basin Pass to $849 for the full, unrestricted Epic Pass. To purchase or learn more, see EpicPass.com.

Ski season is just three short months away and we all know what that means: It's time to buy your season pass before the price jumps and jumps and jumps to opening day highs.

From now until Sept. 4, all 2017-18 Epic Pass products are cheaper than they will be the rest of the season. The Keystone A-Basin Pass is the best deal for unlimited skiing in Colorado, according to a release from Vail Resorts. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin (with holiday restrictions) for $349 if they purchase before the Labor Day deadline. The children's pass is $259 until Sept. 4.

For Breckenridge faithful, the Epic Local Pass ($639 adults, $519 teens, $339 children) pays for itself in just over three days of skiing or riding when mid-season window prices reach $189 per ticket, per day. The Epic Local offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, with limited restrictions at Park City Mountain in Utah and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe. The pass also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek, plus brand-new access to Whistler Blackcomb and Stowe Mountain Resort with holiday restrictions.

The full Epic Pass ($859 adults or $449 children with no teen option) also jumps in price after Labor Day. This one gets unlimited and unrestricted access to all Vail Resorts properties, including Whistler Blackcomb, along with select days at 30 partner resorts across Europe.

To purchase an Epic Pass or learn more, see EpicPass.com.

Returning for the third season, the Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack offers free skiing and snowboarding for kids from kindergarten to fifth grade and does not require the purchase of any other products. In addition to providing 16 days of free skiing or snowboarding with four free days each at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, it also includes one free first-timer lesson with rental equipment. Epic SchoolKids is an important way for Vail Resorts to ensure future generations have access to the sports of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, according to the VR release, and has already provided more than 45,000 Colorado children with free skiing and snowboarding access in the past two winter seasons.

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Enrollment for Epic SchoolKids closes Oct. 8 and parents should enroll their kids early to beat the rush. For additional information about Epic SchoolKids and registration locations, visit EpicSchoolKids.com/colorado.

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