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Vail’s Rebuttal: 6 Canadian Resorts to Join the Epic Pass


Since the emergence of the Ikon Pass into the territory of worldwide ski passes, all eyes have been on Vail in anticipation of their rebuttal.

Vail finally quelled speculating rumors: On Monday, Vail Resorts announced the addition of six Canadian ski resorts to their infamous Epic Pass. Bumping their resort count to 61, the new pass now adds Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec to their 2018-2019 pass.

RELATED: Mountain Collective Pass adds Big Sky Resort

The recent move not only positions Vail to rival Ikon’s acquisition of Revelstoke and SkiBig3, but expand their reach into the ski resorts of Quebec.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies on the Epic Pass for the 2018-19 winter season, offering skiers and snowboarders world-class mountain resorts in eight countries," Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts, said in a press release. “The family of ski resorts that make up RCR are some of the most sought after winter playgrounds for skiers and snowboarders around the world.” 

Vail and Epic will continue to be the biggest and best but they will never succeed. I wait for the total collapse of this non-skier/boarder friendly organization. No one likes Vail Corp. In addition, the best of the best resorts to ski or board will never join Epic…

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Hunting Guide Killed By Grizzly Bear Near Jackson, Wyoming
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  On Saturday, the body of Martin Uptain of Martin Outfitters was found after being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Terrace Mountain area of the Teton Wilderness. The incident occurred early Friday while Uptain and client Corey Chubon were retrieving an elk carcass from a guided bow hunt. The men were aggressively charged by two large grizzly bears, a sow and its grown cub, according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide.  One of the bears was especially combative and proceeded to attack both

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The discovery of Diana Bober’s body in the Mt. Hood National Forest on Monday could potentially be confirmed as the first fatal cougar attack in the state of Oregon. Bober, 55, had gone missing after she went hiking alone on August 29th, according to the New York Daily News. Her family from out of state noticed a lapse in communication with her and reported her lost to the Gresham police.  Bober was described by her family as a frequent hiker who felt at ease on the trails. Initially

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Alterra Mountain Co Buys Crystal Mountain, IKON Pass Update
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There’s been a lot of buzz lately surrounding Alterra Mountain Company and their Ikon Pass. Since launching in January, the list of resorts and destinations keeps growing and growing—to the point that it’s hard to keep track. So, we thought we’d sift through the noise and lay it all out nicely for you. Here’s what happened most recently: In the Pacific Northwest Alterra just announced last week that they purchased Washington’s Crystal Mountain for the 2018-19 season. With this acquisition,