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.
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.”
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