The Epic Race from Vail Resorts spans 26 unique resorts, across 4 countries, 2 continents, and has to be done in one season. Pretty intriguing right? The basic idea of the Epic Race is as follows, participants have to visit and ski all 26 resorts that vail owns in one season, and the first 10 to do so win Epic Passes for life. Along with the grand prize there will be random prizes from sponsors thrown in available to all participants. Sounds pretty cool if you ask me, and with 26 resorts spread across 4 countries its also gonna be a pretty big challenge. So who’s up to it?!
We’re calling all globetrotting, Epic Pass-holding, die-hard skiers and snowboarders for The Epic Race – a season-long competition to visit all 26 resorts spread across four countries that make up the Epic Pass. The first 10 Epic Pass holders to complete the race will win an Epic Pass for life!
The Epic Race is a pretty challenging contest, but would make for one hell of a season. Whether you could actually complete the challenge it would still be a fun project for your season if you already have an Epic Pass. Those who live in Tahoe or Colorado defiantly have an advantage, but its those outlying resorts in the Midwest that will make it most challenging. The 26 resorts are as follows:
- Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora
- Utah: Canyons Resort in Park City
- Lake Tahoe Region (California and Nevada): Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood
- Minnesota: Afton Alps
- Michigan: Mt. Brighton
- Switzerland: Verbier
- Austria: Arlberg — St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben
- France: Les 3 Vallées — Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle
Registration for the Epic Race is open until November 17th, and the race begins on November 22nd. All you need to know for the Epic Race can be found here. So dust off those boards and start planning your strategy, a season pass for life is on the line. Good luck.