Vail Lift Ticket Options Explained

The best value lift passes option is to get in early and order one of the EPIC Pass options that meets your needs to ski and ride at Vail for the winter. The key to saving money is to purchase your Vail lift tickets early via one of the many Epic Pass Options, explained below.

These Epic Passes work just like discounted Vail lift tickets and they come in several forms from 1 day Epic Day Passes all the way up to the Full Epic pass that is equivalent to a Vail season pass.

If you miss out on securing your Epic Passes, as Epic Passes go off sale in late November or early December, then your next best option is to secure your Vail lift tickets directly from us at a discounted rate when you bundle your lodging and vacation package through us.

The third and final option is to try your luck at the walk-up Vail lift ticket window, which is the most expensive way to pay for your skiing and riding, and because of the popularity of skiing, riding and the Epic passes already pre-sold, Vail now reserves the right to not sell window lift tickets on certain peak times throughout the season.

We recommend you invest in one of the many Epic passes outlined below and or bundle your Vail lift tickets and lodging us to ensure you don’t miss out on being able to ski where and when you want.

Vail EPIC Passes

EPIC Pass – Unlimited access with no blackout dates

This is equivalent to a season pass and is the best value if you plan on skiing as much as you can this winter.

EPIC Local Pass – A total of 10 days across Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb. Please note: Passholders will not have access to Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb on these holiday dates – 11/25/22-11/26/22, 12/26/22-12/31/22, 01/14/23, 02/18/23-02/19/23.

This is your value pass if the day limits and the holiday blackout days don’t affect you.

EPIC Day Pass – With our without holiday restrictions

The Epic Day Pass is a non-refundable lift ticket Vail pass product offered in advance of the season that provides a discount of up to 68% off of lift ticket window prices. The Epic Day Pass allows you to customize your pass by choosing exactly the number of days you want, from 1 day to 7 days, and whether or not to add holiday access. Days do not need to be used consecutively. When purchased with holiday access, the Epic Day Pass allows guests to ski and ride any day(s) throughout the season and can be used at any of Vail Resorts’ North American-owned and operated resorts.

Vail Lift Ticket Options For Adults, Children, And Seniors.

We strongly recommend you purchase lift tickets, day and multi-day tickets, and not take your chances at the Vail walk-up window ticket windows. The reason for this is Vail Resorts is reserving the right to limit walk-up lift ticket sales across all of their North American resorts, which includes Vail.

This means during peak demand times, and on any day potentially, you won’t be able to buy a lift ticket for that day or days because walk-up lift tickets will be “unavailable”. The reason for this is to “prioritize their guest experience” which means because they have sold so many Epic and pre-purchased day passes, they simply won’t allow any more ticket sales to happen online or from the walk-up ticket window at Vail mountain.

The good news is you can purchase lift tickets (with lodging) and your Epic Passes through us, so you can lock in your ski vacation with confidence.

Adult lift tickets come in the following formats: Adult lift tickets ages 13 – 64. Child lift tickets are for 5-12 years old. Senior lift tickets are for ages 65+.

Other Things To Know and Vail Lift Tickets & Purchase Lift Tickets

Vail lift ticket prices vary on when you purchase them. As a general rule, the earlier you purchase your lift tickets the better. Vail Resorts is limiting lift ticket sales this season to prioritize guest experience. There are military discount lift tickets, for service men and women. Vail lift ticket prices aren’t cheap, but you are getting access to a world-class ski resort. As an Epic pass holder, you gain access to pass holder benefit tickets including Epic mountain rewards, discounted lift ticket, and a pass holder benefit ticket. Vail lift ticket prices are most competitive when you pre-purchase lift tickets.

Lift ticket discounts are available when you pre-purchase. So best to avoid waiting to purchase from the ticket office because you may miss out. Lift ticket availability faq is generally answered here and by following the gold rule, don’t wait until it’s too late to purchase your Vail lift tickets.

If you have a lift ticket issue, with your ticket contact customer service. When you purchase your Epic passes early you may qualify for a friend or buddy ticket, which means a discounted Vail lift ticket for your friends. Friend or buddy tickets are only available as a bonus for a limited time. Friend and buddy tickets are a great way to reward your friend so they don’t have to purchase a full price lift ticket. You can purchase your lift tickets online through us.

The sooner you purchase your lift tickets the better, as there are limited lift tickets and this means lift tickets limited depending on how busy the day is. During peak holiday periods, it’s highly unlikely you will be able to buy a walk up lift ticket.

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