Vail’s 2013-14 Tahoe Value Pass goes on sale for $389 |

Vail’s 2013-14 Tahoe Value Pass goes on sale for $389

Staff report
Courtesy Chris Bartkowski / Northstar California

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe skiers and snowboarders can lock in what Vail Resorts is calling the “lowest guaranteed price on a season pass for the 2013-2014 winter season” by purchasing a Tahoe Value Pass.

According to a Vail press release, tickets went on sale last Tuesday for the company’s Epic and Tahoe passes. For the latter, the company is touting the 10,270 skiable acres at its three Tahoe-area resorts — Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain — as possessing “the most diverse and quality experience Lake Tahoe has to offer.”

The 2013-14 Tahoe Local Pass allows skiers and riders seven-day-a-week access to the three resorts, with limited holiday restrictions, at $439 for adults and $209 for children (ages 5-12). Further, $52 passholder tickets are available for purchase during restricted dates at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.

The 2013-14 Tahoe Value Pass, meanwhile, is available at $389 for adults and $189 for children (ages 5-12). It has holiday restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, and Saturdays are excluded at Northstar and Kirkwood. Passholders can purchase lift tickets to Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood on restricted days for $52 per day.

As for the entire company, Vail last week said it has teamed up with Eldora Mountain Resort to give Colorado skiers and snowboarders unlimited, unrestricted access to Eldora on its full Epic Pass for the 2013-14 winter season.

The company’s full Epic Pass features nine resorts across three states and access to 25,080 acres, 35 bowls and 33 terrain parks at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California and Nevada at $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5-12).

To learn more about the different types of Epic passes available for purchase, visit

Details on the 2013-14 version of the Tahoe Super Pass — offering skiers and riders access to KSL Capital-owned Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts on the North Shore (which partnered in 2012 with Booth Creek-owned Sierra-at-Tahoe on the South Shore to offer a third resort option on the pass) — have yet to be released.

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