Vail Resorts Releases the 2022-23 Ski Season for North America
BY ALFIE FELICIANO
- VAIL RESORTS shares start dates for all resorts, with Keystone Resort opening first sometime in October.
- Lift tickets to will be sold on a limited basis every day of this season, across all 37 locations that Vail Resorts operates.
Vancouver, BC – Vail Resorts today announced the opening dates of its 37 North American resorts, offering skiing and riding coast-to-coast and one of the longest seasons in the country for its Epic Pass Holders. Additionally, the company shared it will limit lift ticket sales throughout the entirety of the 2022/23 season to prioritize the mountain experience for its guests.
“We care deeply about our guests’ experience at our resorts,” said James O’Donnell, president of Vail Resorts’ Mountain division. “Limiting lift tickets throughout the season, alongside the big investments we’re making at our resorts and in our team members, will help us provide our guests with an Experience of a Lifetime this winter.”
Vail Resorts is investing heavily in its strongest asset this season – its team members, by increasing employee pay and leadership development opportunities, and investing in affordable employee housing and other employee benefits and perks. Additionally, the company is making a bold investment in many exciting lift upgrades across its resorts to help guests move up and around the mountain faster and more easily. This includes 18 new chairlifts and gondolas, as well as a restaurant upgrade and snowmaking investments – all which are on track to open this season.
Guests can also expect more normal indoor operations this season as dining facilities will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or dining reservations. More details below.
BRISTISH COLUMBIA (CANADA)
- Nov. 24: Whistler Blackcomb
- Nov. 18: Heavenly Ski Resort, Northstar
- Dec. 2: Kirkwood
- Mid-Oct.: Keystone
- Nov. 11: Breckenridge, Vail
- Nov. 23: Beaver Creek, Crested Butte
- Dec. 17: Paoli Peaks Mountain Resorts
- Dec. 3: Mt. Brighton
- Nov. 18: Afton Alps
- Dec. 17: Hidden Valley Ski Resort, Snow Creek Ski Area
- Nov. 18: Wildcat Mountain Resort
- Nov. 23: Mt. Sunapee
- Dec. 2: Attitash Mountain Resort, Crotched Mountain Resort
- Nov. 18: Hunter Mountain Resort
- Dec. 17: Alpine Valley Resort, Boston Mills and Brandywine Resort, Mad River Mountain
- Nov. 25: Seven Springs Mountain Resort
- Dec. 2: Jack Frost Mountain Resort
- Dec. 16: Big Boulder Ski Resort, Liberty Mountain Resort, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Whitetail Resort
- Dec. 23: Hidden Valley Resort, Laurel Mountain Ski Resort
- Nov. 18: Park City
- Nov. 11: Mount Snow
- Nov. 18: Stowe Mountain Resort
- Nov. 19: Okemo Mountain Resort
- Dec. 2: Stevens Pass
- Dec. 3: Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort
LIFT TICKET LIMITATIONS
Guests who plan to visit this season – whether one day or every day – are encouraged to purchase their lift access in advance – whether it is a lift ticket, Epic Day Pass or season pass. Lift tickets will be limited every day, across every resort, during 2022/23 in order to improve the experience for all guests at each resort. Availability of lift tickets will be visible on resort websites in the coming weeks. If tickets are sold out online, guests will not be able to purchase them at the resort’s ticket windows.
Passes, including Epic Day Passes, and Pass Holder benefit tickets will not be limited. as well as guests who enroll in ski and/or ride lessons that include lift access, or to employee and dependent pass access.
Skiers and Snowboarders have until September 5th (Labor Day) to lock in their Epic Pass before an increase in prices. Pass products, including regional passes and day passes, are available on the Epic Pass website.
Vail Resorts will no longer require vaccines, face coverings, or dining reservations this coming season across all of its resorts. With safety as Vail’s top priority, they will continue to monitor the changing dynamics of COVID-19. However, they currently do not have any plan to have measures in place. The Resorts will still apply enhanced cleaning practices and employees will continue to complete daily health screenings.