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Vail Resorts adds 6 ski areas in Europe to its Epic Pass

The six European ski areas added to the Epic Pass for the 2016-17 season include resorts in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Vail Resorts announced Thursday that it will add Les Trois Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d'Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy; 4 Vallees in Switzerland; and Arlberg in Austria to the 2016-17 lineup of the Epic Pass.

The 2016-17 Epic Pass offers unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan; and Perisher in Australia.

The agreement with the European resorts provides pass holders with between three and six days of skiing. The Epic Pass is available for $809 for adults at http://www.EpicPass.com through Monday.

ABOUT THE NEW RESORTS

France's largest ski areas, Les Trois Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d'Isere, access five glaciers, 391 ski lifts and more than 800 miles of marked runs for all ability levels within a 30-mile radius.

The three areas combine high-altitude skiing guaranteeing quality snow from November to May with views of Mont Blanc and a 360-degree panorama of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.

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"This partnership with Vail Resorts gives skiers and snowboarders access to some of the most iconic winter destinations the world has to offer," said Vincent Lalanne, general manager of Association Les Trois Vallees. "We couldn't be more excited to provide this type of value to our dedicated guests who want to experience the best skiing in Europe and the U.S."

South of the Alps is Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta, home to 150 lifts and 236 miles of ski slopes that make up resorts including Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo in Val Rendena; Folgarida-Marilleva, Peio and Tonale in Val di Sole; Ponte di Legno, Andalo-Fai della Paganella, Monte Bondone and Folgaria-Lavarone.

Verbier, part of the 4 Vallees ski area, is the largest resort in the Swiss Alps. Verbier is known for its electrifying, cosmopolitan nightlife.

Arlberg is widely considered the cradle of modern skiing and in December 2016, thanks to the opening of four new cable cars, it will be Austria's largest linked ski area.

"For value, for ease of use, for access to world-class destinations, for constant improvements in the guest experience, and now for being the only pass to offer significant access to Europe, the Epic Pass is in a class by itself," said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.

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