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Vail Resorts season passes available for next season

Recent storms have brought sorely needed snow to the Tahoe Basin.

Vail Resorts announced Tuesday its season ski and snowboard pass packages for the 2018-19 season.

The Tahoe Local pass, Epic Local pass, Tahoe Value pass and Epic Pass are all available for purchase.

The Tahoe Local pass is $569 for adults, $459 for teenagers and $289 for children. The pass includes five days at Utah's Park City and Colorado's Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, with holiday restrictions. During blackout dates, 50 percent off lift tickets for pass holders are available.

The Epic Local pass is $669 and $359 for kids ages 5 to 12. The pass includes unlimited skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Wilmot, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe, plus a combined total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions.

New for next year is five days with no blackouts at Hakuba Valley's nine resorts in Japan.

The Tahoe Value pass is $489 for adults, $409 for teenagers, $239 for children and $409 for seniors. The pass has holiday restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood with Saturdays excluded at Northstar and Kirkwood. Pass holders can purchase 50 percent off lift tickets on restricted days.

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The Epic pass is $899 and includes unlimited and unrestricted skiing and riding at all Vail Resorts.

New for next year, passholders will receive seven days with no blackouts at Telluride in Colorado and at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec). They also will get five days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley.

The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D'Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. A child pass (ages 5 to 12) is $469.

For a limited time, a $49 down payment guarantees the lowest price for Vail pass products with the remainder due in the fall.

Lift tickets purchased this season can be used as a down payment for a season pass next season.

A dozen discounted tickets for family and friends are included with season passes.

Purchasing a pass by April 15 ensures the lowest price.

Pass insurance also is available. That protects against sickness, injury and job loss.

For more information, go to http://www.epicpass.com.