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The Epic Pass Comes to Sun Valley

The new pass opens slopes around the world to Sun Valley riders


For folks who don't want to pledge allegiance to one mountain resort, there are plenty of passes that bundle access to a number of top ski resorts. Until last year, Sun Valley Resort was part of the Mountain Collective, but for the 2019-2020 season, it's switching to the Epic pass.

The new partnership gives access to resorts across the U.S., Canada and beyond. Each of the 67 Epic Pass resorts is either owned by Vail Resorts or a is partner resort, like Sun Valley, and by making the switch, the Idaho destination is giving even more options to guests and to broaden the destinations available for skiers and snowboarders.

Pass Options

Starting this season, Sun Valley will accept four Epic Pass products: Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic 7-Day Pass, and Epic 4-Day Pass. The Epic Pass offers the most access with unlimited days at 19 resorts, seven unrestricted days at several resorts including Sun Valley and 50% off tickets after those seven days. The Epic Local Pass gives unlimited access to nine resorts and two holiday-restricted days at Sun Valley. Each pass comes with different buddy tickets (discounted tickets that stay the same price all season long), Ski-With-A-Friend (SWAF) tickets and a variety of tickets during different dates to a slew of resorts. See online at or for a full breakdown.

For people heading to Sun Valley for a long weekend or a week or looking to hit Sun Valley one day and somewhere new the next, the Epic 7-day and 4-day passes give access to over 20 resorts. Choose to spend two days at one resort and five at the next with your seven-day pass or enjoy the whole week at just one.

Where to BUy

Epic Passes can be purchased at or at

—Hayden Seder