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Epic Military Pass Program

Vail Resorts continues to honor the epic service of the Company’s founders from the 10th Mountain Division, and men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces and Australian Defence Force, by continuing the Epic Military Pass program. The Epic Military Pass provides an incredible value for service members and their families to enjoy unlimited, unrestricted skiing at the Company’s owned and operated resorts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For a complete list of Season Pass FAQs, visit our help center.

Are there any restrictions on the Epic Military Pass?

Partner access is not included. For more information on resort access, please visit Epicpass.com/military

 

Does the Epic Military Pass provide access to the same international and domestic partner resorts that are on the Epic Pass?

No, not at this time.

 

What if I want International or Partner access?

If you decide you want to ski at Telluride or at our international partner resorts, you may upgrade your pass to the full access Epic Pass at any time prior to the start of the ski season. Please call Guest Services at (970)754-0088.

 

Will I be able to buy discount lift tickets to partner resorts such as Telluride and international resorts not included on my Epic Military Pass?

No, there will not be any discounts on partner resorts for military season pass products.

 

Are there any restrictions on the Liberty Pass?

For eligible members of the United States Uniformed Forces and their immediate families, the Liberty Pass gives you unlimited unrestricted access to Keystone resort.

 

Do the 2023/24 Epic Military Pass and Liberty Pass products include discounts on rentals, ski school and lodging?

Yes, the Epic Military Pass and Liberty Pass are eligible for Epic Mountain Rewards. Full details of pass holder discounts and benefits can be viewed here: https://www.epicpass.com/benefits/view-all-benefits.aspx

 

What are Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets and how many do I receive?

As a valued Epic Military Pass holder or Liberty Pass holder, both of these passes will come with 6 discounted, single day lift tickets loaded onto your Pass for friends and family. Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets vary in price based on the date you plan to visit and can be purchased at all valid resort ticket windows. The Season Pass holder must be present at the time of purchase.

 

Will the Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass offerings have Buddy Tickets?

No, Buddy Tickets will not be offered on Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass. All Military Pass offerings will have 6 Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets.

 

What are the Summer benefits at Vail Resorts for Epic Military Pass holders?

If a Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass is purchased in the spring in U.S and Canada, you will receive 2023 summer lift access at all Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts. Summer lift access is for sightseeing only and does not include bike haul.

 

Where can I purchase an Epic Military Pass (Active/Retired or Veteran) or Liberty Pass?

Please visit www.epicpass.com/military for information on how to purchase your Military season pass for next season. Guests are encouraged to purchase their season pass as early as possible to get the lowest price on your season pass.

 

If I paid $49 down, when is my balance payment due?

The final balance for your Season Pass(es) will be charged in mid-September.

 

Are the Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass refundable?

No. Season Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

 

How does Epic Coverage work for the Military Pass offerings sold on EpicPass.com?

Epic Coverage is included for all pass holders, and provides refunds associated with certain personal events, including illness, job loss, and injury. It also expands coverage to protect you from certain resort closures. Please refer to the Epic Coverage Terms and Conditions which are available for viewing or downloading here.

 

How do I sign up for Epic Coverage?

Epic Coverage is free for all pass holders and there is no sign up required. For more information on the program please click here.

 

What if I am Auto Renewed into another Epic Pass product, but qualify for a Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass?

If you are Auto Renewed into another pass product, but qualify for one of the Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass products, you are able to exchange into the Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass. Please call Guest Services at (970)754-0088.

 

Are the Military Pass offerings (Epic Military Pass and Liberty) eligible for Auto Renew?

Yes. The Epic Military Pass for Retired and Veteran military memberis eligible for the Auto Renew program. This offering does not extend to adult or child dependents of retired or veteran military personnel and is not offered to active military personnel or their dependents.

 

Is the 2023/24 Epic Military Pass and Liberty Pass eligible for Epic FlexPay?

Yes. To learn more about Epic FlexPay, click here.

Why do I have to go through a verification process?

This offer is exclusively reserved for the men and women of the United States Uniformed Forces (for the Epic Military Pass and the Liberty Pass), as well as service members from Australia and Canada (for the Epic Military Pass), and their qualifying dependents. To ensure eligibility, we require a military status verification process.

How will verification work?

United States Uniformed Forces Verification process will be initiated within the checkout flow of the military pass purchase. Depending on your status with the military, this may happen automatically prior to purchase, or there may be some additional documentation needed in order to verify your eligibility. You will be required to verify prior to purchase for all military pass products.

For Australian service member eligibility and verification process, click here.

For Canadian service member eligibility and verification process, click here.

 

What kind of proof is required if I am not instantly verified?

Below is a list of approved forms of military identification:

  • DD214
  • Orders
  • VA ID
  • Official letter
  • LES dated within 90 days

 

What happens if I cannot prove my affiliation?

All military organizations give its members some kind of official document that we'll accept, but in the event you are unable to provide us with an acceptable proof of affiliation, we will not be able to verify you and cannot offer you access to the Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass. Please contact Guest Services at (970)754-0088 to upgrade to one of our other season pass options.

 

I have verification questions not covered here. What do I do?

You may contact Guest Services at (970)754-0088 or https://epicpass.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

 

What if I am Active duty (or in the Reserves/Guard) and get deployed and am unable to use my pass?

Epic Coverage is included with all passes, and provides refunds associated with certain personal events, including illness, job loss, injury, and deployment. If you are unable to use your pass during the Core Season because after you purchase your pass, you or your Domestic Partner are called to military service, your military leave is revoked, you are deployed or you are reassigned to a different duty station that is 100 or more miles further away from any resort covered by your pass than your current assigned duty station, you may be eligible for a refund. The amount of your refund will vary based on how many days you have used your pass and whether you have a General Season Pass or a Fixed Season Pass. Please refer to the Epic Coverage Terms and Conditions which are available for viewing or downloading here.

 

I purchased my Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass online but have not yet received the actual pass. Can I access the eligible resorts?

Yes, bring your Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass confirmation and photo ID to any Vail Resorts owned-and-operated Pass Office to redeem a day pass. The release of liability must have been completed for your Season Pass to be active, and you must have successfully completed the military verification process. If you have questions about your Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass please call Guest Services at (970)754-0088.

 

What happens if I lose my pass?

If you lose your Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass, please go to your local lift ticket window or contact Guest Services at (970)754-0088.

 

Is there child pricing on the Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass?

Yes. The Epic Military Pass for Veterans and Veteran Dependents includes pricing for children under 18 years of age. The Liberty Pass includes child pricing for United States Uniformed Forces dependent children under 18 years of age.

Note: The Epic Military Pass for Active and Retired Military and their Dependents is for any Active or Retired military member or their dependents, including child dependents.

 

Will you be offering a Senior Military Pass?

No, we will not be offering a Senior Military Pass, as the Epic Military Pass and Liberty Pass are the best value for access to all of our resorts for all qualifying guests.

Who qualifies for the Epic Military Pass for Active/Retired Military and their Dependents?

In the U.S., the following military personnel and their families qualify for an Epic Military Pass:

  • Active-Duty (full-time): A person who is currently serving on active duty in the military full-time (serving on Title 10 orders for 30 days or more).
  • Reserve & Guard Forces: A person in the Reserve or National Guard is not full-time active-duty military personnel, although he or she can be deployed at any time should the need arise. Members of the Reserve & Guard are eligible for the Epic Military Pass (Active/Retired/Dependent) if they are currently serving in the Reserves or National Guard (serving on Title 32 orders). (This offer does not apply to members of the IRR – Individual Ready Reserve.)
  • Retired: A military retiree is any former member of the military branches above who is entitled, under statute, to retired, retirement, or retainer pay. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, spending 20 or more years in the military, or permanent retirement by reasons of physical disability.
  • Active/Retired/Reserve/Guard Forces Dependent: Registered Dependents of Active/Retired Military members, including spouse and child dependents. Parents of military members are not included, as well as children who are no longer dependent. Definitions for age/eligibility requirements are defined by the military and Department of Defense. For active/retired dependents, all should have or qualify for DD Form 1173. Definitions for age/eligibility requirements are defined by the military and Department of Defense*.

*For more information on Department of Defense definitions and qualification standards, please visit www.cac.mil

 

Who qualifies for the Epic Military Pass for Veterans and Veteran Dependents?

In the U.S., the following military personnel and their families qualify for an Epic Military Pass:

  • Veteran: A person who served in the active military and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Dependent: Veteran Military member's spouse and any child dependents. Parents of military members are not included, nor are children who are no longer dependent. Definitions for age/eligibility requirements are defined by the military and Department of Defense*.

*For more information on Department of Defense definitions and qualification standards, please visit www.cac.mil

 

What are age/eligibility requirements of Child Dependents in the Military?

Registered dependents aged 16+ will verify their passes using their own credentials and registered dependents under the age of 16 will verify their passes using their military sponsor's credentials. Children and spouses of veterans will verify their passes using the veteran's credentials.

 

What if I am a service member or dependent in Australia or Canada?

Service members and their dependents from Australia and Canada are eligible for the Epic Military Pass offering. They are not included in the Liberty Pass offering. Details on military eligibility and verification process for Australian service members can be viewed here, and for Canadian service members can be viewed here.

 

What military branches are eligible for the Epic Military Pass and Liberty Pass offerings?

In the United States, this includes anyone currently serving in, or veterans of, the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, Army National Guard, U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve, U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve, U.S Public Health Services Corp and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration commissioned officers.

The Epic Military Pass offering also includes service members from Australia and Canada – details on military eligibility and verification process for the Canadian Armed Forces can be viewed here and for the Australian Defense Force can be viewed here.

 

I am a qualifying Military Dependent. What if the service member doesn’t buy an Epic Military Pass or Liberty Pass? Will I still be able to?

Yes, we want to honor all families who have members who are serving or who have served. With proper dependent verification, you and your family can still purchase the appropriate Epic Military Pass (for United States Uniformed Forces and service members of Australia or Canada and their dependents) or Liberty Pass (for United States Uniformed Forces and dependents only).

 

Who qualifies for the Liberty Pass?

In the U.S., the following military personnel and their families qualify for an Epic Military Pass:

  • Veteran: A person who served in the active military and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Active Duty (full-time): A person who is currently serving on active duty is in the military full-time.
  • Reserve & Guard Forces: A person in the Reserve or National Guard is not full-time active-duty military personnel, although he or she can be deployed at any time should the need arise. Members of the Reserve & Guard are eligible for the Epic Military Pass (Active/Retired/Dependent) if they are currently serving in the Reserves or National Guard. (This does not apply to members of the IRR – Individual Ready Reserve.)
  • Retired: A military retiree is any former member of the uniformed services who is entitled, under statute, to retired, retirement, or retainer pay. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, spending 20 or more years in the military, or permanent retirement by reasons of physical disability.
  • Dependent: Immediate family (spouse and dependent children only) or Registered Dependents of Active/Retired/Veteran Military members. Parents of military members are not included, nor children who are no longer dependent. Definitions for age/eligibility requirements are defined by the military and Department of Defense.

 

Are any other country’s military organizations eligible?

Members of the United States Uniformed Forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Australian Defence Force are currently eligible for the Epic Military Pass.

I am a qualifying Military Dependent. Am I able to purchase an Epic Pass if the service member doesn’t buy a Military Epic Pass?

Yes, we want to honor all families who have members who are serving or who have served. With proper dependent verification, you and your family can still purchase the appropriate Military Epic Pass (for U.S. Uniformed Forces and service members of Australia or Canada and their dependents).

 

Who qualifies for the Military Epic Pass for Active/Retired Military and their Dependents?

The following Canadian military personnel and their families qualify for a Military Epic Pass:

  • Active Duty (full-time): A person who is currently serving on active duty in the military full-time in Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
  • CAF Regular Force Members: Includes officers and non-commissioned members who are enrolled for continuing, full-time military service. Includes students on full-time study status (such as Regular Officer Training Program) who have a valid NDI 20 (Canadian Forces ID Card) or valid NDI 10 (temporary card).
  • Reservists/Reserve Forces: A person in the CAF Reserve Forces – who may not be deployed, but can be called up at any time. Members of the CAF Reserve Forces are eligible for the Military Epic Pass (Active/Retired/Dependent) if they are currently serving in the Reserves.
    • CAF Reserve Force Members: Includes the Primary Reserve (serving on one of three classes of service – A, B and C):
    • The Naval Reserve;
    • The Canadian Army (CA) Reserve;
    • The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Reserve;
    • Military Personnel Command (MILPERSCOM) Reserve which includes: the CAF Health Services Reserve, MILPERSCOM Primary Reserve List (PRL) and the National Defense Headquarters PRL
    • The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Reserve (CANSOFCOM); and
    • The Legal Reserve
  • Retired:Canadian Armed Forces (CAF): 10 years of service in the CAF, and have the NDI 75 Card that shows 10+ years served.
  • CAF Dependent: Registered Dependents of qualifying CAF Active/Retired Military members, including spouse and child dependents. Parents of military members are not included, as well as children who are no longer dependent. Age/eligibility of child dependents are listed below.

 

Who qualifies for the Military Epic Pass for Veterans and Veteran Dependents?

The following Canadian military personnel and their families qualify for a Military Epic Pass:

  • Dependent: Immediate family of Veteran Military members, including spouse and any child dependents. Parents of military members are not included, as well as children who are no longer dependent.
  • What are age/eligibility requirements of Child Dependents in the Military?
  • Vail Resorts relies on military definitions and eligibility as defined by the Canadian military, who individually defines dependent children as:
  • CAF: a biological child, adopted child or legal ward, of a member or a member’s spouse or common-law partner, who resides with the member at the member’s place of duty, is under 21 years of age and continues to be in a dependent relationship with the member or the member’s spouse or common-law partner.
  • Children who are 18+ will still be required to purchase an adult dependent pass. Child pricing is available for Military Epic Pass – Veteran for Child dependents under the age of 18.

 

What if I am a military member or dependent in Canada, can I buy the Liberty Pass?

Service members and their dependents from Canada will be eligible for the Military Epic Pass offering. They are not included in the Liberty Pass offering. 

 

Are any other country’s military organizations eligible?

Members of the United States Uniformed Forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Australian Defense Force are currently eligible for the Military Epic Pass. 

 

How will Canadian verification work?

For Canadian service member verification, the process will be initiated within the checkout flow of the military pass purchase. Depending on your status with the military, this may happen automatically or there may be some additional documentation needed in order to verify your eligibility. You will be required to verify prior to purchase for all military pass products. In certain circumstances, you may need to contact SheerID at customerservice@sheerid.com to finalize the verification process.

 

What Canadian military branches are eligible for the Military Epic Pass offerings?

Canada:

  • Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members (Regular and Reserve Force)

  • Veterans (former members of the CAF)

 

   

What kind of proof is required for verification?

Below is a list of approved forms of military identification:

Canadian Armed Forces:

  • Active/Retired/Reserves: valid NDI 20 (Canadian Forces ID Card) or valid NDI 10 (temporary card)
  • Veteran: A person who served in the active military/reserve forces and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
    • CDF: Former members of the CAF who released with an honorable discharge and who successfully underwent basic training would have an NDI 75, or CAF 74 ID card, or a CFOne card with Veteran status (“V”)
  • Retired: Proof of 10 years of service in the CAF, or have the NDI 75 Card that shows 10+ years served
  • Reserve Forces: Proof of current service in Primary Reserve (serving on one of three classes of service – A, B and C)
  • Veteran: NDI 75, or CAF 74 ID card, or a CFOne card with Veteran status (“V”)
 
 

  

What happens if I cannot prove my affiliation?

All military organizations give its members some kind of official document that we'll accept, but in the event, you are unable to provide us with an acceptable proof of affiliation, we will not be able to verify you and cannot offer you access to the Military Epic Pass. Please contact your Guest Services at U.S. number 1-(970)754-0005 or https://epicpass.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

  

I have verification questions not covered here. What do I do?

You may contact one of our Guest Services experts at U.S. number 1-970-754-0005 or https://epicpass.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

  

I purchased my Military Epic Pass online but have not yet received the actual pass. Can I access the eligible resorts?

Yes, bring your Military Epic Pass confirmation and photo ID (and applicable service documents for Canadian military members) to any Vail Resorts owned-and-operated Pass Office to redeem a day pass. The release of liability must have been completed for your Season Pass to be active, and you must have successfully completed the military verification process. If you have questions about your Military Epic Pass, please call Guest Services expert at U.S. number 1-970-754-0005.

  

How does Epic Coverage work for the Military Pass offerings sold on EpicPass.com?

For the 2023/24 season, Epic Coverage is included with the purchase of your 2023/24 Epic Pass, and provides refunds associated with certain personal events, including illness, job loss, and injury, as well as resort closures. Please refer to the Epic Coverage Terms and Conditions which are available for viewing or downloading here.

What Australian military branches are eligible for the Military Epic Pass offering?

Australia Defense Force (ADF) including members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) – active and reservists.

 

Who qualifies for the Military Epic Pass for Active/Retired Military and their Dependents?

The following Australian military personnel and their families qualify for a Military Epic Pass:

  • Active Duty (full-time): A person who is currently serving on active duty in the military full-time in Australian Defense Force (ADF)
    • ADF full-time active-duty personnel or active reservists serving in Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, or Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and has a valid ADF Identification card (C20) or active orders.
  • Reservists/Reserve Forces: A person in the ADF Reserve Forces – who may not be deployed, but can be called up at any time. Members of the ADF Reserve Forces are eligible for the Military Epic Pass (Active/Retired/Dependent) if they are currently serving in the Reserves.
    • ADF active reservists serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, or Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and has a valid ADF Identification card (C20) or active orders.
  • Retired:
    • Australian Defense Force (ADF): a person serving 18 or more years in the ADF, or has qualified for this status through the ADF. They must have Retired Member identity cards – issued to all members separating from the ADF (reservists excluded) who have a Level 3 entitlement under the Career Transition Assistance Scheme provision
    • contained in the ADF PACMAN Chapter 2.
  • ADF Dependent: Registered Dependents of qualifying ADF Active/Retired Military members, including spouse and child dependents. Parents of military members are not included, awell as children who are no longer dependent. Age/eligibility of child dependents are listed below.

 

Who qualifies for the Military Epic Pass for Veterans and Veteran Dependents?

The following international military personnel and their families qualify for a Military Epic Pass:

  • Veteran: A person who served in the active military/reserve forces and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • ADF: former members of the ADF who released with honorable discharge. Includes former reservists who hold a standby reserve identity card.
  • Dependent: Immediate family of Veteran Military members, including spouse and any child dependents. Parents of military members are not included, as well as children who are no longer dependent.

 

What are the age/eligibility requirements of Child Dependents in the Military?

Vail Resorts does not define this. We are relying on military definitions and eligibility as defined by the Australian military, who individually defines dependent children as:

  • ADF: dependent children of the ADF member who are under 21 years. The military member’s spouse's or partner's children are also included in this definition as are older children who have been qualified by the ADF as dependent due to a disability.
  • Children who are 18+ will still be required to purchase an adult dependent pass. Child pricing is available for Military Epic Pass – Veteran for Child dependents under the age of 18.

 

I am a qualifying Military Dependent. What if the service member doesn’t buy a Military Epic Pass? Will I still be able to?

Yes, we want to honor all families who have members who are serving or who have served. With proper dependent verification, you and your family can still purchase the appropriate Military Epic Pass (for United States Uniformed Forces and service members of Australia or Canada and their dependents).

 

Are any other country’s military organizations eligible?

Members of the U.S. Uniformed Forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Australian Defense Force are currently eligible for the Military Epic Pass.

 

How will Australian verification work?

For Australian service member verification, you will have to provide accepted forms of ID that validate your military or dependent status as defined above. You will need to upload appropriate documentation to our secure site for verification efforts. Click here to start the online verification process.

 

What kind of proof is required for verification?

Below is a list of approved forms of military identification:

Australian Defense Forces:

  • Active/Retired/Reserves: valid ADF Identification card (C20) or active orders
  • Retired: Retired Member identity card (proof of service of over 18 years)
  • Defense Common Access Card (DCAC) would be the primary family card
  • Active - Purple Series - ADF DCAC
  • Dependent – Mauve Series - ADF Family DCAC Card
  • Veteran:
    • ADF Standby reserve identity card
    • DVA Health Card (gold, white, orange)
    • Service records

 

What happens if I cannot prove my affiliation?

All military organizations give its members some kind of official document that we'll accept, but in the event, you are unable to provide us with an acceptable proof of affiliation, we will not be able to verify you and cannot offer you access to the Military Epic Pass. Please contact Guest Services at U.S. number 1-970-754-0088, or https://epicpass.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

 

I have verification questions not covered here. What do I do?

You may contact Guest Services at U.S. number 1-970-754-0088, or https://epicpass.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

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