Vail Resorts Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Epic Pass by Honoring the Army’s 10th Mountain Division and Men and Women of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as Service Members of Canada and Australia, with a Special Military Epic Pass and USD$1.5 Million in Contributions to Veteran Organizations
- New 2018-19 Military Epic Pass available at USD$99 for active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Australian Defence Force, and their dependents, and at USD$499 for all other veterans and their dependents (USD$269 for children of veterans), available beginning Tuesday, March 6.
- Vail Resorts will donate USD$1 for every 2018-19 season pass sale to Wounded Warrior Project® to benefit wounded veterans and their families, which would exceed USD$750,000 based on last year’s sales.
- Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts, will personally donate USD$750,000 to Operation Homefront to benefit military families.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – March 1, 2018 – In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Epic Pass on March 18, 2018, Vail Resorts is honoring 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, with the introduction of a special new USD$99 Military Epic Pass, available beginning Tuesday, March 6. Additionally, for every 2018-19 Vail Resorts season pass sold, the Company will donate USD$1 to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military. Based on 2017-18 pass sales, the donation would exceed USD$750,000.
In addition to the company’s efforts, Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts, and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, will also honor the 10th Mountain Division by making a personal donation of USD$750,000 to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.
“Vail Resorts’ pioneering spirit and our core value of serving others can be traced back to our founders, including Pete Seibert, who served in the U.S. Army’s famed 10th Mountain Division during World War II, and Earl Eaton, who served as an army engineer during the war,” said Katz.