Employee Ski/Snowboard Passes

Your ski and snowboard passes will be provided upon hire or during your new hire orientation. Contact HR - Employee Experience with any questions. For purposes of a ski pass, Holiday Help employees are employees who work at least 50 hours, but less than 100 hours in a season.

Volunteers should speak with your Employee Experience representative for information on the pass and coupon benefits for volunteers.

Employee Type

Individual

All Mountain Pass

Full-Time

Employee

$0

Dependent

$0

Part-Time

Employee

$0

Dependent

$40

Holiday Help

Employee

$0


Your 2018-2019 employee (and eligible dependent) passes provides access to the following resorts:

Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Telluride and Arapahoe Basin

Lake Tahoe region: Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Northstar

Utah: Park City

Michigan: Mt. Brighton

Minnesota: Afton Alps

New Hampshire: Mount Sunapee

Vermont: Stowe and Okemo

Washington: Stevens Pass

Wisconsin: Wilmot

Canada: Whistler Blackcomb

Australia: Perisher (see below)

Where and how do I get my pass(es)? 
Before you can pick up your pass(es), you must complete the Ski/Activity Wavier form on my.vailresorts.com (Personal Info --> Ski/Activity Waiver).  Head to the Employee Services/Springs Building (4153 Springs Lane) between 7am - 6pm to get your pass(es). 

What’s up with Arapahoe Basin and Telluride in Colorado?
Your pass, as in the past, will provide access to A-Basin during the 2018-2019 season. You can access A-Basin for $10 until another one of our Colorado resorts opens without any employee restrictions, and after our last Colorado resort closes for the season. You will need to pay the fee and show your pass at the ticket office before heading to a lift. While our Colorado resorts are open and do not have early season employee restrictions in place, access to A-Basin is free with an employee pass.

New for 2018-2019, Vail Resorts employees and their dependents with an active pass will have the opportunity to purchase lift tickets for their own personal use at Telluride for $50/day.  Bring your valid active employee or dependent pass to Telluride's ticket window to purchase the day lift ticket.  

Remember, our ability to ski and ride at A-Basin & Telluride is a privilege – please do your best to preserve the guest experience and observe all safety and conduct codes when skiing and riding there, just like you would at any of our mountains.

I’m headed Down Under and would like to hit up Perisher. What do I need to do?
Employees (and eligible dependents) who are full-time, year round employees (including 10 & 11-month employees) have ski pass privileges at Perisher. Comp and discounted coupons are not redeemable at Perisher at this time. If you’re headed Down Under, be sure your employee and dependent passes are active. Once you get to Perisher, you’ll need to go to the ticket window with your pass(es) to get a lift ticket. If you have any questions about the process, email vailbenefits@vailresorts.com before you head to Australia.

Can I use my employee pass/coupons at our partner resorts around the world?
No, employee perks do not provide access to our European, Japanese, or Canadian partner resorts. Those resorts are only available to those who purchase an Epic Pass.

What happens if I terminate employment from Vail Resorts?
Upon termination of employment, your pass, your dependent’ passes and your comp/discount coupons will be deactivated unless it is the end of the season and you have met your commitment for the season.

Comps & Discounted Lift Ticket Coupons
In addition to your employee and dependent pass privileges, most employees also get comp and discounted tickets for you to share with friends and family. Take a look at the chart below to see how many comp and discount tickets you may be eligible for this year:

Volunteers should speak with your HR – Employee Experience representative for information on the pass and coupon benefits for volunteers.

Employee

Tenure

Comp Tickets

Carpool Comp Tickets

50% Discount Tickets*

Year Round Full Time

All

4

Up to 5

16

Seasonal Full Time

> 5 Years

4

Up to 5

16

Seasonal Full Time

< 5 Years

0

Up to 5

8

Part Time

> 5 Years

2

Up to 5

8

Part Time

< 5 Years

0

Up to 5

4

Holiday Help

All

0

0

0

*The discounted tickets at Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps, and Wilmot are eligible for a $23 lift ticket price.

Coupons are provided to eligible employees at the time you receive your ski pass. Please contact HR - Employee Experience with questions regarding these benefits. These coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen, and are invalid upon separation from Vail Resorts, and are not for resale.

Coupons loaded onto a card are valid for three days, so guests can load multiple days at once to avoid having to go back to the ticket window each day.

The 50% discount ticket coupons are based on the full day adult lead window ticket price that is available that day. The 50% discount coupons cannot be applied towards child, senior, and/or ½ day tickets. In addition, the 50% discount ticket coupons cannot be combined for a comp coupon; each discount ticket must be used independently.

What’s this Carpool Comp Ticket all about?
Full and part time employees can earn one free comp ticket for every 644 kilometers (400 miles) saved by employee carpooling for business related trips (maximum of five comp tickets per fiscal year). Click here* for more info.

*Note, this link can only be accessed by a Vail Resorts computer. If you do not have access to the discount page, please contact your local HR – Employee Experience office to receive the information.

Dependent Passes
Ski and snowboard dependent passes and lift ticket coupons are all provided upon the employee’s hire or start of each new winter season. Please contact HR - Employee Experience for more information on when and how these will be distributed. 

It is important to keep in mind that the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) mandates that employees be taxed on the value of any dependent ski/ride passes that are used. For 2018, the taxable value for each dependent is:

  • Child (Age 0-6): No taxable value
  • Youth (Age 7-12): $209.20
  • Adult (Age 13+): $401.27

Ages are calculated as of January 1, 2018.  To avoid the tax, do not pick up a pass for your dependent(s).  

Who is Considered a Dependent for Purposes of the Ski Pass?
Your legal spouse (unless legally separated) as defined by the province in which you reside.

  • Your common law spouse: defined as your partner of the opposite sex or of the same sex who is, at the time of the application, the person publicly represented as your spouse for at least the 12 month period preceding the application.  Only one person at a time can be covered as your spouse under this policy.  This spouse must maintain the same principal residence as you (proof of common law spouse required, 2 supporting documents, i.e. joint mortgage statement/lease agreement, joint utility/hone bills, joint credit card billing, joint bank accounts).
  • Your unmarried child to the date he/she reaches age 19.
  • Your unmarried child at least 19 years of age to the date he/she attains 23 years of age provided the child is a full-time student in an accredited school and is principally dependent on you for his/her support (i.e. named as an exemption on your most current Federal Income Tax Return and relies on you for more than 50% of his/her financial support).
  • Your unmarried child at least 19 years of age to the date he/she attains 23 years of age provided the child is volunteering full time for a qualified 501(c) for a minimum of 16 weeks during the course of the applicable winter season and is principally dependent on you for his/her support (i.e. named as an exemption on your most current Federal Income Tax Return and relies on you for more than 50% of his/her financial support).
  • An unmarried disabled child may be considered eligible beyond the age specified above if he/she is incapable of self-sustaining employment due to mental or physical disability and is principally dependent on you for support and maintenance. Proof of such incapacity must be provided to Vail Resorts within 31 days of the child’s 19th birthday and upon request thereafter.

A child is defined as:

  • Your natural or adopted child.
  • Your stepchild, who resides in your household in a regular parent-child relationship and is principally dependent on you and your spouse for support (i.e. named as an exemption on your most current Federal Income Tax Return and relies on you for more than 50% of his/her financial support).
  • Foster children or children for whom you have legal custody by court decree and who depend on you for financial support.