After 28 days of skiing 10 lifetime Epic Passes were awarded to the winners of the Vail Resorts’ Epic Race to Ski the World. To win the race the contestants had to ski or snowboard at 26 resorts across 4 countries and 2 continents.
- Vail, Beaver Creek,Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps, Minnesota; and Mt. Brighton, Michigan.
- Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria – St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben; and Les 3 Vallées, France – Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle.
After the final day in Brides-Les-Bains, France, was complete Vail Resorts threw a true European après party to celebrate everyone’s effort.
And The Winners Are….
– Nick Annis of Loveland, Colo., a student at the Colorado School of Mines.
– Scott Annis of Loveland, Colo., who wanted to create lifetime memories with his son Nick.
– Cory Heintz of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, who couldn’t say “no” to the chance to ski France.
– Brittany Heintz of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, who grew up skiing the hills in the Midwest.
– Joe Jensen of Denver, Colo., cancer survivor who legally ran for President of the United States and first learned to ski at Afton Alps in Minnesota.
– Steve Sacco of Denver, Colo., former meteorologist who found the race to be his perfect storm.
– John Victor of Denver, Colo., spent many holidays skiing Vail and was on Vail Ski Patrol for three seasons after graduating from college.
– Michael Lahey of Longmont, Colo., a fifth generation native who has been saving airline miles for years to ski in Europe.
– Devin Rhinehart of Denver, Colo., an engineer and member of “Team Fun” with Greg Hydle and Ashley Cooley.
– Greg Hydle of Golden, Colo., with his trademark red beard, he was often mistaken for German rapper MC Fitti while skiing at the European resorts.