Done deal, Vail Resorts now owns Crested Butte, making it the fifth Colorado ski resort the company owns. Vail Resorts portfolio also includes Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Keystone. Crested Butte also took to social media to announce their official inclusion on the Epic Pass:
“We are thrilled to offer pass holders even more one-of-a-kind experiences in the northeast and in Colorado with the addition of Okemo, Mount Sunapee and Crested Butte to our network of world-class resorts. Unlimited, unrestricted access to these resorts through the Epic Pass, Epic Local, and Military Epic Pass, as well as access on the Epic 4 Day and Epic 7 Day, will be a tremendous benefit to skiers and snowboarders.” -Vail Resorts Chief Marketing Officer Kirsten Lynch
Denver Business Journal points out the purchase was foreshadowed back in March when Crested Butte joined the Epic Pass (which is owned by Vail Resorts), along with Okemo and Mount Sunapee. This was an early indication that Vail Resorts intended to buy the Triple Peaks ski areas which it eventually did in June.
Well the paperwork is dry and now The Butte is a Vail Resorts owned mountain and the Epic Pass continues to grow adding 20 new mountains this season bringing the tally of available mountains to 65 destinations in total spread across four continents.