Vail Resorts announced on August 15, 2018, that the company has closed on its acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort in Washington from Ski Resort Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Oz Real Estate. The final purchase price, after adjustments for certain agreed-upon terms, was $64 million.
Less than 85 miles from Seattle, the resort sits on the crest of the Cascade Range within two national forests – the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the west side, and the Wenatchee National Forest on the east.
The 2018-19 Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic Australia Pass, and Military Epic Pass will now include unlimited and unrestricted access to Stevens Pass; the Epic 7 Day Pass and Epic 4 Day Pass will offer seven and four unrestricted days respectively. Additionally, Whistler Blackcomb’s 5 Day and 10 Day EDGE Cards, which are available to residents of Washington State and Canada, will allow pass holders to use two of five, or three of 10 days at Stevens Pass or any other Vail Resorts’ owned and operated ski resorts.
The acquisition closure on Stevens Pass is the first of two acquisitions announced in June 2018 to be finalized. In the second, separate transaction, which is expected to close later this summer, Vail Resorts announced an agreement to purchase Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado.