Summit Merchant Pass Program 2020-2021

Merchant pass applications are now open! Apply via email and please allow 24 hours for processing. Employees may begin picking up processed passes beginning November 4th from 9am-4pm at the Gondola ticket office.

Program Highlights

  • Unlike Individual passes, the merchant pass belongs to the business, and may be transferred once, from one employee to another employee of the same business, for $110 for each transfer occurrence.
  • Available for purchase all season.

Merchant Pass Offerings 20-21 Season

  • VRI will offer a Merchant Epic Pass & Merchant Epic Local Pass
  • The Pass prices will be offered at the Epic Pass spring launch rate of Merchant Epic Pass at $979 and Merchant Epic Local Pass at $729
  • As a onetime offering and in recognition of a shortened 19.20 season, for each Merchant Pass purchased during the 19.20 season, Merchants will be eligible to receive a  20%  credit for their 20.21 Merchant Passes purchases, if purchased prior to December 6th, 2020, taking the Merchant Epic pass price to $783 and the  Merchant Epic Local Pass price to $583
  • Merchant Epic & Merchant Epic Local passes will have the following restriction dates 11/27-11/28, 12/26-12/31, 1/16 & 2/13-2/14 at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Stowe, Northstar, Park City & Kirkwood.
  • Merchant Passes will require reservations to access resorts and priority access will be granted until 12/7 for Merchant Pass holders to make up to 7 priority days of reservations prior to lift tickets going on sale starting 12/8.
  • Merchant Epic & Merchant Epic Local pass access is listed here
  • To accommodate merchants who qualify for multiple discounted passes, but will not have staff hired before the December 6 deadline, a voucher system is being implemented. This will allow the merchant to purchase vouchers in bulk at the discounted rate to use for staff that is hired after the deadline. Read about the voucher request.

How to Qualify

  • Merchant must be in good standing with Breckenridge Tourism Office. All merchant pass information is distributed through the BTO.

Purchasing a Merchant Pass

  • Merchant must read program policies thoroughly, then complete Form B (Merchant Application) and email to breckats@vailresorts.com . Merchant will be notified when approved (allow 24 hours).
  • Merchant completes Proof of Employment form for each employee obtaining a pass. The employee will bring this form to the pass office along with ID and a pay stub. Do not email the employee form.
  • Merchant will have an account set up, or re-activated, with a business credit card on file. The pass office will NOT be accepting cash or checks throughout the 20/21 season.
  • To accommodate merchants who qualify for multiple discounted passes, but will not have staff hired before the December 6 deadline, a voucher system is being implemented. This will allow the merchant to purchase vouchers in bulk at the discounted rate to use for staff that is hired after the deadline. Read about the voucher request.

Transferring a Merchant Pass

Merchants are to call 970-496-5458 or 970-496-7339 to deactivate passes of employees who no longer work for their company.

  • Each pass may be transferred one time to another employee working for the same business.
  • A transfer fee of $110 will be charged to the merchant’s credit card on file.
  • A completed and signed Form C (Merchant Pass Purchase/Transfer Form) and photo ID are required at time of transfer
  • A pass can only be transferred to a like pas, ie. Epic to Epic or Local to Local.

Merchant Pass Refunds

  • All applicable refunds will be given to the merchant, not the pass holder.
  • If there is a medical injury and the pass is unused, we can refund 100%.
  • If there was a medical injury and it was used, the refund will be calculated by charging the pass insurance per diem rate for each day used.
  • If the pass was unused and no medical applies, we can refund the total value of the pass less a $25 processing fee.

Pass Holder Refunds

Refunding an individual’s previously purchased season pass who is now eligible for a Merchant Pass follows this timeline:

  • 100% refunded if request for refund is prior to December 31, 2020.
  • 50% refunded from January 1, 2021, through March 15, 2021.
  • No refund after March 15, 2021