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

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.

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