Telluride teams up with Vail Resorts to offer skiers access to Epic Pass

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TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Skiers and snowboarders rejoiced Monday as Telluride Ski Resort announced it will be joining the Epic Pass that is offered by Vail Resorts.

The move doesn't mean the resort is being purchased by the company. Instead, it is just teaming up with it next season.

Vail Resorts is one of the largest ski resort operators in the country with places such as Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge.

One of its largest purchases was Whistler Blackcomb, just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. The pass works at those resorts, too.

But now, there's some competition.

The new Ikon Pass brings some of the largest resorts in the world together, including Winter Park, Copper Mountain and Aspen-Snowmass.

And Wyoming offers Jackson Hole. In all, 23 resorts are part of the Ikon Pass.

Pricing hasn't been announced for either for next season.

There's also the Mountain Collective Pass, which brings some international resorts into the mix as well as those owned by Aspen Skiing Company.

That pass starts around $500 for the season.

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