My opinion of Vail/epic pass has changed. After boycotting Whitetail for the past few years when they did away with the 4 hour flex pass. You can buy a northeast 1 day pass for $51. Not quite as good as when they had the Advantage Card and you could ski at night for about $40. If you're willing to buy a couple of days it gets even cheaper. Yes, you have to buy it ahead of time before Dec 4th. And yes night skiing only goes to 9:00 PM. But still it makes it pretty affordable.