Denver, Colo. – April 14, 2009 – For the first time, instead of looking forward at the new season and new pass prices, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are looking years or even a decade back to set prices for next season's ski passes. Resorts make an appealing offer, selling 2009-2010 season passes at previous seasons' prices and allowing guests to use passes for the remainder of the 2009 season. Some resorts highlight these offers with new financing options and other added value. Below is a snapshot of pricing and specials that Colorado Ski Country resorts have to offer for the 2009-2010 season.
Arapahoe Basin resort offers two pass options on sale at 2007 prices. Guests can secure these 2007 pass prices with a $49 deposit:
· Arapahoe Basin Bonus Pass is on sale for $339 for adults and $249 for children. The Bonus Pass provides skiers and riders unlimited use at A-Basin during the remainder of the 2008-2009 season, as well as the entire 2009-2010 season.
· Arapahoe Basin only Adult Season Pass is now selling for $279, the youth pass is selling for $189, and the child pass is selling for $109. These passes are also valid for the remainder of the 2008-2009 season, as well as the entire 2009-2010 season with no blackout dates.
Both passes include discounts at the ski area. The 2009-2010 pass prices are valid through April 30th, 2009. Prices may increase after that time. Bonus Passes are available while supplies last. Passes can be purchased in person at the ski area until closing day, tentatively scheduled for June 7th, 2009, weather dependent. The passes can also be purchased by calling 1-888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246) or by ordering online at www.ArapahoeBasin.com.
The Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus offers unlimited skiing and riding at Winter Park and Copper Mountain plus six days at Steamboat for $399, a $40 savings from last season's debut price. The Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus price will increase on April 20th. The resorts offer an option of making a first deposit of $49 now, and paying the remainder by mid-September 2009. Please visit www.SkiColorado.com for more information. To book by phone, call Winter Park Resort Season Pass at 800-977-SNOW, Copper Mountain Season Pass at 866-416-9869, or Steamboat Season Pass at 800-922-2722.
From June 1st to September 7th, adult passes, as well as family value packages, are $949, senior passes are $225 to $615, young adult passes are $199, and children passes are $135.
As a part of the Family Value Program, with every adult full season pass purchased, guests receive one free child or young adult pass. The Family Package includes one Adult Platinum or Gold pass and one pass of the same type for that adult's legal dependent child, age 17 and under.
Crested Butte also offers its Platinum Pass. Platinum Passes provide unlimited skiing and riding with no blackout dates, and are valid for both the winter season and the summer season.
Season Pass Financing Program will be offered this summer for the purchase of all Platinum and Gold passes. For a $40 processing fee, Crested Butte Mountain Resort breaks a season pass purchase into four equal payments when customers place the first payment by July 31st. Additional payments will be due on the last day of August, September and October. Pass financing will only be available between June 1st, 2009 and July 31st, 2009. Financing will only be accepted with the use of a credit card. Please visit www.skicb.com or call 888-317-6482 for more information.
Echo Mountain offers current pass holders the option to renew 2008-2009 passes for only $139. For new customers, an unlimited Echo Mountain pass valid for the rest of this season and all of 2009-2010 season is offered for $189. The passes are available for purchase onsite in the Echo Mountain Lodge, or online at www.EchoMt.com. <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102520705179&e=001eQEN4WBw0ozGTRfYDS3TLUFeAiqDGSG_yogcG3cndIvWnirCec8a1DBEHj5PYMUEBYvJGyg-y1aLn-RuduEhdK-QlD0eqpLQT7_AYr4zSdLFlBHHPsqs3k_yWfHnnrhMHNEr9qPu2ibz-M3Cakvji02-E2rCk-bU>
Season Pass prices start at $359 for adults, $75 for kids, $89 for seniors, and $839 for a family of four. This is the best time to purchase since pass prices will increase in the fall. Spring Sale pricing ends April 30th, 2009. For more information, please visit www.Eldora.com or call 303-440-8700.
Loveland offers 2009-2010 season passes at the 2008-2009 rates through May 31st. Adult Season Passes for the 2009-2010 season start at $339 ($305 for renewals) and Adult Midweek Passes are $229 ($206 for renewals). Young Adult Passes are $269 ($242 for renewals), and Child Passes can be purchased for $149 ($134 for renewals). All Loveland Season Pass holders receive discounts throughout the area on lessons, food, lift tickets, rentals, sport shop purchases and child care. Plus, every Loveland Season Pass comes with three free days at Monarch Mountain for the 2009-2010 season.
2009-2010 season passes will be valid for the entire 2009-2010 season in addition to the remainder of this season. Loveland Ski Area will close for the season on Sunday, May 3rd, 2009.
Monarch Mountain is not increasing Season Pass prices for the 2009-2010 ski season. Early-season pass prices purchased through July 3rd, 2009, for the 2009-2010 season are $289 for adults, $159 for students, $89 for juniors, and $159 for seniors.
Monarch Mountain Season Passes include three free days of skiing at Loveland, Durango, Powderhorn, Sunlight, one day of complementary un-guided skiing at Silverton, and benefits at other resorts. Orders can be placed on-line at www.SkiMonarch.com or by calling 719-530-5105.
Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
Durango Mountain Resort is holding prices steady with its season pass for the 2009-2010 season. Adult All-Season Passes are $539, students are $289, and children all-season passes are $239. Children's passes are $119 when purchased with an adult pass.
Weekday and Flex Passes will also be sold at discounted prices during the early season sale, but are not eligible for benefits offered to All-Season Passholders. The All-Season Pass offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Purgatory Mountain, and summer activities including the alpine slide, mountain biking, hiking, and more. All-Season pass holders get free three days at Monarch, half-price ski days at Crested Butte, and benefits at other resorts. For more and to purchase passes, please call 970-385-2168 or visit www.DurangoMountainResort.com/SeasonPass.
Ski Cooper will determine the prices of its Season Passes for the 2009-2010 season in the next few weeks. Ski Cooper will again provide our season pass holders with affordability along with all the same benefits as last season plus more. Go to www.skicooper.com <http://www.skicooper.com/> to keep updated on our pre-season price sale.
Sunlight season passes are now on sale for 2009-2010. Sunlight honors the 2008-2009 early-season rates until May 31st, which means adult unlimited season passes selling for $360 and mid-week season passes for $250. The great deal comes as that mountain just announced its December 4th opening day for the 2009-2010 season. Those wanting to get in on the deal at Sunlight can buy passes online at www.Sunlightmtn.com or call 970.945.7491.
Steamboat could not think of a better time to roll back the price of its 2009-2010 season pass products to the lowest levels in nearly a decade, including the 2009-2010 Steamboat Adult Season Pass available for $879 during a new pre-season savings period through June 1st.
The new pre-season saving period is unique because pass holders lock in the special rates with simply a $100 non-refundable deposit and then pay the remainder of the balance by October 1st. To purchase a Steamboat Season Pass at pre-season rates, log onto www.steamboat.com/seasonpass or call Steamboat Central Reservations® at 1.877.276.2628.
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek will be holding their annual Pre-Season Pass Sale the first week of October. Prices will be announced at a later date. Please visit www.wolfcreekski.com.