Utah Season Pass Sale


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Utah Season Pass Sale; Get Them While They’re HotBy Jill Adler

Talk about time sneaking up on you. Feels like just a few months ago we were debating whether the Mountain Collective should be the only pass you purchase. The first big deadline to buy a season pass before a hefty price increase, rolls in after Labor Day. If you’re thinking about pulling the trigger, do it sooner rather than later. No reason to lose any more of your hard extra money.

A lot will go into your decision to purchase a season pass but make sure you do the math. Figure out how many days you might ski this coming winter. Be realistic. Last year was one of the worst ever. Folks who normally skied 60+ days were only booting up 30-40. If you think you’ll average about 20-25, consider buying ticket books or something like the $150 Alta Gold Card that gets you half-off lift tickets and it’s got RFID so it’s straight to the lifts just like you would with a pass.

At Solitude, you can buy a 10-Pak ticket book for $500. Whatever days you don't use roll over to next season. Be aware that there’s no more ‘cherry picking’ your days now that Deer Valley is running the joint. Solitude used to sell a multi-ride pass that was not only unique but effective. You could buy, say, 30 ‘rides’ and then ski only three runs a day and make it last for 10 days. Gone.

Here are some figures to help with your decision; in ascending order. FYI, there are less expensive midweek options in addition to the ticket packages available at all of the resorts, so click on the individual areas for the full rundown:

Sundance

Prices rise Oct. 31, 2015

Adult Unlimited = $529

Junior Unlimited (ages 6-12) = $209

Students Unlimited (ages 13-18) = $259

College Unlimited = $439

Powder Mountain

Adult = $740

Young Adult (ages 7-21) = $300

Family Pass (2 Adults and 2 K-12 - each additional K-12 $100) = $1620

Snowbasin Resort

Prices rise September 7, 2015

Adult Premier (age 27-64) = $749 Adult Value Pass (age 27-64) = $549 Young Adult Premier (age 19-26) = $499 Teen Premier (age 13-18) = $299 Youth Premier (age 7-12) = $199 Child Value (ages 6 & under) = $10 The Value passes have holiday blackouts and do not come with the Powder Alliance benefit.

Park City Mountain/Canyons at Park City

Full Adult Epic = $769 Epic Pass Child = $399

Epic Local Pass Adult = $579 Epic Local Pass Teen = $459

Epic Local Pass Child = $299

Cheapest option for Utahns in school, and who only want to ski Park City-

Park City Youth Pass College = $399 Park City Youth Pass Teen = $309 Park City Youth Pass Child = $289

FYI- There are blackout dates on the Epic Local- Vail, Beaver Creek, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, & Kirkwood restricted: 11/27/15-11/28/15, 12/26/15-12/31/15, 1/16/16, 2/13/16-2/14/16.

Brighton

Prices rise after 9/16/15

Brighton bucked a forever trend by actually REDUCING pass prices this season.

Adult (ages 24+) = $799

Young Adult (ages 17-23) = $499

Youth (ages 11-Grade 12) = $299 Kids 10 and under Free!

Solitude

Adult Season Pass = $849

Young Adult (Age 18-23) = $529

Junior (ages 13-17) = $319

Youth (ages 7-12) - $219

Big Cottonwood Pass (valid at both Brighton and Solitude)

Adult - $1,199

Young Adult (18-23) - $839

Junior (7-17) - $479

Kids 6 and under ski free

Alta*

Adult: $999 ($1,119 after 9/30/15)

Mid Week Pass (Monday-Friday): $799

Ages 18-25: $599 ($1,199 after 9/30/15)

Utah College Student / College Spouse: $599

Kids 7-12: $159; 13-17: $199

The best deal by far if you can wrangle a gang together is the Family Season Pass Package (2 Adults / 2 Children): $1,999 ($2,229 after 9/30.15)- you’re basically getting two free kids’ passes!

Snowbird*

Prices rise 9/10/15

Adult Passes Unlimited = $999 ($1,199); Chairs Only = $799 ($1,099)

Young Adult (Ages 18-25) Unlimited = $659 ($729); Chairs Only = $449 ($599)

College Student Passes Unlimited = $659 ($729); Chairs Only = $449 ($599)

Childs Pass (Ages 7-18) Unlimited = $349 ($438); Chairs Only = $279 ($369)

Kids under 6 = $25

Alta / Snowbird Passes (Skiers Only)

Adult Unlimited = $1,399 ($1,599)

Young Adult Unlimited = $1,148 ($1,348)

Senior Unlimited = $1,148 ($1,348)

Family 4-Pack (2 Adults + 2 K-12) with Unlimited Tram & Chairs = $1999 (after 9/10- $2,399); Chairs Only = $1599 ($1,999)

Deer Valley

Prices rise after 10/31/15

Adult (Ages 24-64) = $2085

Young Adult (Ages 18-23) = $1295

Teen (Ages 13-17) = $890

Child (Ages 5-12) = $535

DV passholders also get four tickets to Solitude, three tickets to Snowbird and three to Alta (skiers only)

*Those who purchase a Snowbird or Alta pass early also receive the Benefit of the Wasatch (3 tix to Alta or Snowbird, and 3 tix to Deer Valley) and the Mountain Collective for 50% off tickets at: Aspen|Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Lake Louise/Sunshine Village, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Whistler Blackcomb, Sun Valley, Stowe, Taos, Thredbo. Alta passholders get an additional 50% off tickets at Homewood, Red Lodge, Wachusett Mountain, and Bridger Bowl.