Spring has sprung and is also the time to score deals by planning ahead. As the season nears its end, resorts begin offing deals on passes for next season. Sweeeeet! The early bird gets the worm.
Here’s where to find a few of these deals:
Brian Head – Spring deals are blooming until May 31st at Brian Head resort. Even better that these deals are on top of their already awesome pricing plan that offers discounts to kids, young adults, and seniors. Check out their site for more details and restrictions.
Until May 31st After May 31st
Buddy Pass 2 adult passes purchased together $849 $1,149
Adult 26-61 years $499 $679
Young Adult Out of H.S to 25 years $299 $399
K-12 Student Kindergarten-12th Grade $229 $309
Family Plan K-12 Student $199 $269
Sr. Silver 62-69 years Must Show ID $229 $309
Sr. Gold 70 + years Must Show ID $149 $199
Canyons Resort Epic Pass – The flexible Epic pass offers access to not only Canyons, but also four additional resorts in Colorado, three in Lake Tahoe, and now Japan. Summer gondola access at Canyons is also included, an awesome perk for mountain bike riders. Priced at $729 for adults or $379 for children (ages 5-12), this is a versatile and affordable option for skiers who like to travel.
If local access is all you need, opt for the Epic Local Pass, which offers unlimited days of skiing at Canyons for just $549. This pass excludes some holidays. Visit EpicPass.com for more details.
Mountain Collective (Includes Alta, Snowbird and more) – A limited number of 2014-2015 Mountain Collective adult passes are available for $359. Additionally, child pass have been discounted to $99. Buying in the spring also gives you access to Valle Nevado, Chile and Thredbo, Australia during the summer. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to take advantage of that benefit!
Here’s the skinny on the deal from the Mountain Collective website:
Each 2014-15 passholder will receive
12 days total at The Collective destinations:
2 days at Alta/Snowbird
2 days at Aspen/Snowmass
2 days at Jackson Hole
2 days at Mammoth
2 days at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows
2 days at Whistler Blackcomb
Plus 50% off all additional days at The Collective destinations
No blackout dates
Up to 25% off lodging at The Collective destinations
Receive 1 more day at one of the Collective destinations when you purchase today
Snowbasin Discovery Pass – Looking for a 2014-2015 season discount? This is your deal! For a limited time, the Snowbasin Discovery Value Pass is available for $479. This pass includes some restrictions and holiday blackouts. It you want access every day, opt for the Discovery Premier Pass priced at $679. The Premier Pass has a few more bonuses, including…
2014 Summer Gondola Access, loaded onto winter season pass
"New" $99 2 hour private coaching at Snowsports (One offer per passholder, blackout dates apply)
$159 hotel rate at Sun Valley Lodge or Inn (on a space available basis).
15% discount off Winter Repair in Grizzly Center Repair Shop.
Two 50% off buddy vouchers, can be used any time during 2014-2015 season. (Pass Holder must be present to redeem)
Discount off Tubing Hill ride tickets. Must be purchased at Ticket Window or Season Pass Desk.
Powder Alliance – 3 days of access at 11 other Western Resorts (some restrictions).
Ski Bus Pass (one-time $5 service charge).
"New" Discounts on room rates at the Grand America & Little America Hotels (on a space available basis).
Whew, that’s a lot!
“With the huge success of this season’s Discovery Pass Program we wanted to continue offering a competitively priced pass to our existing customers and to all those who want to try Snowbasin Resort for the first time” explains John Loomis Snowbasin’s General Manager. “This program is an opportunity for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities to enjoy the mountain and amenities that have made Snowbasin famous” says Loomis. Visit Snowbasin Resorts Season Pass Page for full details.
Park City Mountain Resort - The deals just keep on coming at PCMR, with 3 days free skiing at sister resorts for pass holders, along with the return of "My Pass. My Way." a customizable feature that allows passholders to choose from a combination of Fast Track access, night skiing, and underground parking.
Spring brings more than pass discounts. Most resorts begin offering discounts on packages and lodging this time of year, making it a great time to plan a visit. Use the “search” function on our DEALS page for a head start.
Locals know, spring is a special time for skiing in Utah. Yet, as the season winds down, we may all face a minor depression. For me, making plans for next season eases the pain just a little, and sweet deals don’t hurt either.