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Great pricing for seniors

by Ski Utah Yeti November 27 2013 0 Comments

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Utah resorts love seniors and they offer deep discounts on season passes and daily tickets. Senior pricing starts at 62 years at some resorts, but you must be 65 or 70 at others. Just be prepared to prove your age. And plan ahead for next year because the deepest discounts occur before Labor Day.

Here's the roundup of current prices at each of our 14 resorts -- plus some tidbits.

Alta —"We love seniors," says Connie Marshall, director of public relations. The group called Wild Old Bunch encourages seniors to become ski buddies. Join them for coffee and conversation any day at 11 a.m. in Alf's, the mid mountain restaurant. They meet at the round table in the middle.

Season pass       65-79    $699 free UTA ski bus   

                          80+          $49

Daily ticket         80+        free

Not quite a senior yet or don't think you'll ski a lot? Everyone can buy a Gold or  Silver card that gives substantial discounts on daily adult tickets.


Beaver Mountain—It's our northern-most resort. Locals say they ski the Beav.

Season pass        70+        $100

Daily ticket          65+        $35
Half day               65+        $30


Brian Head—It's our southern-most resort. They invested $3.5 million this season.

Season pass        62-69      $239
                              70+      $159

Daily ticket           65+        $39 non holiday / $43 holiday
Half day                65+        $32 non holiday / $35 holiday


Brighton—Want to tune up your skills? "It's never too late to learn or to improve," says Jared Winkler, marketing spokesperson. Senior Workshops meet three consecutive Mondays starting in January and are for those 50 and older.

Season pass       70+       $399 free UTA ski bus  

Daily ticket        70+        $41


Canyons—Now part of the Vail-owned network of resorts, its Epic pass lets you the Canyons and ski 25 other mountains worldwide. However, the sale of Epic passes has ended for this season, but watch for it next year.

Purchase daily tickets ahead of time online or by phone and save up to 54% off ticket window prices.

Daily ticket            65+        $33 - $55 depending on dates


Deer Valley—Named the best U.S. Ski Resort by the international World Ski Awards for its excellence in tourism and focus on the future of skiing. Complimentary curbside assistance, complimentary mountain tours, complimentary ski storage, and 11 resort restaurants.

Season pass        65-71       $1,090
                              72+       $990

Mid week               65+        $990

Daily ticket            65+        $77
Half day pm           65+        $65
 

Eagle Point—Utah's newest resort goes nostalgic with all the amenities but without bells and whistles. Open Thursdays through Sundays and holidays.

Season pass          65+       $269

Daily ticket           65+        $25


Park City Mountain Resort—Up to 50 freshly groomed runs daily and the Signature Runs get extra pampering. Complimentary tours tell how the trails were named and about the mines that run deep under the mountain. And happy 50th anniversary!

Season pass        65-69        $535 Plus add on options available
                              70+        $330

Daily ticket             65+        $50


Powder Mountain—"Our groomers are softer because we offer 100% natural snow," says Patrick Lundin, the marketing director. "We have endless intermediate terrain with more 'hero powder' (wide open powder fields) than any other resort in the state."  

Season pass        65-69        $555
                            70-79       $250
                               80+        $25

Daily ticket          62-69        $50
Half day /am       62-69        $45
Half day /pm      62-69         $46

Daily ticket          70-79        $35
Half day /am       70-79        $35
Half day /pm       70-79        $35
 

Snowbasin—"Seniors meet early weekday mornings at Earl's Lodge. Then they go out and rip turns. It's a die-hard group of 50s and older," says Jason Dyer, the pr and marketing manager.

Season pass        65-74        $689
                              75+        $79

Daily ticket          65-74        $51
                              75+        $26

Half day /pm        75+          $20


Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort—A new high speed lift, expanded snowcat skiing, and an elegant spa with a rooftop hot tub and pool. It earned the top 2013 award by the National Ski Areas Association for environmental protection and care.  

Season pass (Includes    65+$749 Unlimited tram and chair free UTA ski bus)    

                             65+        $549 Midweek tram and chair
                             65+        $449 Midweek chair only

Daily ticket            65+        $75
Half day / pm        65+        $69


Solitude—A European-styled mountain village is the heart of the resort. Boasts being uncrowded. So shhhhh. Don't tell.

Daily lift ticket        70+        $52


Sundance—Robert Redford fell in love with the mountain long before the Sundance Film Festival evolved. Its rustic architecture melds it to the environment.

Season pass        65+        $125

Daily ticket          65+        $16
Half day / pm      65+        $16
Super day / 9am - night    65+        $26
Afternoon+ night 65+       $13
Night                  65+         $11


Wolf Mountain—Affordable and friendly place for learning. A refurbished barn is the day lodge and a yurt is the ski school headquarters. Watch for the Masters races this winter.

Season pass        70+       $10

Daily ticket        65+         $28 non holiday
                          65+        $30 holiday
                          70+        free

Half day /pm     65+         $18 non holiday
                                         $20 holiday

Harriet Wallis has been a ski writer, editor and photographer forever. She learned to ski on a dare when she was in her mid 30s and has been blabbing about it ever since.

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