Choosing the Right Utah Season Pass

Choosing the Right Utah Season Pass

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By Tele Tony \ May 21 2020

Skiers and snowboarders have more choices than ever when choosing a season pass to ski and ride in Utah. Finding the right pass for you depends on your priorities, whether that's seeking the deepest snow, the fewest crowds or the most variety. Right now is the best time to purchase your season pass for next season. You'll get the absolute best deals and discounts buying in advance, and you can buy with confidence knowing most Utah resorts are offering pass assurance and purchase protection on top of credits carried over from last year's pass purchases. Read on to help decide which pass is right for you, and stay up to date with complete season pass details and pricing for every Utah resort by clicking here.  

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Multi-Resort Passes: If you think variety is the spice of life and enjoy nothing more than a good Utah staycation, these passes have you covered.

Gold Pass: The Gold Pass delivers access to the absolute pinnacle of resort skiing in Utah. With fully transferable, unlimited skiing and riding at every resort, Gold Pass holders enjoy ultimate flexibility to chase storms around the Beehive State while enjoying perks like preferred parking, summer lift privileges for mountain biking and buy-one-get-one-free Interconnect Tours.

Purchase by June 1 for lowest price.

Buy with confidence: Pass holders will have the option to defer the full value of their pass(es) to the 2021–22 season until Monday, November 2, 2020. No questions asked, no burden of proof, and no additional fees for doing so. If you elect to defer your pass(es), they will be reserved and waiting for you for the 2021–22 season.

Silver Pass: The Silver Pass offers all the same unlimited skiing and riding, parking, Interconnect and summer lift privileges as the Gold Pass, but it isn't transferable. If you're not into sharing, Silver is just as good as Gold.  

Purchase by June 1 for lowest price.

Buy with confidence: Pass holders will have the option to defer the full value of their pass(es) to the 2021–22 season until Monday, November 2, 2020. No questions asked, no burden of proof, and no additional fees for doing so. If you elect to defer your pass(es), they will be reserved and waiting for you for the 2021–22 season.

Ikon Pass: The Ikon Pass is a more affordable option for skiers and snowboarders who want to experience a variety of resorts through Utah, including all of those in the famed powder corridors of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. In addition to unlimited skiing and riding at Solitude Mountain Resort, Ikon Pass holders receive seven days at Brighton and Deer Valley Resort along with seven shared days between Alta Ski Area and Snowbird. The Ikon Pass also has access to 38 additional resorts outside of Utah (43 worldwide) if you want to indulge a bit of wanderlust and see what it's like to ski on snow that's inferior to Utah's Greatest Snow on Earth.

Click here for pricing: Ikon Pass Pricing

Buy with confidence: Adventure Assurance enables all purchases of 20/21 Ikon Pass products to be bought with confidence, knowing the pass holder can defer use of their 20/21 pass product and elect to exchange it for a credit to be applied toward their purchase of any single Ikon Pass product offered for sale for the 21/22 winter season. 

Epic Pass: With unlimited skiing and riding at Park City Mountain as well as up to select days at Snowbasin Resort, the Epic Pass is a pretty good value based on local skiing alone. What makes the Epic Pass even better for pass holders is the incredible number of resorts it allows you to ski in neighboring states like Colorado. Full Epic Pass holders receive unlimited access to 37 Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts as well as limited access to 46 other partner resorts both nationally and internationally. It's a great option for skiers and snowboarders who like to chase storms or have friends they'd like to visit throughout the season.

Click here for pricing: Epic Pass Pricing

Buy with confidence: New for the 2020/21 season, Epic Coverage is included FREE for all pass holders, and provides refunds associated with certain personal events, including illness, job loss, and injury. It also expands coverage to protect you from certain resort closures, such as any due to COVID-19.

Yeti Pass: The Yeti Pass is good for one day at each of the 15 ski resorts in Utah. Spend a week skiing the resorts around Salt Lake City. Spend a long weekend in Park City and one in Ogden. Head down south for a spell, then point the compass north towards the Idaho border. If you don't mind racking up a few miles on the road in for the sake of diversity, the Yeti Pass might be for you.

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Powderhound Passes: You're here for the cold smoke and face shots. The days that require a snorkel get you out of bed. Season passes to these resorts are what you're after. 

Snowbird: Little Cottonwood Canyon is renowned for receiving the world's best snow, period. Call it the Greatest Snow on Earth. Call it the Goldilocks Effect. Whatever you call it, it's real. A season pass to the Bird gives you unlimited access to that powder bounty from the legendary Aerial Tram. Because Snowbird offers the longest season in Utah, you can ski and ride during late spring and early summer storms after the other resorts have closed.

Click here for pricing: Snowbird Pass Pricing

Purchase by July 31 for lowest price.

Buy with confidence: Passholder Promise — Snowbird will issue a full refund before December 1, 2020 for any passholder who has not used their 2020–21 pass and desires a refund for any reason.


Alta Ski Area
: Alta is for skiers, so snowboarders need not apply. By virtue of the fact it's just up canyon from the Bird, Alta typically receives a hair more snow than its Little Cottonwood comrade. When it comes to pure powder bliss, it doesn't get any better than Alta. From early-season laps on Wildcat Chair to springtime runs down Main Chute, Alta is the place to be when the powder faucet is on.

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Powder Mountain: Powder Mountain is perhaps the only place on the planet that can challenge the Cottonwoods for Snow Quality. PowMow averages 500 inches of snow per year with fewer crowds than you'll experience elsewhere. Thanks to its limited ticket and pass sales, powder day at Powder Mountain probably offers more face shots per capita than any other resort. There's a reason powder is in the name.

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Purchase by May 1 for lowest price.


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Park Slayer Passes: If big airs, unique features and innovative tricks and grabs with names that require their own glossary are your bag, these resorts will have you boosting all season long.

Woodward Park City: Woodward doesn't just have an incredible park; the entire place is a park. It is actually made up of numerous parks for all different abilities rolled into one resort. On top of the outdoor jumps and jibs, Woodward has indoor trampolines and foam pits, facilitating safe progression before you take your tricks to the snow.

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Park City Mountain (Epic Pass): There's a reason Park City Mountain has hosted numerous World Cup Slopestyle and Pipe events over the years. Their meticulously-sculpted parks are known as some of the best in the country. Because Park City Mountain is part of the Epic Pass, your season pass will allow you to ski some incredible out-of-state parks like the ones at Breckenridge and Keystone. And with that in mind, full Epic Pass holders receive unlimited access to 37 Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts as well as limited access to 46 other partner resorts both nationally and internationally. New for the upcoming season, the Epic Mountain Rewards Program gives pass holders 20% off food, lodging, lessons, rentals and more. 

Buy with confidence: New for the 2020/21 season, Epic Coverage is included FREE for all pass holders, and provides refunds associated with certain personal events, including illness, job loss, and injury. It also expands coverage to protect you from certain resort closures, such as any due to COVID-19.

  

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Southern Shredder Passes: There's more to southern Utah than red rock desert and Red Bull Rampage. There's powder in these southern hills.  

Brian Head Ski Resort: With the highest base area in Utah at 9,600 feet, steep varied terrain and fewer crowds than almost any other resort, Brian Head offers enough low-stress powder skiing per season to make it an attractive option for a season pass. Add in the unique landscape and environment with remarkable views of Cedar Breaks National Monument and it becomes hard to beat.

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Buy With Confidence: 100 Day Guarantee — Get 100 days (or more!) of skiing on the Power Pass. If Brian Head doesn't deliver, you will be offered a discount toward your 2021/2022 pass of 1% per day. 

Eagle Point: Eagle Point is a historic Utah resort that was reborn in 2010 in the heart of the Tushar Mountains, which are even higher than the fabled Wasatch. With an Eagle Point season pass you'll enjoy more than 350 inches of snow without any of the powder panic. Modern amenities, ample snow and a more intimate, laid back mountain experience, just minutes from the town of Beaver.

Click here for pricing: Eagle Point Pass Pricing

Purchase by June 1 for lowest price.

Buy with confidence: "No Worries" Season Pass Assurance Program accounts for closures due to COVID-19 related actions by governments and the impact on season pass holders based on the length of time Eagle Point is or is not able to open for the 2020–21 season.

 

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Northern Light Passes: You'll find plenty of powder and laid-back, old-school vibes when your head up North. What you won't find are lift lines.

Beaver Mountain: You can practically touch Idaho from the slopes of Beaver Mountain. The Beav has been in operation for 81 years under the ownership of a single family, the Seeholzers. Skiing and riding at Beaver Mountain is like stepping back—in the most positive way—to a time before triple-figure day ticket prices and corporate resort consolidation.

Click here for pricing: Beaver Mountain Pass Pricing 

Purchase by August 1 for lowest price

Buy with confidence: Beaver Mountain is allowing pass holders to purchase pass insurance for $25 that will allow for refunds in case of injury, illness, relocation etc. 

Cherry Peak: Cherry Peak is something of a locals' secret. Located just minutes from the towns of Richmond and Logan, it's the most convenient place to make some turns if you're spending time up north. With 322 inches of annual snowfall, a terrain park, night skiing and snowmaking capabilities for the unexpected patch of high pressure, Cherry Peak has everything needed to keep skiers and snowboarders happy all season long.

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Night Owl Passes: You only come out at night. Whether you're a full-time worker, a full-time student or just prefer to shred under the stars all season, these resorts are lit. 

Nordic Valley: Most night skiing operations offer just a few groomers and mogul runs. Nordic Valley lights up 100% of their terrain for night skiing every Friday and Saturday. Stop dreaming about slaying pow on your favorite runs each night and actually do it!

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Brighton: Brighton offers night skiing Monday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. all season long. You could ski 100 days of park and powder per season with a Brighton pass—all of it under the lights! That's tough to beat.

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Purchase by July 6 for best pricing 

Buy with confidence: Brighton has launched Worry-Free Winter Assurance guaranteeing a minimum season run of 150 days. If the season is cut short, Brighton will credit passholders a percentage of missing days. Additonally, if passholders change their mind about riding this season, they will have the option to roll over the unused pass to the 21/22 season by December 10!

 

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Passes to Beat the Crowds: You don't need to seek far-flung reaches to avoid the masses. Passes at these resorts keep you away from the crowds and while staying close to home.

Sundance Mountain Resort: Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Timpanogos, Sundance has quite possibly the best views of any resort in Utah. Throw in fantastic terrain, snow and amenities in a conspicuous lack of crowds despite close proximity to Provo and Salt Lake City, and Sundance starts looking like a pretty good place to spend the season.

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Solitude Mountain Resort (Ikon Pass): The Ikon Pass has made this resort more accessible, but there's a reason it's still called Solitude. Don't over think it. Enjoy the best of the Cottonwood Canyon powder bounty with fewer crowds with additional days at Deer Valley, Brighton, Alta and Snowbird! 

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Purchase by June 16 for lowest price.

Buy with confidence: Adventure Assurance enables all purchases of 20/21 Ikon Pass products to be bought with confidence, knowing the pass holder can defer use of their 20/21 pass product and elect to exchange it for a credit to be applied toward their purchase of any single Ikon Pass product offered for sale for the 21/22 winter season. 

 

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Corduroy Enthusiast Passes: Tip it and rip it. If turn radiuses, edge bevels and angulation are your thing, look no further than these resorts for your season pass. 

Deer Valley Resort Season Pass (7 Days also included with Ikon Pass): Not much needs to be said about Deer Valley. The resort is world-famous for the immaculate quality of its groomers—not to mention its top-shelf dining options and customer service. You won't find better groomed terrain just about anywhere in the world. Corduroy ain't just for pants — it's for skiers. If you love laying your skis on edge, Deer Valley is tough to beat.

Click here for pricing: Deer Valley Pass Pricing

Purchase by October 1 for lowest price.

Buy with confidence: Deer Valley Adventure Assurance enables all 2020–21 Deer Valley Season Pass products to be bought with confidence as 2020–21 pass holders will be able to defer the use of their pass and elect to exchange it for a credit to be applied toward their purchase of any single 2021–22 Deer Valley winter Season Pass product.

Snowbasin Resort (7 Days also Included with Epic Pass): Snowbasin is an under-the-radar competitor for best groomer skiing in the state, and just like Deer Valley, its famous dining options and amenities are as good as it gets. Snowbasin is home to the Grizzly Downhill, an absurdly steep run from the top of the John Paul Gondola that was home to the 2002 Winter Olympic Downhill. It's the perfect groomer to test your carving skills and your nerve over the course of the season.

Click here for pricing: Snowbasin Pass Pricing

Buy with confidence: Pass Protection Program provides assurance to protect pass holders from future personal or community hardships. Covered events include a mandated resort closure, stay at home orders, personal injury, military service or pregnancy. Refunds are based on the amount of days skied and date of the request.

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