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CoSnow Guide to 2008/2009 Season Passes

I know, I know–it’s only August but with the recent (dramatic) change in weather here in Denver (from sunny 90s to wet 60s) it’s a nice reminder that the seasons will change and we’ll be back on the slopes in no time.

So, the question, have you bought a 2008/2009 season pass yet? If you’re still thinking about it here’s the scoop as of August 15th (prices and purchase options are subject to change throughout the season.)

Colorado Pass

Any reader will know this is my favorite pass as it gets you access to awesome mountains for beginners and experts alike. The extra 10 days to Vail or Beaver Creek are the icing on the cake with this pass. Those 10 days have blackout dates but if you renew early enough (you missed it this season) then they offer a deal like unlimited access during the month of April.

Mountains: Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek.

Price: $439 Adult / $329 Teen / $209 Child

Renew only. In-person sales begin Labor Day weekend.

Summit Pass

It’s the same as the Colorado Pass without the extra days at Vail / Beaver Creek. If you think 10 days of access to world-class resorts is worth an extra $40 then skip this. Even if you go once it’s worth getting the Colorado Pass.

Mountains: Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin

Price: $399 Adult / $309 Teen / $199 Child

Renew only. In-person sales begin Labor Day weekend.

Epic Pass

Are you going up to the mountains for the entire weekend? Do you spend a lot of time at Vail and Beaver Creek? Then the Epic Pass is for you because you get unlimited access to all the Vail resorts for an extra $140 (I think that’s roughly how much a day pass will cost this season? Ha!). Plus, there are no blackout dates like the Colorado Pass.

Mountains: Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Vail, Beaver Creek.

Price: $579 Adult (13+) / $279 Child

Buy now online!

Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus

This is the Intrawest version of the Colorado Pass. Get unlimited skiing and snowboarding at both Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper during the season plus 6 unrestricted days at Steamboat, and free skiing every Friday after 12:30pm at Steamboat. This last part is pretty good because getting to Steamboat is no small feat from Denver (3+ hours) so getting there after lunch would be pretty reasonable.

Mountains: Winter Park, Mary Jane, Copper and 6 days at Steamboat

Price: $439 Adult / $329 Teen / $209 Child

Renew online/phone or visit Winter Park Season Pass office for new passes.

Rocky Mountain Super Pass

This is the Intrawest version of the Summit Pass: unlimited days at Winter Park and Copper with no days at Steamboat.

Mountains: Winter Park, Mary Jane, Copper

Price: $399 Adult / $309 Teen / $199 Child

Renew online/phone or visit Winter Park Season Pass office for new passes.

Rocky Mountain Ultimate Pass

This pass is unlimited days at all three resorts. I can’t even pretend recommend it unless you’re going to spend a lot of time at Steamboat.

Mountains: Winter Park, Mary Jane, Copper, Steamboat

Price: $1054 Adult / $604 Teen / $364 Child

Renew online/phone or visit Winter Park Season Pass office for new passes.

Various Passes

The rest of the resorts and season passes with information readily available.