Aspen Snowmass Announces Pass Program for 2017-18 Season

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Photo courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company.

Photo courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company.

Season Passes on Sale Aug. 14

Premier Pass Includes More than $1,000 in Exclusive Benefits

Chamber Pricing Extended to Spouses of Eligible Employees

Aspen Snowmass announces the season pass structure and pricing for the 2017-18 season as passes will officially go on sale Monday, Aug. 14. For the third year, the Chamber program has been extended to spouses of eligible employees. The Premier Pass provides more than $1,000 in exclusive benefits including 50 percent off lift tickets at Mountain Collective resorts, discounts on ski/snowboard lessons as well as rentals from Four Mountain Sports, and full summer access. Super early pricing for the most savings on season passes ends Sept. 15.

“Season pass sales mark the official start to the upcoming ski season, which always adds an air of excitement to the Valley,” says Mike Kaplan, President and CEO, Aspen Skiing Company. “We continue to make sure that all-ages and abilities have a pass option that suits their lifestyle best. Whether purchasing a Flex Pass for those who ski once a week, or the Parents Pass which grants flexibility to families, we hope to provide great options for all skiers and riders. We look forward to another amazing season here at Aspen Snowmass with plenty of powder pancakes, a calendar full of activities such as Ullr Nights and Cliffhouse Full Moon Dinners, as well as the celebration of Snowmass Ski Area’s 50th anniversary.”

The Premier Pass, which provides unlimited skiing/riding across all four mountains with no blackout dates, more than $1,000 in exclusive benefits, and unlimited summer gondola and chairlift sightseeing access, costs just $1,849 in the Super Early Season. The Premier Chamber Pass for area businesses is just $1,349 in the Super Early Season. The Premier College Pass price is just $659, offering great value to college students skiing/riding six or more days. The Premier Pass is also available at senior (65-69), teen (13-17), child (7-12) and silver (70+) rates. As always, children six and under ski for free.

The Double Flex Pass and Flex Pass cost $1,494 and $1,019 respectively in the Super Early Season ($1,199 for the Double Flex Chamber and $879 for the Flex Chamber). The Double Flex offers two days of skiing/riding each week of the winter season and the Flex Pass offers one day each week on all four mountains plus the flexibility to add days anytime for 50 percent off the one-day, in-resort rate. Direct-to-lift access is available for flex days. Double Flex and Flex Passholders also receive discounts on summer lifts. Weeks begin on Monday and end on Sunday and unused days cannot be carried over.

Premier Passholder Benefits

Exclusive benefits include:

LIFT TICKETS
• 4 transferable vouchers, each valid for 50% off a 1-day lift ticket*
• 50% off 1-day lift tickets at all Mountain Collective destinations

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOLS
• 2 transferable vouchers, each valid for 50% off a 1-Day Adult Group Lesson or 20% off one Private Lesson*
• $75 off Locals Clinic Pass

FOUR MOUNTAIN SPORTS/D&E
• 4 transferable vouchers, each valid for 50% off a 1-day ski or snowboard rental*
• 30% off ski and snowboard rentals
• 20% off ski and snowboard tunes
• 20% off Aspen Snowmass logo merchandise

DINING
• 20% off food at on-mountain restaurants (Restrictions apply)

PARKING
• $50 off a full season parking pass (Valid for the Aspen Highlands parking garage and the Two Creeks lot at Snowmass)

LODGING
• 25% off lodging at the Limelight Hotel on a Sunday – Thursday stay

SUMMER
• Unlimited gondola and chairlift sightseeing access
• Discounted Snowmass Bike Park pricing
• 10% off food at Elk Camp and Sundeck
• 30% off bike rentals from Four Mountain Sports

*Valid for Premier Adult, Chamber, Silver, Senior and Parent Passes only.

Offers exclusively for passholder unless noted. Exclusions or blackout dates may apply. Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/seasonpass for details.

All Aspen Snowmass season pass products will go on sale Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Passes will be on sale at the Aspen Mountain Ticket Office (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and the Snowmass Base Village Four Mountain Sports (9 a.m. –5 p.m.), online at www.aspensnowmass.com/store, or by phone at 844-285-4952.

Chamber pass vouchers for both employees and spouses must be purchased in person at a ticket office and a voucher from the appropriate Chamber of Commerce must be presented at time of purchase as proof of eligibility. There are three deadlines for individual and Chamber member Premier, Double Flex and Flex pass pricing:

  • Super Early, which offers the best rates on all season passes, for passes purchased through Sep. 15, 2017
  • Early, for passes purchased through Nov. 10, 2017
  • Regular, for passes purchased after Nov. 10, 2017

All season passes are good for early and late-season openings. Season passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Fraudulent use is subject to a fine.

The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass Locals Clinic Pass is available for only $205 by Nov. 10 (just $130 for Premier Passholders with no deadline). This pass allows participation in unlimited local’s clinics throughout the season. Dates and locations for local’s clinics are available at the ticket offices, by calling the Mountain Sales Call Center at 844-285-4952, or online at www.aspensnowmass.com/localsclinics.

NASTAR Season Passes are also available, valid for unlimited runs on NASTAR courses at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain, for just $159.

Classic Passes

Guests can ski/ride for less than $66 per day with the 4-day and 7-day Classic Passes that start at $264 for adults (and $214 for seniors, college students and children/teens). Classic Passholders can ski or ride at a highly discounted rate and receive discounts on extension days and summer lift access as well as exclusive lodging discounts in Aspen and Snowmass Village. The Classic Pass cannot be combined with any other pass.

All 2016-2017 Classic Passholders can renew their Classic Pass online, by phone, or at an Aspen Snowmass ticket office from Aug. 14 – Nov. 12, 2017. For those who did not have a Classic Pass for the 2016-17 season, Classic Passes can be purchased starting Oct.9-Nov. 12.  Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/classicpass for details.

Aspen Card – More than Just a Pass

  • It speeds up lift lines through radio-frequency gate access
  • It replaces your credit card for on-mountain purchases through Resort Charge
  • It allows you to load lesson, rental and lift access days by phone or online
  • It can be easily replaced for $5 if lost or forgotten, and you can keep multiple cards for different jackets

Pass Insurance

For information about how to cover your season pass investment through Travel Guard’s Multi Event Insurance, go to www.travelguard.com/multievent or call Travel Guard at 866-385-4839.

Operating dates for the 2017-18 winter ski season are as follows:

Aspen Mountain, Nov. 23, 2017 – Apr. 15, 2018

Snowmass, Nov. 23, 2017- Apr. 15, 2018

Aspen Highlands, Dec. 9, 2017 – Apr. 8, 2018

Buttermilk, Dec. 9, 2017 – Apr. 8, 2018

 

Season Pass Pricing 2017-18
PREMIER PASSES SUPER EARLYPurchase by 9/15/2017 EARLYPurchase by 11/10/2017 REGULARPurchase after 11/10/2017
Pass Insurance Pass Insurance Pass Insurance
Premier $1,849 $130 $2,179 $153 $2,219 $156
Premier Chamber* $1,349 $95 $1,789 $126 $1,959 $138
Premier Senior (65-69) $1,349 $95 $1,789 $126 $1,959 $138
Premier Child/Teen (7-17) $659 $47 $659 $47 $659 $47
Premier College** $659 $47 $659 $47 $659 $47
Premier Silver (70+) $499 $35 $499 $35 $499 $35
Parent Pass $1,849 $130 $2,179 $153 $2,219 $156
FLEX PASSES SUPER EARLYPurchase by 9/15/2017 EARLYPurchase by 11/10/2017 REGULARPurchase after 11/10/2017
Pass Insurance Pass Insurance Pass Insurance
Double Flex $1,494 $105 $1,819 $128 $1,979 $139
Double Flex Chamber* $1,199 $84 $1,524 $107 $1,759 $124
Flex $1,019 $72 $1,124 $79 $1,174 $83
Flex Chamber* $879 $62 $949 $67 $999 $70
Extension days at 50% off 1-day in-resort rate
OTHER PASSES Pass Insurance
Lower Lift Pass $79 $6
4 Mountain Sightseeing Pass $244 $18
Child 6 & Under $26 $2

 

Classic Pass Pricing 2017-18
RENEWAL AND IN-PERSON RATE ONLINE RATE
Pass Insurance Pass Insurance
Adult (18-64) 4-Day $264 $19 $279 $20    
Senior (65+) 4-Day $214 $15 $224 $16    
College** (18-24) 4-Day $214 $15 $224 $16    
Child/Teen (7-17) 4-Day $214 $15 $224 $16    
Adult (18-64) 7-Day $409 $29 $424 $30    
Senior (65+) 7-Day $314 $22 $324 $23    
College** (18-24) 7-Day $314 $22 $324 $23    
Child/Teen (7-17) 7-Day $314 $22 $324 $23    

 

Classic Pass Renewals: Monday, Aug. 15 – Sunday, Nov. 12

Classic Pass New Pass Sales: Monday, Oct. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 12

*Chamber passes may only be purchased by local businesses that belong to a Roaring Fork Valley Chamber of Commerce.

**Must be 24 years of age or younger and enrolled in an accredited four-year college to purchase.

For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call (800) 525-6200.

3 Responses to Aspen Snowmass Announces Pass Program for 2017-18 Season

  1. Mallthus says:

    I feel like this is the last time we’ll see Aspen offerings this traditional. I expect next year we’ll see a tiered pass not unlike the Epic Pass, with a full version includes unlimited Aspen and Steamboat on top of Mammoth, Winter Park, etc. Then we’ll see lesser passes with finite days at Aspen and Steamboat and lesser still versions with no Aspen access at all.

  2. Wow! this is a great deal for me and my friends because we are planning to climb mountain and do some fun activities.

  3. Steven Howards says:

    I am 65. last year i purchased a 4 day pass usable at any time. is something like that available this year? just noticed a 4 day rate for 214. must those days be in sequence and what is the deadline for purchase? thnx. steve

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