Ski Pass Deals Winter Park, CO
We are coming up on ski season shortly here in Winter Park and there are lots of ski pass deals to be had. From free 5th grade and cheap 6th grade lift passes to silver and gold medallions from Colorado Ski Country and the Grand Foundation, there are lots of options.
For the fifteenth year in a row, Colorado Ski Country is offering free skiing for fifth graders. This year they receive three free days of skiing when they sign up for the 5th Grade Passport program. Additionally, a free lesson is available in January for those fifth graders who have never skied before. Proof of enrollment as a fifth-grader is required. This is a great way to get the the young ones out onto the slopes.
All sixth graders enrolled in the Sixth Grade Passport program receive four days of skiing for just $99. Again, proof of enrollment is required.
Resorts participating in the 5th and 6th Grade Passport program include the following: A-Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Purgatory, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Howelsen Hill, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, SolVista, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, and Wolf Creek.
Both the fifth and sixth grade passes are limited, so be on the lookout for applications in mid-September.
I wondered why the Vail Resorts don’t participate but then I thought, oh ya,…….they are Vail, and it made perfect sense.
There are a couple of super passes out there for the adults also. The Gold Medallion pass from Colorado Ski Country and the Grand Pass from the Grand Foundation. Both are killer passes, pricey, but awesome passes.
The Gold Medallion lets you ski at any Colorado ski resort, besides the Vail Resorts, with no blackout dates and is fully transferable.
The Grand Pass, or Silver Medallion, is good all year long at Winter Park/Mary Jane, Solvista, Copper Mountain and lots of golf in the summer and bicycling and Winter Park Base summer activities including Trestle Bike Park.
Ski season is on its way, so get your passes for you and your kids ready.
Chris September 7th, 2010