Aspen/Snowmass, CO—Aspen/Snowmass announces pass prices for the 2006-2007 season, including all season pass products and the Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass.
The Parent Pass is Back
The Parent Pass is back for its second year and allows parents with children 12 and under to share one pass for the same price as the Premier Pass. The pass provides unlimited skiing/riding on any of our four mountains during the published winter season, as well as access for early- and late-season openings and summer lifts.
“This pass gives parents the ultimate flexibility, said David Perry, senior vice president, Aspen Skiing Company. “We have a lot of young families here that love to spend time on the hill. With this pass parents can take turns skiing or riding, splitting up the day and spending time with their children both on and off the slopes.
Only one parent may use the pass at a time, but a discounted lift ticket may be purchased for the other parent (up to a maximum of 10 total for the season) if both parents are skiing/riding together. When purchasing, parents must visit a ticket office at the same time so their picture can be taken together for the pass.
Season Pass Pricing
All Aspen/Snowmass season pass products will go on sale Monday, August 14, 2006. There are three deadlines for individual and Chamber Resort Association member pass purchases:
• Super Early, which offers the best rates on all season passes, for passes purchased through Sept. 8, 2006.
• Early, for passes purchased through Nov. 10, 2006.
• Regular, for passes purchased after Nov. 10, 2006 (see attached pricing grid).
The Premier Pass, a full-season, four-mountain pass, is packed with added value. In addition to the regular winter ski season, the Premier Pass is valid for any operating dates prior to or after the scheduled season, as well as summer lifts at both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. Premier Passholders also enjoy additional discounts including a 15% discount on logo wear and a 20% discount on ski and snowboard tunes at Four Mountain Sports and D&E Ski & Snowboard Shop, and a free 8×10 image from Mountain Photo when an 8×10 of the same image is purchased.
All season pass holders are entitled to purchase a Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass Locals’ Clinic Pass for only $149. This pass allows participation in unlimited clinics throughout the season. This pass must be purchased by Nov. 10. Dates and locations for clinics are available at the Aspen Mountain ticket office, the Snowmass Ticket Pavilion or by calling the Advance Sales & Reservations office at 970-923-1227. Season pass holders may also purchase a NASTAR Season Pass, valid for unlimited runs on all three NASTAR courses throughout the season, for just $89 through November 10 and $129 after November 10.
The Silver Pass, for seniors 70 and older, offers all Premier Pass benefits for just $239. Seniors, ages 65-69, are eligible for Chamber rates. Local students will be notified of pass prices, sales dates and sales locations through school newsletters.
A mailer outlining season pass rates and specials will be sent to 2005-2006 season pass holders in mid-August. Passes will be on sale at the Aspen Mountain ticket office and the Snowmass Ticket Pavilion starting Monday, August 14.
Passes can be purchased and 2005-2006 passholders can renew picture passes online at www.aspensnowmass.com/seasonpass. Passes may also be purchased or renewed over the phone by calling 970-923-1227. Chamber passes must be purchased in person. As season passes are nonrefundable, season pass insurance is available to protect against loss of use due to unexpected injury or illness for just 6% of the pass price. This year, all season passes will once again contain an RF chip, allowing hands-free access through automated gates on each of the four mountains.
Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass — Ski for less than $35 per day
The 7-Day Classsic Pass gives holders seven days of skiing or snowboarding on any of the four area mountains – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – throughout the winter season with no restrictions for $239 and holders can add days at great discounts. The same offer is available to youths (ages 7-17) and college students for $179.
The 4-day Classic Pass gives holders four days of skiing or riding for $149 for adults and $119 for youths/college students and holders can add days at great discounts.
The Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass is a picture pass, and all new passes must be purchased in person at a specific sale location. The pass will be available at locations throughout the Front Range, in Grand Junction and in the Roaring Fork and Eagle Valleys. Specific sale dates and locations will be announced in the fall. Online and phone renewals begin Aug. 14. 2005-2006 Classic Passholders can renew online at www.aspensnowmass.com/seasonpass or by phone by calling toll free 877-282-7736 or 970-923-1227. One Classic Pass per person. Passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Children six and under ski free. For recorded information, call the Aspen/Snowmass Classic Hotline at 800-525-6200 extension 4475.
Operating dates for the 2006-2007 winter ski season are: Snowmass and Aspen Mountain Nov. 23, 2006 — April 15, 2007 and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Dec. 9, 2006 — April 1, 2007.
Log onto www.aspensnowmass.com/seasonpass for pricing charts and more information.