Copper Mountain, Steamboat Springs and Winter Park, CO…August 28, 2008…Three of Colorado’s premier resorts, Copper Mountain, Steamboat, and Winter Park Resort, have teamed up to offer consumers a range of season pass products all delivering amazing value.  This season, skiers and riders can choose from multiple pass products offering flexibility and variety, at these low prices through Sept. 1.

At Winter Park Resort, skiers and riders will be excited to experience the much anticipated Village at Winter Park with new restaurants, retail and high-end living areas, as well as a skating pond, parking garage and a new lift, the Village Cabriolet.  This free lift will connect day-trippers to the heart of the Village from the resort’s largest free parking area located near the Vintage Hotel. With the addition of the new cabriolet, Winter Park has spent over $40 million in on-mountain improvements over the past five years, including four lifts providing guests with faster and easier access to the snowy slopes.

Over the past three seasons, more than $27 million in on-mountain improvements have been made to the Steamboat Ski Area, including more than $4 million invested specifically for the upcoming 2008-09 winter
season. Steamboat’s on-mountain momentum augments nearly $8 million in completed and planned public revitalization projects, Steamboat Unbridled, sweeping the mountain village.

Copper Mountain and Camp Woodward are bringing the innovative instructional practices of Woodward to the sports of snowboarding and skiing – and to the slopes of Copper.  Progressive teaching tools including trampolines, foam pits and resi-pads will allow athletes to push the limits of their own abilities, and of skiing and riding, in a safer, supported environment.  Copper will be offering a Woodward at Copper season pass upgrade to include a 5-punch pass that gets you into “The Barn” during drop-in session times, a free “One Hit Wonder Session” and exclusive deals for Woodward at Copper throughout the season.  The price of the season pass upgrade for Woodward at Copper is $100 and is available to anybody that purchases a Copper or Winter Park season pass, a Rocky Mountain Super Pass, a “Plus Pass” or a Rocky Mountain Ultimate Pass.

The Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus is back for a second year at the low price of $439, offering a $50 savings compared to last season.  This great pass provides unlimited access to Copper and Winter Park, and an additional six full days at Steamboat, as well as free skiing or riding at Steamboat every Friday after 12:30 p.m.  Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus holders must go to the Steamboat ticket window to receive the Free Friday afternoon pass or it will go against your unrestricted day total.

The popular Rocky Mountain Super Pass returns for $399, providing unlimited access to Copper Mountain and Winter Park Resort, and of course, individual resort passes for all three resorts are also available for purchase.

The Rocky Mountain Ultimate Pass is available to Steamboat season pass holders for only an additional $75 and is perfect for those seeking unlimited access to all three resorts, whenever they want, all season long.  As an additional benefit, families will receive one child’s (12-and-under) Ultimate Pass FREE with every adult Ultimate Pass purchased.  Following is a full description of each season pass product and additional benefits for pass holders:

Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus: $439 Adult / $329 Teen / $209 Child / $239 70+
Save $50 this season with “The Plus” pass, offering skiers and riders unlimited access to Winter Park Resort and Copper Mountain along with a Steamboat component featuring six unrestricted days to use anytime throughout the season, and free skiing and riding every Friday after 12:30 p.m. The Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus is a great way to experience the best that Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, and Steamboat have to offer.

Rocky Mountain Super Pass: $399 Adult / $309 Teen / $199 Child
The Rocky Mountain Super Pass returns for the 2008-09 season, offering unlimited skiing and riding at both Copper Mountain and Winter Park Resort.  This is pass is perfect for those wishing to follow the latest snow storm or resort happenings on any given day during the season.

Rocky Mountain Ultimate Pass: $1404 Adult / $704 Teen / $454 Child / $494 70+
“The Ultimate” pass combines the Rocky Mountain pass holder favorites of Winter Park Resort and Copper Mountain with the exciting addition of Steamboat, allowing for unlimited skiing and riding at all three resorts. As an additional benefit, for every adult “Ultimate Pass” purchased, families will be allowed to receive one child’s (12-and-under) Ultimate Pass FREE.

Individual Resort Season Passes (Adult):  $359 Winter Park / $349 Copper / $1329 Steamboat Unlimited access to individual resorts is also available for those most loyal to their resort of choice.

TransFour Card (Adult): $199 Copper and Winter Park
The Copper/Winter Park TransFour Card provides guests total transferability and flexibility between the two resorts.  Purchase four days of skiing and riding for only $199 and have the flexibility to use the pass themselves at both Winter Park and Copper, or the option to give it to visiting family and friends. The TransFour Card further rewards loyal guests with more variety and flexibility through the introduction of the Friends and Family discount lift ticket program.  The TransFour Card is not valid Dec 27-31, 2008.  TransFour Card pricing will increase on September 2, 2008.

Four Passes: $119 Copper / $129 Winter Park
Copper or Winter Park Resort Four Passes are still the most economical entry into a pass product of any major resort in Colorado.  Ski or ride four days for less than $33 per day at Winter Park and for $30 per day at Copper; Winter Park Four Passes are $129 and Copper Four Passes are $119.  Four Passes require a picture that ties it directly to its user, providing greater security in case of loss or theft. Purchasers are also entitled more benefits than ever before including Friends and Family lift ticket discounts. New for the 2008-09 season – guests who have had a season pass in 2006-07 or 2007-08 can purchase a Four Pass for themselves online or over the phone.  Four Passes are not valid Dec. 27-31, 2008.  Four Pass pricing will increase on September 2, 2008.

Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain Season Pass benefits:
·         Season Pass holders can purchase up to four (4) discounted lift tickets per day at the ticket window. (Copper and Winter Park only)
·         Adult and 70-and-over season pass holders receive four (4) additional coupons good for lift tickets at a rate of $50 per person, per day to be used at Winter Park or Copper
(Wells Fargo, child, teen, and 5-and-under not eligible)
·         Discounts on resort food and beverage, retail, rental, and ski and ride lessons
·         50% discount on daily window lift tickets rates at select Intrawest resorts
·         One year subscription to skiing magazine

In addition to the above benefits, Rocky Mountain Super Pass, Super Pass Plus and Ultimate Pass Benefits receive: (valid for full price adult and 70-and-over passes only)
·         Two days of free skiing at Taos Ski Valley.  Blackout dates apply.

2008-09 Operating Dates:
Copper: November 14, 2008 – April 19, 2009
Winter Park: November 19, 2008 – April 19, 2009
Steamboat: November 26, 2008 – April 12, 2009

To renew last season’s season passes and Four Passes, visit www.passwagon.com, or call the resorts at the following numbers:

Winter Park Resort Season Pass
800-977-SNOW
Copper Mountain Season Pass
866-416-9869
Steamboat Season Pass
800-922-2722

New pass purchasers can visit Front Range Christy Sports stores beginning Aug. 29.

TransFour Cards are available online, through resort call centers and season pass offices, Front Range Christy Sports stores, and Front Range King Soopers starting Aug. 29.

For a list of store locations or more information on season passes, log onto www.passwagon.com.