South Lake Tahoe/Truckee, California—Lake Tahoe’s original dual mountain season pass is back for 2006/07 and with prices beginning as low as $359, after six visits passholders will be skiing and riding free for the rest of the season. For those who haven’t heard, the Double Whammy is the passport to ski/ride some of Tahoe’s finest terrain spread over 4,480 acres, 115 runs, 27 lifts (including 10 high-speed quads), 11 award-winning freestyle terrain parks, four halfpipes, snowshoeing trails at both resorts—plus 50 kilometers of cross-country trails at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

The $359 Value Season Pass, the most popular Double Whammy product, allows adults to ski/ride any day excluding blackout dates at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sunday through Friday excluding blackout dates at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

A limited season pass, valid any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar, is priced at $469 for adults and $269 for young adults (ages 13-22). An unlimited season pass, valid at both resorts with no restrictions, is available for $689 for adults, $399 for young adults and $119 for super seniors (70+).

Affordable child season pass prices make it easier than ever for families to enjoy a ski vacation. The limited pass, priced at $89, allows children to ski/ride any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar. The unlimited child season pass valid any day of the season at both resorts is available for $119.

Sierra and Northstar are enticing students to make the grade on the slopes this season with the College Double Whammy season pass. The college pass is available for just $269, and it allows students of all ages to ski/ride any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar. Students must show a valid college photo ID and proof of enrollment in a minimum of six class credits for the fall 2006 semester/quarter to qualify for this pass.

Back by popular demand, Sierra-at-Tahoe will offer its Sunday-Friday pass for just $199, which excludes blackout dates and a Sierra-only limited pass for $259 that is valid any day, excluding blackout dates.

This season, the resorts will introduce a new product— a Northstar Monday through Friday pass for just $259 that is valid any weekday, excluding blackout dates.

Double Whammy and Sierra passholders receive a number of perks including:

Treat family and friends to winter fun! Bring one guest per day on any day the pass is valid and receive $10 off an adult all-day lift ticket (ages 23-69) or $5 off a young adult all day ticket (ages 13-22), excluding blackout dates. Passholder must present pass with guest at ticket window. One discounted all-day lift ticket per passholder, applicable on day of visit only.

Free skiing at other resorts such as Copper Mountain and Winter Park, Colo. and Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole, Wyo., when passholders book a lodging package at one of these resorts (some holiday restrictions apply).

The opportunity to ski other Booth Creek resorts all day at the half-day rate.

Afternoon rates on all-day lift ticket purchases during blackout dates.

10 percent off heliskiing in Canada with TLH or Last Frontier Heliskiing.

Loads of discounts on lessons, equipment tunes, rentals and other services and amenities offered at both Northstar and Sierra. Visit DoubleWhammyPass.com for downloadable coupons.

Preferred pricing on Vertical Plus, Sierra and Northstar’s frequent skier/rider program.

The Double Whammy Phase I prices are subject to increase after the May 31, 2006 deadline. Double Whammy passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and could sell out. The blackout dates for the 2006/07 winter season are Nov. 24-25, 2006; Dec. 26-31, 2006; Jan. 13-14, 2007 and Feb. 17-18, 2007.

Those seeking to purchase their 2006/07 Double Whammy Pass should log onto www.DoubleWhammyPass.com or call (530) 659-7453 x208 or 1-800-GO-NORTH.