Montana. PHOTO: Darcy Bacha
Montana. PHOTO: Darcy Bacha

Your Guide to the Cheapest Season Passes for 2018

We can see the season on the horizon! As we close up August and look forward into the coming days of fall, Grind TV and Powder posted a list with over 40 resorts that offered season passes for $500 or less, more than 1,000 feet of vertical and at least 200 inches of annual snowfall (with exceptions in the Midwest). With a few added in of our own, we thought we would share the wealth and give you the low down on low price season passes. As we find more we will keep you updated!


California



Bear Mountain + Snow Summit (Big Bear Lake, CA)
– Season Pass: $499
– 1,300′ vert
– 100″ average snowfall

Dodge Ridge (Pinecrest, CA)
– Season Pass: $379
– 1,600′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall

Homewood Mountain Resort (Homewood, CA)
– Season Pass: $499
– 1,650′ vert
– 450″ average snowfall

Mount Shasta Ski Park (McCloud, CA)
– Season Pass: $499
– 1,435′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall

Mountain High (Wrightwood, CA)
– $299-$399 (before 11/30)
– 1,600′ vert
– 108″ average snowfall

China Peak (Lakeshore, CA)
– Season Pass: $429
– 300″ average snowfall


Colorado


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Winter Park, Colorado. Photo: Chris Wellhausen

Arapahoe Basin (Keystone, CO)
– Season Pass: $319 (Includes 3 days at Taos)
– 2,270′ vert
– 350″ average snowfall
Ski Cooper (Leadville, CO)
– Season Pass: $299 (Aug. and Sept.), $399 (rest of season) Includes 3 free days at tons of resorts across the U.S.
– 1,300′ vert
– 260″ average snowfall

Copper Mountain (Summit County, CO)
– Season Pass: $409
– 2,601′ vert
– 304″ average snowfall

Eldora Mountain Resort (Nederland, CO)
– Season Pass: $409
– 1,600′ vert
– 311″ average snowfall

Monarch Mountain (Monarch, CO)
– Season Pass: $459
– 1,162′ vert
– 350″ average snowfall

Sunlight Mountain Resort (Glenwood Springs, CO)
– Season Pass: $439
– 2,010′ vert
– 250″ average snowfall

Winter Park Resort (Winter Park, CO)
– Season Pass: $429 (w/ 3 days at Mount Hood Meadows)
– 3,081′ vert
– 353″ average snowfall


Idaho


Bogus Basin (Boise County, ID)
– Season Pass: $399 (until Sept. 30) $499 (after Oct. 1)
– 1,800′ vert
– 250″ average snowfall

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort (Ririe, ID)
– Season Pass: $320 (before Aug. 31) $370 (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30) $420 (reg. price)
– 1,000′ vert
– 200″ average snowfall

Lookout Pass Ski Area (Mullan, ID)
– Season Pass: $229 (before Oct. 31) $369 (reg. price)
– 1,150′ vert
– 400″ average snowfall

Pebble Creek Ski Area (Inkom, ID)
– Season Pass: $425 (before Nov. 1) $535 (reg. price)
– 2,200′ vert
– 250″ average snowfall

Pomerelle Mountain Resort (Albion, ID)
– Season Pass: $450
– 1,000′ vert
– 500″ average snowfall

Silver Mountain (Kellogg, ID)
– Season Pass: $369 (before Sept. 6) $659 (reg. price)
– 2,200′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall


Massachusetts


Ski Butternut (Great Barrington, MA)
– Season Pass: $350 before Dec. 1, 2017; $490 regular price
– 1,000' vert
– 115" average snowfall


Maine


Sunday River (Newry, ME)
– Season Pass: $479 (ages 19-29 with 12 blackout dates)
– 2,340′ vert
– 167″ average snowfall


Montana


Montana. PHOTO: Darcy Bacha

Blacktail Mountain (Lakeside, MT)
– Season Pass: $450 until 10/31/17 ($540 after)
– 1,440′ vert
– 250″ average snowfall
Discovery Ski Area (Philipsburg, MT)
– Season Pass: $299
– 2,388′ vert
– 215″ average snowfall

Lost Trail Powder Mountain (Conner, MT)
– Season Pass: $399
– 1,800′ vert
– 325″ average snowfall

Maverick Mountain (Polaris, MT)
– Season Pass: $350 by Oct. 10, $395 by Nov. 10, $435 rest of season
– 2,020′ vert
– 200″ average snowfall


Nevada


Diamond Peak (Incline Village, NV)
– Season Pass: $429
– 1,840′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall


New Hampshire


Cranmore Mountain Resort (North Conway, NH)
– Season Pass: $479 (Holiday Blackout Dates)
– 1,200′ vert
– 150″ average snowfall

Ragged Mountain Resort (Danbury, NH)
– Season Pass: $299 (before Sept. 16) $399 (before Oct. 11) $449 (after Nov. 1)
– 1,250′ vert
– 100″ average snowfall


New York


Catamount Ski Area (Hillsdale, NY)
– Season Pass: $445 until Aug. 31, 2017; $495 until Nov. 30, 2017; $550 final
– 1,000' vert
– 108" average snowfall

Titus Mountain (Malone, NY)
– Season Pass: $369
– 1,200' vert
– 100" average snowfall


Ohio


Boston Mills Brandywine (Peninsula, OH)
– Season Pass: $459 (includes four resorts in Ohio)
– 240′ vert
– 51″ average snowfall


Oregon


The view of Mt.Hood from Trillium Lake. PHOTO: Darcy Bacha

Mount Ashland Ski Area (Ashland, OR)
– Season Pass: $399
– 1,150′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall

Mount Hood Ski Bowl (Government Camp, OR)
– Season Pass: $499 Early Season ($519 after Oct. 23 and $699 after Nov. 12)
– 1,500′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall


Pennsylvania



Blue Knob (Claysburg, PA)
– Season Pass: $299
– 1,072' vert
– 120" average snowfall


Utah


Snowbird, Utah. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Eagle Point (Beaver, UT)
– Season Pass: $424
– 400″ average snowfall

Snowbird
– Season Pass: $259-$449 (ages 13-25)
– 3,240′ vert
– 500″ average snowfall


Vermont


Bolton Valley Ski Area (Richmond, VT)
– Season Pass: $189 (‘ski bum’ pass, ages 18-25)
– 1,703′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall


Magic Mountain Ski Area (Londonderry, VT)
– Season Pass: $279 (ages 18-29)
– 1,500′ vert
– 150″ average snowfall

Pico Mountain Ski Area (Mendon, VT)
– Season Pass: $449 (until Oct. 11) $479 (Oct. 12 and later)
– 1,967′ vert
– 250″ average snowfall

Sugarbush Resort (Warren, VT)
– Season Pass: $399 (ages 19-29)
– 2,600′ vert
– 262″ average snowfall


Washington


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Who knew Washington was famous for their sunsets? Photo: Chris Wellhausen

49 Degrees North (Chewelah, WA)
– Season Pass: $359
– 1,851′ vert
– 301″ average snowfall

The Summit at Snoqualmie (Snoqualmie Pass, WA)
– Season Pass: $479 before Sept. 15 ($429 for ages 19-25)
– 2,280′ vert
– 428″ average snowfall

Bluewood (Dayton, WA)
– Season Pass: $405
– 1,125′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall

Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park (Mead, WA)
– Season Pass: $349
– 2,000′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall


West Virginia



Snowshoe Mountain Resort (Snowshoe, WV)
– Season Pass: $349
– 1,500' vert
– 180" average snowfall


Wisconsin


Trollhaugen (Dresser, WI)
– Season Pass: $365
– 260′ vert
– 50″ average snowfall


Wyoming


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Wyoming certainly has views. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Snow King Mountain (Jackson, WY)
– Season Pass: $339 (early bird)
– 1,571′ vert
– 300″ average snowfall

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