Copper, A-Basin launch 2013/14 season passes |

Copper, A-Basin launch 2013/14 season passes

Special to the Daily/Tripp Fay/Copper Mountain Resort

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, the renowned home of spring and summer skiing, is launching a new pass this season allowing customers to take advantage of the extended season.

The $169 Spring 2013 Pass, introduced Monday, provides unlimited access to the Legend from the purchase date through the end of the current season. Those who buy an A-Basin season pass for the upcoming winter and pay in full can also take advantage of the remainder of this season.

A-Basin is currently set to close June 2, but that date could be moved forward or back depending on snow conditions.

“Spring’s been good to us so far,” A-Basin spokeswoman Adrienne Saia Isaac said. “We’ll just see how long we can make it last.”

The Spring Pass is a new product, inspired by the popularity of the Elevation 3 Pass, an only slightly less expensive three-day lift ticket available in the later part of the season in recent years.

“We saw spring skiing was picking up,” Isaac said. “We were getting a lot of snow and we wanted to give people an opportunity to ski unlimited through the end of the season.”

The Spring Pass is available through May 31.

Copper Mountain owner Powdr Corp is also launching a new product for the 2013/14 season for skiers and snowboarders age 17 and under. The youth-focused License 2 Ride offers younger customers who purchase a season pass at any of the company’s six resorts to ride for free at the other five next winter. Participating mountains include Boreal Mountain Resort in California, Killington Mountain Resort in Vermont and Mt. Bachelor Resort in Oregon. Copper Mountain is the only Colorado resort included in the product.

“It’s a little bit more of a nation-wide option,” Copper spokeswoman Austyn Williams said.

The License to Ride offer also provides a $200 discount on any of the Woodward at Copper summer camps in 2013.

Copper also added three transferrable secret passes, which allow holders to skip lift lines for a day, to sweeten the deal for early season-pass buyers. The bonus will be included with the purchase of the unrestricted 2013/14 Copper Season Pass when purchased before April 16.

Those who currently hold a Copper Mountain Four Pack and renew it for next season before prior to the mid-April deadline will also receive a bonus ski day and a secret pass as part of the deal.

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