Copper, A-Basin season passes available now |

Copper, A-Basin season passes available now

SUMMIT COUNTY – Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin officials announced this week they will again offer discounted season passes for the upcoming winter season.

New and renewing passholders can purchase Copper Mountain passes today through Sept. 30. Adult passes are $239, up $30 from last season, teen passes (ages 14-18) are available for $209 each and children’s passes (ages 6-13) for $119.

There is not a discounted pass for seniors, however, seniors 70 and older can ski for free communications director Ben Friedland said. Each pass is non-transferable and is valid for the entire season – there are no blackout dates, he said.

“We are continuing to offer what we feel is an incredible value to Colorado skiers and riders,” said David Barry, chief operating officer for Copper Mountain.

Copper Mountain officials said they are not offering the Rocky Mountain Super Pass at this time – which allows skiers and boarders unlimited access to Copper Mountain and Winter Park.

“Intrawest is currently in negotiations for a partnership with Winter Park and the City of Denver,” Friedland said. “If that partnership goes through before the beginning of the season, we will do what we can to offer some sort of an upgrade.”

Nor is Copper offering four-passes at this time, Friedland said. In past years, skiers and boarders have had the option to purchase four days, to be used throughout the season, at a discounted rate.

Copper Mountain will continue to offer season passes after Sept. 30, but at a higher, yet-to-be-determined rate, officials said.

Season passes offer not only a full season of direct lift access, but also a variety of discounts including the ability to purchase up to four additional discounted lift tickets, deals on food, lessons and more.

The Copper Pass Wagon kicks off a 12-stop tour at the annual SNIAGRAB sale in Denver over Labor Day Weekend.

A-Basin officials are again offering the season pass and the bonus pass. Prices remain the same as last year – $149 for the season pass, and $199 for the bonus pass. The bonus pass offers passholders unlimited skiing at Arapahoe Basin and five days at Keystone or Breckenridge. (One day can be redeemed at Vail or Beaver Creek.)

Those renewing bonus passes pay a discounted $179.

“We continue to offer one of the lowest-priced ski area passes in the state,” said Arapahoe Basin General Manager Jim Gentling.

The A-Basin youth pass (for 15 to 19-year-olds) is available for $99, and children (under 15) for $49.

Gentling said seniors older than 70 can pay a $25 setup fee, and ski free for the season.

Discounted season passes for Arapahoe Basin will be available until further notice, Gentling said.

Vail Resorts officials also announced this week they are offering their discounted season passes now through Nov. 3.

The Buddy Pass offers unrestricted skiing and boarding at Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin. New passes cost $319, $299 for returning passholders and $129 for children.

Vail Resorts also offers the Colorado Pass, which features the advantages of the Buddy Pass, plus 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek. Those 10 days can be used any time during the season except Nov. 29-30, Dec. 27-31, and Feb. 15-16.

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