Ski pass fall frenzy begins today |

Ski pass fall frenzy begins today

SUMMIT COUNTY – With summer winding down, local ski resorts are jumping on the Labor Day weekend to get people thinking ahead to the winter season.Copper Mountain and Winter Park start selling passes at preseason prices today.Copper’s Four Passes will be available for $69 and Winter Park/Mary Jane Four Passes for $89 until Oct. 16. Four passes are not interchangeable between the two resorts and have date restrictions.The Rocky Mountain Super Pass is also back, offering unlimited access to both ski areas. Super Pass early season prices are $329 for adults, $189 for teens, $129 for children, $20 for kids five and younger and $20 for adults 70 and older for Monday through Thursday access.Winter Park season passes are on sale for $259 and Copper season passes cost $279 through Oct. 16.Passes can be purchased at or by visiting the season pass office at Copper Mountain near the American Flyer Lift by Jack’s Grill. Passes are also on sale at SNIAGRAB in Denver, Front Range King Soopers stores and Breeze/Max locations in Dumont near Interstate 70.For more information, call Winter Park/Mary Jane at (800) 977-7669 or Copper Mountain at (866) 416-9869.Vail sale next weekend for localsVail Resorts will offer last spring’s prices in Summit County next weekend, in Denver this weekend and online through Monday.The Colorado Pass, which offers unlimited days at Keystone, Breckenridge and A-Basin and 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek, will be on sale for $349 for adults, $199 for teens and $149 for children.The Buddy Pass offers unlimited skiing at Keystone, Breckenridge and A-Basin and costs $309. Both passes have restrictions.Beginning Sept. 6, prices will increase by $20 for every pass, except for the teen Colorado Pass, which will increase by $50.Two different four packs will go on sale with a Keystone-only option at $89 and a Keystone, A-Basin, Breckenridge option at $109. Passholders from last season can renew online at and get last spring’s prices through Monday.Summit County residents who wish to buy passes can do so next weekend – Sept. 10 and 11 – at the Breckenridge season pass office at Peak 8 or the Keystone pass office in River Run.For more information about pass sales, contact the Colorado Sales Office at (303) 504-5870.Loveland Ski AreaLoveland Ski Area is offering its unrestricted season passes, four packs, the midweek pass, three class pass and frequent user card. The unrestricted pass is on sale for $139 for children, or $127 for returning passholders, $259 for young adults, or $235 for returning passholders, $279 for adults, or $253 for returning passholders and $49 for adults ages 70 and over. Children five and younger are free.The midweek season pass is $189 for access Monday through Friday all season long. The renewal rate is $172 and date restrictions apply.The Loveland Pass frequent user card offers skiers and riders the most inexpensive lift ticket rates, averaging about $25 per ticket. Card holders may purchase one discounted lift ticket for family or friends at the Loveland Pass card rate and two children’s lift tickets for $16 each visit. Prices begin at $31.Loveland will also be selling a four pack of unrestricted lift tickets for $99. Discounted four packs will be available at SNIAGRAB this weekend in Denver for $89.Beginning skiers and riders who complete three lessons through Loveland’s ski school will receive a free season pass, and intermediates who complete three lessons will be offered a $100 season pass.Purchase passes online at Starting Tuesday, passes can be purchased by calling (303) 571-5580, ext. 136. Prices are good through Nov. 21.

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