It's that time of year again when our cravings for snow are getting more urgent by the day. We find ourselves day dreaming of ripping fresh tracks on a blue bird day, and shredding our favorite line we said farewell to late last spring. And all in the same dream we look over at the thermometer as it reads a chilling 20 degrees, and SNAP, we're back to reality enjoying our final month of summer sunshine. So maybe it's not exactly time to get our first turns of the season in, but it's definitely time to start thinking about where we're going to do it. Aspen/Snowmass wants you to join them this upcoming season with great pass deals announced just last week. With plenty of options to choose, this article will help you decided which pass is right for you. Whichever pass you choose, heed this advice, the early bird gets the worm, or in this case, saves the most money.
The Premier Pass, is Aspen/Snowmass's all encompassing pass option, for those skiers and riders who don't want any restrictions. The pass allows for unlimited skiing/riding on all four mountains with no blackout dates, and is loaded with more than $800 in added benefits. Take advantage before September 16th, and get the pass for only $1549, which is over $300 cheaper than the price if you wait till November. For details on the Premier Pass pricing based on age, visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/onmountain/passes.cfm.
Next up, the Double Flex Pass and the Flex Pass. These passes are great options for skiers/riders that ski one to two days a week. The Double Flex offers guests two days each week throughout the winter season, which spans 22 weeks, and the Flex Pass offers one day a week, both are good at all four mountains. The nice thing about these options are that you can always add an extra day for the discounted price of $52 dollars. More information is also available at http://www.aspensnowmass.com/onmountain/passes.cfm.
If you're not ready to commit to the previous options, the Escape Pass is only $319, and grants you access to all four mountains with a pay-as-you-go $52 a day ticket.
All of the discussed passes vary in price based on when you purchase them,a and your age. Be aware of the best price you can get on any pass is available for purchase before 9/16/11. Another break in price can come from your age. The following categories are distinguished, and have specific pricing options: Chamber, Senior (65-69), Youth (13-17), College (18-24), Child (7-12) Silver (70+) and the Parent Pass. For more information check out www.aspensnowmass.com or order by phone at 970-923-1227 or 877-282-7736.