Find Your Best Season Ski Pass Now

    Now is the time to buy your season ski pass before prices reach their highest. Here’s your Colorado Springs-centric guide to finding the best ski pass deal so you're ready for an epic—or maybe an ikon—winter.

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    Skier at Copper Mountain. Photo courtesy Tripp Fay

    Those mountain landscapes of glowing aspen will soon be covered in snow. And with the approach of that fun, white fluffy stuff, it’s time to buy your ski pass before Opening Day — and before prices creep up to their highest. The Epic vs. Ikon battle of the behemoths still rages, but many single resort passes offer shared days at partner resorts. And new developments this season include Arapahoe Basin cutting ties with Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, and Copper Mountain hosting the Dew Tour next spring. Here’s your Colorado Springs-centric guide to finding the best ski pass deal now.

    Epic Pass

    Prices go up on Oct. 13 for the Vail Resorts super-pass. Here are the variations. Details at epicpass.com

    Epic Pass
    Access to 80 resorts worldwide, with unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek, Crested Butte and Telluride (seven days) in Colorado. Includes six Ski With a Friend tickets, discounted off the daily ticket window rate.
    Adult (ages 13 and up): $969
    Child (ages 5-12): $509

    Epic Local Pass
    Unlimited Colorado access to Breck, Keystone and Crested Butte. Holiday restrictions at Vail and Beaver Creek. Includes six Ski With a Friend tickets, discounted off the daily ticket window rate.
    Adult (ages 19 and up): $719
    Teen (ages 13-18): $579
    Child (ages 5-12): $379

    Epic Day Pass
    The new addition to Epic. Choose one to seven days to lock in discounted pricing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte. Telluride included in 4-Day to 7-Day Passes. You can pay more for holiday access. Passes start at $109 per day.
    Adult (ages 13 and up): $109-$753
    Child (ages 5-12): $57-$392

    Summit Value Pass
    Unlimited skiing or riding at Keystone Resort and holiday restrictions at Breckenridge.
    Adults (ages 19 and up): $589
    Teen (ages 13-18): $479
    Child (ages 5-12): $339

    Keystone Plus Pass
    Keystone access with holiday restrictions. Unlimited access to Breck after April 1. Five holiday-restricted days at Crested Butte.
    Adult (ages 13 and up): $389
    Child (ages 5-12): $279

    Keystone Crested Butte 4-Pack
    Four days total at Keystone and Crested Butte with holiday restrictions: $249.

    Military Epic Pass
    Prices vary based on military status but unless noted includes access to all Vail Resorts. For active duty and dependents: $159. For retired military and dependents: $159. Veteran and dependents: $559. The Liberty Pass gives unlimited access for active, retired and veteran military dependents at Keystone Resort for $289.


    Purgatory
    Skier at Purgatory Snowcat Adventures. Photo courtesy Colorado Ski Country

    Ikon Pass

    Here’s your other megapass option, and it includes 41 global destinations, 5 continents, 12 states, 4 Canadian provinces, 4,857 total acres, 719 lifts. In Colorado, you get various degrees of access to Aspen Snowmass, Copper, Eldora, Steamboat and Winter Park. And new this year is access to Arapahoe Basin. Prices will go up Oct. 17, adding $50 to adult, $80 to young adult and $60 to child rates. Details at ikonpass.com

    Ikon Pass

    You get 14 unlimited skiing destinations, including Copper, Eldora, Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado, and up to 7 days at 26 destinations, including Aspen Snowmass and Arapahoe Basin. Other benefits include 10 friends and family tickets with 25 percent discount off of window rate.
    Adult (ages 23 and up): $1,049
    Young adult (ages 13-22): $779
    Child (ages 5-12): $399
    Children 0-4 years: $49
    Military/College: $719

    Ikon Base Pass

    12 unlimited skiing destinations, including Winter Park, Copper and Eldora mountains in Colorado, holiday blackout dates at global destinations, up to 5 days at 28 destinations like Aspen Snowmass and Steamboat; and 8 friends and family tickets with 25 percent discount off of window rate. New this year is five days at Arapahoe Basin.
    Adult (ages 23 and up): $749
    Young adult (13-22 years): $559
    Child (ages 5-12): $359
    Children ages 0-4: $49
    Military/College: $539


    Individual Resorts

    ski pass snowboarder at Purgatory
    Snowboarder at Purgatory. Photo courtesy Colorado Ski Country

    Arapahoe Basin

    The Legend is off the Epic Pass and offering a whole slate of options of its own. Details at arapahoebasin.com

    Full Season Pass: Includes unlimited access with no blackout dates to A-Basin, plus three days at both Monarch and Taos. Also included are four Super Friend tickets, lift tickets at $65 a day for your buddies.
    Adults (19-69 years): $499
    Youth (15-18 years): $339
    Child (6-14 years): $99-$209

    Midweek Season Pass: Monday through Friday access with no blackout dates and discounted weekend tickets.
    Adult (19-69 years): $399
    Youth (15-18 years): $279
    Child (6-14 years): $99-$179

    Double Down 2-Season Pass: Unlimited access during both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, without blackout dates. Also included are eight Super Friend discount tickets plus three days each at Taos and Monarch during the ’19-’20 season.
    Adults (19-69 years): $798
    Youth (15-18 years): $558
    Child (6-14 years): $358

    Elevation Any Day Pass: This is the best option if you don’t plan your exact days to ride or ski. No blackout dates, and ski days do not have to be consecutive.
    2 Day: $169
    3 Day: $199
    4 Day: $229
    5 Day: $269

    Military Pass: Unlimited access for active military, veterans and dependents with no blackout dates, plus three days each at Taos and Monarch Mountain.
    Adults (ages 15 and up): $249
    Child (6-14 years) $179

    Senior Pass: Unlimited access with no blackout dates and three days each at Taos and Monarch.
    $249 (ages 70 and up)

    College 5 Any Day Pack: Five days with no blackout dates for current, full-time students. Must purchase by Dec. 20, 2019.
    $199

    Kids Free 2 Ski Pass: Children ages 6-12 get two days of free skiing. Children 5 years and younger ski and ride free.


    Ski Cooper

    No restrictions or limitations at Cooper. Plus, season pass holders get three days each at partner resorts, including Monarch, Loveland, Powderhorn, Sunlight, Purgatory, Granby Ranch, Hesperus and other out-of-state resorts. Details at skicooper.com
    Adult (ages 15-59): $459
    Child (ages 6-14): $189
    Child (5 and under): $10
    Family (2 adults, 2 children): $1,099
    Senior (ages 60-69): $349
    Super Senior (ages 80 and up): Free
    Military Adult: $219
    Military Child: $119


    Copper Mountain

    Unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding all season, plus three days at Monarch, Purgatory, Taos, New Mexico, and Powder Mountain, Utah. Prices go up Oct. 16.

    Season Pass: Copper offers upgraded Premier Passes that include no-line lifts, early access and parking, but here are the basic offerings. Details at coppercolorado.com.
    Adult (ages 18 and up): $569
    College: $419
    Teen (ages 13-17): $419
    Child (ages 5-12): $279
    Child four and under: free

    Military Season Pass: Active and retired military members are eligible, along with their dependents. Veterans are also eligible for this pass, but veteran dependents are not.
    Adults (18 and up): $409
    Teen (ages 13-17): $309
    Child (ages 5-12): $199

    Four Pack: The original pass owner can ski and ride any four days at Copper with no blackout dates: $269.


    Loveland Ski Area

    Season Pass: Unlimited access to Loveland, along with three days each at Powder Alliance resorts, including Monarch, Purgatory, Cooper, Powderhorn Mountain, Sunlight, Granby Ranch, Hesperus and more. Details at skiloveland.com.
    Adult (ages 23-69): $439
    Young adult (ages 15-22): $309
    Child (ages 6-14): $189
    Seniors (ages 70 and up): $99

    Midweek Pass: Monday through Friday access all season, plus three days at Monarch: $329.


    Family on ski pass at Monarch Mountain
    Photo courtesy Monarch Mountain

    Monarch Mountain

    Season Pass: Includes unlimited skiing all season at Monarch and three days each at Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Cooper, Powderhorn Mountain, Angel Fire, New Mexico, and many more destinations. (Does not apply to super senior, child or Monarch Only passes.) One discounted buddy ticket per day at $57. Prices increase Nov. 1. Details at skimonarch.com
    Adults (ages 18-61): $499
    Senior (ages 62-68): $359
    College: $289
    Teen (ages 13-17): $329
    Junior (ages 7-12): $219
    Child (ages 6 and under): $20
    Super Senior (ages 69 and up): $20

    Military Pass: Full season pass access, including days at partner resorts, for active duty, reserve, retired and dependents with current, valid ID. $199,

    4-Pack: Get four fully-transferable lift tickets for $179 from the Monarch reps at these local events:
    The Ski Shop Fall Sale, Oct. 3-6
    Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Oct. 12
    Gearonimo Sports, Oct. 19
    The Ski Shop Swap, Oct. 19


    Winter Park

    The Seven Territories of Winter Park Resort are on the Ikon Pass, but you can focus your skiing and riding with an unrestricted single resort pass that includes eight friends and family discounted tickets. Prices go up Oct. 17. Details at winterparkresort.com.
    Adults (ages 23 and up): $499
    Young adult (ages 13-22): $429
    Child (ages 5-12): $279
    Children ages 4 and under: $29
    Military and College Season Pass: $429 adult


    Best Kid Ski Pass Deals

    5th & 6th Grade Passports

    Fifth-graders get three days at 22 Colorado Ski Country resorts, such as A-Basin, Aspen, Copper, Loveland, Monarch and Winter Park—for free! Sixth-graders get four days at each for $110.
    coloradoski.com

    Epic School Kids Colorado Pack

    Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade get four free days at each of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte. And first-timers get a free lesson. But you do have to register with a Vail Resorts representative during an in-store sale.
    epicpass.com

    A-Basin Kids Free 2 Ski Pass

    Two free days for 6-12 year-olds, with no blackout dates, but you must register.
    arapahoebasin.com

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