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Aspen Snowmass Announces Pass Programs for 2016-2017 Season

P: Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass P: Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass hasannounced season pass structure and pricing for the 2016-2017 season. Passes will go on sale Monday, Aug. 15. Once again this year, the Chamber program has been extended to spouses of eligible employees, and the College Premier Pass price remains drastically reduced from two years ago. The Premier Pass provides more than $1,000 in exclusive benefits including 50 percent off lift tickets at all Mountain Collective resorts as well as the recently announced additions of Telluride and Revelstoke.

Im really excited about the coming winter, and its fun to see the entire community pedaling faster and hiking harder to get their legs ready for snow, says Mike Kaplan, President and CEO, Aspen Skiing Company.

This year we continue to build upon our commitment to enabling local families to spend time on the slopes together. With the parent pass, school passes, college passes and Chamber pricing for spouses, were hoping to see multiple generations getting up on the hill to create memories, enjoy the mountains, and reconnect as a family. Ive also heard from many locals that they are excited about the addition of Telluride and Revelstoke to the Mountain Collective family, 50 percent off lift tickets at those resorts is a great excuse to go for a road trip!

The Premier Pass, providing unlimited skiing/riding on all four mountains with no blackout dates, and more than $1,000 in exclusive benefits, costs just $1,799 in the Super Early Season. The Premier Chamber Pass for area businesses is just $1,299 in the Super Early Season. The Premier College Pass price was lowered $310 last season and is just $639 this year. The Premier Pass is also available at senior (65-69), teen (13-17), child (7-12) and silver (70+) rates. As always, children six and under ski for free.

The Double Flex Pass and Flex Pass cost $1,449 and $989 respectively in the Super Early Season ($1,149 for the Double Flex Chamber and $849 for the Flex Chamber). The Double Flex offers two days of skiing/riding each week of the winter season and the Flex Pass offers one day each week on all four mountains plus the flexibility to add days anytime for 50 percent off the one-day, in-resort rate. Direct-to-lift access is available for flex days. Double Flex and Flex Passholders also receive discounts on summer lifts. Weeks begin on Monday and end on Sunday and unused days may not be carried over.

Most Added Benefits Ever for Premier Passholders

Exclusive benefits include:

LIFT TICKETS
4 transferable vouchers, each valid for 50% off a 1-day lift ticket
50% off 1-day lift tickets at all Mountain Collective destinations

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOLS
4 transferable vouchers, each valid for 50% off a 1-Day Adult Group Lesson
$75 off Locals Clinic Pass

FOUR MOUNTAIN SPORTS/D&E
4 transferable vouchers, each valid for 50% off a 1-day ski or snowboard rental
(Blackout dates apply – Dec. 19 – Jan. 1 and Feb. 17-26)
30% off ski and snowboard rentals
20% off ski and snowboard tunes
20% off Aspen Snowmass logo merchandise

DINING
20% off food at on-mountain restaurants (Restrictions apply)

PARKING
$50 off a full season transferable parking pass (Valid for the Aspen Highlands parking garage and Two Creeks at Snowmass)

LODGING
25% off lodging at the Limelight Hotel on a Sunday Thursday stay

SUMMER
Unlimited gondola and chairlift sightseeing access
Discounted Snowmass Bike Park pricing
10% off food at Elk Camp and Sundeck
30% off bike rentals from Four Mountain Sports

Offers exclusively for passholder unless noted. Exclusions or blackout dates may apply. Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/seasonpass for details. All benefits apply to Premier Adult, Chamber, Silver, Senior and Parent Passes only.

All Aspen Snowmass season pass products will go on sale Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Passes will be on sale at the Aspen Mountain Ticket Office (10 a.m. 4 p.m.) and Snowmass Base Village Four Mountain Sports (9 a.m. 5p.m.), online at www.aspensnowmass.com/store, by phone at 970-923-1227 or 877-282-7736.

Chamber pass vouchers for both employees and spouses must be purchased in person at a ticket office and a voucher from the appropriate Chamber of Commerce must be presented at time of purchase as proof of eligibility. There are three deadlines for individual and Chamber member Premier, Double Flex and Flex pass purchases:

  • Super Early, which offers the best rates on all season passes, for passes purchased through Sep. 9, 2016.
  • Early, for passes purchased through Nov. 11, 2016.
  • Regular, for passes purchased after Nov. 11, 2016 (see attached pricing grid).

All season passes are good for early-and late-season openings. Season passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Fraudulent use is subject to a fine.

Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass Locals Clinics Pass is available for only $200 by Nov. 11 (just $125 for Premier Passholders with no deadline). This pass allows participation in unlimited locals clinics throughout the season. Dates and locations for locals clinics are available at the ticket offices, by calling the Mountain Sales Call Center at 970-923-1227, or online at www.aspensnowmass.com/localsclinics. NASTAR Season Passes are also available, valid for unlimited runs on NASTAR courses at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain throughout the season, for just $144.

Classic Passes Save Big with One of the Most Coveted Ski Passes in North America 4 and 7-Day Passes Available
4-day and 7-day Classic Passes are back starting at $249.Classic Passholders can ski or ride at a highly discounted rate and receive discounts on extension days and summer lift access. The Classic Pass cannot be combined with any other pass. Early purchase pricing for all Classic passes is valid through Oct. 14, 2016. New this season, Classic Pass pricing for seniors 65 and older matches child/teen and college pricing.

All 2015-2016 Classic Passholders can renew their Classic Pass online, by phone, or at an Aspen Snowmass ticket office from Aug. 15 Nov. 11, 2016. For those who did not have a Classic Pass in 2015-16, Classic Passes can be purchased beginning October 3. Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/classicpass for details.

Aspen Card – More than just a pass
It speeds up lift lines through radio-frequency gate access
It replaces your credit card for on-mountain purchases through Resort Charge
It allows you to load lesson, rental and lift access days by phone or online
It can be easily replaced for $5 if lost or forgotten, and you can keep multiple cards for different jackets

Pass Insurance
Season and Classic passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable for any reason. For information on how to cover your season pass investment through Travel Guards Multi Event Insurance, go to www.travelguard.com/multievent or call 970-923-122 or 877-282-7736.

Operating dates for the 2016-2017 winter ski season are: Aspen Mountain, Nov. 24, 2016 Apr. 16, 2017, Snowmass, Nov. 24, 2016- Apr. 16, 2017, Aspen Highlands, Dec. 10, 2016 Apr. 9, 2017 and Buttermilk, Dec. 10, 2016 Apr. 2, 2017.

Season Pass Pricing 2016-17

PREMIER PASSES

SUPER EARLY

Purchase by 9/9/2016

EARLY

Purchase by 11/11/2016

REGULAR

Purchase after 11/11/2016

Pass

Insurance

Pass

Insurance

Pass

Insurance

Premier

$1,799

$126

$2,119

$149

$2,159

$152

Premier Chamber*

$1,299

$91

$1,729

$122

$1,899

$133

Premier Senior (65-69)

$1,299

$91

$1,729

$122

$1,899

$133

Premier Child/Teen (7-17)

$639

$45

$639

$45

$639

$45

Premier College**

$639

$45

$639

$45

$639

$45

Premier Silver (70+)

$479

$34

$479

$34

$479

$34

Parent Pass

$1,799

$126

$2,119

$149

$2,159

$152

FLEX PASSES

SUPER EARLY

Purchase by 9/9/2016

EARLY

Purchase by 11/11/2016

REGULAR

Purchase after 11/11/2016

Pass

Insurance

Pass

Insurance

Pass

Insurance

Double Flex

$1,449

$102

$1,769

$124

$1,919

$135

Double Flex Chamber*

$1,149

$81

$1,479

$104

$1,709

$120

Flex

$989

$70

$1,089

$77

$1,139

$80

Flex Chamber*

$849

$60

$919

$65

$969

$68

Extension days at 50% off 1-day in-resort rate

OTHER PASSES

Pass

Insurance

Lower Lift Pass

$77

$6

4 Mountain Sightseeing Pass

$239

$17

Child 6 & Under

$25

$2

Classic Pass Pricing 2016-17

EARLY

(through 10/14/2016)

REGULAR

(10/15/2016-11/11/2016)

Pass

Insurance

Pass

Insurance

Adult (18-64) 4-Day

$249

$18

$259

$19

Senior (65+) 4-Day

$199

$14

$209

$15

College** (18-24) 4-Day

$199

$14

$209

$15

Child/Teen (7-17) 4-Day

$199

$14

$209

$15

Adult (18-64) 7-Day

$389

$28

$399

$28

Senior (65+) 7-Day

$294

$21

$299

$21

College** (18-24) 7-Day

$294

$21

$299

$21

Child/Teen (7-17) 7-Day

$294

$21

$299

$21

*Chamber passes may only be purchased by local businesses that belong to a Roaring Fork Valley Chamber of Commerce.

**Must be 24 years of age or younger and enrolled in an accredited four-year college to purchase.