Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are offering steep discounts on skiing and riding for college students for the 2019-20 winter season. Season pass deals, multiday lift ticket packages, discounted lessons, discounted dining options and group activities are great for any college student, whether they are longtime residents who have grown up skiing and riding or are entirely new to the state and Colorado’s winter sports.
Individual Resort College Student Deals and Discounts
A-Basin is offering a college pass to students taking 12 or more credit hours per semester. For $199, full-time students can get a 5-day pass with no restrictions or blackout dates, but this must be purchased by December 20, 2019. A-Basin also offers a midweek pass that is ideal for college students with flexible schedules and weekdays with no classes. For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com.
At $709, the College Premier Pass is the best value for frequent visitors to Aspen Snowmass. Purchasers receive unlimited skiing and riding all winter long, dining discounts, rental discounts, summer discounts, and more. College students can enjoy two days of skiing and riding on all four mountains at Aspen Snowmass during the X Games January 23-26, 2020 with the College X Pass. The pass also offer two additional days of discounted skiing and 35 percent discounts on rentals at Four Mountain Sports. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
The Cooper XP Pass, which is only on sale in October and November, is a 4-day pass for only $139. The pass offers college students four days of skiing for less than $35 a day. Cooper continues to have 2Fer Tuesdays with two lift tickets for the price of one adult ticket starting January 7 through the end of February. Cooper also has $30 on Thursdays starting January 9 through the end of March. For more information, visit www.skicooper.com.
Copper Mountain offers actively enrolled college students with an exclusive pass savings option. Starting at $409, college students can enjoy unlimited access to Copper Mountain as well as a host of perks including three free days at Monarch Mountain, Purgatory, Taos Ski Valley, NM and Powder Mountain, UT as well as 15 percent off regularly priced food, beverages and retail at Copper-owned locations. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
Echo Mountain Resort
Echo offers an Unlimited College Season Pass which is currently priced at $229 and offers unlimited discounted buddy passes and 1 free hour of tubing each month December through March. The Night Season Pass and Midweek Season Pass can also be purchased for under $100 and are a great option for college students. For more information, visit www.echomountainresort.com.
Eldora offers two season passes for college students. The College Full Pass is currently $349 and offers unlimited skiing and riding, while the College Midweek Pass for skiing or riding Monday-Friday is $249. Students must attend school full-time, be under the age of 26 at the time of purchase and must present current class schedule, valid college ID and government-issued ID for verification. For more information, www.eldora.com.
Granby Ranch offers a 3-pack deal for as low as $69, ideal for college students on a budget. Granby Ranch also offers season passes for $329. New for 2019-20 winter season Granby Ranch Season Pass holders can enjoy three free days, without blackouts, at each of these Colorado ski areas: Monarch Mountain, Loveland Ski Area, Sunlight Mountain Resort and Cooper. For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com.
Hesperus Ski Area
College students who ski and ride at Hesperus Ski Area can take advantage of College Fridays. College Fridays offer discounted tickets to enrolled students in Colorado and New Mexico schools on Friday evenings. For more information, visit www.ski-hesperus.com.
Steamboat Springs skiers and riders can purchase Alpine, Nordic and Combo Full-Time College Student Passes to Howelsen Hill. The Alpine Pass is available to college students for $155. Verification of enrollment is required. For more information, visit www.steamboatsprings.net/Howelsen-Hill-Ski-Area.
Kendall Mountain’s daily lift ticket, only $25, offers college students a full day of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, tubing and more at great price. Kendall Mountain also offers full season passes for $150 through November and then for $180 for the remainder of the season. www.colorado.gov/pacific/townofsilverton/ski-kendall
Loveland Ski Area
Loveland Ski Area offers the Young Adult Season Pass, reserved for those between the ages of 15 and 22, for $309. The pass also includes 51 days of skiing and riding at 17 partner mountains, plus additional on-mountain discounts and benefits. For more information, visit www.skiloveland.com.
Monarch Mountain sells a discounted College Pass for $289. It includes over 100 free and discounted days of skiing and riding at partner resorts, plus discounts on rentals, lessons and dining. Verification of enrollment is required. For more information, visit www.skimonarch.com.
Powderhorn Resort is happy to bring back Mission: Affordable. Young adult season passes are on sale for $449 and includes free and discounted lift tickets at over 20 partnering resorts and two 20 percent off buddy passes to share with friends and family. For more information, visitwww.powderhorn.com.
All incoming freshmen at Durango’s Fort Lewis College can receive a free season pass. Season passes are also sold by age brackets, with special discounted pricing for young adults ages19-24, 25-29 and 30-36. For more information, visit www.skipurg.com.
Silverton Mountain offers a special discount for $99 guided skiing for college students throughout the winter with a valid student ID. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.silvertonmountain.com.
Steamboat offers several different 3-Day passes for any three days between November 23 and April 12 for $249, November 23 and December 20 for $169, January 13 and February 17 for $199 or from April 1 to April 12 for $149. This is the perfect fit for students looking to take advantage of winter vacations. For more information, visit www.steamboat.com.
College skiers and riders at Sunlight can take advantage of a discounted season pass, paying $289 for unlimited access to Sunlight plus free days at partner resorts. Sunlight also offers many other pass options including 3, 5, and 10-day passes. www.sunlightmtn.com
Telluride Ski Resort
College students who plan to ski at Telluride can take advantage of the discounted Young Adult Pass for those between the ages of 19 and 24. The Young Adult Pass at Telluride is $910 and includes discounts on dining and lessons. www.tellurideskiresort.com
Winter Park Resort
Winter Park Resort offers verified college students the Winter Park Season Pass for $429. Students must have a valid student ID at time of purchase. Winter Park also offers four pack tickets for as low as $65 a day. For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek Ski Area offers college students a discounted ticket during College Days, which are scheduled throughout the ski season and offer a $54 lift ticket. Students with a valid college photo ID and a current class schedule will save $22 on a lift ticket. For more information, visitwww.wolfcreekski.com
Multi-Resort College Student Deals and Discounts
Colorado Ski Country Gems Card
For just $30, the Gems Card provides either two 2-for-1 lift tickets or two 30 percent off single-day lift tickets at each of the 11 Colorado Gems Resorts. This deal pays for itself after just one use and is great for college students looking for an affordable option. For more information, visitwww.coloradoski.com/gems.
Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass
New for the 2019-20 season, the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass offers lift access, with some restrictions, at Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Eldora Mountain, Steamboat Resort and Winter Park Resort in Colorado. The Ikon Pass is on sale for college students at $779, while the Ikon Base Pass costs $559. For more information, visit www.ikonpass.com.
*All prices are subject to change.
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