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College Students Score Deep Discounts in Colorado Ski Country


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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are offering steep discounts on skiing and riding for college students across the state during the 2018-19 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 entirely new to the state and Colorado’s winter sports.

Below are the Colorado Ski Country deals and discounts that college students shouldn’t miss.

Individual Resort College Student Deals and Discounts

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin offers the Elevation 4-Day Pass, valid any four days of the 2018-19 season with no restrictions or black-out dates. The Elevation Pass is currently $179, making it a good option for college students who aren’t ready to commit to a season pass but want to get a few days on the mountain at less than $45 per day. For more information, visit

Aspen Snowmass

College skiers and riders at Aspen Snowmass can purchase the College Premier Pass for $679. The Premier Pass includes unlimited skiing or riding plus more than $1,000 in benefits including discounted ticket vouchers for family and friends, discounts at other destinations and on lessons, rentals and dining. Students must be 24 years of age or younger through February 15, 2019 and enrolled in an accredited four-year college to purchase. For more information, visit


The Cooper XP Pass, which is only on sale in October and November, is a 4-day pass for only $129. The pass offers college students four days of skiing for less than $33 a day. For more information, visit

Copper Mountain

Cooper Mountain offers discounted season passes for enrolled college students. The Copper Mountain College Season Pass is currently $389, while the College Secret! Pass with early access and a dedicated lift is $589. Verification of full-time enrollment is required. For more information, visit

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte season passes, including the Peak Pass and Peak Pass Plus, are discounted for college students with valid ID. Until December 2, the Peak Pass Plus is $789, while the Peak Pass is $589 for college students. For more information, visit

Echo Mountain Resort

Echo Mountain offers a discounted College Season Pass for $229 for students who present an active student ID or recent transcript at time of pass pick up. Echo also offers a 3-Day Pass for $129, a great option for college students with limited time in their busy schedules. For more information, visit


Eldora offers two season passes for college students. The College Full Pass is currently $369 and offers unlimited skiing and riding, while the College Midweek Pass for skiing Monday-Friday is $249. Students must attend full-time, be under age of 26 at the time of purchase and must present current class schedule, valid college ID, and government issued ID for verification when the pass is printed. For more information, visit

Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch offers college students a discount deal called the Hooky Pass, good for 50 percent off a weekday lift ticket Monday-Thursday during the months of January and February. Another great option for college students at Granby Ranch is the 4-Pack, valid for four days of skiing or snowboarding January 7-March 31, 2019 for only $129. For more information, visit

Hesperus Ski Area

College students who ski and ride at Hesperus Ski Area can take advantage of the Young Adult Value Pass, valid for people between the ages 19 and 24, currently priced at $109. For more information, visit

Howelsen Hill

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 only $120. Verification of enrollment is required. For more information, visit

Kendall Mountain

Kendall Mountain’s daily lift ticket, only $25, offers college students a full day of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, tubing and more. For more information, visit

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Ski Area offers the Young Adult Season Pass, reserved for those between the ages of 15 and 22, for only $309. The pass also includes 96 days of skiing and riding at 32 partner mountains, plus additional on-mountain discounts and benefits. For more information, visit

Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain sells a discounted College Pass for only $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

Powderhorn Resort

Powderhorn Resort offers two products for college students. The College Holiday Pass for $169 is valid from Opening Day to January 21, 2019, while the College Spring Pass for $269 is valid from January 21 to Closing Day. Prices will increase December 14. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at any college as an undergrad, and 9 credits as a graduate. For more information, visit

Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort’s Young Adult Pass offers those between the ages of 19 and 24 a discounted season pass for $429 until September 28. For more information, visit  

Silverton Mountain

Silverton Mountain offers a special discount for $99 guided skiing for college students from December 28-January 20 with a valid student ID. Reservations are required. For more information, visit

Steamboat Resort

Steamboat’s Boat Launch Pass, a 3-Day pass for any three days between November 22 and December 16, is the perfect fit for students looking to take advantage of winter vacations. The Boat Launch costs $149, offering skiers and riders skiing at less than $50 a day. For more information, visit

Sunlight Mountain Resort

College skiers and riders at Sunlight can take advantage of a discounted season pass, paying only $459 for unlimited access to Sunlight plus free days at partner resorts. For more information, visit

Telluride Ski Resort

College students who plan to ski at Telluride can take advantage of the deeply discounted Young Adult Pass for those between the ages of 19 and 24. The Young Adult Pass at Telluride is $800 and includes discounts on dining and lessons. For more information, visit

Winter Park Resort

Winter Park Resort offers verified college students the Winter Park Season Pass for $379. Students must have a valid student ID at time of purchase. For more information, visit

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 students with a valid college photo ID and a current class schedule the opportunity to purchase a daily lift ticket for only $50. For more information, visit


Multi-Resort College Student Deals and Discounts

Colorado Gems Card

For just $25, 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. For more information, visit

Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass

Brand new for the 2018-19 season, the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass offer lift access, with some restrictions, at Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Eldora, Steamboat Resort and Winter Park Resort. The Ikon Pass is on sale for college students at $819, while the Ikon Base Pass costs $579. For more information, visit

*All prices are subject to change.