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Golden Ticket

SunlightMaybe you’ve caught glimpses of them in the lift lines. Or perhaps you used one once and remember being surprised at feeling the weight of it around your neck. People always ask about it when they see one, “is that one of those passes that works at all the Colorado resorts?” And then they want to touch it and get a close up look at it.

While they are available each year, there are limited numbers of them, and this year is no exception. Colorado Ski Country USA recently announced that the exclusive Colorado Ski Country Gold Pass is available for the 2009-10 ski season. The transferable pass, good for unlimited skiing and riding at member resorts, can be purchased for $2,750.

The Colorado Ski Country Gold Pass is widely considered the most coveted ski pass in the ski community. Unlike many lift tickets, the Colorado Gold Pass does not have any black out dates, therefore resorts will accept the pass every day of the season. Additionally, Colorado Gold Pass holders enjoy direct-to-lift access at just about every resort, which means skiers and riders are not required to stop by the ticket office a handy feature for Colorado’s frequent powder days. The unique transferability of the pass means that the purchaser can easily share the pass with employees, clients, family and friends.

CSCUSA Colorado Gold Pass purchasers also enjoy added benefits of owning the pass, not the least of which is entre into Colorado’s world-famous ski industry, complete with an invitation to Colorado Ski Country USA’s 47th Annual Meeting. Pass holders also enjoy access to the Gold Pass concierge service, the added benefit of a personal contact to assist when unplanned circumstances arise.

Members of CSCUSA that are honoring the Colorado Gold Pass for the 2009-10 season include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Howelsen Hill, Loveland Ski Area, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, SolVista Basin, Steamboat, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.

The Gold Pass is great. It allows the opportunity for skiers and riders to experience the variety of resorts that make Colorado the top ski destination. It allows quick and easy access to the slopes and the sweet snow that covers them. And it is allowed to be used by anyone. The only advice we recommend is to get more than one, because sometimes sharing the pass is hard, but it’s not like you’d be disobeying the golden rule.