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Resorts Offer Discounts, Add Value for Spring and 2011-12 Season Passes

Colorado Ski Country is entering the spring season, and so far its been full of both sunshine and snow. Now is the time to take advantage of many spring deals being offered from lifts to lodging. And with a ski season that stretches into June, there are plenty of ski days still to be had for 2010-11. Savvy skiers can begin thinking ahead to next year and find added value by taking advantage of the discounted prices now available on next years resort season passes.

With the variety that comes with 22 different Colorado resorts, there is sure to be a pass and a mountain for everyone. Check out the spring and season pass deals that are available now in Ski Country.

Spring Deals:

Arapahoe Basin
A-Basin is offering the Spring 3-Pass ticket package, which includes 3 days of spring skiing and riding for the price of two ($138), on sale through April 17, 2011. The Spring 3-Pack is non-transferable and can be purchased online at www.arapahoebasin.com or by phone at 888-ARAPAHOE.

Monarch
On Monday April 4, 2011 Monarch will be offering free lift tickets to skiers and riders as a way to thank past guests and welcome new people to the area. Monarch is asking for a voluntary donation of a non-perishable food item that will be given to The Grainery, Salidas local food bank. For more information visit www.skimonarch.com.

Purgatory
Purgatorys Beach Bash Blowout packages start at just $85 per person and include two-day lift tickets and one-nights lodging in a slopeside room during the seasons festival finale, April 2nd and 3rd. Weekend activities include a craft beer festival, carnival for the kids, live music, a snow-mountain bike race and loads of other fun activities for the entire family on Purgatorys Ski Beach. Proceeds from the 4/3 Beach Bash event benefit SOS (Snowboard Outreach Society), a nonprofit organization that builds character and self-esteem in youth through snowboarding. Call 800-525-0892 to book Purgatorys Beach Bash Blowout package or visit www.durangomountainresort.com.

Steamboat
Steamboat is currently offering its Springalicious 4-Pass which lets pass holders take any four days in April and ski or ride for only $99. This pass applies from April 1 April 10, 2011, which is closing day. Pass must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance of first use. Visit www.steamboat.com for more information.

Steamboat also offers its Ski Free in April. Any guest who books three or more nights of lodging through Steamboat Central Reservations can ski for free, with packages starting as low as $119 per person. This offer is also valid April 1-10, 2011. Call 800-922-2722 for more information.

Winter Park
April 4 kicks off the return of the Spring Ski Free lodging and lift ticket package at Winter Park. Receive two free lift tickets with each night booked, minimum of 2 nights. Book more nights and receive more free lift tickets. For details, visit www.playwinterpark.com.

2011-12 Pre-Season Pass Deals:

Copper Mountain
Copper Mountains 2011-2012 Winter Season Pass went on sale March 21, 2011. The pass includes unlimited skiing and riding at Copper Mountain for the 2011-2012 season and can be purchased online at www.coppercolorado.com.

The Rocky Mountain Super Pass and Super Pass+ is also available for Copper Mountain. This pass gives unlimited skiing and riding at Copper Mountain and Winter Park, and six unrestricted days at Steamboat. More information on the Rocky Mountain Super Pass and Super Pass + can be found online at www.skicolorado.com.

Crested Butte
Crested Butte has several passes to choose from for the 2011-2012 season. The Platinum Pass offers unlimited skiing, riding, and access to the Adventure Park for the 2011-2012 winter and summer seasons with no blackout dates. The Platinum Pass is available for $999 for adults if purchased by April 3, 2011. For $899, the Gold Pass offers unlimited skiing and riding for the 2011-2012 winter season only. All passes are non-transferable. More information on purchase dates can be found at www.skicb.com.

Eldora
Eldoras 2011-2012 Season Pass is now on sale for $369 for adults. Purchase the pass now and also receive unlimited skiing and riding for the remainder of the 2010-2011 season. For information please visit www.eldora.com.

Powderhorn
Order the 2011-12 season pass at Powderhorn for the lowest price possible from March 1 April 3, 2011, and receive this years price. New passholders can purchase the 2011-12 season pass now and get the rest of the 2010-11 season for free. Visit www.powderhorn.com for more information.

Purgatory
All-season passes for Purgatorys 2011-2012 winter season are available at the lowest rates of the year starting Saturday, March 26 through Saturday, April 30. Pass prices have not increased from the 2010-2011 season. All-season passes, including just $579 for adults, have no black-out dates for Purgatory and offer other benefits, including free days at other resorts and free access to great summer activities, such as mountain bike uplifts, trails, alpine slides and more. Visit www.durangomountainresort.com/seasonpass for details.

Ski Cooper
Ski Coopers early season pass sale is on sale now for the 2011-2012 winter season. For $199, adult skiers and boarders receive a whole season of unlimited and unrestricted skiing and riding. Child season passes can be purchased for only $99. These passes are available at this discounted price online until April 8, 2011 and by mail until April 18, 2011. More details can be found at www.skicooper.com.

Steamboat
Steamboats 2011-2012 season pass, now available for $929 if purchased by June 1, 2011, offers unrestricted skiing and riding at Steamboat for the entire season. The PURE Pass gives skiers and riders six days of unrestricted skiing for $429 or fifteen unrestricted days for $719 for the 2011-12 season. In addition, the PURE pass holders can reload their individual pass with special $39 tickets with no restrictions throughout the season. $99 down by June 1st reserves your Season or PURE pass, and full payment isnt due until September 15, 2011.

Winter Park
The Winter Park/Mary Jane 2011-2012 Season Pass is now on sale for $369 for adults. The pass offers unlimited skiing and riding, plus a number of other discounts on lift tickets and retail. Visit www.winterparkresort.com for more purchase details.

Also, as a participating member of the Rocky Mountain Super Pass and Super Pass +, Winter Park offers unlimited skiing and riding, alongside Copper Mountain and six unrestricted days at Steamboat. For more deals on skiing Winter Park/Mary Jane visit www.skicolorado.com.