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Spring in Colorado Ski Country Brings Sun, Snow, and Savings

Dustin Schaefer Loveland Dustin Schaefer ,Loveland Ski Area

As the days grow longer, warmer, and sunnier, it’s important to remember that there’s lots of skiing still to be had in Colorado Ski Country. In fact, March is historically the snowiest month in Colorado and April is the second-snowiest. As if the warm sun, blue sky, and soft snow isn’t enticing enough, lift ticket and lodging deals abound as well. Below isa roundup of recently announced pass products and lodging deals offered by CSCUSA members aimed exclusively at spring skiers and snowboarders.

In addition, several resorts are already selling their 2015-16 season passes, and skiers and snowboarders who put their deposits down today can lock in the best prices. There are several new multi-resort season pass products available as well. A summary of available 2015/16 season pass products is below.

2015 Spring Passes and Lodging Deals

Arapahoe Basin
Elevation 3 Pass
Arapahoe Basins Elevation 3 pass is good for three days for the rest of the 2014/15 season. For more information, see http://www.arapahoebasin.com.

Aspen Snowmass
Discounts on multi-day lift ticket purchases
For discounted late-season lift ticket packages to Aspen Snowmass, visit https://store.aspensnowmass.com.

Crested Butte
Stay Free and Ski Free
Guests planning on visiting Crested Butte in late March or early April will receive their third night’s lodging and third day’s lift ticketfreewhen they purchase two nights of lodging and two days of lift tickets from March 19 – April 5, 2015. Visit http://www.skicb.com for more information.

Eldora
Savings on Advance Lift Ticket Purchases
Guests at Eldora can save $10 on adult tickets whenpurchased in advance. Visit http://www.eldora.com for more information.

Loveland
3 Class Pass for Kids and Adults
Guests whosign up for three ski or snowboard full lesson packages – which include lesson, all day lift ticket and equipment rental-will receive a season pass once they complete their third lesson (additional charges apply for novice & low intermediate adults). For more information, visit http://www.skiloveland.com.

Monarch
Lift Ticket and Rental Combinations
Guests at Monarch can reserve lift tickets and equipment rental packages at https://rentals.skimonarch.com.

Purgatory
Spring Celebration
For Spring Celebration deals on lodging and lift tickets at Purgatory, visit http://www.durangomountainresort.com/.

Ski Granby Ranch
Savings on Advance Lift Ticket Purchases
Guests to Ski Granby Ranch who purchase lift tickets 48 hours in advance cansave up to 45%. For more information, visit http://granbyranch.ltibooking.com/.

Steamboat
Spring Ski and Stay Packages
Steamboat’s Spring ski and stay packages, including the Springalicious Pass that offers three days of skiing and riding for $109 from April 5-12, can be viewedat http://www.steamboat.com/.

Sunlight
Ski/Swim/Stay Package
Sunlight Mountain is just down the road 12 miles south of Glenwood Springs, where guestscan aprs ski in the worlds largest hot springs pool and still find a room for under $100 a night. SunlightsSki Swim Staypackage also allows kids 12 and under to ski free. Guestswill find an abundance of affordable restaurants, many within an easy walk of Glenwoods historic downtown and many other family fun activities. For more information, visit http://www.sunlightmtn.com.

Telluride
Spring Vacation Package
Guests who visit Telluride between now and April 5 can save 20% offlodging. Visit http://www.tellurideskiresort.com for more information.

Winter Park
Spring Break Pass and Lodging Deals
Guests at Winter Park can save up to 40% on lodging, 30% off of lift tickets, and more. Visit http://www.winterparkresort.com for more information.

2015/16 Season Passes

Copper Mountain, Powderhorn, Steamboat, and Winter Park all have their 2015/16 products on sale and now is the time to lock in the absolutely lowest price for next season. Some of the resorts offer down payment plans that allow skiers and snowboarders to pay a deposit now and pay the balance in the fall.

Also, consider some of the multi-resort products that are now available in the market.

The M.A.X. Pass
The new M.A.X. Pass stands for Multi-Alpine Experience and opens up 5 days of skiing at 22 resorts spread from coast to coast in North America. The Colorado Ski Country members that are part of this pass are Copper Mountain, Steamboat, and Winter Park. Season pass holders to those resorts also have the ability to add the M.A.X. Pass to the purchase of their season pass for as little as $249. For more information, visit https://www.themaxpass.com/.

The Mountain Collective
Skiers looking to travel North America and enjoy some of the most iconic resorts in the world should consider purchasing the Mountain Collective. The pass allows for two days at each of eight incredible destinations (including Aspen/Snowmass) plus 50% off all additional days at those properties. For more information, visithttp://www.mountaincollective.com/.

The Purgatory Power Pass
In addition to unlimited skiing and riding at Purgatory, Power Pass holders ski free atallSouthwest Collective resorts, including Arizona Snowbowl and two venerable New Mexico ski areas: Sipapu Ski Resort and Pajarito Ski Area. Skiers and snowboarders who purchase the 2015/16 Power Pass before April 30 will enjoy significant discounts. The Power Pass sale begins Monday, March 23; see http://www.durangomountainresort.com/purgatory/season-pass/for details.

The Rocky Mountain Super Pass
Rocky Mountain Super Pass+ is a great option for those who want to get the most out of their season. Pass holders receive unlimited access to powerhouse resorts Copper Mountain, Winter Park, and Eldora Mountain. Additionally, pass holders get six days at Steamboat, three days at Crested Butte, and seven days at Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand, plus a host of other benefits and details that you can find on their website. For more information, visithttp://www.skicolorado.com/Multi-Mountain-Passes.aspx.

The Rocky Mountain Super Pass is also available offers unlimited days at Copper Mountain and Winter Park with the seven days at Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand.