Gold Pass Redemption Guidelines 2020-21

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Colorado Ski Country USA Gold Pass: How to Redeem for the 2020-21 Season

The 2020-21 season will look a little different than seasons in the past. With many ski areas having different methods for redeeming Gold Passes, we're here to help you and your guests navigate the redemption process. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. 

For general information about operational procedures at Colorado's ski areas, click here.

*All redemption instructions are subject to change*

Arapahoe Basin

Gold Pass will be direct to lift at Arapahoe Basin. No reservations required.

Aspen Snowmass - Buttermilk & Highlands are closed for the season

(Including Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass)

The Gold Pass will be direct to lift at Aspen Snowmass. No reservation is required. 


Gold Pass holders will need to bring Gold Pass to Window to receive RFID card for day of visit.

Copper Mountain

Gold Pass holders are direct to lift-no reservations required. As of Tuesday, March 16th, parking reservations are NOT required for Copper Mountain for the 2020/21 season. 

Echo Mountain

Echo will grant access to Gold Pass Members without a prepurchased ticket. They can simply check-in at the ticket counter on arrival. 


As of 3/22/21, WEEKDAY parking reservations are not required at Eldora. For WEEKEND parking reservations click here:

Please bring your Gold Pass to a Ticketing Agent in the Indian Peaks Lodge to collect your daily access ticket.

Granby Ranch

Please bring Gold Pass to lift ticket office on day of arrival to receive a daily lift ticket. No reservation is required. 

Hesperus Ski Area - Closed for the season

Gold Pass redemption TBD.

Howelsen Hill - Closed for the season

Gold Pass holders can redeem their Gold Pass for a lift ticket at the concessions stand. 

Kendall Mountain - Closed for the season

Kendall will have a specific checkout process for the Gold Pass at


The Gold Pass will be direct to lift at Loveland. No reservation is required. 


Gold Pass holders should go direct to lift with their pass at Monarch. No prior reservation is needed.

Powderhorn - Closed for the season

The Gold Pass will be direct to lift at Powderhorn. 

Purgatory - Open only for weekend skiing

No reservations will be required for skiing or snowboarding. Please visit the ticket window on the day of arrival to redeem your Gold Pass.

Reservations will be required for dining. 


The Gold Pass will be direct to lift at Steamboat, no reservation is required. 

If you purchase a Ski/SB Rental package you will be given instructions for fulfillment

Please visit the Trail Forward section Steamboat's website for the most up to date information regarding their daily operations

Sunlight - Closed for the season

Gold Pass redemption TBD. 

Telluride - Closed for the season

The Gold Pass will be direct to lift at Telluride. No prior reservation is needed.

Winter Park

Although Winter Park is requiring reservations for all other passes, the Gold Pass remains direct-to-lift and no advance reservations are required.