Season Passes for Keystone and Beyond
Now that we know Keystone ski resort is opening November 5, it is time to look for season passes! Vail Resorts offers many different levels of season passes depending on where you want to ski. Season passes are nice for multiple reasons, even if you are only staying for a short time period! First of all, they can be cheaper than buying lift tickets. Yes, a Colorado Pass is $449 for adults and a 6-day lift ticket pass for the high season is $498! Basically, if you plan to ski more than 5 days in Summit County, buy a Season Pass, you could save money and it may entice you to take another trip up the mountains. Not to mention all the members=only benefits, discounts, freebies and more for Season Pass Club members. You also receive discounts at Heavenly resort at Lake Tahoe! Overall, a season pass is the way to go if you are planning to ski for 6 days or more, or divide up your ski time over different weekends. You also receive buddy passes with your season pass and those passes get you discounted lift tickets (rates depend on seasonality), and combining season passes with buddy passes can be an inexpensive way to ski! The most basic is the Keystone & Arapahoe Basin Pass. Visit www.snow.com for more information!
Remember Season Passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable.
Keystone & Arapahoe Basin Pass
The Keystone & Arapahoe Basin pass offers just as its name implies, unrestricted access to Keystone & A-Basin. Complete with 6 ski-with-a-friend passes, this is the most affordable and cut down package, but if you love Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, there's no need to go elsewhere. The prices for adults (Ages 19+) are $359, Teens (12-18 years old) costs $299, and Kids (Ages 5-12) run at $199. So plan accordingly and enjoy the mountains!
The Summit Pass includes unlimited access to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge! The Summit Pass is one of the most popular in Summit county and includes the same access to resorts that a lift ticket would. This pass also includes 6 ski-with-a-friend passes and other benefits! The cost for these season passes are: $409 for adults, $319 for teens, and $209 for children. A small price above the Keystone & A-Basin pass, this is a great package for skiers looking to ski a few different mountains that are pretty close to each other. If you stay in Keystone, Breckenridge is only 30 minutes away and Arapahoe Basin is 15-20 minutes away!
The Colorado Pass is perhaps the most popular Season Pass for Vail Resorts. The Colorado Pass includes unlimited access to Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin, as well as 10 ski days (with blackout dates usually around holiday times) to Beaver Creek and Vail! The Colorado Pass is a bit more difficult to obtain, as you have to purchase it at special events or find a brick-and-mortar retailer like Colorado Ski and Golf or Boulder Ski Deals. However, the price for these passes are great: $449 for adults, $339 for teens, and $219 for children. This pass is perfect for extended season goers and can save you a bundle if you like to hop between the different resorts.
The Epic Pass is the premier pass of Summit County and encompasses unlimited access to Keystone, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek and Vail resorts! There are no blackout dates for Epic Pass holders and the season pass holder even has unlimited access to Heavenly resort in Lake Tahoe. As with the other passes, you receive the six buddy passes good for discounts. The Epic Pass is priced as follows: $599 for adults (ages 13+) and $299 for children (5-12). There is also the Epic 7 pack, which gives you seven unrestricted days of skiing at any of the resorts! You will also receive the buddy passes for your friends and this is a great purchase for vacationers to Keystone! The Epic 7-Pack ranges from: $449 for adults and $219 for kids!
There are many other ski resorts in the area and season tickets are available through their respective sites (although they haven't posted prices yet). So get out there and ski the many different areas of Summit county!