Snow stacks up on a sign at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Snow stacks up on a sign at the Steamboat Ski Area. Photo by John F. Russell. |

2017-18 season pass includes Winter Park

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— The adult season pass at the Steamboat Ski Area will cost $50 more for the 2017-18 season, but it includes unlimited skiing at Winter Park.

Adults will pay $1,149 for a pass if it is purchased by May 31. Passes go on sale March 15.

New this year, the ski area is offering a payment plan.

With a $49 down payment, people can make monthly payments through November until the pass is paid off.

“This winter is still in full swing, but it’s a great time to start planning for next year’s snow adventures,” vice president of sales and marketing Katie Brown said in a news release. “We’re excited to offer our season passholders new benefits, including unlimited skiing and riding at our sister resort, Winter Park, as well as an option that allows passholders to pay for their passes over time.”

The cost of a teenager pass will stay at $599, but others will pay more.

This ski season, seniors age 70 and older saw a 20 percent increase, to $599.

There will be a 17 percent increase for next season with a price of $699.

The pass for a child between age 6 and 12 increased by $10 to $349. College student passes increased by $50 to $599.

A pass for a child younger than 6 is $30.

A limited number of First Tracks passes will also be sold, allowing people to load the gondola between 8 and 8:15 a.m. The price of the pass has increased from $399 to $439.

The ski area will again offer its kids ski free program.

A child younger than 13 will receive a free pass when an adult or grandparent buys a season pass.

Eight days of skiing can be purchased for $529 if bought by April 10. Fifteen days will cost $899 if purchased by May 31. Additional days can be purchased for $65 and $55 respectively.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

Comments

Ed Miklus 2 weeks, 3 days ago

If one needs confirming evidence of Ski Corp’s utter disdain for our community look no further then the two year 37% increase in the price of a senior pass. Disgusting! Our elected city officials should show some chutzpah and end any consideration/cooperation with these robber barons. Ed Miklus

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George Fargo 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Yup, Ski Corp, I think you finally have accomplished your goal. Looks like skiing is over for me. You must think all us retired people were handed a pot of gold on our way out the door, but not true.

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Scott Wedel 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Well, for the price increase to cost Ski Corps money then at least 17% of seniors with a pass this year cannot buy a pass for next year.

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Martha D Young 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Can we get a lower price without the Winter Park add-on?

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