Here is a good deal for those who don't get season passes. Backcountry is selling discounted lift tickets to Utah resorts with some of the money benefiting the Utah Avalanche Center. Tickets can be purchased for Brighton, Deer Valley, the Canyons, Park City, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, Sundance and Wolf Mountain The tickets are sold at good prices (that is a relative comment when including Deer Valley) and some of the money goes to fund a great organization. Some of the areas have holiday restirctions and some have no restrictions.
The Utah Avalanche Center was recently in the news, calling the avalanche risk "Considerable" the day a well known skier died. They do a great job on what appears to be a sparse budget. See: http://utahavalanchecenter.org/
I am a sucker for supporting organizations that save lives. I routinely purchase a ski patrol T-Shirt from the mountains I visit, and just bought a couple of lift tickets to help out the center (and save me $).