My home resort--Sugar Bowl in the Tahoe region--just starting selling their 13/14 season passes and making announcements about changes for next year. Here are some key changes:
1) Season pass prices are going down -- least expensive adult pass is their midweek pass priced at $299 (I think it was $379 last year). I'll use points from their loyalty program to get an additional $50 off my pass for next year.
2) They are putting in a new lift this summer. I'm excited about this because there is a section of the mountain with great terrain but currently requires a long traverse over and a long traverse back. For those of you who know Sugar Bowl, the new lift will be over in the Strawberry Fields area.
3) No more free lessons and free rentals on "General Admission" days. I'm bummed about this one because it was a great program that no other Tahoe resorts have (that I know of). On most weekdays throughout the season you could get free 2-hour group lessons and free rental gear with the purchase of your lift ticket. Kids aged 4-12 could get the free lessons if they had a season pass. It seems Sugar Bowl is trying to be more price competitive now rather than offering this unique service. I was able to use this feature to convince a number of people to try out Sugar Bowl during the past few years. I hope the change works for them, but I will greatly miss the program (I put my kids in quite a few lessons this year).
What about your resort? Season pass prices going up, down or staying the same? Any new lifts or other changes?