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Which Resorts Offer Special Season Passes for Spring Skiing?

post #1 of 34
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I've heard about this and seen some offers in the past, but was looking for a little more comprehensive list of which major ski resorts offer a specially priced season pass just for the spring portion of the season?  Asking about this year, but also with next year 2015 in mind.

Snowbird, UT:  Mar 1, 2014 to closing (May?) = $499, Apr 1 to closing = $329

Arapahoe Basin, CO:  now until closing (May?) = $179, now until closing and good all next season = $279 (A-Basin only).  Not sure when "now" started, anybody know?

Mt. Bachelor, OR, Mar 31 to closing (late May) = $179

Killington, VT:  mid-March to closing = $179

 

Pretty sure several other resorts do this annually, but may wait until around the first of April to announce??  Squaw, Winter Park, Steamboat?

post #2 of 34

Tremblant has one for $199 that was valid starting March 14.  It was $179 if bought by March 12.  Expected to be good for 39 days, including 6 weekends.

 

Killington website is advertising a spring "NOR'BEASTER' pass for $199, good starting March 15.  Was it $179 before?  Good for lodging discounts too.  Someone who buys a day ticket can upgrade to the spring pass on that day.

 

Also be interesting to know which places offer a discount to holders of a season pass from another mountain.  Alta did that for a couple years for midweek lift tickets.

post #3 of 34

Killington's Spring Pass was always $199 this year.

 

Okemo has one for $99.

post #4 of 34

Mt. Hood Meadows for $139.  I think the start date varies a bit, but around mid-March through season's end.

post #5 of 34

Lake Louise: $399CDN, starts March 1 to end of April?

post #6 of 34

Whistler's spring pass is $229, starts April 19 and runs for only one month to closing day May 19. Not as good of a deal as in past years when they started early April and ran to the end of May. 

post #7 of 34

Whistler - the spring deal this year started on March 24 

buy a 5 or 10day card for next year add another 89 and your good until end of May -

Previously there was one more bonus day before the Christmas break in the next season

now all days are included until mid December 

post #8 of 34
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Whistler - the spring deal this year started on March 24

buy a 5 or 10day card for next year add another 89 and your good until end of May -

Previously there was one more bonus day before the Christmas break in the next season

now all days are included until mid December

 

This is a killer deal. I renewed my Edge Card and added the $89 spring pass on for this past weekend. Even if I don't go up again that let me ski for $44.50 each of the 2 days.

post #9 of 34

Squaw and Alpine used to offer a spring pass in the pre KSL days

 

Havent seen it since KSL bought em

 

They do offer a $50 other resort pass for what that's worth

post #10 of 34

Winter Park in April is $119 for a three day pass or $179 for unlimited (until April 20 closing) at BOTH WP and Steamboat (Steamboat closes April 13).

 

https://store.winterparkresort.com/Content/Commerce/Products/DisplayProducts.aspx?ProductGroupCode=2&ProductCategoryCode=6664&themeName=WP_winter_1213

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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
 

Killington, VT:  mid-March to closing = $179

 

Just to clarify the $179 price is for mid-week Killington pass holders & Pico season pass holders only. Everyone else pays $199. Personally I think they could have done better than just a $20 savings for the K & Pico pass holders.

post #12 of 34

Buy a pass at Abasin, get the spring and then next year.

post #13 of 34
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Buy a pass at Abasin, get the spring and then next year.

I think the point of the OP question was to find deals that do not require a larger commitment the following season.  Lots of places offer late season skiing for people who shell out money for the following season months in advance.  For those of us who are considering an impromptu late season trip, we are not necessarily interested in going back the following season to the same place.  A spring pass can be a good way to check out someplace on the bucket list without cutting into the budget for future ski trips.

post #14 of 34

Crystal Mt, April 1 through closing, $149 for non-passholders.

post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by JimH View Post
 

Killington's Spring Pass was always $199 this year.

 

Okemo has one for $99.

 

If purchased on their N'or Beaster Festival link (expired) a spring pass could be bought for $179 + 7% tax => worked for me

 

Still a good deal at $199 as should be open through early May.

post #16 of 34

Well, the Abasin spring pass last year was 169; for $100 you could buy the whole next year. I got four days last year and will ski there four more days this year for 33.63 per day. Apparently the spring pass is $179 this year.

post #17 of 34

Stratton had a fall pass this year for $99. My hunch is that Intrawest joints do the early and late season mini passes, but I'm too lazy to look it up right now.

post #18 of 34

Sugarbush- $199 for rest of the season. Also they're open from 10-5 instead of 9-4 now

post #19 of 34

Sorry to bring back an old thread, but figured it would be better than starting a new one. This is my first season skiing in the Northeast and not sure what to expect for the spring. The Killington and Okemo spring pass deals look great. Are they worth it? If Killington stays open until May, then I'm sure I can get in at least 4 days, which would be more than worth it. Just wondering if the conditions are going to be decent enough that I'll enjoy myself. Any other deals I should be looking at? Thanks.

post #20 of 34

I am almost positive Killington will have a spring pass.  Last year it was $199 for mid-March to close, which is typically well into May.  Note that as April winds along, terrain starts closing.  First its the lower Skyeship, then Bear and Sunrise, then Snowshed, Ramshead, and Snowdon.  The trails on the top of the peak served by the K1 generally last well into April.  Finally its just Superstar.  Current walk up rate is $105, but ticket prices do drop as the terrain closes.  You can get discounts if you buy in advance.  You'll have run the numbers to see if the pass makes sense.  At four days or more it's probably a savings.

post #21 of 34

Yeah I'd probably go for two weekends in late March and early April just to be safe. Was looking at Liftopia prices for late March and they're still pricey... I'm guessing the rates don't drop until spring actually comes. As far as the conditions, what should I expect? Since my gf and I are still intermediates, will we have to worry about icey/slippery conditions?

post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
 

Buy a pass at Abasin, get the spring and then next year.


Stevens Pass has this, and the passes are offered at a pretty good discount too if you buy them in the spring.

post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by Aonex View Post
 

Yeah I'd probably go for two weekends in late March and early April just to be safe. Was looking at Liftopia prices for late March and they're still pricey... I'm guessing the rates don't drop until spring actually comes. As far as the conditions, what should I expect? Since my gf and I are still intermediates, will we have to worry about icey/slippery conditions?

Rates drop as the terrain closes.  Since almost everything will be open late March you are still at full prices.  In late March/early April it can still be mid-winter conditions or spring conditions.  And it can change quickly.  I've skied fresh powder in April, but that's not typical.  And I've seen 50's and sun in March (and also below zero and windy).  It is New England you know.  

post #24 of 34

There is the April Double Dip Pass for Winter Park and Steamboat for $179.

post #25 of 34

To be honest, I haven't really paid much attention to the weather until this winter... now I check the weather reports each day to make sure I'm not missing out on fresh powder. I'm now thinking, instead of getting a spring pass at Killington, it might be a good time to check out all the northern VT resorts... assuming the ticket prices do come down by late March. Thinking of doing a few weekend trips to check out Stowe, Sugarbush, MRG, and Jay.

post #26 of 34

Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho, offers a "Spring Fling" pass every spring, which was $139 last year...up from $99 in past years.  It's good from about mid-March until the end of the season, so 3-4 weeks.  It's also unlimited.  So, 3+ weeks of skiing for the cost of 2 day-tickets.  You can apply the cost to a season pass for the following year, but it's not mandatory.  It's a sweet deal for anyone wanting a late season ski trip there!

post #27 of 34

Not true. After many years skiing at Sugar Bowl, my son and I switched over to Squaw/ Alpine last year. On April 1st 2016 we purchased a 16/17 season pass (Silver pass) and the entire spring of last year was included. We skied at least 15 days in April and May last year at Squaw/Alpine which more than paid for the pass and the pass is now good for this entire season. I understand they are going to offer the same thing this year. 

Cheers

post #28 of 34

Big Sky just announced one today:

 

http://bigskyresort.com/the-mountain/lift-tickets-and-season-passes/season-passes-and-sky-cards/april-pass#sm.0000og0d0w87acnnpl11a3cst3m7r

 

($179, buy by 2/20, unlimited skiing from 4/1 to 4/16 (close))

post #29 of 34

Was just looking at that today... great deal. How's the snow in Montana in April?

post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by Aonex View Post
 

Was just looking at that today... great deal. How's the snow in Montana in April?


I've been in late March (and will be going again).  It's typically been very good then (indeed, Big Sky's highest base measurements often come in late March).  If you're lucky they'll keep getting snow into April, keeping it very skiable, but by that point in the year the sun starts to take its toll.  If you have the flexibility, it's probably a decent gamble - it's about the cost of a two-day ticket, so if you're willing take that chance, the rest is gravy.

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