Apparently Sugar Bowl is planning on a good snow season that will pull the skiers/riders out despite large price increases in their day rates. Or, they just want to encourage more people to buy a season pass by making them pay for themselves in fewer days. I don't know their strategy behind it, but Sugar Bowl made some pretty significant pricing changes for this next season.
Their least expensive season pass price is $249, down from $299 last season, which was down from $349 in the previous season. The adult day rate when from $87 up to $95 this year, which is not what I would call "massive" but their child day rate went from $30 last year to $55 this year. The child day rate almost doubled! That is a massive price increase.
Interestingly, the child season pass was the only one that increased in price rather than decreased (it went up to $229), but due to the huge day rate price increase the child season pass pays for itself in just a few days.
I put together a season pass analysis spreadsheet that can help anyone considering purchasing a Sugar Bowl season pass this year (see PDF file below). Note that the Sugar Bowl season passes also come with 2-4 day lift tickets at Squaw/Alpine, a free day at Royal Gorge and some other discounts (lessons, rentals, "friend" discounts).
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