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post #31 of 61
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Ah, so there is at least one place where it would help that I'll be 60 next season. 

 

Another place that gives a break for age 60-69 is Lost Trail Powder Mountain, ID. Season passes are currently $450 for adults, $375 for 60-69 and $150 for 70 and over. That seems like a lot for a place that is only open Thurs-Sun unless a holiday week. When I went there on the last day in February in 2015, full-price adult day ticket was $40 full-price and it was $32 if you were 60-69. Not sure what daily rates were for 2015-16 or will be next year, but it skis bigger than you may think and Thursdays and Fridays have a good chance of finding untracked.


Hmm, I have a friend in Missoula.  Maybe next time I'm headed to Big Sky I'll think about a little ski safari in Idaho.  My ski buddy I drive with the most will be 65 soon.  I think that is useful for a few places in ID and MT.

post #32 of 61
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Looks like the cut off age for Grand Targhee is 65.

 

post #33 of 61
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If I ever get a season pass out west, it would be for Alta not anywhere in Colorado.  Altitude is too high.  :)

 

Alta skis much better than CB. CB was a bit disappointing in real life.    

 

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Ah, so there is at least one place where it would help that I'll be 60 next season.  PNW is one region that on the bucket list. :)

 

Getting the feeling that 65 and 70 are still good milestones when it comes to saving moving on lift tickets for travelers.  Especially if go off the beaten path a bit.

 

Crystal has a senior price for 70+

 

PNW has quite a few areas with really good terrain. Hit Crystal & Alpental this season with the Max pass. Simply amazing. I have a write up on both of them on Pugski. 

post #34 of 61
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The cut off for season passes at Powder Mountain is 65 and 75 for 2016-17.  75+ can get a pass for $20.  The senior age went up from 62 but the website says that "* Seniors 63 and 64 years old and Youth's 19, 20 and 21 years old who purchased a 2015/2016 Pass are still eligible for Senior Pass or Youth Pass Pricing."

 

 

Based on a Ski Utah article from Nov 2013, most of the Utah ski areas, the senior category started at 62, 65, or 70.  Brian Head, Nordic Valley, and Eagle Point are at 62 for 2016-17.

post #35 of 61
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Well, well, well, the relatively new owners of Solitude made two significant changes for 2016-17 related to season passes.  The age cutoff for seniors was lowered from 70 to 65.  Solitude was added to the MAX Pass.

 

post #36 of 61

FREE skiing for 60 and over at http://wapitiskiclub.com/prices/ in southeast BC (found when following link on Castle Dave's condo for sale thread).
 

But they did not open last two years due to not having enough snow to groom in 2015-16 and lack of snow in 2014-15. They also had a avalanche hit the top tower of their T-bar - their only lift - in Spring of 2014 that may still need some repairs. Their hours of operation are weekends and some evenings and "Some Fridays are daytime only (10am – 4pm), see the calendar for details" so you would definitely want to confirm operations before going there.

 

I realize most people would not schedule a trip to ski Wapiti, but it may be worth a stop if driving between Castle and Fernie on a weekend.

post #37 of 61
If we're going to add in smaller hills, Blacktail has a season pass for 70+ for $100. Turner has reduced pricing of $390 for over 62. Neither has an age at which it becomes free.
post #38 of 61

(Note: I corrected this post in bold to fit what's currently posted online for A Basin & Epic sites. Epic pricing is complex, so apologies.)

 

Maybe I missed it, but I only saw the Epic Breck/Keystone/A Basin senior discount mentioned - $449 or so - until Sept 5, at least.  

 

If you get the A-Basin senior season pass by itself, at 70 it drops to $70 (at least until Sept. 5th).   You have to already be 70 to get it.   So come October, I'll be there.   

 

Just getting a combined Keystone/A Basin Adult season pass has been a lot less than with Breck combined (including a 65+ senior discount of these three combined). Not sure how much this year, currently listed online as $319.00 (see posts #45 & 46 below).   Before 70, just A-Basin/Keystone season pass has been only about $10 (this year, at least until Sept. 5) to at most $40 more than just getting A Basin alone.  But after 70, Keystone (and Epic) don't have a 70+ corresponding discount, so I won't be adding Keystone this year.

 

To my knowledge, none of the regular Epic areas have the type of senior season 70 discount  A Basin - and Loveland also - offer.  

 

But some, mostly outside of Colorado, do have senior 65+ season pass deals, at varying discounts.  (See post #46 below.)


Edited by ski otter - 8/29/16 at 2:40pm
post #39 of 61
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If we're going to add in smaller hills, Blacktail has a season pass for 70+ for $100. Turner has reduced pricing of $390 for over 62. Neither has an age at which it becomes free.


I'm definitely interested in smaller places.  Not for a full week, but I like to check out new places.  I turned 60 and my main ski buddy turns 65 soon, so that may be a factor in the near future.

post #40 of 61
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If we're going to add in smaller hills, Blacktail has a season pass for 70+ for $100. Turner has reduced pricing of $390 for over 62. Neither has an age at which it becomes free.


I'm definitely interested in smaller places.  Not for a full week, but I like to check out new places.  I turned 60 and my main ski buddy turns 65 soon, so that may be a factor in the near future.

I want to know when you're going to come here so you can start pushing this place instead of Bridger. wink.gif. tongue.gif
post #41 of 61
Bachelor's 112 for a senior discount.
post #42 of 61
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Bachelor's 112 for a senior discount.

It's $112 off? $112 total? Not understanding.

Came across this for last season, and that doesn't seem to tie in to any $112.

"MT. BACHELOR SEASON PASSES

Mt. Bachelor Full Season Passes purchased on or before September 30 are priced at $889 for adults. Young Adult (ages 19-26) pass prices will be $419; Teen (13-18) and Senior 70+ are priced at $309; passes for youth ages 6-12 are priced at $199; passes for Seniors ages 65-69 are $579. Season passes for children younger than age 6 remain $29.

All the season pass prices are up $20 from last year -- which means varying percentage increases ranging from 2.3 percent for the early-purchase full season passes to to 11.1 percent for the youth passes.

Midweek Pass prices will be $609 for adults and $479 for seniors ages 65-69. The popular 12 Day Pass and 4-Pack will also return this year, priced at $499 and $179, respectively, if purchased on or before September 30."
post #43 of 61
I was being a jackass. We did get a new chair so there's that.
post #44 of 61
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I want to know when you're going to come here so you can start pushing this place instead of Bridger. wink.gif. tongue.gif

Maybe in a few years when I'm done picking destinations based on the MCP or MAX Pass . . . and qualify for a senior rate at Whitefish.  Plus it's a loooong drive from NM to Whitefish for my ski buddy. ;)

post #45 of 61

Correction: the 70+ A Basin senior season pass is only $70, not $79.  Also, 

 

 
 
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$309.00
 
 
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$239.00
 
 
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$169.00
 
 
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(off their website.)  

 

I post these because they are so much less than most other Colorado ski areas, including Epic senior discount rates, such as they are.


Edited by ski otter - 8/29/16 at 2:35pm
post #46 of 61

A second correction:   (Epic rates seem complex.)

 

This year, currently, the adult combined Keystone/A Basin season pass (available thru Epic only) is only $10.00 more than the adult A Basin season pass by itself (available thru A Basin only):  

 

THE BEST DEAL FOR UNLIMITED SKIING IN COLORADO.

 

Season Pass, Adults      $319.00

 

Prices Only Guaranteed Through Sept. 5!

 

Resort Access 
Unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions.

- Summer 2016 Scenic Access only valid at Keystone.

 

Blackout Dates

Keystone and Arapahoe Basin restricted: 11/25/16–11/26/16, 12/26/16–12/31/16, 1/14/17, 2/18/17–2/19/17.

 

(There seems to be no 65+ discount for this deal, but it's still a good one.)   

 

 

 

Also, correction three, some other Epic areas do offer season pass discounts for senior 65+ season passes:   Tahoe, Kirkwood, Afton, Brighton, and a limited deal for Keystone/A Basin/Breck, as listed in other posts.

 

  • Senior Tahoe Value Pass 16/17

     

     
    The Senior (ages 65+) 2016/2017 Tahoe Value Pass is valid for skiing or riding at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood with limited restrictions. All Saturdays are restricted at Northstar and Kirkwood. Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood are restricted: 11/25/16-11/26/16, 12/26/16-12/31/16, 1/14/17, 2/18/17-2/19/17. This pass is equipped with EpicMix and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

     

     
     
    $369.00
                                
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  • Senior Kirkwood Pass 16/17

     

     
    The Senior (ages 65+) 2016/2017 Kirkwood Pass is valid for unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Kirkwood. NO BLACKOUT DATES. This pass is equipped with EpicMix and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

     

     
     
    $419.00
                           
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  • Senior Afton Pass 16/17

     

     
    The Senior (ages 62+) 2016/2017 Afton Alps Pass is valid for unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Afton Alps. NO BLACKOUT DATES. This pass is equipped with EpicMix and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

     

     
     
    $299.00
                                                
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  • Senior Brighton Pass 16/17

     

     
    The Senior (ages 62+) 2016/2017 Mt. Brighton Pass is valid for unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Mt. Brighton. NO BLACKOUT DATES. This pass is equipped with EpicMix and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

     

     
     
    $359.00
                           
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  • K/B Senior (65+) Pass 16/17

     

     
    The Senior (ages 65+) 2016/2017 K/B/A Pass has unlimited access to Keystone, Breckenridge, and Arapahoe Basin during the 2016/2017 winter season. This pass is equipped with EpicMix and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

     

     
     
    $449.00
                                 
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  • Senior 70+ 10Day Pass 16/17

     

     
    The Senior (ages 70+) 2016/2017 pass has no blackout dates and is valid for 10 days of access at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin during the 2016/2017 winter season. This pass is equipped with EpicMix and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

     

     
     
     
    $639.00
                                                
post #47 of 61

(Whew.  

The blue stripes were unexpected. :))   

post #48 of 61
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(Whew.  

The blue stripes were unexpected. :))   


Good to have the details, in whatever color.  Now you know why I tend to do screen captures instead of copying from websites. ;)

 

In any case, pretty clear that Vail is using 62/65 as a cut-off in some cases.  So perhaps the age cut-off will not keep going up in order to capture more revenue from aging skiers.

post #49 of 61
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Good to have the details, in whatever color.  Now you know why I tend to do screen captures instead of copying from websites. ;)

 

In any case, pretty clear that Vail is using 62/65 as a cut-off in some cases.  So perhaps the age cut-off will not keep going up in order to capture more revenue from aging skiers.

But also it's pretty clear that Vail itself, and Beaver Creek, offer little to no senior discount that I can see, and that Epic/Vail at their Colorado areas in general offer an expensive bare minimum to seniors, especially relative to other Colorado Front Range ski areas.  

post #50 of 61
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But also it's pretty clear that Vail itself, and Beaver Creek, offer little to no senior discount that I can see, and that Epic/Vail at their Colorado areas in general offer an expensive bare minimum to seniors, especially relative to other Colorado Front Range ski areas.  

 

Actually the senior Keystone/Breck/A-Basin pass compares pretty well with the Copper/Winter Park passes.  

post #51 of 61
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Given that Solitude lowered the senior cutoff age to 65, I guess it's not a surprise that senior rates start at 65 at Deer Valley.  Never goes to free though.
 

 

post #52 of 61
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How about a season pass for $19?  Apparently that's the deal at Mt Baldy as noted by @Castle Dave.  It's re-opening in the Okanagan in Canada.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/147446/19-seniors-seasons-pass-small-cheap-high-skiing-in-the-okanagan

post #53 of 61
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Noticed this in the NE thread . . . a reason Sugarbush senior cut off is 65.  Thanks, @Gostan

 

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Sugarbush Senior Age used to be 70. I remember speaking with Win Smith and telling him that myself and some other skiers would leave the bush if he did not reduce the age to 65. He ended up doing so because he realized how many boomer skiers there were on the mountain and that many only cared about skiing midweek. My 7 day senior pass purchased early last May was $629. It is now $919. And an Adult Pass is something like $1779. OUCH! Passes are always cheaper in the spring. Other than slowing down, being 67 helps to feed my skiing passion. Please join me soon.

 

 

post #54 of 61
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Mountain High, CA has a free pass for 70+ for a $10 processing fee.  Can pay $99 to get Powder Alliance perks (3 days at Powder Alliance places).  Mt. High just joined the MAX Pass, but not clear yet if the senior pass qualifies for the Max Pass as an Add-on.

 

post #55 of 61
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The Powder Pass keeps growing.  Added Hesperus, which could be good for local families who like night skiing.  The list of places where a pass holder can ski for three days could make it worthwhile for a senior who likes to travel.  Except for the full Powder Pass that starts at 65, the senior rate for the other passes start at 60.

 

post #56 of 61
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The Bridger senior passes are for ages 70-79.  The Senior Midweek pass is new for 2016-17, also includes $30 weekend tickets.  What's more interesting is that the senior passes qualify for Power Alliance days (3 each place), half price at other Montana MSAA ski areas, and half price at Alta.  Those 80 and over can get a Super Senior pass for $10 or just pick up a free day ticket.

 

post #57 of 61

I got my pass for the upcoming season at Monarch for $279.  Ages 62-68.  That was early buy, currently at $309.  Super Senior starts at 69 by late Nov. and is FREE!  Actually it's $20 if you want an actual pass to hang around your neck, free if you just go to the ticket window daily.  The regular senior pass includes 3 free days at 10 different resorts!  Super Senior does not include the reciprocal deals.  So, I have already paid for the last season I will have to pay for!!  Yay!  Of course, that is if I am content to ski only at Monarch...

post #58 of 61
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Saw in another thread that Mt. Ashland in Oregon has a real deal for season passes for 70+, only $30.  If only skiing there for a few days, day tickets are free for 70+.

post #59 of 61

An unrestricted full season Adaptive Epic Pass is just $399.   It is valid everywhere a regular Epic Pass is accepted.   Plus, one can buy a discounted lift ticket for your guide/companion (except A-Basin and Perisher).   If one has physical issues, you may be eligible.   Download and read the Informational Letter and Application at https://skispec.org/event-details/lift-tickets/

 

It took me one phone call to Vail, a note from my doctor, a fax to Vail, and a 20 minute drive to Boulder Ski Deals to get mine.

post #60 of 61
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Anyone remember what the senior cutoff age was for Jackson Hole last season?  It's 65 for 2016-17.  Can get a senior 7-day "pass" for $515 or 10-day for $715, both include all early season days before 12/18/16.

 

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