Anyone know when the age cutoff is each year? For instance, if you have a child who's 12 now but will be 13 before the end of the 2016-2017 season, is their MCP $1 if you BUY before their birthday even if it's in the summer, if the ski season starts before their birthday, if they ski at least one day before their birthday, if they turn 13 anytime before the END of the 2016-2017 ski season, etc? I checked all the MCP FAQs and didn't see anything on point, and I'd rather not ask the MCP folks directly and make it harder to plead ignorance if I didn't like their answer :-)
I'll still buy the MCP for myself and one kid anyway, but the 2nd kid and my wife aren't as big fans of skiing. For $1, I'll go ahead and get the pass for him, but for $380 probably not.
thanks for any thoughts,
I was in this exact situation last year. I emailed someone at MCP and they told me as long as I bought the pass before the 13th birthday, we'd be fine. We didn't have any issues this season. I was surprised that even half price days beyond the free ones, we got the kids price.
Makes sense to me that it's the age of the kid when you buy the pass that counts. Pretty much the standard for a season pass at a single resort. Even though a resort can ask to see ID, I've never been asked when setting up an MCP. All they really want is a credit card.
Since charging the 50% days is the responsibility of the resort you are skiing at, makes sense to me that kids should be charged at the applicable rate. Would hope that applies to seniors too, although there are probably fewer seniors who would use the MCP since most destination resorts don't give a senior discount until after 70, or 75, or 80 in the case of Alta.