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Authors: Kirsten Silveira

Looking to hit the slopes this season?
If so, it’s time to consider purchasing a season pass to one or more of Colorado’s most prized resorts or checking out deals at ski areas not included in pass packages.
Something to keep in mind when shopping for ski passes: You can purchase one-day or half-day lift tickets at individual resorts.

Ski passes offered by Colorado Pass

Keystone and Arapahoe Basin
Adult: $359
Teen: $299
Child: $199

Pass includes:
Member of Summit Pass Club, which includes discounts, benefits and free perks,
Ski Heavenly in Lake Tahoe for half price,
Receive six ski-with-a-friend passes, which gives a discounted rate, and
Summer 2010 lift access.

Summit Pass
This pass gives unlimited ski and snowboard access to Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin.
Adult: $409
Teen: $319
Child: $209

Pass includes:
Member of Summit Pass Club, which includes discounts, benefits and free perks,
Ski Heavenly in Lake Tahoe for half price,
Receive six ski-with-a-friend passes, which gives a discounted rate, and
Summer 2010 lift access.

Colorado Pass
This pass includes unlimited, unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge. It also gives 10 free days at Vail and Beaver Creek, excluding Nov. 26 and 27, Dec. 27-31 and Feb. 19 and 20.
Adult: $449
Teen: $339
Child: $219

Pass includes:
Member of Colorado Pass Club, which includes discounts, benefits and freebies,
Ski Heavenly in Lake Tahoe for half price,
Receive six ski-with-a-friend passes, which gives a discounted rate, and
Summer 2010 lift access.

Epic Pass
This is the highest level of skiing and snowboarding pass offered by Colorado Pass and includes Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Heavenly at Lake Tahoe and Arapahoe Basin without blackout dates – meaning your pass will always be valid.
Adult: $599
Child: $299

Pass includes:
Member of Epic Pass Club, which includes discounts, benefits and freebies,
Receive six ski-with-a-friend passes, which gives a discounted rate, and
Summer 2010 lift access

Pass insurance is $20 for adults (13 and up), and $10 for children.
To learn more about pass clubs and what they have to offer, or compare different packages side-by-side, visit http://www.snow.com/passsales/default.aspx

Ski passes offered by Copper Mountain Ski Resort

All Copper Mountain passes offer unlimited skiing and snowboarding at the resort and 10 friends-and-family lift tickets, discounted to $59.
Adult: $359
Teen: $299
Seniors: $199
Child: $199

Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus: $449
Includes unlimited skiing at Copper Mountain and Winter Park, six unrestricted days at Steamboat Springs and 20 friends-and-family lift tickets –– split between Copper Mountain and Winter Park –– for $59.

Rocky Mountain Super Pass: $409
Includes unlimited skiing at Copper Mountain and Winter Park and 20 friends-and-family lift tickets –– split between Copper Mountain and Winter Park –– for $59.

This list of passes includes Colorado’s most visited ski resorts, but interested students can visit areas that sell individual season passes such as: Eldora Mountain Resort, Echo Mountain, Ski Cooper, Wolf Creek Ski Area, Aspen Snowmass, Telluride Ski Resort, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Loveland Ski Area, Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area, Powderhorn Resort, Buttermilk Ski Resort and Howelsen Ski Area.
Assistant News Editor Kirsten Silveira can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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