Snowbasin dramatically cuts season pass rates
Snowbasin has announced the pricing of their season passes for the 2012/13 ski season, and skiers and snowboarders in Utah are now talking about making this resort east of Ogden their home mountain. Why? Because the cost to buy a season pass there has nearly been cut in half.
There are a few options for purchase at different price points for Snowbasin’s Discovery Pass. The Adult Value Plus is a season pass for only $649 with no blackout dates. Compare that to previous seasons when the same pass cost nearly a thousand dollars.
If you don’t mind having a few blackout dates during the holidays, you can save even more with the Adult Value pass for $449. Other cheap season pass deals are as follows:
Adult Midweek Value for $399
Young Adult Value Plus (Ages 19-26): $459
Teen Value Plus: (Ages 13-18) $279
Youth Value Plus: (Ages 7-12) $189
Child Value: (Ages 6 and under) $10
Senior Value Plus: (Ages 65-74) $469
Super Senior Value: (Ages 75+) $35
Military Value Plus: $439
In addition, season pass holders get three days of skiing/riding at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho with no blackout dates, a $149 hotel rate at Sun Valley Lodge or Inn, 15% discount off Winter Repair in the Grizzly Center Repair Shop. Two 50% off buddy vouchers which can be used any time during 2012-2013 season, discount off Tubing Hill ride tickets, and 2012 Summer Gondola Access.
It’s huge that Snowbasin is making this kind of competitive move. Park City Mountain Resort did much the same during the 2010/11 ski season when they unveiled a new adult season pass price of only $699 (it’s now $750.) That set off speculation that the long awaited “price war” among Utah ski resorts had begun, but it never really happened.
Now that Snowbasin is getting into the game to try and lure local skiers, perhaps a Colorado-style price war that led to the “Epic Pass,” a $599 pass to five resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, will occur here in Utah. If only Utah families who can’t afford to ski could be so lucky.
These Snowbasin season pass rates are only good until September 3, 2012, so if you’re looking to buy one, act fast.
For more information, or to get your season pass to one of Utah’s premiere ski resorts for half the price, go to www.snowbasin.com