Still Time to Save Big on 2018-19 Season Passes at Vermont Resorts
Those in the market for 2018-19 season passes at Vermont ski & snowboard resorts still have time to save big, thanks to fall deadlines on some of the best deals in the business. Here are some of the season pass offerings available now; complete season pass information can be found on resort websites. Several Vermont areas are also included in multi-mountain pass offerings allowing limited or unlimited access, depending on the mountain and pass purchased.
Bolton Valley Resort: Bolton Valley is rewarding loyalty with its Five-Year Green Pass, which includes five seasons of skiing and riding at Bolton Valley for $2,200 – that’s less than the total price of four, if purchased separately. Proceeds will go toward improving the efficiency of BV’s snowmaking system, to reduce carbon emissions and help extend the snowmaking season. Adult All Access Passes start at $599 and youth at $169 when purchased before Sept. 24. All Bolton Valley season pass options can be found on Boltonvalley.com.
Bromley Mountain: Those buying a season pass to Bromley can share the wealth with their loved ones: New this year, with a purchase of one full adult, junior or teen season pass, you’ll save $50 off each additional adult, teen or junior pass for your immediate family members. Purchase your pass before Oct. 15 and save up to $105. All passes can be found on Bromley.com.
Burke Mountain: Burke season passes are discounted in tiers, with Oct. 8 as the target date for adults to save $180 on a single-mountain pass and $270 on the multi-mountain Judge Pass. Couples passes save even more. All Burke pass products can be found on SkiBurke.com.
Jay Peak Resort: Timing is everything at Jay, as savvy season pass buyers who get in under the Oct. 8 wire can save $170 on an adult pass. A mere $160 more nets access to sister mountain Burke as well. Jay Peak pass options can be found on Jaypeakresort.com.
Killington Resort: It’s never too early to buy into Killington’s “longest season in the East,” as purchasing an unlimited season pass to The Beast before Oct. 18 will save adults $150. All Killington pass products can be found on Killington.com.
Mad River Glen: Anyone in the market for a season pass to Mad River Glen should “Buy It While They Can;” the cost of an adult pass increases by $216 after Oct. 15. Another option for smart shoppers is the Family Mad Card, which comes with free season passes for kids 12 and under (as well as three transferable tickets and discounts on additional tickets for adults) if purchased before Oct. 15. Some restrictions apply; check Madriverglen.com for full details.
Magic Mountain: Buying an adult All Unlimited Pass at Magic before Oct. 15 not only saves $100; it also includes the benefits of the Freedom Pass, at no extra cost: Three complimentary tickets (one ticket per visit) at each of 12 other ski areas across the country. Added benefits for Unlimited passes are 20% off tuning and 10% off ski shop purchases. Passes can be found on magicmtn.com.
Mount Snow Resort: Oct. 19 is the magic date at Mount Snow, as season pass customers buying before then can land a Drifter Unlimited pass (ages 18-29) for $399 or an Explorer Adult Unlimited Pass (30+) for $829. Both passes are valid at seven northeast resorts. Visit MountSnow.com for all season pass products and deals.
Okemo Mountain Resort: Okemo’s Ultimate Pass can be scored at an ultimate discount before Aug. 31, with savings up to $346. Featuring unrestricted skiing at Okemo, Mount Sunapee and Crested Butte, the Ultimate adds huge value with the addition of discounts at the Adventure Zone and Evolution Bike Park, as well as daily access at the Nordic Center, Ice House and Scenic Chairlift rides. The Ultimate pass is also eligible for lift ticket discounts at Vail Resorts. Visit Okemo.com for all season pass products.
Pico Mountain: Season passes at Pico are on sale through Oct. 18. Adult and Youth passes are discounted $30 before that date, while Seniors can save $20. Passholders can also visit Killington Resort during the remainder of the Fall season and receive free scenic K-1 Express Gondola rides, one $39 learn to mountain bike package, 25% off Mountain Bike Lift Tickets and Adventure Center Day Passes, plus the ability to bring one friend/family member per day for 25% off mountain bike and Adventure Center tickets at Killington. All passes can be found on Picomountain.com.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort: Adult and Youth season passes at Smuggs come at a $50 discount through Oct. 31, while College and Senior passes purchased before that date are $30 cheaper. Kids five and under can still ride the lifts for free. All Smuggs season passes can be found on Smuggs.com.
Stowe Mountain Resort: Stowe is now Epic. As a member of the Vail Resorts family, unlimited skiing or riding at Stowe is included with the Epic Pass. Season passes at Stowe also include discounts on equipment rental and tuning, as well as food as three of the resort’s restaurants. All details on Stowe and the Epic Pass can be found on Stowe.com.
Stratton Mountain Resort: Stratton is now part of the IKON pass, which includes unlimited skiing and riding at Stratton in addition to 11 other mountains. Get details and purchase passes on Stratton.com.
Sugarbush Resort: Sugarbush is now part of the IKON Pass and the Mountain Collective, in addition to offering many Sugarbush only season pass products for all ages. Be sure to purchase your Sugarbush pass before prices go up on Sept. 12. All Sugarbush pass products can be found on Sugarbush.com
Multi-resort passes, such as the Epic Pass which includes Stowe and Okemo, the new IKON Pass with Killington, Stratton and Sugarbush, plus the Mountain Collective including Sugarbush, are all available at discounted rates. These passes allow skiers and snowboarders the flexibility to travel while taking advantage of season pass value.