Most Colorado ski resorts offer cheap discount ski season passes to full-time college students every fall in Colorado. These bargain college ski passes usually offer unlimited skiing and snowboarding at the ski resort with limited blackout days.
If you are a college student in Colorado and even not, there may be a discount college ski pass in Colorado waiting for your name to be on it. Learn where to find the discount college ski passes in Colorado as a full-time currently enrolled college student with valid photo ID.
Don’t want to commit to any resort ski season pass but still want discount lift tickets in Colorado? Consider buying a Colorado Gems Card from Colorado Ski Country USA. It allows the holder to purchase discount daily lift tickets at many smaller Colorado ski resorts. More information.
Steamboat Ski Resort
Steamboat Ski Resort and other Intrawest ski resorts offer several discount college ski lift ticket deals and college season passes. The Steamboat College Big 6 Pass allows current full-time college student to ride 6 days at Steamboat for $129.
The 6 days must be used between November 28 – December 20, 2013 and January 5 – February 14, 2014. Blackout days are December 21, 2013 – January 4, 2014 or after February 14, 2014.
More information at http://www.steamboat.com/community/promotions/big-6.aspx
Steamboat Ski Resort has two other discount college ski season passes. The Steamboat College Pass for $699 (after 9/2/13) allows unrestricted days of skiing and snowboarding. http://www.steamboat.com/tickets-and-passes/season-passes/season-pass.aspx
The Intrawest/Powdr Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus College Pass offers unrestricted days at Winter Park, Copper Mountain, and six unrestricted days at Steamboat for $369. http://skicolorado.com/College-Pass.aspx
Eldora Mountain Resort offers a discount college season pass that allows the holder to add 5 days at Steamboat for $129. http://www.eldora.com/collegeinfo.html
Copper Mountain Resort – Winter Park Resort
Copper Mountain and Winter Park Ski Resort offer the discount Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus College Pass valid for unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Winter Park, Copper Mountain, and six unrestricted days at Steamboat Ski Resort for $349. http://www.skicolorado.com/College-Pass.aspx
An additional ski deal is the Wells Fargo 2 for 1 Rocky Mountain Super Pass deal. College students, faculty, and staff at accredited Colorado colleges can redeem a voucher that allows you to buy two passes for the price of one. Read more
Eldora Mountain Resort
Eldora Mountain Resort offers a discount College Pass valid for unlimited days. You can purchase 5 days at Steamboat Ski Resort for an additional $149 between August 23-October 24, 2010. The pass can only be purchased at limited pass events in Boulder and Denver. http://www.eldora.com/collegeinfo.html
Loveland Ski Area
No college pass is offered but a new Young Adult Pass (15-22) pre-season is only $269. Good for unlimited skiing and snowboarding. The pass also offers 3 free days at Monarch Ski Area and Durango Mountain Resort. One free unguided day at Silverton Mountain is also included. The pass can be purchased online. http://www.skiloveland.com/ticketsandpasses/FallSeasonPasses.aspx
Ski Cooper offers its unrestricted Adult season passes for $280. The pass also offers three free days at: Powderhorn Resort, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, Angel Fire Resort (Angel Fire Blackout dates Dec 23/2010- Jan 2, 2011), Pajarito Mountain, Red River Ski Area, and Sunlight Mountain Resort. http://www.skicooper.com/the-mountain/season-pass-information-s66.html
Vail Resorts – Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek
Vail Resorts also offers a variety of pre-season discount ski season passes.
The Summit Value Pass offers unlimited discount skiing and snowboarding at Keystone, Breckenridge, and A-Basin. Priced at $439. http://www.snow.com/epic-pass/passes/summit-value-pass.aspx
The Epic Local College Pass offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, and Heavenly without any blackout days with 10 restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek. The discount ski pass can be purchased online and at national pass events. Pre-season pricing is $479. Available for online purchase. http://www.snow.com/epic-pass/passes/epic-local-college-pass.aspx
Those 15-19 years old can purchase the Youth A-Basin Only Pass for $199. It allows unlimited ski days at A-Basin only.
The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited days at A-Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge, and 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek for $529. Blackout days apply.
The Summit Value Pass offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Keystone, Breckenridge, and A-Basin. Priced at $439.
The Epic Pass offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Heavenly without any blackout days. The pass can be purchased online and at national pass events. Pre-season pricing is $689.
Durango Mountain Resort
Durango Mountain Resort offers a discount College Pass good for unlimited skiing and snowboarding for $389 (April 25 – Sept 6, 2010), $499 (Sept 7 – Oct 16), and $599 (Oct 17 – open). The ski pass is also good for 3 free days at Monarch, 3 free days at Taos, 10 free days at Kirkwood, and half price lift tickets at Crested Butte and Arizona Snowbowl. Blackout days apply http://www.durangomountainresort.com/seasonpass/
Telluride Ski Resort
Telluride Ski Resort offers a discount College Season Pass good for unlimited skiing and snowboarding at its Regional Sales Events. Passes purchased Aug 4 – Oct 29, 2010 are $349 and $775 Oct 30 – April 3, 2011. You must be present to purchase. http://tellurideskiresort.com/Tellski/info/4corners.aspx
Aspen Skiing Company
Aspen Skiing Company offers several discount college ski passes. Two discount ski season passes are available pre-season and another is offered during the Winter X Games held in Aspen. The passes can be used at Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass.
The College 4-Day Classic Pass is a real bargain ski pass if purchased for $229 by Nov. 10, 2014. Additional days can be purchased at a discount. The pass must be bought in person at select pass events in Colorado. Current passholders can renew online or by phone from August 22 – November 10, 2014.
The Escape College Pass is for the more frequent visitor. It allows skiers and snowboarders direct to lift access for $39 a day. The pass is $259 if purchased by Dec 17, 2010 and is $309 after Dec 17th.
The College X Pass allows two days of skiing or snowboarding at all four Aspen mountains during the Winter X Games. Additional days can be purchased at a discount during valid pass dates. The pass can be purchased online or by calling the pass hotline. Limited purchase period. Pass Hotline 877-282-7736 or 970-923-1227.
Ski Sunlight does not offer a college ski season pass. It does have a pre-season Adult Pass for $400. It includes 3 free days at Monarch Mountain, Ski Cooper, and Sipapu. The pass can be purchased online. http://www.sunlightmtn.com/season-passes
Powderhorn offers a College Pass valid for unlimited days for $299. This pass is available for purchase anytime.
Crested Butte offers several options for discount college season passes. The Platinum College Pass gives unlimited days for the 2010-11 ski season and summer 2011 for $449 (Jun 1 – Oct 29, 2010) and $649 (Oct 31 – April 4, 2011). The Gold College Pass offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding for $399 (Jun 1 – Oct 29, 2010) and $599 (Oct 31 – April 4, 2011). Required documentation must be present at purchase. http://www.skicb.com/cbmr/mountain/season-passes.aspx
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek doesn’t offer a college pass but does offer an unrestricted Adult Pass for $718 after Oct 4, 2010. Passes can be purchased online, phone, or mail. Wolf Creek does have College Days. Present a valid college photo ID and get a discounted $31 lift ticket. Dates: November 14, 21, December 5, January 23, February 27, March 27, April 2, 9. http://www.wolfcreekski.com/wolf-creek-college-days.php
Ski Granby Ranch
Sol Vista doesn’t offer a college pass but does offer a pre-season Adult Pass for $305. http://www.granbyranch.com/ski/solvistabasin.asp
Howelson Ski Area offers an all access Fulltime College Student Pass for $75 (before Dec. 31) and $100 (after Dec. 31). http://steamboatsprings.net/departments/parks_recreation/facilities/howelsen_hill_ski_area
Ski Hesperus doesn’t offer a college pass but does offer an Adult Pass for $325. Hesperus has night skiing.
Echo Mountain doesn’t offer a discount college ski season pass. It’s pre-season discount pass pricing is so ridiculous – snatch that while you can. An unrestricted 2010-11 season pass is only $169. It’s the closest area to Denver and it has night time skiing and snowboarding. Passes can be bought online. http://www.echomtnpark.com/tickets_and_passes.php
Monarch does not have a discount college pass bus does have a bargain pre-season Adult Pass for $329 if bought before Nov 6, 2010. In addition to unlimited days at Monarch, it has discount or free lift tickets for Loveland, Sunlight, Powderhorn, Silverton, Durango, Angel Fire, Pajarito, Sipapu, Alta, Grand Targhee, Indianhead, Arizona Snowbowl, Revelstoke, Sol Vista, Red River & Taos and China Peak. https://skimonarch.com/main/index.php/ticketspasses/season-passes
While Silverton doesn’t have a college pass, it does offer a bargain half-price pre-season Unguided Season Pass for an unbelievable price of $399. It includes discounts on heli-drops and free ski days at A-Basin, 5, Monarch, and Loveland Ski Area. Available for purchase online. The pass has strict blackout unguided ski days – read the fine print carefully. https://www.silvertonmountain.com/page/store/passes
The Loveland Ski Area Young Adult Pass (15-22) pre-season discounted is only $269 and offers one free unguided day at Silverton Mountain. http://www.skiloveland.com/ticketsandpasses/FallSeasonPasses.aspx
Finding discount college ski season passes is really easy in Colorado. Plan ahead and buy the college passes early to have discount skiing and snowboarding all season. Be sure to read the fine print on the ski pass guidelines for blackout days and have the required documentation for purchase. Many passes are available for purchase online and pickup at the resort with valid photo college ID and proof of full-time college status.
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