Still on the fence about buying a multi-resort season pass or maybe you are in the market for another? The Storm Skiing Journal has published a couple of interesting reads about pass programs that may not get a lot of attention but are a good value.
One is Vail’s 22-resort seven day pass. It is particularly attractive for Mid-Atlantic skiers and snowboarders because it includes eight ski areas in Pennsylvania – Big Boulder, Laurel, Liberty, Jack Frost, Hidden Valley, Roundtop, Seven Springs and Whitetail and four in New Hampshire – Attitash, Crotched, Mt Sunapee, and Wildcat. Verticals range from 470 feet (Hidden Valley) to 2,112 feet (Wildcat) considerably longer than the Midwest locations on the pass.
The blackout version’s per-day prices, offered in increments from one day to seven, are $44 for one off-peak day, $260 for seven days – $37.14 per day. The “kids’ price” is lower: $22 for one day, $132 – $18.85 per day – for seven.
Buy a Ski Cooper (CO) season pass and you gain access to three days of skiing or riding (or cross country skiing) at any of Cooper’s 59 partner resorts in multiple states across the country including Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, California and others in Colorado for those who need their “western experience”.
For the 2022-23 season, the Cooper Pass lost three Pennsylvania locations – Seven Springs, Laurel and Hidden Valley – to Vail and had previously lost Holiday Valley (NY), Lookout Pass (ID/MT) and Powder Mountain (UT) but organizers recently announced they had signed on 11 new partners:Bear Creek, Blue Knob, and Mount Pleasant of Edinboro in Pennsylvania; Beech Mountain, North Carolina; Saddleback, Maine; Whitecap Mountains, Wisconsin; Snowstar, Illinois; Terry Peak, South Dakota; White Pine, Wyoming; Mt. Shasta Ski Park, California; and Mt. Spokane, Washington. The Ski Cooper Pass also includes a partner in Spain.
Passes go on sale July 1, 2022. Several of Cooper’s partners are also connected via the Freedom Pass with details on the Ski Cooper web site and additional details are available on The Storm Skiing Journal.
On another note: The Indy Pass lowest payment plan ends June 1.