As Labor Day weekend approaches, that inevitably means two things for me: I'm days away from going back to educating the youth of America and I start planning ski trips (or in my wife's case après ski trips). These next few months can be a bit challenging, transitioning away from my summer beach bum lifestyle and into waiting for winter mode. At least there are a wide array of fall seasonal beers to drink while watching football as I wait in anticipation for that first ski trip of the season. Yes, winter is coming (unless you're in Westeros, in which case it is here in a big way) and our friends at Ski Utah have decided to help us pass the time with their new video. Their hilariously funny re-creation of Phil Collins hit You Can't Hurry Love reminds us that our love, winter, will be here before you know it.
In the meantime, if you are like me and begin planning your ski trips in mid to late August, then should really consider a trip to Utah this winter. They may have the greatest snow on earth in the winter but right now it's their deals that are at hot as the waning days of summer.
Ski Utah Season Pass Information
Much of what makes Utah's skiing so fantastic is the close proximity of its 14 resorts and the unique qualities that can be experienced at each. Skiers and snowboarders who truly appreciate the variety each resort has to offer should take advantage of the below passes.
Ski Utah Silver Pass ($3,150) – With purchase of the Ski Utah Silver Pass you receive 30 days at EACH Utah resort except Park City, where the pass is valid for 60 days of skiing. Limited quantity available.
Ski Utah Yeti Pass ($649) - This pass is valid for one day of skiing at each of Utah’s 14 ski resorts. That’s just $46 per day. A perfect pass for parents with kids rocking the Ski Utah Passport.
Ski Utah Passport ($35) - This is the pass of all passes for any 5th or 6th Grader in the world. The Passport offers 5th Graders three days of skiing and 6th graders one day of skiing to shred all 14 Utah resorts.
Ski City Super Pass (amount varies) - Looking for flexibility? The Ski City Super Pass allows unrestricted skiing at Alta, Snowbird, Brighton or Solitude. The pass can be purchased anywhere for a range of three to 10 days of skiing. Also, with purchase of this pass the UTA ski bus is free to and from the resort. Price varies depending upon number of days purchased.
Ski3 Pass ($157) - This new, fully loaded pass includes a full day of skiing at Snowbasin, Powder Mountain plus a full day and night skiing at Nordic Valley with the purchase of two or more nights at participating hotels in Ogden.
There are more ski pass options than ever before. Welcome to the new age of flexible, perk-filled passes. This collection of season passes not only grants you skiing and riding access to Utah's resorts but skiing privileges across the country as well.
Epic Pass ($859) - Vail Resorts owns and operates 15 ski resorts throughout the world and this pass offers unrestricted access to all of them—including Utah’s Park City. For even more affordable rates with a few restrictions, there are the Epic Local Pass, Epic 7-Day Pass and Epic 4-Day Pass, Park City Youth Pass, and Park City 4-Pack.
Mountain Collective Pass ($469) - This pass offers you two days at each of The Collective destinations for a total of 16 unrestricted days at some of the best resorts in the world, including Utah’s Alta, Snowbird, and new this year, Snowbasin. It also includes up to 35 percent off lodging and 50 percent off additional tickets.
M.A.X. Pass ($679) - With 44 mountains across North America offering five days each, the M.A.X. Pass has max appeal. If you have this pass, you’re in luck, as local favorite Brighton Resort and Solitude are participating Utah resorts.
To highlight a few other noteworthy season pass/daily deals please see below:
Brighton Resort continues to offer kids 10 and under ski or ride FREE with a paying adult and has expanded their age-base pricing breakout to include a ‘Millennial’ pass at $650 (before Sept. 27) for adults between the age of 26-30.
Deer Valley offers unbelievable benefits. Eligible pass holders can receive up to six buddy passes, four day passes at Solitude, two day passes at Alta, Snowbird and Brighton Resort, on-mountain discounts, summer mountain biking and three complimentary day tickets to Steamboat Ski Resort.
Powder Mountain is capping their season pass to 3,000 and day passes to 1,500 this season to keep the ratio of 1 skier per 3 acres of skiable terrain.
Snowbird offers a ‘Ten-2 Share Card,’ which you can ski or ride Snowbird for about $55 a day. Receive 10 days of unlimited access to that is transferable between friends and family with no blackout dates.
Solitude offers the ‘Ultimate Family Pass’ which includes two Adult and two Junior passes (age 7-17) for $1,999 (price increases after September 4, 2017).