Park City resorts offer discounts
Time is running out for Utah residents to take advantage of discounts at Park City ski resorts. Each resort offers several ticket options at discounted prices for those who purchase their tickets early.
The Canyons Resort
The deadline to purchase discounted tickets at the Canyons is Oct. 15. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thecanyons.com or in person. Tickets purchased online do not have to be picked up until the season starts. The Canyons anticipated opening date is Nov. 27.
Before Oct. 15, season passes with no blackout dates for students ages 7-12 are $149. Students 13-18 can purchase season passes for $199. There is a $20 discount for those 13-18 who are on their school’s honor roll. A report card or certificate from the school must be shown when the student picks up the season pass.
Children six and under are free. However, a pass must be picked up at the ticket counter each time the child skis. To avoid a wait in line, parents may purchase a convenience pass for $49 that is good all season.
Teachers, firefighters, police officers, military members and their families can purchase season passes with no blackout dates for $499 before Oct. 15.
Adults who reside in Utah or own property in Utah can also save money by purchasing season passes by Oct. 15. One option is the Cherry Picker, a 5-day pass for $209. The Cherry Picker does have blackout dates around holidays.
Another option is the e-coupon book for $51.80 a day with no blackout dates. Adults can purchase five, 10 or 15 at a time. Any unused days can be rolled into next season. A midweek pass that is every day except Saturday can be purchased for $649 before Oct. 15. A season pass with no blackout dates is $899 and can be purchased by nonresidents, as well. Adults ages 12-25 can get season passes with no blackout dates for $419 by Oct. 15.
Seniors 65-69 can purchase season passes with no blackout dates for $449. Super seniors 70 and older can purchase passes for $119. There is no deadline for senior passes.
Holders of season passes qualify for 10 percent off food and beverage, 15 percent off retail, 10 percent off adult ski lessons and access to the gondola for mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Those with season passes can also purchase up to four buddy passes for $59 each.
The deadline to purchase discounted season passes at Deer Valley is Oct. 31. Passes can be purchased online at http://www.deervalley.com or in person. The deadline to purchase discounted coupon books is Nov. 30. Winter activities are scheduled to start Dec. 5. Contact Deer Valley for military discounts. Snowboards are not allowed at Deer Valley.
Adults can purchase five tickets for children 12 and under for $155 or 10 tickets for $290. Teens 13-17 can purchase five tickets for $240 and 10 tickets for $470.
Utah residents can purchase coupon books for five days of skiing for $290. The coupon book cannot be used Dec. 26-Jan. 1 or Feb. 13-15 unless the skier pays an extra $32 to ski during the holidays.
Another option is the midweek coupon, which excludes weekends and holidays. Five coupons are $245; 10 coupons are $480.
Season passes with no blackout dates are $1,575 for adults before Oct. 31, or $1,840 after the deadline; senior passes are $640 before the deadline and $725 after; passes for teens 13-17 are $650 before the deadline and $810 after; children 12 and under are $390 before the deadline and $460 after; and tots 1-3 are $110 before the deadline and $130 after.
All season passes included unlimited use of the resort during the summer months.
A hospitality pass that can be transferred between skiers can be purchased for $3,800 anytime during the season and has no blackout dates.
Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort has extended the deadline for its early bird season pass to Oct. 15. The majority of the prices are the same as last year. Passes can be purchased or renewed online at http://www.parkcitymountainresort.com/pass, by calling 1-800-222-PARK or visiting the Resort Services Office on the Resort Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The scheduled opening date for winter activities is Nov. 21. Summer activities such as the Alpine Coaster, Alpine Slide and Zip Rider are open until Oct. 18.
An adult full-season pass with Fast Tracks, which provides access to express lanes at the five busiest lifts, is $1,250 before Oct. 15. It also covers an underground parking pass, two friends-and-family tickets, 10 percent discount in on-mountain restaurants and at Park City Mountain Rentals and Summit Demo Center. In addition, is provides a 10 percent discount at Gorgoza Tubing Park and free NASTAR racing. For families, a second adult Fast Tracks pass (must be a spouse) can be purchased for $1,075.
An adult midweek pass, which includes unlimited skiing and riding Monday through Friday, is $680 before Oct. 15. This pass includes an underground parking pass, and a 10 percent discount at on-mountain restaurants (excluding Legends Bar & Grill), Park City Mountain Rentals, Summit Demo Center and Gorgoza Tubing Park, plus Free Nastar Racing. Midweek passholders can upgrade to Fast Tracks for $250.
Those who cannot use a full season pass can purchase the EZ Access Pass with Fast Tracks, which provides a 10-day direct to lift pass without any blackout dates, for $540 for Utah residents and $650 for Utah property owners before Oct. 15. Unused days from the EZ Access Pass can be rolled over annually. The EZ Access pass includes a parking pass plus the 10 percent discount on the mountain.
The Utah Five-Day Pass, for Utah locals and property owners, provides five days of skiing/riding for $270 before Oct. 15. Blackout dates are Dec. 26-Jan. 1, and Feb.13-15.
Through Oct. 15, season passes for Utah students ages 7-12 are $150 and Utah students ages 13-18 are $200. Children ages six and under ski free. Young adults (ages 18-23) or college students can purchase passes for $500.
Seniors ages 65-69 pass is $495 and the super senior pass (ages 70+) is $295. These passes may be upgraded to Fast Tracks for $250. Benefits are the same as the Mid-Week pass.
Utah educators, firefighters and police officers, in addition to military members with a valid military ID, may purchase full-season passes for $545. These passes may be upgraded to Fast Tracks for $250. These passes require proof of current employment status.
For those who are looking for a discount to all 13 ski resorts in Utah, visit http://www.skiutah.com. The Ski Utah Gold Pass is available for $3,400 and includes 40 days at each resort. Elizabeth Brown with Ski Utah said no one has ever used the full 520 days of skiing available even though the pass is fully transferable. It can be shared with family, friends and co-workers, but only one person can use the pass at a time. Passes sell out quickly, however, and there are only a couple dozen remaining. The only blackout dates are Dec. 26-Jan 1 at Deer Valley. Those interested can call Brown at 801-359-4644 or email her at Elizabeth@skiutah.com.
White Pine Touring
The deadline to purchase discounted cross-country tickets at White Pine Touring is Oct. 31. An individual pass is $200, or $275 after the deadline. Family passes (must be living in the same household) are $285, or $375 after. A punch pass good for 10 visits is $100, or $140 after. Active-duty military members are free with ID and a family pass is $150. There is no deadline for military discounts. Tickets can be picked up at White Pine Touring or call 649-8710
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