What should you consider when buying a season ski pass?
When you buy a season ski pass, you may want to buy a pass at a resort close and convenient to you so you can dash right off to the slopes after work for some tranquil night skiing or enjoy a short commute for a wild weekend of powder and nightlife. Many of the larger resort companies now offer passes with reciprocal benefits at other resorts in the same network. Be sure to check out the American Ski Company All For One Pass or the Booth Creek Threedom season ski pass if you're in the North East. For skiing in the western US, check out the Double Whammy season ski pass from Booth Creek & The Vail Resorts Season Pass. Intrawest also owns and operates a number of ski resorts around the world and a season ski pass at one resort is good for lift ticket discounts at other Intrawest ski resorts.
Real skiers deam of skiing in the summer - and buy their season passes in the summer!
The early bird gets the worm, and the skier who buys a season ski pass in the early spring or summer frequently gets one hell of a deal. Imagine being able to ski Killington, Sugarloaf, Pico and other major resorts on the east coast all winter for as little as $349.00 (a 5-day pass at most resort will cost you that much!), a 7 Springs (Pennsylvania) ski pass for $349.00 (ASC All For One Pass), or a season pass good at Northstar at Tahoe and Sierra at Tahoe for $489.00 (the Double Whammy Pass). When you shop early, you save big. You'll have a lot more money for ski equipment and apres ski activities and be able to hit the slopes anytime your friends want to go.