While many mountains across the country begin to celebrate spring that means the remaining days of the ski season are numbered. Longer days and warmer temperatures mean skiers and boarders will soon be stashing their gear for the summer and moving onto other outdoor pursuits.
Before you forget all about the mountains, though, you might want to consider buying next year’s season pass now. Season passes are at their lowest prices across the board, so buy soon and come December you’ll be glad you did.
Editor’s note: rates listed below are for adults. Check with each mountain, as age constraints vary.
FOUR.0: The College Pass—full-time college students can take advantage of unlimited skiing (and five buddy passes) at Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Killington and Pico for just $370 right now. Adults might want to opt for the Peak Pass, which gives unrestricted access to Okemo and Mount Sunapee plus three days at Killington.
SKI3—If you buy the SKI3 Season Pass now, you’ll ski free until the end of this season at Whiteface, Gore and Belleayre. The current season pass price for adults is $759 (for 30-years-old and up), and the price will increase after April 24.
White Mountain Superpass—unlimited skiing at Bretton Woods, Cannon, Cranmore and Waterville Valley. Includes discounts on friends lift tickets and retail. Current price: $949, price may increase after May 31.
Epic—unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin. Benefits include international ski passes, discounts for friends and summer chairlift rides. Current price: $769, buy before 4/12 to get 6 buddy tickets.
Mountain Collective—two days access to each of the following resorts: Alta/Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Whistler Blackcomb, Sun Valley and Lake Louise/ Sunshine Village. Benefits include 50 percent off additional days and lodging discounts. Current price: $369, price increases at an unspecified date.
Ski Salt Lake Superpass—access to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude. Benefits include some free transportation and discounted rentals. Current prices vary depending on the length of days you purchase. Price may increase at an unspecified date.