Our recent post on season ski passes being available for the 2010-2011 skiing and riding season at Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort and Deer Valley may have left out a few things to consider when buying lift tickets.
For a local resident or property owner that uses their Park City home or condominium often during the winter season, a ski pass is an integral part of life in Park City. For many, a ski pass is the reason we moved here and having one is a reminder of that and a great reason to stay, it is part of the lifestyle that we all enjoy. Which resort you choose to hold your pass is a question of taste, proximity and cost. Having a pass means you’ll ski or ride more; mostly because you’ll be willing to just take a few runs, an option you wouldn’t necessarily consider if you had to purchase a pass for the day.
Beyond the personal pass for an individual resort, there are some other pass options available. Ski Utah – the marketing entity for all of Utah’s ski resorts offers two pass options: The Ski Utah Silver Pass allows you to ski at a different resort in Utah everyday with a maximum of 30 days at any one resort for $2400. The Ski Utah Gold Pass allows for the same with a maximum of 50 days at any one resort, and is transferable (lend it to a friend when you aren’t using it) for $3400. Check out http://www.skiutah.com/ for more.
Similarly, Deer Valley sells its popular ‘bolos’ (hospitality pass) which allow for unlimited skiing at Deer Valley as well as use by anyone for the day are available for $3975. Canyons Resort is also offering a Platinum pass which includes access to the new “Canyons Club” with new luxury dining and concierge services as well as ski/board storage and priority lift access.
For visitors to Park City, there are a few “tricks” to know and explore when it comes to your daily lift tickets. The first is the Quick START program available through the Park City Chamber of Commerce / Convention & Visitors Bureau. The program allows you to receive a free day pass on for the day you arrive in Park City by registering before you get here and showing your boarding pass and out of state driver’s license at the ticket window of a Park City ski resort. Go to http://www.parkcityinfo.com/ for more. Other considerations should include obtaining discount passes before you get into Park City through Salt Lake City area ski shops, and Costco stores.