Neighborhood Slopes: Top Ski & Ride Regional Passes

October 20, 2016

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  • Melanie Ott

If you’re a loyal mountain patron with your favorite runs and terrain, take a look at some of the smart options at the best resorts in your neck of the woods. Or snag some slope time at several nearby areas. As with their national counterparts, season pass prices are subject to change, and some have limited availability. And click here for our list of Top National Passes.

Epic Pass Local Pass: Best of Colorado and its Neighbors

What: Unlimited access to six resorts, limited access to five resorts, and 10 days at Vail & Beaver Creek, some blackout dates apply, six Ski With A Friend tickets

Unlimited: Breckenridge, CO; Keystone, CO; Wilmot, WI; Afton Alps, MN; Mt. Brighton, MI; Arapahoe Basin, CO

Limited: Vail, CO; Beaver Creek, CO; Park City, UT; Heavenly, CA; Northstar, CA; Kirkwood, CA; Whistler Blackcomb, BA

Cost: $649


The New England Pass: Forget the Pats—Head to the Mountains 

What: Season pass to three New England resorts, no blackout dates with Gold and College pass, 13 blackout dates with Silver, weekday and no holiday access with Bronze pass

Resorts: Sunday River, ME; Sugarloaf, ME; Loon Mountain NH

Cost: Gold $1,309; Silver $839; Bronze $549; College $359 (College price good through Nov. 10)


Peak Pass: Adventure at Any Age

What: Includes unlimited access to 7 mountains in the Northeast with several Pass options; no blackout dates with Explorer Pass (ages 30+ and 7 to 17), Drifter (18 to 29) and Scout (6 and under); get unlimited access with 11 blackout days with Ranger (all ages) or weekday access with 5 blackouts with Traveler (all ages)

Resorts: Big Boulder, PA; Jack Frost, PA; Hunter, NY; Mount Snow, VM; Attitash, NH; Crotched, NH; Wildcat, NH

Cost: Explorer adult $999, youth $799; Drifter $399; Scout $60; Ranger $899; Traveler $699


Powder Alliance: So Nice We Said It Twice

What: We included this pass on our National list too, but there’s no better way to hit the West. With purchase of one Powder Alliance season pass, you receive 3 day passes to the other 14 resorts, total of 42 day passes, blackout dates apply to certain resorts

Resorts: Angel Fire, NM; Arizona Snowbowl, AZ; Bridger Bowl, MT; China Peak, CA; Crested Butte, CO; Mountain High, CA; Mt. Hood, OR; Schweitzer, ID; Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA; Snowbasin, UT; Stevens Pass, WA; Timberline, OR

Bonus Resorts: Kiroro, Japan; Silver Star, BC; Whitewater, BC

Cost: Varies, depending on season pass choice


Rocky Mountain Super Pass: Carving in Colorado

What: Unlimited access to 2 Colorado resorts, no blackout dates; 20 Friends & Family tickets

Resorts: Winter Park, CO & Copper Mountain, CO

Cost: $539 (guaranteed through Nov. 21)


Ski Utah Pass: Gold, Silver Or … Yeti

What: Three levels of Ski Utah passes grant access to all 14 Utah Ski resorts: get 50 days per resort with transferable tickets with the Gold; 30 non-transferable day passes per resort with Silver; or single day passes to all 14 resorts with Yeti

Resorts: Alta; Beaver Mountain; Brian Head; Brighton; Cherry Peak; Eagle Point; Deer Valley; Park City; Powder Mountain; Snowbasin; Snowbird; Solitude; Sundance; Nordic Valley

Cost: Gold $4,800; Silver $3,150; Yeti $649

Bonus: 5th and 6th grade students can get 3 day passes to each of Utah’s resorts for only $35, price good through January 2017


Tahoe Super Pass: Unlimited Double-Duty in California

What: Unlimited access to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, with limited days at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl: 4 days at each with Gold Pass (no blackouts) and 2 days at each with Silver Pass (10 blackout dates)

Resorts: Squaw Valley; Alpine Meadows; Sierra-at-Tahoe; Sugar Bowl

Bonus: College student discount and unlimited access to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows; Gold Pass holders get unlimited 50% off all Mountain Collective Resorts and 2 tickets to Zermatt in Switzerland

Cost: $899 Gold; $629 Silver; $449 College


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