nwBroweather did a quick analysis of a few of the Season Passes available out there. Take a look at the table below to get a better idea of where you might get more shred for your buck.
Note: Only adult seasons passes that have date-unrestricted skiing have been listed. Most ski areas have weekday/college/teenager/senior/etc passes. Click on the links for more information.
|Ski Area||Pass Type||Price1||Daily Ticket||Price Increase Dates||Break Even3||Link|
|Summit At Snoqualmie||Unlimited||$369+tax||TBD2 ($57 last year)||9/15, 10/31||6 Days||Link|
|Summit At Snoqualmie||Unlimited Gold||$489+tax||TBD2 ($57 last year)||9/15, 10/31||8 Days!!||Link|
|Crystal Mountain||Bronze Pass||$600+tax||$65 (no Gondola)||5/31, 9/30||9 Days||Link|
|Crystal Mountain||Gold Pass||$849+tax||$65 (no Gondola)||5/31, 9/30||13 Days||Link|
|Stevens Pass||Adult Renewal||$429+tax||$62||10/31||7 Days||Link|
|Stevens Pass||Adult non-Renewal||$559+tax||$62||10/31||9 Days||Link|
|Mt. Baker||Adult||$695||$51||10/31||14 Days||Link|
|Meadows||Unlimited Adult||$499||$74||11/6||7 Days||Link|
|Timberline||Mt. Hood Fusion Pass||$475||$58||-||8 Days||Link|
|Mt. Baker||Mt. Hood Fusion Pass||$475||$48||-||10 Days||Link|
1 Price shown is the current price as of 9/12/2011.
2 As of 9/12 The Summit-at-Snoqualmie hasn’t posted their 11-12 Ticket prices. I bet they run $60.
3 Break Even = Season Pass Price / Daily Lift Ticket Price. 10% Tax added to both Pass/Ticket price in equation (cept in OR). Rounded to nearest Day. Math!
The Summit-at-Snoqualmies Gold Pass includes 5 days of skiing at Crystal. 5 Days of skiing at Crystal will run you 325+tax. The price of the Gold Pass is $489+tax. If you subtract the $325 you’d spend on the 5 tickets at Crystal from the price of the Gold Pass ($489) you are left with $164. $164 is equal to 3 days of skiing at Snoqualmie (at $60/ticket). So, assuming you use all your Crystal passes from the Gold Pass, you’d only have to ride 3 times at Snoqualmie Pass to pay for your pass. Here’s the simple break down–Buy the Summit at Snoqualmie Gold Pass — Ride 5x at Crystal + Ride 3x at Snoqualmie = Pass Paid For