Selected days at Wolfie mean deep stuff on the cheap. (Wolf Creek Ski Area)
Going to college has many benefits for one’s future, but one perk for the present is a discount on season passes at Colorado ski resorts.
Eligibility depends upon the mountain, but most require an ID and/or verification of enrollment in an accredited four-year institution. Some have age ranges, and most include the add-ons – like exchange days or retail deals -- that come with full-priced tickets.
Here’s a look at discounts for undergraduate and graduate students:
Aspen Snowmass. Premier College Pass for students 18-24 cost $659 -- a whopping $1,500 discount off four-resort unlimited pass.
Copper Mountain. College Pass cuts $110 off rack rate to $339 plus three exchange days.
Crested Butte. Proof of full-time enrollment yields a $559 Peak Pass – a $370 discount if purchased by Dec. 2.
Eldora. College students under 26 get a $110 discount off full-rate adult pass of $449.
Howelsen Hill. Tickets must be bought at the Steamboat hill’s concession stand. For college students, Alpine Pass is $120; Nordic Trail Pass for $110; and combo pass for $180.
Monarch. College Pass costs $269, more than $200 off full price, and includes 50 free or discounted days at partner resorts.
Steamboat. Full price is nearly $1,500 but college students get it for $849, including exchange days.
Winter Park. All it takes is valid ID and $359, and students can ski or ride all season.
Wolf Creek. On eight selected days in the season, students with ID and class schedule get to ski or ride for $48.