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College Student Discounts At Colorado Resorts

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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.

Collegians enjoy apres-ski beer at Crested Butte. (Crested Butte/Facebook)

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.

Bright days, deep discounts at Powderhorn. (Powderhorn/Facebook)

Powderhorn. Pay $369 -- or $130 off rack rate – and get all season skiing and riding, plus exchange at more than 12 resorts.

Steamboat. Full price is nearly $1,500 but college students get it for $849, including exchange days.

Present ID and carve up Winter Park. (Winter Park/Facebook)

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.



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