More than a dozen California ski and snowboard resorts have come out with early-season discounts on season passes, but each has a deadline for savings.
A good portion of season passes come with free or cut-rate skiing and boarding at other resorts, and they also frequently include money off retail, lodging and ski services.
Several resorts in the Golden State link into multi-area passes, like the Epic Pass, Mountain Collective and Powder Alliance -- some of which have early discounts, too.
Here’s a listing of those resorts that put up discounts on their own, for a limited window of time for purchasing:
Alpine Meadows/Squaw Valley. Through Sept. 8, Tahoe Super Pass costs $809 with no blackouts, plus four days at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl; $579 gets 10 blackout days and two days at Sierra-at-Tahoe, Sugar Bowl.
Boreal. By Oct. 31, adult and tean season passes both go for $279, with 15 days at other Powdr Corp. resorts.
Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar. The Tahoe Local Pass (via Epic Pass system) runs $459 for an adult, with blackouts, and Tahoe Value Pass costs $409 with seven days at Heavenly, and six days (no Saturdays) at Kirkwood and Northstar. Prices expected to go up without notice.
Homewood. Through Sept. 30, a new adult pass costs $419, while locals or returning passholders pay $369 with no blackouts.
Mt. Shasta Ski Park.By Oct. 31, $299 gets an adult season ticket. Seniors up to age 69 and youths to age 17 pay $99.
Bear Valley. Sept. 30 is deadline for $399 adult new or renewal season pass. Youths 14-22 pay $349, and adult restricted pass (Mon.-Fri. with blackouts) costs $199.
Mammoth.Through Nov. 16, adult season pass goes for $799, teen for $599. All tickets include June Mountain with no blackouts.
Bear Mountain/Snow Summit.If purchased by Dec. 7, an adult pays $549 for unlimited at both resorts. A Bear Mountain-only pass costs $449, and midweek at both with blackouts runs $309.
Mountain High.Through Nov. 30 unless sold out, adult pass goes for $299, and child (7-12) runs $239.
Snow Valley. Until Dec. 7, adults pay $299 adult, and teens $269. A midweek adult pass runs $209.
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