Powder leap at Alta

Just as the winter has gotten serious in the Utah Wasatch, Alta Ski Area has returned the favor with an unusual mid-season pass sale.


For those skiers who bet on a low-snow season and didn’t buy a season pass, Alta is ready to let you off the hook with up to 40 percent savings on season passes good for the rest of the season.


"For some skiers who put off the fall purchase of a ski pass for whatever reasons, we like to offer a mid season option,” Alta's Connie Marshall told SnoCountry.com. “It makes sense to discount this offering and the outcome is a win-win. It also is convenient for skiers relocating to our area past the fall sales." 


An adult season pass now costs $725 – down from $1,199 – for the remaining 60-odd days at Utah’s venerable powder resort up Little Cottonwood Canyon. A family of four gets a 35 percent cut in passes for all – an $800 savings off the earlier price.


Skiers currently in the military and seniors ages 65-79 can finish out the season on Alta’s renowned terrain for $599. Mid-week skiers now get a season pass for $326 – reduced from $599, and medical residents – those working at a Utah hospital or enrolled at a medical school in the Beehive State – get to ski for $725 for the rest of the season.


The mid-season pass, which runs through April 20 and for several late-season weekends, also gives holders three days of free skiing at Snowbird, Park City Mountain and Deer Valley; half-price day tickets at 10 other resorts around the country; and, free seats on Utah Transit Authority (UTA) buses and Trax rail line that connect to the resorts.


Passholders also can link their season pass to a credit card for convenient purchases at Alta’s ski school, and selected restaurants and retail outlets.


Click here for the details.


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Photo: Leaping in the Alta powder (Alta/Facebook)