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Idaho Begins To ‘Think Snow’ With Early Deals

Silver Mountain

Hardly a flake of snow has yet to fall in the state of Idaho, but skiers and snowboarders already can get set up for the new season.

Reduced-price season and days passes for 2012-2013 have gone on sale at a quartet of resorts in the Gem State. Most of them expire by the end of September, so it pays to play now in order to get the deepest discount.

Here are some of the deals, courtesy of Ski Idaho, which will list more preseason deals as they are announced:

Silver Mountain: Through Sept. 31, the price of an adult, college student or senior season pass is at least 30 percent less than the regular price. An adult pass runs $409, and both college students and seniors pay $239. Benefits include reduced price tickets other Idaho resorts.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort: The preseason sale runs through Oct. 31, with 25 percent off adult season passes – now at $749 -- and half off on junior passes (7-17), priced at $249. The northern Idaho resort also sells a Sunday-Friday pass at 20 percent off, and the Ski 3 Pack with 25 percent off day tickets.

Grand Targhee: The resort has two price points left for reduced season passes that expire on Sept. 16 and Nov. 4, respectively. An adult pass that regularly goes for $905 costs $599 until Sept. 16 and $805 through Nov. 4. Similar savings can be found for families, youths, seniors and college students.

Bogus Basin: Sept. 30 and Nov. 30 are the two deadlines for reduced season tickets at the resort outside Boise. An adult pass goes for $299, a 30 percent savings, through Sept. 30, and $389, a 10 percent savings, until Nov. 30. Families receive similar discounts. Seniors always ski and board for free at Bogus.

Photo: Silver Mountain



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