The effect of the coronavirus has rippled across the U.S., and the domestic ski and snowboard industry is no exception.
Just as the outbreak worsened, most resorts had put next season's passes up for sale at discount -- but with deadlines typically in April. Now, a number of those resorts have pushed back deadlines into May-June or later, sweetened deals and added bonuses.
The multi-resort Ikon Pass extended its initial selling season to May 26, doubled the discounts on renewals, and pushed interest-free payment period to Aug. 1.
On the Western Slope, Powderhorn extended its early-pass deadline on certain passes to May 3 and loosened the payment plan. And nearby Sunlight Mountain moved the deadline to Aug. 1 and tossed in a $10 gift card.
Idaho's Silver Mountain extended its sale to July 14, although a purchase before May 5 earns a $25 gift card. Also in the Gem State, Tamarack Mountain's multi-faceted Boundless Pass can be had for a discount until June 29.