Power Pass begins at Purgatory. (Purgatory/Facebook)
Multi-resort season passes mostly cross state lines, even national borders. So the southern-tier Power Pass that just went on sale for next season stands out because of its distinct regional appeal.
Based out of Purgatory Mountain, the Power Pass covers all the mountains now owned by a partnership led by Durango businessman James Coleman: Purgatory, Arizona Snowbowl, Parajito, Sipapu and Hesperus.
Unlimited, no-blackout skiing and riding at any of the five resorts costs $599 through mid-April. Any adult who buys a pass can get a free pass for a child in fourth grade next year or younger.
As with all multi-resort season tickets holders get to widen their horizons on other mountains. The Power Pass has three exchange days with Colorado’s Copper, Loveland, Eldora, Sunlight and Monarch; Utah’s Powder Mountain; and Wyoming’s Snowy Range Ski Area.
For truly down-home skiers and ‘boarders who love the "town hill," there’s the Local Power Pass for unlimited access to Pajarito, Sipapu and Hesperus – plus three free days at Snowbowl and discounted tickets at Purgatory. Seniors at least 70 years old ski or ride free at all but Purgatory.
If purchased this spring, the Power Pass kicks in for a passel of summer activities at Purgatory. And, there’s a Mountain Bike Power Pass that can be had for an extra $100 for all-season access to Purgatory and Pajarito bike trails, three days at Powderhorn’s bike complex, and discounts on scenic chairlift rides at Snowbowl.