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Skiing: Monarch Mountain’s season pass goes global

Powder skiing at Monarch Mountain with the ski area's powder cat program.

One planet, one pass is the new motto for Monarch Mountain after adding new ski areas in the Alps to its season pass partnership program

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY —The appeal of sliding down snow-covered mountains has always transcended national borders and ideologies, and this winter, Monarch Mountain has taken that global culture to a whole new level by forging a season pass deal with several ski areas in Austria and Germany.

The four German areas added are in Chiemgau region, not far from Munich: Hochfelln, Kampenwand, Wendelstein and Oberaudorf. In Austria, the Monarch Pass will be honored at Hochkössen. All are part of the 5 Berge & Co. resort group, and all are similar to Monarch in that they are mid-sized ski areas with a lot of good terrain and a friendly family vibe, without the mega-hype and mega-prices that characterize large resorts worldwide.

Monarch now has 26 ski areas as season pass partners Passes are accepted at nine areas in Colorado, six in New Mexico and at areas in Utah, Wyoming, California, Michigan, Arizona, British Columbia, Germany and Austria. Most of the partners offer three days of skiing on a Monarch Pass, but details vary. Continue reading

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Colorado: Vail chops season pass prices by $20

Colorado ski areas are offering some spring deals for next winter's powder.

Rollback valid for three weeks; Copper offers great late-season deals for passholders from other areas

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — The tulips may not be sprouting yet in Colorado, but the spring ski deals are, as Vail Resorts announced a $20 rollback on season pass prices, valid for three weeks (April 15 – May 8), and Copper revived the Swinger Pass, good for $39 walk-up tickets if you have a season pass from any other ski area.

The Vail deal is valid for the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic 7-Day, Summit Value Pass and Tahoe Value Pass. Skiers and riders who have already purchased a 2011-2012 season pass will automatically receive this new promotional price, including a refund, if applicable. Continue reading

2011-2012 Copper Mountain passes on sale now

Copper Mountain, Winter Park combined pass on sale for $409.

Copper, Winter Park single-mountain passes are $369, Rocky Mountain Super Pass on sale for $409

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Next year’s single-mountain season passes for Winter Park and Copper Mountain will remain priced under $400.

A joint ticketing agreement between the two ski areas will apparently continue for the coming season, even though Copper is now owned by Powdr Corp, while Winter Park is the Intrawest family of resorts.

The single-mountain passes for 2011-2012 are on sale starting today (March 21) for $369 ($399 for teens, 209 for kids). No cutoff date for that pass price has been announced.

The Rocky Mountain Super Pass, valid at Copper and Winter Park, will sell for $409. For a limited time, through April 10, the Super Pass Plus (Copper, Winter Park and six days at Steamboat) will sell for that same price.

Steamboat’s season pass will continue to be a premium price product, at $929.

Winter Park four-packs for next season are also on sale for $149 (not valid Dec. 27-31, 2011) and Copper Mountain four-packs are on sale for $139. The four-packs are non-transferable. Click here to get all the detailed pass info.

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