With temps in the 90s and the river still packed with tubers squeezing the last drops out of summer, it's hard to think about ski and snowboard season. But we'll be checking snow reports before we know it. And with Mt. Bachelor season passes going on sale in September (and getting more spendy come October), it's time to gear up and start praying for some of that white stuff.
Here's the scoop season pass pricing:
Season pass rates purchased before September 30 are priced at $869 for adults. Young Adult (ages 19-26) pass prices will be $399; Teen (13-18) and Senior 70+ are priced at $289; passes for youth ages 6- 12 are priced at $179; passes for Seniors ages 65-69 are $559. Season passes for children younger than age 6 remain $29. Midweek, non-holiday prices for adults will be $589 for adults and $459 for seniors ages 65-69.
The price increase on season passes represents a $20 increase over last year’s prices for adults, and a $10 increase on most other pass products. All pass prices will go up on October 1.
But, wait, there's more:
Full season passes also come with “Pass Perks.” Each full season pass holder is entitled to up to three days of skiing or riding at each of Mt. Bachelor’s sister resorts: Copper Mountain, Colorado; Park City Mountain Resort, Utah; Boreal, California; Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort in Nevada and Killington, Vermont. Teen, Youth and Child full season passes come with unlimited skiing or riding at these sister resorts.
Can't pay all up front? That's cool:
Payment plans for season passes require a down payment of $49 for each pass ordered by September 16, with $20 serving as an administrative fee. Equal payments for the balance are due October 15 and November 15 and will be automatically charged to purchasers’ credit cards.
And don't forget the kids. FYI, these programs tend to sell out:
Seasonal childrens’ programs are offered in three- and nine-week configurations on Saturdays and Sundays, and serve a range of different interests.
“Mighty Mites” and “Mighty Riders” serve skiers ages 6 – 14 and snowboarders ages 7 – 14, respectively, and are priced at $149 for three-week sessions and $439 for nine-week sessions. Classes run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
“All Mountain Skiers” and “All Mountain Riders” serve skiers ages 4 – 6 and snowboarders ages 5 – 6, respectively, and are priced at $159 for three-week sessions and $469 for nine-week sessions. Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
Childrens’ program payment plans require a down payment of $49 per child, with $10 serving as an administrative fee. Equal payments for the balance are due at the end of October and November and will be automatically charged to purchasers’ credit cards.
If you can't commit to the full season, here are the day pass prices:
Mt. Bachelor will hold the line on single-day lift ticket prices this winter, with adult single-day tickets offered at $79; Teen (ages 13-18) and Senior (ages 65-69) will be $67, and Youth (ages 6-12) and Seniors 70+ will be $47.
Need more info? Visit the Mt. Bachelor website