Two Mt. Hood, Oregon ski resorts just put spring passes on sale. The passes offer a way for skiers and snowboarders to hop on the slopes this spring with unlimited access for less than the price of a two-day lift ticket.
Timberline Lodge, which runs the longest season on Mt. Hood, priced its spring pass at $110. The pass pays for itself in two days as regular adult lift tickets cost $58 per day.
The pass is valid for skiing or snowboarding seven days per week with no blackout dates for the duration of the 2012 spring season. Timberline Lodge has scheduled May 28 as closing day for spring.
Spring pass purchasers get two perks along with unlimited access to lifts. The pass grants a 10-percent discount in the rental shop, retail stores, and the Black Iron Grill. Spring passholders can also buy one summer lift ticket for 50 percent off. The summer lift ticket discount can be used May 29-Sept. 3, 2012.
On clear spring days, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl offers good views of Mt. Hood. Photo courtesy of Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl also put a spring pass out this year. The Ski Bowl pass costs $99. With daily adult lift tickets running $49, the spring pass pays for itself in two days of use.
Current night passholders can upgrade to the spring pass. The price for the upgrade is $49.
The spring pass is valid for unlimited lift access every day until closing. Mt. Hood Ski Bowl usually closes in April, but the date depends on snow conditions.
Spring passes to both resorts can be purchased online — Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.