Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood season passes are officially on sale for the 2012/2013 winter season. With Kirkwood being Vail’s newest edition to the already incredible list of resorts, the new Tahoe Local Pass was created, which gives pass holders more than 10,000 skiable acres between Heavenly Lake TahoeNorthstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

For $419, pass holders can enjoy riding seven days per week at the three resorts. That’s $80 cheaper than this year’s Epic Local Pass, plus the extra resort.

Each of the three resorts offer a wide array of terrain for skiers and snowboarders, and now it’s offered all on one season pass. Purchase your season pass by April 15, 2012 and receive six buddy lift tickets for friends and family next season, and also receive summer benefits, such as sightseeing and gondola rides.

Season pass holders will receive exclusive access to offers and promotions, such as deals on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events in the 2012/2013 winter season.

To get the best deal, purchase your pass by April 15. You can lock in the lowest price by putting a $49 down payment on any of the passes.

Here’s the run down on the different passes:

Tahoe Local Pass – $419 – seven days a week to Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood – limited holiday restrictions 

Tahoe Value Pass – $379 – seven days a week to Heavenly, and Sunday-Friday at Northstar and Kirkwood – holiday restrictions apply 

The Epic Pass – $659 – unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin

Epic 7-Day – $509 – seven unrestricted days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, and Arapahoe Basin 

A Kirkwood-only pass will be announced at a later date 

Pass insurance is also offered for $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5 -12).

New this year is the Season Pass Auto Renewal Program. If you choose to enroll, your pass will automatically renew itself every year by charging the $49 down payment to your credit card each spring. The remainder is charged in the fall. You must choose to enroll in the program and may cancel at any time before the spring when the down payment is charged.

Don’t miss out on this epic deal. Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Heavenly, award-winning terrain parks at Northstar and steep and deep terrain at Kirkwood all season long for just $419.