Ski resorts in the West are offering big discounts on 2012/13 season passes. Buy now, save later.
CALIFORNIA SEASON PASSES
Tahoe Value Pass - $379. For access to [R169R, Heavenly], [R299R, Northstar] and [R201R, Kirkwood] with limited restrictions.
Tahoe Local Pass - $419. Unlimited skiing or riding at [R169R, Heavenly], [R299R, Northstar] and [R201R, Kirkwood] seven days a week, with limited holiday restrictions. Saturdays are included at all resorts.
Tahoe Super Pass - $429. For access to [R419R, Squaw Valley] and [R5R, Alpine Meadows]. The price is dependent on blackout days: Bronze - $429 (16 blackout days); Silver - $519 (10 blackout days); Gold - $749 (no blackout days).
Epic Pass - $659. No blackout dates and unlimited access to [R482R, Vail], [R36R, Beaver Creek], [R77R, Breckenridge], [R197R, Keystone], [R169R, Heavenly], [R299R, Northstar], [R201R, Kirkwood] and [R20R, Arapahoe Basin].
Epic Local Pass - $509. Unlimited skiing or riding at [R77R, Breckenridge], [R197R, Keystone] and [R20R, Arapahoe Basin] with limited holiday restrictions at [R169R, Heavenly], [R299R, Northstar] and [R201R, Kirkwood]. Also includes a total of 10 days at [R482R, Vail] and [R36R, Beaver Creek] with holiday restrictions.
Boreal Season Pass - $279 discounted early-bird rate; $499 normal rate.
Sierra-at-Tahoe Season Pass - $359.
Sugar Bowl CORE Unrestricted Season Pass - $849 new passholders or $799 renewal. Unrestricted skiing at [R432R, Sugar Bowl].
Kirkwood Season Pass - $379. This new pass pays for itself in less than five days.
Bear Valley Season Pass - $379 if purchased before Oct. 31; $469 after.
OREGON SEASON PASSES
WASHINGTON SEASON PASSES
Crystal Gold Season Pass - $1,499. Unlimited skiing at [R124R, Crystal Mountain]. Includes 10 free days at [R466R, The Summit at Snoqualmie] and other [R73R, Boyne] areas.
49 Degrees North Season Pass - $329 for access to all alpine trails; opt for the Gold Pass ($999) to add Nordic trails.
Stevens Pass Season Pass - $559 new passholder; $429 renewal if bought before June 30. $599/$429 from July 1.
Summit at Snoqualmie Big S Unlimited - $369 before Sept. 15 for unlimited access to [R466R, The Summit] and [R804R, Alpental]. Alternatively, the Big S Gold - $489 also includes five visits to [R124R, Crystal Mountain] and 10 visits to the other [R73R, Boyne] resorts.
Bluewood Season Pass - $395
Mission Ridge Unlimited Pass - $509 until Oct. 31.
Mount Spokane Season Pass - $269.
White Pass Season Pass - $519 until Oct. 31; $779 after.