If you wait too long it might be gone. The popular Millennium Pass at Taos Ski Valley is back on the menu but it's coming off Oct. 1. You'll get 70 days of skiing at the New Mexico resort plus all sorts of discounts around the west. The only blackout dates you have to worry about are over Christmas but you'll even be able to ski during President's Weekend and Spring Break.
The best news of all is that the price remains the same as last year. The $575 fee includes three free days of skiing at Crested Butte, Durango Mountain Resort, and Telluride, five tickets at Jackson Hole for 35 percent off and five half-price tickets at Kirkwood, Calif., and Monarch Resort, Colo.
Taos Full Pass is for you if you really must ski any day without fear of a blackout. You'll have unlimited ski days and the same free tickets and discounts you get with the Millennium Pass. The Full Pass is $799 before Oct. 2, $999 after. All Taos season pass holders can stay at Snake River Lodge & Spa for 33 percent off on three or more nights and they get the third night free; breakfast is included along with a $25 dining credit.
Taos' third best option for those of you who are not sure how many days you'll actually ski, is the Taos card. The Direct-To-Lift card takes $15 off the $71 daily lift rate. Plus, you get every seventh ski day free. The card will cost $45 until mid-December and those with a card from last year can activate anytime during the season for that rate.
There's more. Millennium, Full Pass, and Taos Card holders also receive discounted, weekend Junior Elite and Kinderkare / Bebekare tickets, $5 off adult ski school group lessons, 10 percent off retail at Taos Ski & Boot Company, $10 off ski demos at Taos Ski & Boot Company, $10 off full ski tunes at TSV Repair Shop, $170 Ski Week, and 15 percent off entrees, beer, and wine at Rhoda's Restaurant.
More information, or call 575-776-2291.