Stevens Pass Resort runs two fall season pass sales; one until Sept. 30 and the second until Oct. 31. Skiers and riders renewing their season passes need to do so during the first sale for the best rates while new purchasers get the same rate in both sales.

Season passholders from last year can renew passes any time this fall, but should do so by Sept. 30 for the best rates. Adult Everyday Passes, for instance, cost $399 during the September sale, $529 in the October sale, and $879 after the sales. The added September sale incentive is the resort's way of encouraging early renewals.

New purchasers of season passes may only buy passes at the October sale rates and are required to have a referral code to get the sale price. Referral codes are available on the Stevens Pass Web site (see More Information below). An Everyday Pass for new season passholders costs $529 on sale for adults and $879 after the sale.

Skiers and riders can choose from several different types of season passes. The Everyday Passes and College Passes grant unlimited use at the ski area and include day or night skiing. The Weekday Pass is valid Mondays through Fridays, including night skiing and daily from opening day through Dec. 19 and March 1 through closing day. The Advantage Pass comes with the first lift ticket included in the pass purchase rate and knocks $7 off weekend tickets and $12 off weekday tickets with the appropriate rate charged on the day of use automatically to a credit card.

Several options can be added on to passes, too, if added by Oct. 31. Skiers and riders can protect their equipment while visiting lodges with Gear Check for $25. Use of the Nordic facilities can be included for $70. A voluntary Ski Green Carbon Offset can be purchased in increments of $20, which supports the development of wind or solar power energy through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

Season passes can be purchased online or by phone. The resort has scheduled a tentative opening date this winter Nov. 19.

More information. Or call 206-812-4510 ext. 4206.