All passes will go on sale beginning Fri., Aug. 31 at numerous Front Range locations, including the two giant ski and snowboard sales events that mark the countdown to the winter season: Ski Rex at Colorado Ski & Golf in Aurora, and Sniagrab at the Sports Authority in Denver. The "Summit Pass" (formerly known as the "Buddy Pass") provides unlimited lift access at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with no date restrictions. Prices: $379 for adults, $299 for teens, $189 for children (ages 5 to 12). The "Colorado Pass" provides the benefits of the Summit Pass AND 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek (Vail and Beaver Creek days are restricted Nov. 23-24, Dec. 27-31, 2007 and Feb. 16-17, 2008). Prices: $429 for adults, $319 for teens, $199 for children (ages 5 to 12). And new for the 2007/2008 season is the "Colorado Pass PLUS." It features the same benefits of the Colorado Pass, but six of the Vail and Beaver Creek days are completely unrestricted and may be used any day, all season long. Restrictions apply only to the remaining four days. Prices: $519 for adults, $379 for teens, and $239 for children (ages 5 to 12). Additional pass benefits include: half-price lift tickets at Heavenly Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe; 6 "Ski With A Friend" tickets available at a discount rate; free Summer 2008 lift access at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone; exclusive offers and last minute deals on lodging, packages and more; and a one-year subscription to "SKI Magazine" with the "Colorado Pass" or "Colorado Pass Plus." Prices are guaranteed through Mon., Sept. 3, 2007 and are subject to increase Tues., Sept. 4, 2007. Passes will be available for purchase through Sun., Nov. 11, 2007.
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