Powder Mountain reaches further into its community this season by adding season ticket discounts for teachers, law enforcement personnel, and firefighters.

These public-sector workers join active-duty military and students from Utah schools in receiving special reductions on the cost of skiing and snowboarding on the 135 runs and more than 7,000 acres at the Utah ski area. Students who maintain honor roll status get an even deeper discount for season passes.

Mountain officials hope the cost-cutting program will bring more students, teachers, law enforcement employees, and firefighters to the ski resort up Ogden Canyon just 19 miles outside the city of Ogden.

The latest discount program prices season tickets at $375 for teachers, and police and fire personnel. Only Utah residents can participate, but tickets can be purchased at any time of the season.

Utah students can pay $200 for a season ticket for the third season in a row. Honor roll students get an additional $20 off the price.

"Powder Mountain is on a mission to make the sport affordable to all our area youth,” said spokesman Patrick Lundin.

Powder Mountain is in the midst of its preseason ticket promotions, including a $1,860 family pass for two adults and two children of kindergarten through grade 12 age. Additional children cost $180 each.

Standard adult season tickets begin at $750 for preseason sale. The price gradually increases as the opening of the season gets closer.

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