Purchase a five-day Classic Pass and get five days on the snow at Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, or Buttermilk this season. It works out to less than $52 a day throughout the winter. Go whenever you want, too, as there are no restrictions or blackout days. There's nothing like Aspen for the holidays.

It's a great deal for college students, too, as a five-day Classic Pass is $209. You have to be younger than 24 and show a student ID from an accredited four-year college. The price is the same for kids ages seven to 17.

Passholders can add on extra days for a discounted price, if you use up your five days on the pass. Adult pass prices range from $49 to $79 a day, depending on the date. Youth and college passes range from $19 to $49 a day. Passholders also receive special lodging offers throughout the season along with discounted rates on summer lift access and the cost to haul your bike up to the top of the mountain.

The Classic Pass is a picture pass which means you're the only one who can use it. You must be present when purchasing to get your picture taken. Classic Passholders from last year can renew online by Nov. 12.

The pass is on sale at specific locations through mid-November. It's available at REI in Englewood and Gene Taylor's in Grand Junction Oct. 23-24. Stop in Edwards just outside of Vail Oct. 31 and buy the pass at the Inn & Suites at Riverwalk. Halloween weekend will find the pass on sale at REI in Lakewood.

The Buttermilk ticket office is selling the pass the first weekend in November. Plenty of Classic Passes will be sold at the Colorado Snowsports Expo at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver that same weekend. Grab one in Durango Nov. 6 at the Durango Herperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap. The REI Flagship store in Denver is selling them Nov. 13-14.

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