Let's say you're revved to ski a bunch at Snowbasin this season, but a change in plans has crimped your skiing or ‘boarding prospects.
The management at Snowbasin has come up with a solution, a new version of the “direct-to-lift” (DTL) discount card that is good for up to 10 days at the Utah resort. The card costs $500 and resembles a season pass but, when it is scanned at the lift, the card charges a single-day discount of $50 directly to the holder’s credit card. A full-price day ticket costs $66.
The holder does not have to use all 10 days on the card and, instead, can put the unused portion toward another 10-day pass for the following season.
“It’s a pay as you go pass,” said spokesperson Judi Holmgren.
The newest DTL card must be purchased by Dec. 12 in person at the ski area ticket office. No online or phone orders will be taken. The discount program does not black out any days during the season.
Snowbasin also has an unlimited DTL card that charges $35 for every day an adult rides the lift. Youths ages seven to 12 pay $25 a day, with additional youths paying just $10 for a day ticket. These DTL cards also must be purchased in person by Dec. 12.
Cardholders can go directly to the lift to be scanned, without stopping at a ticket window. None of the DTL cards are transferable.