The preseason mystery that shrouded Sunrise Park Resort's 2010 season has lifted, and discounted season passes are back on sale through Nov. 10.
The eastern Arizona ski area has cut into the price of all season tickets, reducing prices by as much as 30 percent. Adult season passes went on sale for $450 ($645 after Nov. 10). Youths ages 13-17 pay $380 ($545 in-season), while children 12 and under get an even better deal at $260 ($380 afterward). Seniors from 65 to 69 years old can save $60 by buying an early-season pass for $200, while anyone 70 years or older rides the lifts for free.
Sunrise Park Resort, owned by the White Mountain Apache tribe and located in Greer, Ariz., has scheduled four sessions of night skiing and riding. The lights will illuminate for Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 19, and Feb. 26.
The ski resort initially issued a press release in September, saying it would suspend season ticket sales and a popular juniors-ski-free promotion because of economic constraints. Included in the announcement was the possibility of opening only one of the area's three mountains.
Mountain management reversed itself several weeks later. The junior promotion went forward, and plans to open their trio of mountains in December, according to Myra Wagner, public relations director for the resort.