Brundage Mountain Resort is preparing to launch their annual early season pass sale. Season passes for winter 2011-12 will be on sale Feb. 18 through March 11.

Early season pass prices, which traditionally go on sale on Presidents' Day Weekend, have the best available rates for next winter. Passes purchased during the sale for next year are valid for lift access through the end of this season.

Adult season passes, which are for anyone age 18-69, cost $319 during the sale. Season passes cost $269 for juniors, $89 for youth, $159 for seniors, and $199 for college students.

First time season pass purchasers can get a special rate during the sale. Season passes run $279, or $40 less than the adult pass. Bogus Basin season passholders for the 2011-12 winter can purchase a first time season pass at Brundage for $199.

Rates increase March 12 by $20-50 for most season pass categories. The second sale runs March 12- May 1, when rates increase again. Brundage Mountain 2011-12 passholders can buy Bogus Basin season passes anytime for $239.

Family pass prices are the same as last year. They are on sale at $899, a rate that is valid until May 1. Families include parents and their legally dependent children 17 years old and younger from one household.

Season passes can be purchased online 24 hours per day. You can also purchase them by phone or at the guest service office at the resort.

More information. Or call 800-888-7544.