If you didn't buy a season pass during last spring's "early discount season," act now before prices start rising, snow starts falling, and you're stuck paying ticket window prices.

The following multi-mountain passes offer more pow per dollar than a single mountain option, and are a few of our favorites. But we know there are more great options out there. Have a favorite pass that's not on the list? Let us know. 

Multi-Resort Passes:

West:

Tahoe Value Pass $379 - Ski Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe but there restrictions including no skiing at Northstar-at-Tahoe on Saturdays.

Ski Lake Tahoe Six-Pack $299 - Ski six days at seven of Lake Tahoe's resorts. Mountains include: Heavenly, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley USA and Northstar-at-Tahoe.

Yeti Pass $499 - Includes a day of skiing at each of Utah's 14 ski resorts. This averages out to $35 a day but you'll have to do a lot of driving to reach some resorts. (If you like challenges, the first pass holder to ski all 14 resorts wins a heli-ski day with Wasatch Powderbird Guides.)

Rocky Mountains:

Epic Pass - $649 - Unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, plus Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe in the Lake Tahoe region.

Rocky Mountain Super Pass + $459 - Winter Park and Copper Mountain Resort, plus six days of skiing at Steamboat.

Aspen Premier Pass $1,549 - Unlimited access to Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass, and AJAX Mountain. Includes a range of added benefits.  

East Coast:

Noreaster Pass $1099 - Unlimited skiing and riding at Mount Snow in Vermont, Crotched Mountain, Attittash and Wildcat in New Hampshire, and JFBB in Pennsylvania

New England Pass $999 - Unlimited skiing at Loon in New Hampshire, and Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine.

Liberty – Roundtop – Whitetail Season Pass $439 - Unlimited skiing at Liberty Mountain, Whitetail and Roundtop. 

Canada:

Big3 Season Pass $1,379 - Unlimited play on almost 8,000 acres of terrain spread across Lake Louise Ski Area, Sunshine Village, and smaller Mount Norquay, where pass holders can also go snowshoeing and tubing this year.

Pass Insurance:

Most passes are nonrefundable but some resorts do offer an insurance option.  Pass insurance for the Epic Pass, for example, costs $20.  Some skiers buy it as "peace of mind" insurance, in case they get hurt or simply can't ski as much as planned. Review the fine print carefully before buying. In general, if you ski enough days to come close to the cost of the pass, you've passed the point where money will be refunded.