Season pass prices are up on the board at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and savings up to 35 percent remain in play until Sept. 23.

The Colorado ski resort divides its season pass offerings into three categories -- Platinum, Gold and College - with pricing adjusted according to age.

If purchased before Sept. 23, season tickets come with deep discounts. The Platinum Card, which permits unlimited skiing and riding, and free access to the thrills of the Adventure Park next summer, costs $1,099 for adults during the early-season discount. The price jumps to the full rate of $1,449 on Sept. 24. Every Platinum Card includes four $50 "buddy passes" for skiing companions.

The Family Value Package costs same the Platinum Card but includes one pass for a dependent. To qualify, the package must include an individual and their legal dependent child, age 17 or under.

The Gold Card, which allows unlimited skiing and riding this winter, costs $999 until Sept. 23, whereupon it rises to $1,349 for the rest of the season. The Gold Card comes with two buddy passes. College Passes remain discounted at $549 (Platinum) and $449 (Gold) until Oct. 28; after that, they go to $769 and $629, respectively.


In addition, skiers and boarders who can't make it to the mountain as frequently as they'd like, Crested Butte offers short-period Mountain Cards.


For information, visit Crested Butte's site here.