Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor offers choices of passes during its September sale. Skiers and riders can choose between the traditional season pass or the popular 12-day pass. The resort opted to keep the same rates as last year for the sale, but if you want to get those discounted rates, you need to purchase passes by Oct. 1.

The traditional season pass grants unlimited skiing for the duration of the winter season, which is tentatively scheduled to run Nov. 21, 2012 through May 26, 2013. The adult season pass costs $829 on sale; after the sale, the rate jumps up to $1,029. 

Sale rates are also available for young adults, teens, youth, seniors, and the 70-plus crowd. The passes are discounted $40 to $90 if purchased during the sale. A midweek pass, valid for non-holiday Mondays through Fridays, is also on sale.

Mt. Bachelor sells their 12-day pass as an alternative to the full pass. It offers a way to get skiing or riding for about half price. The $450 pass works out to $38 per day as opposed to $76 per day at the ticket window. This pass increases to $550 after the sale.

The 12-day pass has restrictions, though. Its use is excluded during this winter’s holiday periods, such as Dec. 26-31, Jan. 1, Jan. 19-20, and Feb. 16-17.

Both types of passes can be purchased online here. Season pass buyers can also get a copy of the new season pass report that includes the details of the $3 million of updates on the hill.