March signaled the beginning of season pass sales in Montana. Several ski resorts offer the best prices on season passes in the spring, allowing skiers and snowboarders a chance to save hundreds of dollars for next winter’s slope fun.
Moonlight Basin is running a sale on 2013-14 season passes through April 30. The adult pass costs $519. Those purchasing passes in person at the Moonlight Basin Season Pass Office can get a free Moonlight T-shirt while supplies last.
Red Lodge Mountain rewards early season pass buyers with discounted rates plus bonuses for skiers and snowboarders who buy their passes by April 22. Those renewing season passes can get two free rounds of golf, two lift ticket vouchers for 50 percent off, and other benefits. New season pass purchasers can get free membership in the Grizzly Peak Club and can use the season pass for the remainder of this year. The adult pass costs $469.
Discovery gives current passholders a break on next year’s season pass if it is purchased this spring by May 1. Adults, college undergraduates, and teens can renew their passes during the sale for $269. After May 1, the rate goes up to $530. The sale for new season passholders lasts longer. Newcomers can get an adult pass on sale for $510 until Sept. 1.
Great Divide dropped season pass rates in early March for a three-day sale. But discounted rates are still available through the end of this year’s season. The adult pass costs $349, and the rate will increase by $100 after the lifts close this spring.
Teton Pass is currently selling its season passes at a discount. The adult pass costs $299.
Big Sky Resort usually runs a spring season pass sale. The resort plans on announcing its season pass rates and sale dates soon. You can sign up for information to be emailed to you when it is announced.
Whitefish Mountain Resort runs its season pass sale starting this spring. Purchasers have until Sept. 30 to get the best rates and can opt for three different payment plans, including one that stretches payments out in six installments. The resort hopes to announce the rates before the close of this year’s season on April 7.
A handful of Montana ski resorts wait until autumn to hold their season pass sales. Showdown, Lost Trail, and Montana Snowbowl traditionally run sales starting in September or October.