Get your pass now if Aspen's glitz and glamour is what you want this season. Prices go up Sept. 18. Ajax Mountain at Aspen isn't all you'll get. The Aspen Pass is good for Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk, so you're getting some bang for your buck.

The Premier Pass is the big daddy, with unlimited skiing/riding at all four mountains as well as summer lift access. The Premier Pass price for an adult through Sept. 18 is $1,499. The pass goes up to $1,689 until Nov. 13 if you miss the deadline and $1,799 after that. Senior, youth, and teen ticket prices are a bit reduced from that.

Another Aspen option is the Flex Pass. It offers one day of skiing/riding each week of the winter season (20 weeks) on all four mountains. The cost is $49 per day if you want to add a day. The Flex Pass also gives discounts on summer lifts. Unused days cannot be carried over. The cost right now is $819/adult with the price going up to $874 Nov. 13 and $919 after that.

The Escape Pass offers direct-to-lift, pay-as-you-go access to all four Aspen/Snowmass mountains for $49 per day with the same discounts in the summer. You have to purchase this one by Dec. 18. This pass price is $299 for adults.

The Aspen Skiing Company also offers Season Pass Insurance. It's good if you can't use your season pass for at least 30 consecutive days during the ski season due to unforeseen injury or illness.

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