The beauty of season passes from Aspen is that insurance is offered. The Season Pass Protector lets you recoup the prorated cost of your pass if problems arise such as sickness, injuries, or employment issues that keep you away from the slopes.

It also includes replacement cost of a lost or stolen pass and coverage for emergency medical transportation from the resort to the local hospital, in case you are injured on the mountain. It even covers jury duty, if you cannot use your pass temporarily.

Pass prices are good through Nov. 13. The Aspen passes are good for Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. The Premier Pass has unlimited skiing/riding at all four mountains as well as summer lift access. The cost for an adult pass is $1689 until Nov. 13 and $1799 after that. Aspen also offers the Flex Pass good for one day a week all winter. It is $49 if you want to ski an extra day. That price is $875 and goes up to $919 after Nov. 13.

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.

More Information  Call 877-631-0924 or 970-923-1227.