Heading west on I-70 usually means mountain biking is on the brain for Colorado locals. Let's not forget that among some of the best biking in the state is also a ski resort with plenty of fun and affordable skiing to be had. [R329R, Powderhorn] ski passes cater to every age and type of skier or rider. Take advantage of these deals, and make skiing in the West a staple to your season.

Season pass prices rise after the month of October, so get them now. Enjoy a full season of skiing and riding with no blackout dates. There are all-season and mid-week options with Adult, Preteen, Youth/Senior, 70+, 6 and Under, and Family price breakdowns.

Show a current class schedule and a valid college ID, and enjoy a full season pass for $299. The College Pass price is valid at any time.

Powderhorn thanks all military for their service with the special Military Pass for $299. Present a valid, active military ID at any time during the season and spend a day skiing or riding with friends and family.

The PHanatic card delivers for all the Powderhorn locals. For $60 the value card entitles frequent-skier cardholders to discounts like $6 off full-price tickets, and one free ski day of your choice.

New this season is Powderhorn's Deca card. The $150 card enables skiers to 10 half-priced lift tickets. This card is great for gifts, groups, families, or friends for it's non-transferable and no-blackout date benefits. Pass it around, and let everyone get in on the Deca deal.

Other hot deals at Powderhorn include Stay and Play for $209. The package includes a night for two at the Inn at Wildewood plus lift tickets and dinner for two with no blackouts. Ladies Day gives women $10 off an adult lift ticket every Tuesday beginning Jan. 4, 2011. Men's Day gives the same deal for men every Wednesday beginning Jan. 5, 2011.

"I grew up skiing Powderhorn, and I absolutely love the mountain," says Rebecca Fix of Grand Junction, Colo. "They're so loyal to their locals because they count on us to come ski. I always do because they make it so worth it and so affordable."