The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, in partnership with the National Ski Areas Association, once again is offering the ultimate lift ticket: the good-almost-anywhere Gold Pass.   

You can obtain a Gold Pass medallion for a limited time. It's fully transferable to an unlimited number of people, and you will have access to most of the ski and snowboard hills in California and Nevada.

In addition, the $10,000 purchase price - which will go toward funding America's ski and snowboarding teams - is partially tax deductible.  For more information, visit the U.S. Ski Team Shop or call (800) 974-2226.