[[R265R, Mt Bachelor] is throwing a fast September sale. For one month, skiers and riders can purchase season passes and 12-day passes at discounted rates. Buying passes early can save up to $200, and the resort has also added a new passholder perk this year to benefit friends and family members.


Season passes are on sale through September 30 in several forms: full passes, midweek passes and spring passes. The full passes grant unlimited skiing and riding for the duration of the season. Midweek passes are valid Mondays through Fridays, except for holidays. Bachelor also plans to offer spring passes again in March 2012.

"We are going to maintain our same philosophy that we started last year with staying open through Memorial Day weekend," Mount Bachelor Spokesperson Andy Goggins said.

That means all three passes can be used for lift access through May 27, the scheduled closing day for 2012.

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Sunrise lights up the runs at Mt. Bachelor. Photo courtesy of Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

The full season pass costs $829 for adults, an increase of $30 over last year's sale rate.

"The sale rate may be a bit higher than last year, but it is still the same as the 2007 price," Goggins said.

Purchasers of the pass break even by skiing 13.2 days, but Mount Bachelor reports that the average season passholder visits more than 25 days per year. Full season passes are also available at discounted rates during September for seniors, 70-plussers, young adults, teens and kids.

Adults can buy a midweek pass to avoid the weekend crowds. The pass is on sale for $549 during September. Purchasers can break even by using the pass 8.7 days. Seniors can purchase a midweek pass for $429. The midweek pass has blackout dates, which include December 26-30.

The resort has added on a new perk for adult, young adult, senior, and 70+ full pass purchasers. Passholders can pre-purchase discounted lift tickets to give away to family members and friends throughout the season. The buddy tickets, which are valid any day of the season, cost $58 for single day tickets and $149 for a three-of-five day lift ticket. The multi-day ticket includes the Kids Ski Free complimentary lift ticket for dependent children 18 years old and younger who are accompanying a parent. A limit of six single and six multi-day buddy tickets are available per passholder. As with the passes, the buddy tickets must be purchased by September 30.

Mt. Bachelor is once again offering its popular 12-day pass for frequent skiers and riders who may not be able to make use of a full pass. The pass, which is now on sale for $450, is valid anytime except holidays. After September 30, the rate increases to $550.

Take advantage of Mount Bachelor's September season pass saie here.

To get in the mood for forking over money for your season pass, check out Forrest Devore, Tim Durtschi, Lucas Wachs, Ashley Thornton, Max Warbington, David Scaffidi, and Brian Larson sinking into the powder at Mt. Bachelor last winter: