"As we're hoping for some freezing weather soon, we thought it appropriate to freeze the price!" said Marian Austin, Chair of ski-scotland. "The all-areas season pass allows our skiers and boarders to choose east or west - wherever's best, in fact. The pass has proved popular in recent years, particularly following good periods of snow, as we have had the last two winters, and so I'd advise people to order their pass now, while the early bird price is still available."
All-areas season pass holders can take advantage of the best snow and best forecast weather conditions. With the pass valid from December 2009 through to the end of October 2010, holders get a whole winter's snowsports and even an early season taster if there's good autumn snow - something which happens more often than many people realise. They are also entitled to spend some time on guaranteed indoor snow at SNO!zone, Scotland's indoor snow centre.
Winter 2008-9 attracted many people to the Scottish snowsports areas who have not visited before, or not for a long time. All the areas reported a high number of first-time visitors who normally ski or snowboard abroad - a positive spin-off from the current economic climate.
The application form can be downloaded from ski-scotland.com and prices up to 30th September are £399 for adults and £217 for children. Should any of the sought-after passes still be available after the end of September, prices will rise to £439 and £247 respectively.
"Winter 2008-9 had some great conditions for snowsports," continued Marian, "and of course we're hoping for great snow again for the coming winter.
All-areas season pass holders will find that, wherever they choose to ski or board in Scotland, the don't need to queue for a ticket, and as a nice bonus, they will also be able to use their pass for a session at SNO!zone at Braehead in Glasgow too."