The competition to hook season passholders for next winter jumped Tuesday with both Vail Resorts and The Mountain Collective, which includes Alta and Snowbird, unveiling early-signup enticements.
Vail Resorts, which operates Canyons Resort outside of Park City, said its 2014-15 Epic Local Pass is available for $549 if bought before April 13. The spring purchase price can be locked in for a down payment of just $49, said Canyons spokeswoman Caitlin Martz, and also comes with six "buddy tickets" good for discounted lift tickets next winter as well as summer gondola rides.
The Mountain Collective also started its spring sale, announcing that a limited number of passes are available for $359. The pass is good for two days of skiing or riding at each of six independent resorts Alta/Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler/Blackcomb.