This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2015, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.
It might be a bit early to think about the ski season but not if you are bargain hunting.
The upcoming Labor Day weekend will feature ski sales and deals from many major outdoor retailers. Some ski areas are also using the weekend as a deadline to get the best available deal on season passes.
For example, Vail Resorts that includes the huge new Park City area are offering their Epic Pass for $769 for adults and $399 for children for the 2015-16 season. To get that deal, the pass must be purchased by the end of Labor Day weekend.
There is also a $579 Epic Local Pass for those who might want to ski with limited restrictions at Park City, as well as a $479 Epic 7-day pass.
The Epic Pass offers unrestricted access to Park City, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Perisher, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodations at Verbier, Switzerland.
Solitude, now owned by Deer Valley, is offering an adult season pass option for $849 through November 1.
A recent Ski Utah blog also revealed some deals at area resorts. The blog offered the following information and can be viewed in its entirety at skiutah.com.
Beaver Mountain is selling season prices as low as $500 until Sept. 15.
Brian Head is selling season passes for $499 until September 10.
Brighton's early-bird deal good through September 16 is $100 off for a $799 adult pass.
Cherry Peak in Cache County is offering $340 passes until September 14.
At Deer Valley, adult season passes are available for $2,085 until Oct. 31.
Eagle Point passes are available for $374 between now on December 1.
Powder Mountain early deals (no deadline listed) offer adult passes currently 27 percent off.
Snowbasin patrons can by adult value passes starting at $549 before Sept. 7.
Snowbird season passes are available for $999 if purchased by Sept. 10.
Sundance adult season passes are available for $529 before Oct. 31.