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January 2, 2010
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Utah resort offers 30-year ski passes

PARK CITY, Utah - A Utah ski area is offering a limited number of 30-year ski passes.

The Canyons resort is honoring an agreement with developers of a condominium hotel to offer each property owner a chance to buy two of the transferrable passes for $5,000 apiece.

It's rare for ski areas to offer lifetime or 30-year ski passes to anyone.

Toronto-based Talisker Corp. bought The Canyons from American Skiing Co. in July.

It was American Skiing that made a deal with the original developers of the 85-unit Escala Lodges to offer the passes.

The Canyon's general manager, Mike Goar, says the move will accelerate real estate sales at Escala Lodges, at the base of the mountain.

Prices at Escala Lodges start at $675,000 and range to nearly $2.6 million for a four-bedroom unit.

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