Aspen pass prices going up |

Aspen pass prices going up

ASPEN, Colorado ” Skiers and riders will pay $25 to $70 more for the most popular season ski passes at the Aspen Skiing Co. resorts next winter, the company announced Thursday.

As usual, the best deals can be scored by purchasing a pass before the “super early” deadline, which is Sept. 12 this year, the Skico said. And, as always, the best prices are available to buyers affiliated with a business that belongs to a chamber of commerce in the valley.

The 2008-09 season passes go on sale Monday, Aug. 4. All prices are listed in a direct mail piece sent to last season’s passholders. In addition, pass information will be posted at

The premier or full season pass will cost $1,299 for chamber members, an increase of $60 or 5 percent from last season’s price of $1,239. Those are the super-early prices.

The premier pass will increase $70 from $1,699 to $1,769 for buyers who aren’t chamber members.

The two-day per week pass increased from $879 to $919 or 4.5 percent for chamber members who buy their pass by the earliest deadline. The price climbed from $1,070 to $1,129 for non-chamber buyers.

The one-day per week pass increased nearly 4 percent from $659 to $684 for chamber members and from $799 to $829 for non-chamber buyers.

The passes are good at all four Skico ski areas. The scheduled season is from Nov. 27, 2008 through April 12, 2009, at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. It is from Dec. 13 through April 5 at Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands.

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