Vail Resorts competitor offers ‘Patriot Pass’ |

Vail Resorts competitor offers ‘Patriot Pass’

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado –Three ski resorts in Colorado are making winter vacations on the slopes cheaper for active and retired military members with the specially priced “Patriot Pass.”

The passes, introduced last year by Intrawest – which owns Winter Park, Copper Mountain and Steamboat Springs – as one of the first military specific passes in the state, start as low as $219 for adults and $104 for their children, with an opportunity to add six days at Steamboat for only $20 with the Patriot Pass Plus.

“The success of last year’s program, and the enthusiasm seen by military members who took advantage of the program, made it an easy decision for us to bring the pass back this year,” said Rob Perlman, vice president of sales and marketing for Winter Park Resort. “It’s a simple way for the ski resorts to honor the men, women and family members who protect and serve our country every day, and give them a fun and recreational outlet to reconnect with their friends and family.”

Patriot Passes provide unlimited skiing and riding at Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain for the 2009/2010 winter season, with the upgrade to the Patriot Pass Plus offering an additional six days at Steamboat and unlimited Friday afternoons after 12:30 p.m. Military members also receive ten $55 Friends and Family lift tickets to Winter Park and Copper Mountain, valid any time during the season.

Military members may purchase their special Patriot Passes at Colorado military bases. Once purchased, the passes can be redeemed at the pass offices at either Copper Mountain or Winter Park at anytime during the season. All Patriot Passes require a Department of Defense Military ID card.

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