Powderhorn season pass costs less than last year

Phones were ringing nonstop Thursday at Powderhorn Ski Resort as skiers and snowboarders locked in the year’s lowest season ticket prices.

Until Oct. 14, season passes for adults are $399, down from last year’s early-purchase rate of $420.

“Every phone call we get, people say they are really excited about the new ownership and what the future brings,” said Do Crowe, who staffed phones at Powderhorn on Thursday.

Price increases after Oct. 14 have not been determined, Crowe said.

“I don’t anticipate giant jumps (in the price), but I can’t guarantee anything,” she said.

Early-purchase prices for full-season passes for other demographics — including college students, military veterans, youths and senior citizens — are on par with last year.

For example, college students and members of the military can purchase season passes for $299. Seniors ages 65 to 74 can purchase season passes for $329. Prices for children ages 7 to 12 are $195.

Up to 80 percent of season-pass holders tend to purchase passes during this early season, Crowe said. Season passes purchased last spring for the 2011-12 season under the mountain’s former ownership will be honored, she said.

New owners Andy Daly, Tom Gart and Ken Gart purchased the resort at an auction last month. Daly said they plan to invest in upgrades to the resort, including a new snow-making system and improvements to the chair lifts.

To order passes, go to www. powderhorn.com or call 268-5700.


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