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Season Pass FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Our FAQ page is designed to help you navigate the details of our fully revamped 2020/2021 Power Pass — the most powerful pass in the Southwest. The Power Pass offers unrestricted winter access to more than 3,400 acres in Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Plus – NEW for 2020 – enjoy all-access mountain biking to participating resorts in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, including access to the country’s only year-round, lift-served mountain bike park in Texas. This pass not only delivers your home mountain but your weekend trips, too.

2020/2021 Lift Tickets

Q: How much will lift tickets be next season?

A: Adults (18-64) are $119, Youth (ages 11-17) and Seniors (ages 65-74) are $84.

Q: How much are lift tickets for kids 10 and younger?

A: Kids 10 and younger receive a FREE season pass (we call it the Power Kids pass), valid at all of our ski resorts and Spider Mountain Bike Park! Learn more.

Q: How much are lift tickets for guests ages 75 and older?

A: New! Guests ages 75 and older receive a FREE lift ticket every day; or, they can skip the ticket window and get a FREE season pass that provides direct to lift access at all resorts.


Picking Up Your Pass

Q: Can I have my pass mailed to me?

A: Yes! We’ve added a new convenient option for picking up your 2020/2021 season pass — we’ll mail it directly to you! Select the “Shipping” option during the checkout process and we’ll send it in the mail for FREE.

Q: When and where can I pick up my pass?

A: Passes will be available for pick-up this summer (date TBA) at the Main Ticket Office – Village Plaza, and at Purgatory Sports Main Ave.

Q: I’d like to talk with someone about my season pass. Who should I call?

A: Please call 970-385-2168.

Q: Where can I buy my season pass online?

Q: Will I be able to use the same photo as last year?

A: Anyone 17 or younger will need a new photo every year.  Anyone ages 18 and older can use their old pass photo as long as it is a passport-like photo and meets our photo criteria.


Payment Plan

Q: What’s the season pass payment plan?

A: Our no-interest payment plan is available on every pass. When you choose the payment plan, there is no interest, and your pass price is divided into equal monthly payments. Equal amounts are automatically charged on the 30th of each month. By November 30, 2020, your pass is paid in full, and by July 30, 2020, your summer pass is paid in full. Learn more.

You can use your pass anytime while you’re still paying for it. Payment plan details.


Season Pass Refund Option

Q: Is my season pass refundable?

A: Season passes are non-refundable unless the Season Pass Refund Option is selected at the time of purchase.

Q: Do I still get the same benefits if I choose the payment plan, rather than paying it all at once?

A: Yes. Enjoy all the benefits of being a season passholder, including summer discounts, while you’re paying for your pass.

Q: Is there interest or a finance charge when I choose to pay with the payment plan?

A: No. There is no interest when you choose to pay with the new payment plan. Payments that are declined may be charged a $20 administrative fee per incident.

Q: How can I update my credit card on file?

A: You can update this online here or by calling 970-385-2168.


A Few Season Pass Details

Q: What's the difference between the Child Power Pass and the FREE Power Kids pass?

A: With the Power Kids pass, kids ages 10 and younger receive a FREE season pass that’s valid at all of our ski areas, including Purgatory, Hesperus, Arizona Snowbowl, Brian Head, Pajarito, Sipapu and Nordic Valley — plus at Spider Mountain Bike Park. This pass provides direct to lift access and no other winter or summer benefits. The Child Power Pass (which is valid for kids ages 12 and younger at the time of purchase) provides this same access to all of our ski areas, plus FREE days at our partner ski areas, mountain discounts and more. 

Q: What will the college discount be this year?

A: This year, Purgatory is offering the Young Adult (19-24) pass in place of the College Pass. No credits or proof of enrollment required.

Q: What's the Parent Share Pass and how does it work? Did it replace the Parent Transferable Pass?

A: The Parent Share Pass is exclusively for parents of kids ages 3 and younger (a birth certificate is required when you pick up your pass). This pass allows two parents to ski on a single pass. Gone are the days when you had to buy *two* lift tickets or *two* season passes during a season when parents spend most of their time splitting their time on the slopes (one parent skis while the other watches the future ripper). Both parents will share a single pass. The Parent Share Pass replaces the Parent Transferable pass for the 2020/2021 season.

Q: Why am I signing a mountain bike waiver form when I didn't select the summer option?

A: Your Power Pass includes complimentary unlimited access to Spider Mountain Bike Park from May 1, 2020-April 30, 2021! New! Power passholders can now enjoy unlimited mountain bike access at Purgatory, Brian Head and Pajarito for the 2020 Summer season.


Definitions & Restrictions 

Q: What are the age definitions for each pass?

A:  Adult Power Pass is for ages 37-64 (at time of purchase). Young Adult Power Pass (30-36) is for ages 30-36 (at time of purchase). Young Adult Power Pass (25-29) is for ages 25-29 (at time of purchase). Young Adult Power Pass (19-24) is for ages 19-24 (at time of purchase), and replaces our College Power Pass. Teen Power Pass is for ages 13-18 (at time of purchase). Child Power Pass is for guests ages 12 & younger (at time of purchase). Senior Power Pass is for guests ages 65-74 (at time of purchase). Super Senior Power Pass is for guests age 75+ and is now FREE for the 2020/2021 season! Weekday passholders may ski Monday to Friday and can ski and ride on weekends, holidays and blackout dates for 30% off window rate lift tickets. Also, ski and ride early season and extended season weekend-only dates. Blackout dates: 12/28/20-12/31/20. Parent Share allows two parents to share one pass. Parents must prove that their child is age 3 years old or younger when picking up their pass. This pass is only valid at Purgatory Resort. Parent Share passholders can buy one adult lift ticket at 20% off the window rate, if both parents are skiing on the same date. Power Kids Pass is for guests ages 10 and younger (a proof of age is required for pass pick-up).

Q: I want to buy a Power Pass for my 6-year-old. Can I do that?

A: Yes! Just select the Child Power Pass — anyone up to age 12 can purchase this pass.

Q: I want to buy a Power Pass for my 80-year-old neighbor. Can I do that?

A: Yes! Just select the Senior Power Pass — anyone age 65 and older can purchase this pass.


Optional Summer Passes

Q: Does my season pass come with summer benefits?

A: The Power Pass now comes with unlimited mountain biking at Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Brian Head Resort and Spider Mountain. Guests also have the option to add on the Summer Adventure Pass or the Unlimited Summer Adventure Pass to their Power Pass. 


Additional Benefits

Q: What benefits come on my season pass?

A: It depends on which pass you purchase. Pass benefits are summarized on the season passes page.


Still have questions? Please call us at 970-385-2168.