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Season Pass FAQ’s

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

The 2019-2020 Power Pass is the most powerful pass in the Southwest. With unlimited winter access to more than 3,400 acres in Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico plus – new for 2019! – year-round access to the country’s only year-round lift-served mountain bike park, this pass not only delivers your home mountain but your weekend trips, too.

2019/2020 Lift Tickets

Q: How much will lift tickets be next season?
A: Adults (18-64) are $109, Teens (ages 13-17) are $75, Children (ages 11-12 years old) are $65 and seniors (ages 65-79) are $79.

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 80 and older?
A: Guests ages 80 and older receive a FREE lift ticket everyday; or, they can skip the ticket window and purchase a $29 season pass that provides direct to lift access at all resorts.

Picking Up Your Pass

Q: Can I have my pass mailed to me?
Yes! We’ve added a new convenient option for picking up your 2019-20 season pass – we’ll mail it directly to you! Select “Mail My Season Pass To Me” option during the checkout process and we’ll send it in the mail for free. We’ll even provide you with a tracking number.

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., 2615 Main Avenue. 

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?
A: Right here.

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 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, 2019, your pass is paid in full, and by July 30, 2019, 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 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 pass holder, 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 $10 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, 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 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. Plus, when you purchase the Power Pass, you can add on our new Summer Adventure Pass and Mountain Bike Power Pass for a discounted rate!

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 Transferable Pass and how does it work?
A: The Parent Transferable 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.    

Q: Why am I signing a mountain bike waiver form when I didn’t select the summer option?
A: Your PowerPass includes complimentary unlimited access to the newest member of our family, Spider Mountain Bike Park from May 1, 2019-April 30, 2020!

Definitions & Restrictions

Q: What are the age definitions for each pass?
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 65-79 (at time of purchase).
Weekday passholders 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: 12/26/19-12/27/19, 12/30/19-1/3/20.
Parent Transferable Pass allows two parents 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 Transferable 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: Power Passes come with 50% off 2019 scenic chair rides at Arizona Snowbowl and 2019 bike & hike access at Pajarito. Plus, when you purchase a Power Pass, you can purchase one of our new Summer Passes for as low as $100 (it pays for itself in just two visits!). 

Q: My Power Pass used to include summer activities at Purgatory – why did that change?
A: We removed the summer benefits to offer significant savings to our guests: when you purchase a Power Pass, you can save up to $100 over last year’s price! Plus, when you purchase a Power Pass, you can add one of our summer passes at a discounted price!

Q: I don’t want to buy a Power Pass – how can I buy the Summer Adventure Pass or Mountain Bike Power Pass?
A: Our summer passes are available for everyone to purchase! Learn more.

Additional Benefits

Q: What benefits come on my season pass?
A: It depends on which pass your purchase. Pass benefits are summarized on the season passes page. We’re working hard to grow our season pass partnerships!

Questions? Call us at 970-385-2168.