Season Pass FAQ’s
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The 2018/2019 Power Pass provides unlimited skiing at six mountains—Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Nordic Valley, and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort—no blackout dates. The Power Pass is The Most Powerful Pass in the Southwest.
2018/2019 Lift Tickets
Q: How much will lift tickets be next season?
A: Lift ticket prices will remain the same over last season: Adults (18-64) are $89, Teens (ages 13-17) are $70, Children (ages 5th grade through 12 years old) are $55 and seniors (ages 65-79) are $75.
Q: How much are lift tickets for kids in 4th grade or younger?
A: Kids who are entering fourth grade (or younger) for the 2018-2019 school year receive a FREE season pass, valid at all of our ski resorts!
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: When and where can I pick up my pass?
A: Passes will be available for pick-up beginning mid-May 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?
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, 2018, your pass is paid in full, and by July 30, 2018, your summer pass is paid in full. Learn more.
You can use your pass anytime while you’re still paying for it. Learn more about the payment plan.
Season Pass Refund Option
A Few Season Pass Details
Q: What’s the difference between the Child Power Pass and the FREE season pass for kids 4th grade and younger?
A: NEW this year! Kids who are entering fourth grade (or younger) for the 2018/2019 school year receive a FREE season pass that’s valid at all of our ski areas, including Purgatory, Hesperus, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito and Sipapu. 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: How do I pick up a pass for my grade school student?
A: Kids who are entering fourth grade (or younger) for the 2018-2019 school year receive a FREE season pass that’s valid at all of our ski areas, and Purgatory also partners with Colorado Ski Country USA to offer discounted passes to 5th and 6th graders. When you’re picking up your pass, be sure to bring a copy of your child’s report card or a document that proves your child’s grade level. For more information about these passes, call 970-385-2168, or click here.
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.
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 $55/single-day lift ticket. Also, ski and ride early season and extended season weekend-only dates. Blackout dates: 12/26/18-12/28/18, 12/31/18-1/1/19.
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.
FREE 4th Grade & Younger is for guests enrolled in 4th grade or younger for the 18/19 winter season (a proof of grade 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.
Q: What happened to the 80+ Power Pass?
A: We lowered the price of our 80+ season pass, and made it direct-to-lift at Purgatory, Hesperus, Snowbowl, Sipapu and Pajarito. While it does not include all of the benefits of the Power Pass, we’re excited to offer it at a discounted rate.
Optional Summer Passes
Q: Does my season pass come with summer benefits?
A: Power Passes come with 50% off scenic chair rides at Arizona Snowbowl and bike & hike access at Pajarito. Plus, when you purchase a Power Pass, you can save off our new Summer Adventure Pass or Mountain Bike Power Pass!
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 new 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! More Summer Pass Info Here
- Mountain Bike Power Pass
Includes unlimited mountain bike uplift access at Purgatory and Pajarito and 3 FREE days at partner bike parks. No blackout dates.
- Summer Adventure Pass
Valid for One Purgatory Total Adventure Ticket (or five activities) daily for the 2018 summer season. This year the Summer Adventure Pass includes the Mountain Coaster. No blackout dates.
- Summer Adventure Pass Plus
Valid for One Purgatory Total Adventure Ticket Plus (or ten activities) daily for the 2018 summer season plus unlimited mountain bike uplift access at Purgatory and Pajarito and 3 FREE days at partner bike parks (to be announced soon!). No blackout dates.
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. For our current list of 3 FREE Days partners and their restrictions, click here. We’re working hard to grow our season pass partnerships!
Questions? Call us at 970-385-2168.