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Season Pass FAQ’s

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

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The 2017-2018 Power Pass provides unlimited skiing at five mountains—Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Arizona Snowbowl,  Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort—no blackout dates. The Power Pass is The Most Powerful Pass in the Southwest.   


2017-2018 Lift Tickets

Q: How much will lift tickets be next season?
A: The adult lift ticket price will be $89 – the same price as the 2016-2017 window rate.

Q: Do you know what the child/teen/senior rate will be?
A: Not at this time.

Picking Up Your Pass

Q: When and where can I pick up my pass?
A: Passes will be available for pick-up beginning May 1, 2017 at the Main Ticket Office – Village Plaza, and at Purgatory Sports Main Ave., 2615 Main Avenue. Check back soon for more information.

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: Yes!

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 January 30, 2018, your pass is paid in full. That’s more months over last year for lower monthly payments.

You can use your pass anytime while you’re still paying for it. Plus, when you choose Power Pass, you get to enjoy summer privileges even while you’re paying for your pass. Learn more about the payment plan.

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. Learn more about the Season Pass Refund Option.

New Passes

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: Is the Parent Transferable Pass available for parents 4 year olds? What if I have a 3 year old and a 10 year old?
A: To qualify, parents must have at least one child no older than 3 years old.

Q: When can I buy a pass for my 4th/5th/6th grader, and what do I need to bring?
A: Those passes will be available later this fall and at the ticket window. 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.

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 8-12 (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: 12/26/17-12/31/17. 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.

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.

Pass 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. 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.

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