They say after 50 it is all downhill and in ski country that isn’t a bad thing! As skiers are getting older, they might be over the hill – but they sure are on the hill! New for senior skiers in Summit County, both Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Loveland Ski Area are offering practical senior ski passes for the 2018-2019 season.
Loveland Ski Area, located at the Continental Divide just east of Summit County is offering a $99 season pass for unlimited skiing and riding for senior skiers ages 70 and older. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is offering a senior ski pass at just $105, providing unlimited mountain access for the full season for those 70 and older, plus additional discounts for friends and family! A-Basin is also offering daily discounted senior ski lift tickets, such as $40 for those 70 and older. Additionally, semi-seniors – those ages 60-69 – can receive a varied discounted rate through the season at A-Basin.
Senior Ski Pass Across Colorado
When comparing other ski areas across the state, both Loveland and Arapahoe Basin’s season-long deals are some of the cheapest prices available. Over at Aspen Snowmass, those 70 and older can purchase a ‘Premier Pass’ for $514. Aspen Snowmass additionally partners with “Bump for Boomers” – an innovative ski lesson program designed to teach intermediate-level Baby Boomers and senior skiers how to ski moguls and ski powder.
At Summit County’s Copper Mountain Resort, seniors over the age of 70 receive a season pass for $389. Senior skiers and riders at Copper Mountain who would like to explore the mountain with fellow peers, offers the “Over the Hill Gang” program for ages 50 and above. This group was formed in the early days of the resort and offers group clinics and lift priority access on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the season.
If you are a senior skier planning on skiing over a week this winter, consider buying a season pass it will be worth it!