Steamboat Ski Area announces pass prices for 2013-14 ski season

— Steamboat Ski Area on Wednesday announced its season pass prices for the 2013-14 ski season.

Season passes for adults 18 to 69 have increased $20 to $979 if purchased by June 1. The 2.1 percent increase from the 2012-13 adult season pass rate is the largest increase in pass prices for next season. It's also smaller than the 3.2 percent increase on adult season passes from the 2011-12 to 2012-13 seasons.

Season pass prices for teens 13 to 17 and seniors 70 and older also will see a slight increase. Both will be $10 more next ski season for a total of $539 for teens and $429 for seniors if purchased by June 1.

Ski passes for children 6 to 12 will remain the same at $299 if purchased by the early deadline.

To take advantage of the early pass prices, a deposit of $99 is due by June 1 with full payment due by Sept. 16.

After June 1, adult season passes will be $1,089 through Sept. 2, a $110 increase. Passes for teens will increase $110 to a total of $649, children's passes will increase $60 to $359 and seniors' passes will bump up $70 to $499.

Season pass prices will increase again after the Sept. 3 deadline.

For the 28th season, parents or legal guardians who purchase an adult season pass will receive one free children's season pass that can be used by a child younger than 13.

All season pass holders can purchase a Winter Park Resort upgrade for $50 by June 1 or $75 thereafter. The upgrade allows pass holders unrestricted skiing and riding at Winter Park.

Season pass holders also have the option to buy eight discounted lift tickets for friends and family. Four tickets can be purchased during the early and late seasons (before Dec. 21 and after March 31) for $59 a day, and four lift tickets can be purchased during the heart of the ski season for $79 a day.

6- and 15-day passes

Again next season the ski area will offer six- and 15-day passes.

The six-day pass is available at a discounted rate of $419 — a decrease from the 2012-13 early rate — through April 15. It increases to $449 from April 16 to June 1, to $479 from June 2 to Sept. 2 and to $499 on Sept. 3 and beyond.

Additional days can be purchased for the six-day pass for $55 per day through the end of the ski season.

The 15-day pass price has been set at $729 if purchased by June 1. The rate is a $10 increase from the 2012-13 rate. The pass increases to $939 after June 1.

Additional days can be purchased for the 15-day pass for $45 per day through the end of the ski season.

First Tracks passes

First Tracks passes can be added to any season pass for $269. First Tracks allows pass holders to board the gondola from 8 to 8:15 a.m. and access terrain from the Sundown Express, Sunshine Express and South Peak lifts.

For more information or to purchase Steamboat passes, go to www.steamboat.com or call Steamboat Central Reservations at 970-879-0740.

Rocky Mountain passes

Also announced Wednesday were prices for the Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus, which includes unlimited skiing and riding at Winter Park and Copper Mountain, six days at Steamboat and three days at Monarch Mountain. The pass is $419 through April 15 and increases to $489 thereafter.

The early $419 price matches the early pricing for Steamboat's six-day pass and provides the same number of ski days at Steamboat Ski Area. The Rocky Mountain pass offers additional days at Winter Park, Copper and Monarch but does not allow pass holders to purchase additional days at Steamboat.

Rocky Mountain passes are available at www.skicolorado.com or by calling 800-977-7669

Steamboat Ski Area 2013-14 pass prices

To reach Nicole Miller, call 970-871-4246 or email nmiller@SteamboatToday.com

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