Resort officials with the largest ski area collective in the Southwest announced details of the 2018/2019 Power Pass, which includes unlimited access to five ski resorts in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
The Power Pass is being offered at new lower prices, offering savings of up to $199 over last year. All kids who are in fourth grade (for the 2018/2019 school year) and those who are younger receive a free Power Pass – a savings of $199. Adult Power Passes are $599, a savings of $50 over last year. The Power Pass sale ends April 20, 2018.
The Power Pass offers unlimited access with no blackout dates to more than 3,300 acres at five resorts, including: Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, and Hesperus Ski Area.
The Power Pass pays for itself in less than 7 days. Skiers have two convenient payment options. Pay in full, or utilize the no-interest payment plan with equal monthly installments. Window lift ticket prices will remain the same as this season.
With the Power Pass, guests can enjoy endless mountain experiences throughout the season at a variety of resorts. The Power Pass offers three free days at partner ski resorts includingCopper Mountain (CO),Loveland Ski Area (CO),Monarch Mountain (CO), Powder Mountain Resort (UT), Eldora Mountain (CO), Sunlight Mountain (CO),Snowy Range Ski Area (WY), and more.
“We’re excited to offer the lowest price ever on the Power Pass,” stated James Coleman, managing partner of all five resorts. “By lowering our pass prices, we’re continuing our goal of making skiing more affordable while offering an excellent value.”
New this Year – Summer Options!
A new summer upgrade option provides savings across the board! Add summer activities as a pass benefit by upgrading the Power Pass with the new Summer Adventure Pass. The Summer Adventure Pass provides daily access to five activities at Purgatory Resort, including the new Inferno Mountain Coaster (opening this summer), alpine slide, scenic chairlift, bungee trampoline, family ropes course, stand up paddle boarding and other water sports, big air bag jump, summer tubing, and more. Individually priced at $199, the Summer Adventure Pass may be added to any Power Pass for only $100 - a savings of $99. Window rates for five summer activities are $59.
The Mountain Bike Power Pass is available for an extra $100 with the purchase of a Power Pass, or can be purchased on its own for $199. The bike pass provides unlimited uplift access at Pajarito Mountain and Purgatory Resort, plus three free days at Powderhorn bike park. Pajarito Mountain and Purgatory are enhancing their bike park offerings this season. Purgatory’s crews will add new bike trails, new events and festivals, high-level racing, as well as new clinics and camps. This summer, Pajarito is hosting new bike events, including cross country, enduro races, and downhill racing.
“Our new pass structure provides a lot of great opportunities for our guests,” stated Coleman. “For those who are primarily interested in winter, they save with the new lower priced Power Pass. Our summer-only guests visiting Purgatory or Pajarito now have a new option that saves them money at the ticket window with the new summer passes. And for those who enjoy both seasons, they can easily add the summer option to their pass.
The Power Pass also offers savings on scenic chairlift rides at Arizona Snowbowl, and discounts on bike and hike chairlift rides at Pajarito Mountain.
Why Purchase by April 20?
* New lower prices at the guaranteed lowest price of the year!
* Low 10 monthly payments with the no-interest payment plan
* Pays for itself in under 7 days of skiing (adult lift tickets are $89/Purgatory)
Pricing and more details can be found on all the resorts’ websites: PurgatoryResort.com, SipapuNM.com or Pajarito.sk
In addition to the Power Pass, there are a variety of passes offered to fit skiers’ and riders’ lifestyles and budgets.
Purgatory Resort Passes for Parents, Kids, and Weekday Skiers!
ThePurgatory Weekday Pass is valid for skiing and riding at Purgatory on Mondays through Fridays (with blackout dates of Dec. 26 – 28 & 31, 2018 and Jan. 1, 2019) for $349 (a $40 savings). ThePurgatory Parent Transferable Pass is back again this year and allows parents with children ages 3 or younger to get a pass for $599 – a $50 savings over last year - for either parent to ski, one at a time. After using their allotted days atPurgatory andHesperus with the Colorado Ski Country USA Passport Pass, 5th and 6th graders can purchase a season pass for $89 and skithose two resorts.
Local Power Pass+ and the Local Power Pass with access to New Mexico and Colorado!
For $399 (adults 25-59), the Local Power Pass+ provides unlimited skiing/snowboarding atSipapu,Pajarito, andHesperus, PLUS three free days at Purgatory and Snowbowl. With the Local Power Pass, get unlimited skiing atSipapu,Pajarito andHesperus, three free days atSnowbowl, and discounted lift tickets at Purgatory for $299 (adults). Those who are 70 years and older can ski free every day or get a direct-to-lift convenience pass for $29 and ski atSipapu,Pajarito,Hesperus andArizona Snowbowl. Other passes including Value Passes, and Family Passes are offered atSipapu,Pajarito, andHesperus. For more details, visit the resorts’ websites
All pass prices are valid through April 20, 2018.
Headquartered in Durango, Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) owns and manages the largest collection of ski resorts in the Southwest, including Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Hesperus Ski Area, and Purgatory Snowcat Adventures, Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation with 35,000 acres of terrain. In total, the resorts feature more than 3,300 skiable acres, 245 trails, 32 lifts, 15 terrain parks, plus a variety of summer activities, such as mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, an alpine slide, a new mountain coaster (coming summer 2018), and more. James Coleman is the managing partner of MCP, which has invested more than $35 million at its five resorts over the past three years alone, adding new chairlifts, trails, snowmaking, and other improvements.
Purgatory is recognized as a top family-friendly, year-round resort in the Southwest. Purgatory features 99 trails, six terrain parks, 13 lifts, 1,605 skiable acres and multiple restaurants, and shops. Purgatory is home to Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing and snowboarding operation with access to 35,000 acres of backcountry terrain. Located in the rugged and majestic San Juan Mountains, the resort is 25 miles north of the town of Durango. Other winter activities include tubing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice climbing, snowbiking, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling and more. During the summer and fall, Purgatory features mountain biking and hiking trails, alpine slide, zipline, the new Inferno Mountain Coaster (debuting summer 2018), and other mountain activities. The resort offers a variety of lodging from luxurious condos, vacation homes, and convenient slope-side units, to value-priced lodge rooms.PurgatoryResort.com
Founded in 1938, Arizona Snowbowl is one of the oldest continually operating ski areas in the country. Known for offering the best beginner terrain in the Southwest, Snowbowl is the first to open and last ski area to close in Arizona. Located 14 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, on the San Francisco Peaks and on the highest mountain in Arizona, Snowbowl offers 55 trails and 3,000 vertical feet on 777 acres with eight lifts, three terrain parks and two mountain lodges. While offering exceptional backcountry access and tree skiing in the winter, Snowbowl features a summer scenic chairlift with stunning views of the red rocks in Sedona, and the rim of the Grand Canyon as well as live music and other summer events. For more information, visit Snowbowl.ski
Located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and 30 minutes northwest of Santa Fe, Pajarito Mountain offers 41 trails, 6 lifts and two terrain parks, all located on 751 acres on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains. Known for its spectacular views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the ski area was founded and developed in the late 1950s by the Los Alamos Ski Club. The fall line and bump runs are heralded as some of the best in the state. The mountain offers a ski school, restaurant, and ski rental facility. During the summer, Pajarito Mountain is home to an extensive mountain bike trail system with lift served access, and hosts several New Mexico brewers’ festivals throughout the summer. Pajarito is the closest resort to the Albuquerque metro area. For more information, visit Pajarito.ski.
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is New Mexico’s fastest growing ski resort. Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos and two hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu offers family-friendly fun to all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Family-owned and operated since 1952, Sipapu is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies. The resort is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, and features more than 43 trails, six lifts and two terrain parks. On-site amenities include slopeside lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and a riverside dining experience at the Riverside Cafe. Sipapu is the closest resort with lodging to the rapidly growing West Texas market. For more information, visitSipapuNM.com.
The Hesperus Ski Area is located 11 miles west of Durango on Highway 160. Hesperus features 160 acres with 26 trails, one chairlift, a day lodge, rental shop, ski & ride school, and tubing hill. Opened in 1962, the summit is 8,888 ft., with a base of 8,180 ft. and a 700 foot vertical. Average snowfall is 150 inches annually. Operations are scheduled December through March, conditional permitting. Ski-Hesperus.com