Ski-resort operator Intrawest announced Thursday a new pass for the 2014-15 season that should benefit families in particular. The Intrawest Passport includes six days of skiing without any blackout dates at each of six resorts: Winter Park and Steamboat in Colorado, Stratton in Vermont, Blue Mountain and Mont Tremblant in Canada, and Snowshoe in West Virginia.
Going on sale Friday, the introductory price through March 14 will be $549 for the first adult, additional adults for $399, 13-20 year-olds for $199, and free passes for up to five children 12 and under. For comparison using the current online rates, six days of lift tickets for a family of four with two kids 12-and-under just at Winter Park would add up to $1,482. The total next season with the passport would be $948. Of course, the passport would also include additional skiing at the other five resorts. By skiing at all six resorts, the pass could add up to 36 days of skiing.
“Times are changing and so is the traditional family structure. Intrawest understands those changes. Whether you’re a traditional, single parent, or tri-generational family, we’ve created The Intrawest Passport to give your family the most flexibility and affordability to come ski or snowboard our mountains,” said Bill Jensen, CEO of Intrawest Resorts.
Groups purchasing the pass together can be friends, rather than strictly family. After the first primary adult pass is purchased, the purchase guidelines allow for up to five more discounted adult Passports, five teen Passports and five free children 12-and-under passes.
Starting Friday, The Intrawest Passport may be purchased at IntrawestPassport.com and on the participating resorts' websites.