Want to ski for free? Mt. Baldy offering free season passes.

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 17, 2009 4:32 pm

Mt. Baldy is giving away free season passes for the upcoming winter season. Yes, you heard right! The resort’s Chamber of Commerce is offering free passes to one of Southern California’s most largest and steepest ski resort, which is just 45 miles from Los Angeles.

“Why would you buy ski lift tickets for Mountain High or Big Bear, when you can ski for free all season long at Mt. Baldy?” asks Keith Hunt, President of the Mt. Baldy Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber of Commerce has acquired a quantity of season passes to the Mt. Baldy Ski Area and we are giving them away on a first come, first served basis.”

The offer will expire Oct. 31, when the mountain plans to open for the season, or when the Chamber runs out of passes, whichever comes first.

Don’t worry, there is no catch. The season pass only has a few restrictions and a one-time activation fee of $49.95 to cover administrative costs, but that’s it.

“We are the local mountain resort to about 10 million but many don’t realize where we are located. It is amazing how many think we are near Mt. High or Big Bear and are surprised to learn that Mt. Baldy is immediately north of Upland and Claremont,” said Hunt. “By offering free season passes, we will start to put Mt. Baldy back on the map.”

Go to mtbaldychamber.com/promotions.lasso to obtain your free season pass.