For those of you who plan to ski in Aspen this coming season, get ready to spend a little more money. The Aspen Times reported that the Aspen Skiing Company(Skico) announced yesterday that they will raise ski pass prices 3 to 4 percent for the 2011-2012 season.
The most popular pass, the Premier Pass, that gives buyers unlimited skiing without blackout dates, has been increased $40 or $50. This year, the pass will cost $1,139 or $1,549 depending on whether you qualify for a Chamber of Commerce discount or not. Last year though, the prices were only $1,099 and $1,499.
Other passes, like the Double Flex Pass for adults which lets you hit the slopes two days a week, will also require a larger investment this year. The pass will cost you $989 or $1,249 rather than the $949 or $1,199 that you would have spent last year.
The passes will go on sale on August 15, and riders should purchase their passes before the September 16 early deadline to make sure that prices don’t go up any more this year.
Here is the full list of passes and prices:
Here is the full story about the price increase and Skico’s justification: