Montpelier, VT – Vermont is welcoming back students with soup priced ski season passes. The Consortium of Vermont Colleges (CVC) and Ski Vermont recognize the value of this whole learning experience to education and the mountains, and want to enrich experiences for students with opportunities to ski and ride in Vermont. In order to do that however, they need to give a big budgeted deal. As we all know, lift ticket prices, even those adult deals are steeper than many of the mountains we like to ride.
“CVC and Ski Vermont share a passion for providing high quality, transformative experiences, whether on campus or in Vermont’s mountains,” said Nate Ball from Vermont Technical College and chairman of the consortium’s promotions committee. He continued by saying, “Vermont’s colleges and mountains make a positive and a lasting impression in the minds and hearts of our students and visitors.”
Last ski season, Vermont saw over 4 million skiers and snowboarders, and more than 40,000 students enrolled at colleges and universities statewide. The opportunity for the state and Ski Vermont to assist students to get out and be active on the mountain will only make visitors both students and ski/snowboarding lovers more.
Check out the complete list passes being offered below:
The Beast Encourages Higher Altitude Learning : Killington appreciates that scholars put down the books once in a while (every powder day) to study the positive psychological impacts of carving, jibbing, bumping and grinding. To celebrate the Northeast’s largest Institute of Higher Outdoor Education for the upcoming season, here’s a sweet deal. How does $329 sound to ski/ride Killington all season long? Read it, learn it, know it…find out more and purchase your 2011-12 College Season Pass today; this is the Beast’s best college offer and it will expire. www.killington.com/winter/plan/tickets_and_cards/college_pass.
Magic Mountain College Pass: For those seeking a place to call home that’s a short drive from New York and Mass. and has challenging, diverse terrain, Magic Mountain Ski Area in southern Vermont is an A+. Full time college students can ski or ride all season for $149 with no restrictions. For more information, check outwww.magicmtn.com/seasonpass.php.
Mount Snow Higher Education Pass: Five mountains, zero blackout dates – one season pass. Ski and ride every day of the season at Mount Snow in Vermont and have access to four affiliated eastern ski areas for the early season price of $319. There’s no need to go it alone because every Higher Education Pass comes loaded with two, $40 midweek “Buddy Tickets” so pass holder’s friends can come along to Mount Snow for cheap. Insider tip: Check out www.mountsnow.com to find out how to earn a free season pass as a college representative.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s College Pass: Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s College Pass is $279 when purchased by Halloween and $399 when purchased after that. The pass gives full time college students access to 78 trails on three mountains and four terrain parks. College passholders can also take advantage of a variety of discounts, such as 50 percent off equipment rentals and group lessons, 20 percent off purchases at 3 Mountain Outfitters and 3 Mountain Equipment, and 20 percent off tuning at 3 Mountain Equipment. For more information, visit www.smuggs.com/skiride.
Sugarbush Resort College Pass: Sugarbush rocks it for the college crowd in 2011-12 with a super affordable college student season pass priced at $319. That price is good until November 1, 2011, giving students enough time to scrape up cash from relatives or collect enough returnable bottles. The college pass gives unlimited skiing and riding at Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen. 2600’ of vertical, 111 trails, and 20 wooded areas. Unlimited fun. Includes all resort and valley discounts. For more details, visit:www.sugarbush.com/vermont-skiing-snowboarding/season-passes.
The Triple Major: Bolton Valley Resort, Jay Peak Resort and Mad River Glen : The Triple Major season pass includes unlimited access with no blackout dates all season long to Bolton Valley, Jay Peak and Mad River Glen. The pass is for full time college students and is available at www.triplemajor.com.