Ski Vermont Shares Back to School Season Pass Savings

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Ski Vermont explores 2013-14 season pass deals, including combination college passes, twenty-something passes, and discount deadlines.

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Ski Vermont Season Pass Deals 2013-14

The Ski Channel recently named the University of Vermont as one of the top 5 colleges for skiers and snowboarders. Students flock to the Green Mountain state for higher education, but also outdoor adventures and like-minded people. Ski resorts in Vermont understand the tight budgets of students, so they offer great deals on college passes to help them start or continue their life long quest to shred.

4.0 The College Pass: Killington Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort have launched 4.0 The College Pass for undergraduate and graduate students for $369 through December 15, 2013. For the upcoming season, the all-new 4.0 The College Pass will offer unlimited skiing and riding at all four resorts and includes five 50-percent off college buddy tickets along with a variety of other discounts. Additionally, this pass features 378 trails or 150 miles of skiable terrain with 8,727 vertical feet, 19 terrain parks and 59 lifts as well as superior snowmaking and grooming capabilities.

Double Down Pass: Mount Snow and Stratton double down with big savings on big mountain skiing and riding. Double Down is the new all-access pass to southern Vermont’s Stratton and Mount Snow for ages 18-26. No black-out dates. All for only $349 when purchased by 12/15/14. Check out all the benefits online, available soon at stratton.com and mountsnow.com

Threesome College Pass: Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort are teaming up for a second year to offer a combined pass for college students. The Threesome College Pass will be available for all students enrolled full-time at accredited colleges. Featuring skiing and riding at three big mountains - Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush, and Mad River Glen - the Threesome College Pass is available for only $359. Find out more at http://www.threesomecollegepass.com.

Smuggs Bolton College Pass: This combo is an unrestricted, all access Season Pass to Smugglers' Notch and Bolton Valley. Enjoy skiing and riding at two big mountain resorts that average over 300 inches of annual snowfall. Pass holders have access to 148 trails, spectacular glades, and eight terrain parks. The ski & ride day extends into the evening four nights each week at Bolton Valley with access to 10 trails and three terrain parks under the lights until 8pm Wednesday through Saturday. Just $249 when purchased by Halloween 2013.

The Judge Season Pass: The Judge Pass means a season of unlimited skiing and riding open exclusively to college students at Burke Mountain and Jay Peak for only $249. No blackout dates, no restrictions. Pricing is valid until November 5, 2013. http://www.jaypeakresort.com, http://www.skiburke.com

The 1826 Pass: Mount Snow has revamped the Higher Education Pass. The new unlimited pass is for anyone 18 to 26 years of age and is only $319. Even good for those yet to attend college, taking a break or just recently graduated.

Magic College Pass: The Magic College Pass is an all-access, unrestricted season pass for college students for only $189. See why the McBrine divison of college racing comes back to visit Magic every year for two weekends: a fun laid-back vibe mixed with some no holds barred Vermont ski terrain.

Middlebury College Snow Bowl Pass: Middlebury College students can ski or ride the Snow Bowl for just $175, all other full time students pay $300 and have until Nov. 1 to buy.

Stowe College Pass: Stowe offers a College Pass for only $399 before the October 31, 2013. Ski all season long with no blackout dates or restrictions.

Twenty-something Passes
For those just launching into life after graduation, Vermont resorts offer discounted pass options for twenty-somethings that are just entering the work force but wants to also enjoy winter in its original state.

Strattitude Pass: Stratton Mountain Resort offers the Strattitude pass for ages 18-29 for only $299. No black out dates and includes a subscription to The Red Bulletin, Strattitude Friday events on mountain and during après, plus a chance to be a VIP at a Red Bull event.

The Millennial Pass: This season pass from Okemo Mountain Resort is designed specifically for the “20 something.” It’s a great option to bridge the gap between college and the real world. And, there are no blackout dates. Learn more about the Okemo Millennial Pass at okemo.com.

For20s Pass: Whether wrapping up college or on the job search, Sugarbush Resort cuts a deal with the For20s Season Pass at $329. Add Mad River Glen midweek for just $80. For more information on Sugarbush pass options, visit http://www.sugarbush.com/vermont-skiing-snowboarding/season-passes

Mad River Glen’s 20's Midweek Pass: MRG’s Midweek Pass gives skiers age 19 to 29 (as of Nov. 1, 2013) a break as they get established in the real world. Valid Monday through Friday all season with no holiday blackouts for only $199. Learn more at http://www.madriverglen.com

Discounted Season Pass Deadlines
For those that aren’t enrolled in school or rocking their twenties, there are still deals to be found. However, time is of the essence. Vermont resorts deadlines for their early season pass discounts can be found at http://www.skivermont.com.

Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the east and third in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, variety of terrain and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding - making it one of the most significant ski and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermont’s mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state's ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves its 19 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts in three major areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Affairs.

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