Labor Day Weekend is the Last Chance to Get Spring Prices for Colorado and Summit Passes and the First Weekend to Get the Free Vail Resorts School of Shred 5th and 6th Grade Pass

02 September 2009
  • Starting this weekend, Colorado 5th and 6th graders can sign up for “The School of Shred” for four free days of skiing each at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone
  • Spring prices for Colorado’s most popular passes, the Summit and Colorado Passes, are still available only through Labor Day weekend
  • UPDATE (as of Sept. 8): As of Sept. 8, Colorado Pass pricing is set at $449 for adults
  • Epic Season Pass pricing is offered at $599 for adults, $299 for children for a limited time only


UPDATE: As of Sept. 8, Colorado Pass pricing has changed to $449 for adults and $339 for teens (ages 13-18) and $219 for children (ages 5-12).

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Sept. 3, 2009 – Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the ski and snowboard season with the return of the legendary retail ski sales like SKI REX, as well as the kick-off of fall season pass sales which will be offered this weekend only at the spring pricing of $399 for The Summit Pass™ and $439 for The Colorado Pass™ (pricing only guaranteed through Monday, Sept. 7).

There’s excitement in the air and deals in Front Range ski shops as the countdown begins for the November openings of Keystone (Nov. 6), Breckenridge (Nov. 12), Vail (Nov. 20) and Beaver Creek (Nov. 25). Now is the time to take advantage of the lowest guaranteed prices for Colorado’s most popular passes or to get a Vail Resorts “School of Shred” 5th and 6th ski/snowboard pass.
School of Shred Registration Begins This Weekend
As in years past, Vail Resorts will continue to offer Colorado 5th and 6th grade students four free unrestricted days of skiing (or snowboarding) at each of its Colorado resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone – through The “School of Shred” program. The “School of Shred” pass can also be used for four free days at Arapahoe Basin this season.
To receive the 5th or 6th grade “School of Shred” pass, a parent or guardian must present documentation proving eligibility (report card or school ID indicating grade level for the current school year or a valid birth certificate) at any resort season pass office or any Front Range Vail Resorts’ pass sales location** during the fall pass sales time period. Students must be present at time of purchase to get their photo taken for their Vail Resorts “School of Shred” pass.
Passes will be loaded with the ski days and will also be enabled with radio frequency technology to allow for a hassle-free “easy scan” process, eliminating the need to physically present the pass in the lift lines this season. Passes are non-transferable.
For details, visit or call 866-842-8062.
Spring Pricing Still Available for Summit and Colorado Passes Only through Sept. 7
Sales of Colorado’s most popular ski passes return in time for Labor Day weekend at spring prices - $399 for The Summit Pass and $439 for The Colorado Pass - that are only guaranteed through Monday, Sept. 7.
The Summit  Pass™ gives skiers and snowboarders unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and pricing will hold steady at $399 for adults, $309 for teens (ages 13-18) and $199 for children (ages 5-12).
The Colorado Pass™ offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin all season with an additional 10 days* at Vail and Beaver Creek and will be $439 for adults, $329 for teens (ages 13-18) and $209 for children (ages 5-12).
Pricing for The Epic Season Pass™ will continue to be $599 for adults and $299 for children. The unlimited, ski-as-much-as-you-want, unrestricted Epic Season Pass™ with no black-out dates features more than 18,000 acres of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin for the entire 2009-2010 season and is considered one of the best deals in the industry this season, but will only offered at this price point for a limited time.
Pass renewals for Summit and Colorado passes are available online at For the first time, new purchasers can buy a Summit or Epic Pass online at
Renewals or new passes may be purchased at select Front Range locations including Boulder Ski Deals (Boulder), Colorado Ski and Golf (Aurora, Arvada, Colorado Springs and Littleton), REI (Denver Flagship, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Englewood, Boulder, Westminster and Colorado Springs), and Breeze Ski Rentals in Lakewood and Dumont. For resort pass sales locations and times, call 866-842-8062.
For more information about the Epic, Summit or Colorado passes, visit
* The Colorado Pass is restricted from use at Vail and Beaver Creek: Nov. 27-28, 2009; Dec. 27-31, 2009; Jan. 1-2, 2010 and Feb. 13-14, 2010.
Keystone and Arapahoe Basin Four Pack
Additionally, Vail Resorts is offering the Keystone and Arapahoe Basin Four Pack for $139 that offers four days of skiing and snowboarding (black out dates apply – same as the Colorado Pass)
More information about Vail Resorts
For more information about Vail Resorts’ new deals and programs, visit

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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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