Nestled amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains, Colorado is an unrivaled haven for winter enthusiasts and avid skiers. With its pristine powder-covered slopes, expansive terrain, and an abundance of world-class resorts, our enchanting state has earned its reputation as a premier destination for skiing enthusiasts from all over. Boulder locals looking to get days in this ski season can up their chances and go easier on their wallets with any of the following passes.
The IKON Pass may be your best option, depending on your commitment to shredding. For just over $1k skiers have access to 56 destinations worldwide. Those looking to incorporate international travel into their winter-time plans can visit Japan, Australia, Chile, British Columbia, and more. Skiers get unlimited days on the nearby Copper, Eldora, Steamboat, and Winter Park mountains.
Like the IKON, the Epic Pass invites skiers to rack up as many days as possible with its unlimited access option. At just under $1k, this season pass grants powderhounds unlimited days on Colorado’s Summit County ski mountains, including Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Keystone. Epic also boasts an impressive list of Canadian ski resorts and 26 European partner resorts. With the Epic pass, you’ll have plenty of excuses to visit our neighbors to the North or plan a quick trip across the pond.
Eldora Season Pass
As our closest mountain, new skiers looking to level up their skills may consider purchasing a season pass to this charming mountain. Situated in the funky town of Nederland, Eldora is approximately 40 minutes from the heart of Boulder and a relatively easy drive up Boulder Canyon. For $769, its Alpine Season Pass gives pass holders unlimited days on the mountain and discounts on friends and family tickets.
The price point on this ski pass is approachable for skiers of all levels looking to get turns in throughout the Rocky Mountains. For just $630, skiers are allowed two days at a wide variety of resorts, including Aspen Snowmass, Alta Ski Area, Taos Ski Valley, Jackson Hole, Big Sky, and more. If you’re a fan of the winter road trip, the Mountain Collective Pass deserves consideration.
Colorado Ski Country Gems Card
For powder enthusiasts looking for a low-hassle, cost-efficient way of adventuring in Colorado’s mountains this winter, the Colorado Ski Country Gems Card is a great option. Arapahoe Basin, Copper, Echo Mountain, Granby Ranch, Purgatory, and other incredible, no-frills mountains are included. Skip the crowds and lift lines at Colorado’s better-known resorts off I-70 and enjoy fresh tracks with this pass.
With so many pass options, you can enjoy skiing this winter season however you want. Travel near or far to get your days in, practice this beloved sport, and embrace the mountains in all their wintery glory.