Season Pass Frequently Asked Questions

The 18/19 Power Pass provides unlimited skiing at six mountains— Arizona Snowbowl,  Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, and Nordic Valley—no blackout dates. The Power Pass is The Most Powerful Pass in the Southwest.   

18/19 Lift Tickets

Q: How much are lift tickets for kids in 4th grade or younger?
A: Kids who are entering 4th grade (or younger) for the 18/19 school year receive a FREE season pass, valid at all of our ski resorts! 

Q: How much are lift tickets for guests ages 70 and older?
A: Guests ages 70 and older receive a FREE lift ticket every day; or, they can skip the ticket window and purchase a $29 season pass that provides direct-to-lift access at Snowbowl, Sipapu, Pajarito, and Hesperus.

Q: Does my season pass come with any buddy passes? 
A: It depends on the season pass type. All Power Passes and Snowbowl Senior Passes are eligible for six (6) lift tickets at 30% off window rate any day of the 18/19 season at any of our resorts.  

 

Picking Up Your Pass

Q: When and where can I pick up my pass?
A: Starting Memorial Day Weekend at Agassiz Lodge when the Scenic Chairlift opens for the summer season.

Q: I’d like to talk with someone about my season pass. Who should I contact?
A: Please contact us at [email protected].

Q: Where can I buy my season pass online?
A: Right here.

Q: Will I be able to use the same photo as last year?
A: Anyone 17 or younger will need a new photo every year.  Anyone ages 18 and older can use their old pass as long as it is a passport-like photo and meets our photo criteria.     

 

Ways to Pay

Q: What’s the season pass payment plan?
A: Our no-interest payment plan is available on every pass. When you choose the payment plan, there is no interest, and your pass price is divided into equal monthly payments. Equal amounts are automatically charged on the 30th of each month. By November 30, 2018, your pass is paid in full. Learn more.

Q: What’s Price Lock?
A: Lock in the lowest pass price with a deposit of just $99. When you choose Price Lock, you have the flexibility to make additional payments anytime you want. Any remaining balance will be charged automatically on September 15, 2018Learn more.

Q: Do I still get the same benefits if I choose the Price Lock, rather than paying it all at once?
A: No. If you choose to lock in the lowest sale price with the Price Lock deposit, you are not eligible for season passholder benefits until the pass is paid off. 

Q: Can I pay with cash?
A: The initial Price Lock deposit must be made online with a credit card. Additional payments can be made in person with cash.

Q: How do I make additional payments?
A: Additional payments can be made online or by visiting us in person.

Q: Do I still get the same benefits if I choose the payment plan, rather than paying it all at once?
A: Yes. Enjoy all the benefits of being a season pass holder, including summer discounts, while you’re paying for your pass.

Q: Do I still get the same benefits if I choose the Price Lock, rather than paying it all at once?
A: No. If you choose to lock in the lowest sale price with the Price Lock deposit, you are not eligible for season passholder benefits until the pass is paid off. 

Q: Is there interest or a finance charge when I choose to pay with the payment plan?
A: No. There is no interest when you choose to pay with the new payment plan. Payments that are declined may be charged a $10 administrative fee per incident.

Q: How can I update my credit card on file?
A: You can update this online or by contacting us at [email protected]

Q: Is the payment plan an option for all season pass products?
A: Any winter season pass that costs more than the initial deposit can be purchased with Price Lock.

Q: Can I use Price Lock on anything else, like lodging, rentals or ski school?
A: No. At this time, the payment plan is only an option to purchase season passes.

Q: Do I have to wait until my pass is paid in full before I can use it if I purchased it with Price Lock?
A: Yes. Your passholder benefits will not be available until you have paid the full balance for your pass purchase and any add-ons that you selected.

For the complete list of terms and conditions please view the Payment Plan Agreement and the Price Lock Plan Agreement

Season Pass Refund Option

Q: Is my season pass refundable?
A: Season passes are non-refundable unless the Season Pass Refund Option is selected at time of purchase. Learn more about the Season Pass Refund Option.
   

A Few Season Pass Details

Q: I used to get the Snowbowl Power Pass – why can’t I buy that now?
A: This year, for the same price as the Snowbowl Power Pass, you now get unlimited access to all five of our resorts on the Power Pass. 

Q: What’s the difference between the Child Power Pass and the FREE season pass for kids 4th grade and younger?
A: NEW this year! Kids who are entering 4th grade (or younger) for the 18/19 school year receive a FREE season pass that’s valid at five of our ski areas, including Snowbowl, Purgatory, Hesperus, Pajarito, and Sipapu. This pass provides direct-to-lift access and no other summer, winter partner resort or buddy pass benefits. The Child Power Pass (which is valid for kids ages 12 and younger at time of purchase) provides this same access to five of our ski areas, plus FREE days at our partner ski areas, mountain discounts and more. 

Q: How do I pick up a pass for my grade school student?
A: Kids who are entering 4th grade (or younger) for the 18/19 school year receive a FREE season pass that’s valid at all of our ski areas. When you’re picking up your pass, be sure to bring a copy of your child’s report card or a document that proves your child’s grade level. 

Learn more about this FREE Season Pass.

Q: What will the college discount be this year?
A: Snowbowl continues to offer the Young Adult (19-24) pass in place of the College Pass. No credits or proof of enrollment required.

Q: What’s the Parent Transferable Pass and how does it work?
A: The Parent Transferable Pass is exclusively for parents of kids ages 3 and younger (a birth certificate is required when you pick up your pass). Gone are the days when you had to buy *two* lift tickets or *two* season passes during a season when parents spend most of their time splitting their time on the slopes (one parent skis while the other watches the future ripper). This pass allows two parents to share one pass for use at different times. Save 20% off one full day, adult lift ticket when both parents hit the slopes on the same day. Not eligible for partner resort benefits.

   

Definitions & Restrictions

Q: What are the age definitions for each pass?
A: Adult Power Pass is for ages 37-64 (at time of purchase). 
Young Adult Power Pass (30-36) is for ages 30-36 (at time of purchase). 
Young Adult Power Pass (25-29) is for ages 25-29 (at time of purchase). 
Young Adult Power Pass (19-24) is for ages 19-24 (at time of purchase), and replaces our College Power Pass. 
Teen Power Pass is for ages 13-18 (at time of purchase). 
Child Power Pass is for guests ages 12 and younger (at time of purchase). 
Senior Power Pass is for guests ages 65-79 (at time of purchase).
Super Senior Power Pass is for guests ages 80+ (at time of purchase).

Snowbowl Senior Pass is for guests ages 65-69 (at the time of purchase). Snowbowl Senior Pass offers unlimited access to Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito, Sipapu, and Hesperus, plus limited summer benefits; it does not provide unlimited access to Purgatory. 

Snowbowl Weekday Pass is for all ages. Snowbowl Weekday passholders can ski Monday-Friday at Arizona Snowbowl. Plus they can ski or ride on weekends, holidays and blackout dates by purchasing one adult lift ticket at 20% off the window rate. Blackout dates: Saturdays, Sundays and the following dates: 12/26/18-12/28/18; 12/31/18-01/04/19.

Snowbowl 70 & Older pass is for guests ages 70 and older (at the time of purchase). It offers unlimited direct-to-lift access to Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito, Sipapu, and Hesperus; it does not have summer or partner ski area benefits. 

4th Grade & Under Pass is for guests enrolled in 4th grade or younger for the 18/19 winter season (a proof of grade is required for pass pick-up).

Parent Transferable Pass allows two parents share one pass. Parents must prove that their child is age 3 years old or younger when picking up their pass. This pass is only valid at Snowbowl. Parent Transferable passholders can buy one adult lift ticket at 20% off the window rate if both parents are skiing on the same date. 

Q: I want to buy a Power Pass for my 6-year-old. Can I do that?
A: Yes! Just select the Child Power Pass—anyone up to age 12 can purchase this pass.

Q: I want to buy a Power Pass for my 80-year-old neighbor. Can I do that?
A: Yes! Just select the Senior Power Pass—anyone age 65 and older can purchase this pass.   

 

Summer Benefits

Q: Does my season pass come with summer benefits?
A: Power Passes come with 50% off scenic chair rides at Arizona Snowbowl and bike & hike access at Pajarito. Plus, when you purchase a Power Pass, you can purchase one of our new Summer Passes for as low as $100 (it pays for itself in just two visits!). 

Q: My Power Pass used to include summer activities at Purgatory – why did that change?
A: We removed the summer benefits to offer significant savings to our guests: when you purchase a Power Pass, you can save up to $100 over last year’s price! Plus, when you purchase a Power Pass, you can add one of our new Summer Passes for as low as $100 (it pays for itself in just two visits!). 

Q: What are Summer Passes?
A: The Summer Adventure Passes is only available for use at Purgatory Resort. The Summer Adventure Pass Plus with Mountain Bike Power Pass and Mountain Bike Power Pass can be used at Purgatory Resort and Pajarito for unlimited uplifts.

  • Summer Adventure Pass
    TBD Power Pass Add-on Price 
    Valid for One Purgatory Total Adventure Ticket (or five activities) daily for the 2018 summer season. No blackout dates.
  • Mountain Bike Power Pass
    TBD Power Pass Add-on Price
    Includes unlimited mountain bike uplift access at Purgatory and Pajarito and 3 FREE days at partner bike parks (to be announced soon!). No blackout dates.
  • Summer Adventure Pass Plus with Mountain Bike Power Pass
    TBD Power Pass Add-on Price
    Valid for One Purgatory Total Adventure Ticket Plus (or ten activities) daily for the 2018 summer season plus unlimited mountain bike uplift access at Purgatory and Pajarito and 3 FREE days at partner bike parks (to be announced soon!). No blackout dates.
    More Summer Pass Info

Q: I don’t want to buy a Power Pass – how can I buy one of the summer passes?
A: Our summer passes are available for everyone to purchase! When you purchase them with your Power Pass, you’ll enjoy maximum savings.

 

Additional Benefits

Q: What benefits come on my season pass?
A: It depends on which pass your purchase. Pass benefits are summarized on the Season Pass page. For our current list of 3 FREE Days partners and their restrictions for Power Passes click here and for all Snowbowl Senior Passes click here. We’re working hard to grow our season pass partnerships!

Q: Will my pass include the Powder Alliance?
A: No, although many resorts that were on the Powder Alliance are now on the Power Pass!