Colorado is offering insane lift ticket discounts for college students

Colorado is offering insane lift ticket discounts for college students

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Oh, college. For many of us it’s the best four years of our life. To help you live your college years to their fullest, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are bringing the party to the mountains this season by offering unreal discounts on skiing for students who are currently enrolled in higher education. From season pass deals, multi-day lift ticket packages to discounted dining, college students can reap the benefits of their scholastic studies all across Colorado this winter.

Check out all of the Colorado Ski Country deals and discounts below:

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin offers the Elevation 4-Day Pass, valid any four days of the 2018-19 season with no restrictions or black-out dates. The Elevation Pass is currently $179, making it a good option for college students who aren’t ready to commit to a season pass but want to get a few days on the mountain at less than $45 per day.

Aspen Snowmass

College skiers and riders at Aspen Snowmass can purchase the College Premier Pass for $679. Students must be 24 years of age or younger through February 15, 2019 and enrolled in an accredited four-year college to purchase.


The Cooper XP Pass, which is only on sale in October and November, is a 4-day pass for only $129. The pass offers college students four days of skiing for less than $33 a day.

Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain offers discounted season passes for enrolled college students. The Copper Mountain College Season Pass is currently $389, while the College Secret! Pass with early access and a dedicated lift is $589. Verification of full-time enrollment is required.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte season passes, including the Peak Pass and Peak Pass Plus, are discounted for college students with valid ID. Until December 2, the Peak Pass Plus is $789, while the Peak Pass is $589 for college students.

Echo Mountain Resort

Echo Mountain offers a discounted College Season Pass for $229 for students who present an active student ID or recent transcript at time of pass pick up. Echo also offers a 3-Day Pass for $129, a great option for college students with limited time in their busy schedules.


Eldora offers two season passes for college students. The College Full Pass is currently $369 and offers unlimited skiing and riding, while the College Midweek Pass for skiing Monday-Friday is $249. Students must attend full-time, be under age of 26 at the time of purchase and must present current class schedule, valid college ID, and government issued ID for verification when the pass is printed.

Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch offers college students a discount deal called the Hooky Pass, good for 50 percent off a weekday lift ticket Monday-Thursday during the months of January and February. Another great option for college students at Granby Ranch is the 4-Pack, valid for four days of skiing or snowboarding January 7-March 31, 2019 for only $129.

Hesperus Ski Area

College students who ski and ride at Hesperus Ski Area can take advantage of the Young Adult Value Pass, valid for people between the ages 19 and 24, currently priced at $109.

Howelsen Hill

Steamboat Springs skiers and riders can purchase Alpine, Nordic and Combo Full-Time College Student Passes to Howelsen Hill. The Alpine Pass is available to college students for only $120. Verification of enrollment is required.

Kendall Mountain

Kendall Mountain’s daily lift ticket, only $25, offers college students a full day of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, tubing and more.

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Ski Area offers the Young Adult Season Pass, reserved for those between the ages of 15 and 22, for only $309. The pass also includes 96 days of skiing and riding at 32 partner mountains, plus additional on-mountain discounts and benefits.

Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain sells a discounted College Pass for only $289. It includes over 100 free and discounted days of skiing and riding at partner resorts, plus discounts on rentals, lessons and dining. Verification of enrollment is required.

Powderhorn Resort

Powderhorn Resort offers two products for college students. The College Holiday Pass for $169 is valid from Opening Day to January 21, 2019, while the College Spring Pass for $269 is valid from January 21 to Closing Day. Prices will increase December 14. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at any college as an undergrad, and 9 credits as a graduate.

Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort’s Young Adult Pass offers those between the ages of 19 and 24 a discounted season pass for $429 until September 28.

Silverton Mountain

Silverton Mountain offers a special discount for $99 guided skiing for college students from December 28-January 20 with a valid student ID.

Steamboat Resort

Steamboat’s Boat Launch Pass, a 3-Day pass for any three days between November 22 and December 16, is the perfect fit for students looking to take advantage of winter vacations. The Boat Launch costs $149, offering skiers and riders skiing at less than $50 a day.

Sunlight Mountain Resort

College skiers and riders at Sunlight can take advantage of a discounted season pass, paying only $459 for unlimited access to Sunlight plus free days at partner resorts.

Telluride Ski Resort

College students who plan to ski at Telluride can take advantage of the deeply discounted Young Adult Pass for those between the ages of 19 and 24. The Young Adult Pass at Telluride is $800 and includes discounts on dining and lessons.

Winter Park Resort

Winter Park Resort offers verified college students the Winter Park Season Pass for $379. Students must have a valid student ID at time of purchase.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Wolf Creek Ski Area offers college students a discounted ticket during College Days, which are scheduled throughout the ski season and offer students with a valid college photo ID and a current class schedule the opportunity to purchase a daily lift ticket for only $50.

Multi-Resort College Student Deals and Discounts

Colorado Gems Card

For just $25, the Gems Card provides either two 2-for-1 lift tickets or two 30 percent off single-day lift tickets at each of the 11 Colorado Gems Resorts. This deal pays for itself after just one use.

Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass

Brand new for the 2018-19 season, the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass offer lift access, with some restrictions, at Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Eldora, Steamboat Resort and Winter Park Resort. The Ikon Pass is on sale for college students at $819, while the Ikon Base Pass costs $579.

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