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Alpine 10-PAC

Alpine Meadows, Calif.

For $350 you can purchase a book of 10 full-day coupons valid any day of the season, providing a discount of $12 off the published price of $47. You must buy your first book by Nov. 15 and any leftover coupons can be used at face value next season. Call: (800) 441-4423; www.skialpine.com.

American Skiing Company Cards
Sugarloaf/USA, Sunday River, Maine; Killington, Mount Snow, Haystack, Sugarbush, Vt; Attitash Bear Peak, N.H.; Steamboat, Colo.; The Canyons, Utah; Heavenly, Calif.
The American Skiing Company offers you options: to pay (The Magnificent 7) or not to pay (The Edge Card). While the Edge Card doesn't earn you discounts, it is free and works on a point-based system: Show the Edge Card when you purchase a lift ticket and earn points each time. (Saturdays, 150 points; Sundays, 250 points; 200 points for holidays and 400 points during midweek.) For every 2,000 points accumulated, you'll receive a free lift ticket that's good at any of the participating mountains. Or, if you don't mind spending $279.65 up front, you can go for the Magnificent 7. This card is good for seven days of skiing at $39.95 a pop. Direct-to-lift privileges will cost you $20 extra. The Mag 7 is good for 12 months from the date of purchase and has no restrictions. Sign up at any American Skiing Company Guest Services desk. Call: (800) 668-SNOW; www.peaks.com.

Aspen Classic Pass
All four Aspen mountains, Colo.
The Aspen Classic picture pass ($10) entitles you to early- and late-season skiing (Nov. 22-Dec. 10 and April 2-19) for as little as $19 at any of Aspen's mountains. It also earns you discounts on lodging, restaurants and shops in Aspen and Snowmass. Daily adult passes are $39 with the card from Dec. 18-24 and Jan. 1-Feb. 11. From Feb. 12 through April 1, the price is $49. However you slice it, all of these prices are better than the regular window rate of $59. Available at various locations on the Front Range, Grand Junction or Glenwood Springs. It can also be purchased at any of the mountains. Call: (800) 525-6200; www.skiaspen.com.

The Colorado Card
Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Colo.
The Colorado Card is free if activated before Dec. 25. After that, it costs $10. The card delivers discounts off daily lift ticket prices at the four mountains, from about 25 to 50 percent depending on the time of season. Sign up at any Vail Resort ticket window or Gart Sports location. The card also offers direct-to-lift and direct-to-lunch options. At Vail and Beaver Creek, you can charge rentals and retail purchases of up to $100 on it, as well. Call: (303) 504-5870; www.snow.com.

The Copper Club Card
Copper Mountain, Colo.
Traditionally reserved for regional skiers only, Copper has decided to promote its free Club Card nationally. For $35, the card allows you to buy up to four tickets a day at the discounted adult rate. Early- and late-season adult tickets are only $22, while regular-season prices are $33 per day, both of which are great savings from the daily $47 price. Kids ski for $12 all season with the card and you'll get discounts on lodging, restaurants and retail stores at Copper and in nearby communities. Available at the mountain or call: (800) 458-8386; www.ski-copper.com.

The Express Card
Stratton Mountain, Vt.
For $59, the Express Card is good all season and provides you with 25 to 50 percent off regular prices, which are approximately $47 during midweek and $50 on the weekends. The card must be purchased by Oct. 31; the price will jump to $79 if bought anytime thereafter. The card also earns discounts at various local stores and restaurants. It can be purchased over the phone or on mountain at Guest Services. Call: (800) STRATTON; (www.stratton.com).

The Frequent Skier Program
Squaw Valley, Calif.
This card costs you nothing up front and earns you $8 off the standard $48 lt-ticket price. Sign up at one of Squaw's November ski shows and pay nothing. If you sign up at the mountain there is a $5 fee. Bonus: Cardholders get every sixth day free. Call: (800) 545-4350; www.squaw.com.

Jackson Hole Passes
Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Purchase the Express Pass for $50 and you receive 128 days of skiing at a discounted rate. With a full-day adult ticket running $48, getting $9 off every time you buy a ticket means you'll have paid off your investment after five days on the hill. Featuring direct-to-lift access, the Express Pass also gives you every 11th day free. Another option is the 20-day Trailblazer card. For $760 you get 20 days of skiing-any days you choose-and a Jackson Hole ski club membership. Lift tickets average out to $38 a day. The pass also earns you discounts at any Ski Corp. establishment. Call: (800) 443-6931; www.jacksonhole.com.

Inside Edge Card
Mt. Bachelor, Ore.
Purchase this pass for $59 and your first day of skiing is free. After that you're guaranteed the lowest daily rate throughout the season. On weekends, get 10 percent off, during midweek, get 15 percent and during the late season, 35 percent. The card must be purchased before Jan. 5. Students (13-17) pay $49, and children and seniors can buy it for $39. A direct-to-lift program is included. You also get savings on rentals and accommodations. Cards can be purchased at Guest Services in the West Village at the base of the mountain. Call: (800) 829-2442; www.mtbachelor.com.

The Loveland Pass
Loveland, Colo.
This card pays for itself. For $26 you get your first day of early skiing free (before Dec. 19) and then every fifth day free for the remainder of the season. Every ticket you buy is also 25 percent off regular lift-ticket prices. (You won't pay more than $26 for a day of skiing; normally it's $35.) Get your hands on the card at Loveland ski area or several Front Range outlets. The card is attached to a brochure and registration. Just fill out the application, and on your first trip to the mountain, bring the card to the window, pay up and it will be activated. Call: (800) 736-3754; www.skiloveland.com.

Mammoth Silver Club
Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
For an investment of $60, skiers can save $14 on daily lift tickets, reducing the cost to $33. Each adult membership also earns a free child or teen membership (for savings of $6 off the daily junior rate). Members also save on lodging, restaurants and lessons, plus the 12th day of skiing is free. This pass can be purchased at the mountain. Call: (888) 4MAMMOTH; www.mammoth-mtn.com.

The Stowe Card
Stowe, Vt.
For $48, the Stowe Card earns you 25 percent off one-day tickets from Sunday through Friday (not good on holidays). Frequent skiers are rewarded with every seventh day free. The card is only good with an ID and is non-transferrable. Call: (800) 253-4754; www.stowe.com.

The Telluride Card
Telluride, Colo.
Pay $55 before Nov. 14 for the Telluride Card ($105 thereafter) and a day of early-season skiing will cost $23, a $9 savings off the regular price. Ski free from Dec. 1-11. From Dec. 20-Apr. 12, get $13 off the normal $49 rate. The Card brings discounts on restaurants and lodging. Payable by fax or at the mountain's Season Pass sales office. Call: (970) 728-6900; www.telski.com.

The 10-Time Punch Pass
Mt. Hood, Ore.
To get a good deal at Hood, you have to shell out $300 up front. The pass is good for 10 days of skiing, which means you could save as much as $110 (a daily ticket is $36 and a day/night pass is $41). Good all season with no restrictions. Can be purchased at the mountain or by mail. Call: (800) SKI-HOOD; www.skihood.com.

Vertical Plus
Sierra-at-Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Bear Mountain, Calif.
A personalized wristband serves as your discount lift pass all season long. It runs $49 for all ages and saves $7 off the standard lift-ticket price. The wristband also earns the bearer one free early- or late-season ticket. Good all year with no restrictions, the wristband tracks vertical feet accumulated over the season; prizes are awarded to the skiers with the most vert. Buy a pass at the mountain, by mail or via fax (916-659-0837). Call: (916) 659-7453; www.sierratahoe.com.

VIP Passport Cards
Wachusett Mountain, Mass.
For an outlay of $19.95, the Silver Passport entitles you to a $4 discount on any midweek day or night ski pass, excluding holidays. For just $10 more, buy a Gold Passport and get $7 off a lift ticket any day or night of the week, including holidays. Both Passport cards can be purchased at a ticket booth. With the cards, you also get discounts on rental equipment, ski school group lessons, dining and shopping at local retail stores. Call: (508) 464-2300; www.wachusett.com.

Winter Park Value Cards
Winter Park/Mary Jane, Colo.
Winter Park gives skiers two options-a free card (the Value Card) or the $15 Express card. The Value Card entitles you to discounted lift tickets at either resort. Savings vary according to dates. An adult ticket costs $25 during early or late season, $35 during peak season and $33 during regular season. Children, teens and seniors receive different discounts with the card. Two discounted tickets can be purchased per day. The Winter Park Express offers direct-to-lift service, a free first day on the mountain before Dec. 19 and a free day after every four days of paid skiing. Both cards are available until Dec. 7 at various Front Range locations. Call: (303) 316-1423; www.skiwinterpark.com.

Other Discount Cards
Ski Card Passport: Pay $30 and get lifts, lodging and dining discounts at 250 ski areas in the U.S. and Canada. Call: (800) 333-2754World Ski Association: For $19.95 you get discounts on lifts, lodging and dining at 320 ski areas. Call: (800) 525-7669. wristband also earns the bearer one free early- or late-season ticket. Good all year with no restrictions, the wristband tracks vertical feet accumulated over the season; prizes are awarded to the skiers with the most vert. Buy a pass at the mountain, by mail or via fax (916-659-0837). Call: (916) 659-7453; www.sierratahoe.com.

VIP Passport Cards
Wachusett Mountain, Mass.
For an outlay of $19.95, the Silver Passport entitles you to a $4 discount on any midweek day or night ski pass, excluding holidays. For just $10 more, buy a Gold Passport and get $7 off a lift ticket any day or night of the week, including holidays. Both Passport cards can be purchased at a ticket booth. With the cards, you also get discounts on rental equipment, ski school group lessons, dining and shopping at local retail stores. Call: (508) 464-2300; www.wachusett.com.

Winter Park Value Cards
Winter Park/Mary Jane, Colo.
Winter Park gives skiers two options-a free card (the Value Card) or the $15 Express card. The Value Card entitles you to discounted lift tickets at either resort. Savings vary according to dates. An adult ticket costs $25 during early or late season, $35 during peak season and $33 during regular season. Children, teens and seniors receive different discounts with the card. Two discounted tickets can be purchased per day. The Winter Park Express offers direct-to-lift service, a free first day on the mountain before Dec. 19 and a free day after every four days of paid skiing. Both cards are available until Dec. 7 at various Front Range locations. Call: (303) 316-1423; www.skiwinterpark.com.

Other Discount Cards
Ski Card Passport: Pay $30 and get lifts, lodging and dining discounts at 250 ski areas in the U.S. and Canada. Call: (800) 333-2754World Ski Association: For $19.95 you get discounts on lifts, lodging and dining at 320 ski areas. Call: (800) 525-7669.