The Double Whammy Pass Returns For 2006/07 Winter Season - Ski Mag

The Double Whammy Pass Returns For 2006/07 Winter Season

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South Lake Tahoe/Truckee, Calif. (Booth Creek Press Release)—Lake Tahoe's original dual mountain season pass is back for 2006/07 and with prices beginning as low as $359, after six visits passholders will be skiing and riding free for the rest of the season. For those who haven't heard, the Double Whammy is the passport to ski/ride some of Tahoe's finest terrain spread over 4,480 acres, 115 runs, 27 lifts (including 10 high-speed quads), 11 award-winning freestyle terrain parks, four halfpipes, snowshoeing trails at both resorts—plus 50 kilometers of cross-country trails at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

The $359 Value Season Pass, the most popular Double Whammy product, allows adults to ski/ride any day excluding blackout dates at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sunday through Friday excluding blackout dates at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

A limited season pass, valid any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar, is priced at $469 for adults and $269 for young adults (ages 13-22). An unlimited season pass, valid at both resorts with no restrictions, is available for $689 for adults, $399 for young adults and $119 for super seniors (70+).

Affordable child season pass prices make it easier than ever for families to enjoy a ski vacation. The limited pass, priced at $89, allows children to ski/ride any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar. The unlimited child season pass valid any day of the season at both resorts is available for $119.

Sierra and Northstar are enticing students to make the grade on the slopes this season with the College Double Whammy season pass. The college pass is available for just $269, and it allows students of all ages to ski/ride any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar. Students must show a valid college photo ID and proof of enrollment in a minimum of six class credits for the fall 2006 semester/quarter to qualify for this pass.

Back by popular demand, Sierra-at-Tahoe will offer its Sunday-Friday pass for just $199, which excludes blackout dates and a Sierra-only limited pass for $259 that is valid any day, excluding blackout dates.

This season, the resorts will introduce a new product— a Northstar Monday through Friday pass for just $259 that is valid any weekday, excluding blackout dates.[pagebreak]Double Whammy and Sierra passholders receive a number of perks including:

>Treat family and friends to winter fun! Bring one guest per day on any day the pass is valid and receive $10 off an adult all-day lift ticket (ages 23-69) or $5 off a young adult all day ticket (ages 13-22), excluding blackout dates. Passholder must present pass with guest at ticket window. One discounted all-day lift ticket per passholder, applicable on day of visit only.

>Free skiing at other resorts such as Copper Mountain and Winter Park, Colo. and Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole, Wyo., when passholders book a lodging package at one of these resorts (some holiday restrictions apply).

>The opportunity to ski other Booth Creek resorts all day at the half-day rate.

>Afternoon rates on all-day lift ticket purchases during blackout dates.

>10 percent off heliskiing in Canada with TLH or Last Frontier Heliskiing.

>Loads of discounts on lessons, equipment tunes, rentals and other services and amenities offered at both Northstar and Sierra. Visit DoubleWhammyPass.com for downloadable coupons.

>Preferred pricing on Vertical Plus, Sierra and Northstar's frequent skier/rider program.

The Double Whammy Phase I prices are subject to increase after the May 31, 2006 deadline. Double Whammy passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and could sell out. The blackout dates for the 2006/07 winter season are Nov. 24-25, 2006; Dec. 26-31, 2006; Jan. 13-14, 2007 and Feb. 17-18, 2007.

Those seeking to purchase their 2006/07 Double Whammy Pass should log onto www.DoubleWhammyPass.com or call (530) 659-7453 x208 or 1-800-GO-NORTH.

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