Ski Resort Life

Keystone Announces Discounted Season Pass for Active U.S. Military


Keystone Resort is offering the Liberty Pass for $129 to active U.S. military personnel for the third year in a row. Keystone, CO – Sept. 15, 2005 – For the third consecutive year, Keystone Resort is offering a special season pass for active U.S. military personnel and their family members for unlimited skiing and snowboarding during the 2005-2006 season. The Liberty Pass is $129 for adults, $79 for children and provides unlimited skiing and riding at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin from the date of purchase through Keystone’s closing date (tentatively set for April 16, 2006).

Vail Resorts is also announcing a new, special $45 single-day lift ticket for active U.S. military and their immediate family members at all four of its Colorado resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone.

“This is our way of thanking the men and women of the military for their service to our country,” said Roger McCarthy, chief operating officer of Keystone. “Keystone offers a world-class vacation experience in one of the most scenic spots in the country. To be able to offer these hard-working men and women a chance to experience a relaxing and memorable vacation with their loved ones is a very special thing for all of us at Keystone to do. We’re proud to offer the Liberty Pass again this season at Keystone, along with a new single-day lift ticket at all our Colorado resorts.”

Keystone partnered with the military in November 2001 to create Rocky Mountain Blue, a program to offer affordable year-round resort vacations at Keystone Resort, a world-class to the military community. Since then, Keystone has offered special pricing for season passes, lodging, restaurants and resort activities. In 2003-2004, Vail Resorts offered 2,000 complimentary room nights at Keystone and Breckenridge resorts for returning troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Liberty Pass is on sale at the Keystone Resort season pass office in River Run Village, in several Front Range retail shops (REI in Fort Collins and Colorado Springs and the Colorado Ski and Golf store in Colorado Springs), at several military bases and at a select number of military special events throughout the state (Buckley AFB, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, F.E. Warrne AFB, Fort Carson and the Airforce Academy).

Active U.S. military personnel (active duty and reserve military personnel, as well as active National Guard) must present their military-issued identification card in person to purchase their pass for themselves and for their immediate family members. The children’s Liberty Pass is available for children 12 and under of active U.S. military personnel.

For more information about the Liberty Pass or the Rocky Mountain Blue program, call 800.322.9498 or visit