Double Whammy Deadline is April 30 - Ski Mag

Double Whammy Deadline is April 30

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April, 25, 2005

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. — Lake Tahoe's original dual mountain season pass is back for 2005/06 and with prices beginning as low as $299, after five 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, 28 lifts (including 10 high-speed quads), 9 award-winning freestyle terrain parks, 3 halfpipes, snowshoeing trails at both resorts—plus 50 kilometers of Nordic trails at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

The $299 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 $459 for adults and $249 for young adults (ages 13-22). An unlimited season pass, valid at both resorts with no restrictions, is available for $689 for adults and $379 for young adults.

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 season pass valid any day of the season at both resorts is priced at $119.

Sierra and Northstar are enticing students to make the grade on the slopes this season with the College Double Whammy season pass. The price of the college pass is just $249, 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 current college photo ID and proof of enrollment in a minimum of six class credits 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.

Double Whammy and Sierra passholders receive a number of perks including:

$10 off adult lift tickets and $5 off young adult tickets for friends to ski at Sierra/Northstar.

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

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

Loads of discounts on food and beverage, lessons, and rental equipment at the resorts.

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

Discounts on lessons, equipment tunes, rentals and other services and amenities offered at both Northstar and Sierra.

Preferred pricing on Vertical Plus, Sierra and Northstar's frequent skier/rider program.These Phase I prices will increase after the April 30 deadline. Double Whammy passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and could sell out. The blackout dates for the 2005/06 winter season are Nov. 25-26, 2005; Dec. 26-31, 2005; Jan. 14-15, 2006 and Feb. 18-19, 2006.Those seeking to purchase their 2005/06 Double Whammy Pass should log onto www.DoubleWhammyPass.com or call (530) 659-7453 x208 or 1-800-GO-NORTH.

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