June 7, 2005
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO — The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation announced Season Pass & Super Value Pass prices for the 2005/06 season, which will feature for the 20th consecutive year the popular Kids Ski Free„¢ pass option with an adult season pass purchase--the only program of its kind in Colorado. Season Passes and Super Value Passes are currently on sale via Steamboat Central Reservations® and the resort's website and will go on sale through the Main Ticket Office starting Friday, June 10th.
"Steamboat's line-up of pass products continues to offer great value and flexibility for our broad customer base, said Andy Wirth, vice president of sales & marketing. "Industry leading programs such as the Family Pass, featuring Kids Ski Free, the Merchant Pass program and the Super Value Pass are all a part of a comprehensive structure that ensures attractive pricing for everyone.
Steamboat's 2005/2006 unrestricted adult season pass offers incredible value for the high frequency skier/rider for as low as $6.75 per day. The early pricing options for all passes, purchased through August 15th, provide exceptional savings with up to 36% off regular season pricing (purchased after November 19th).
The resort's pioneering Family Pass program returns for its 20th season. This family program offers a child (12 & under) a free season pass with the purchase of an adult season pass by their parent or legal guardian. For Steamboat families, the average price per person for a family of four with the family program is just $463 for the entire season if purchased during early season. Last year, over 1,000 kids were able to take advantage of Steamboat's Family Season Pass Program. Special discounts will continue to be offered for additional children in the same family, and all children age five and under ski for only $30 for the 2005-06 season.
The resort will again offer the Silver Medallion, the top tier of season passes for the resort, and the Merchant Pass, which enables Steamboat Chamber Resort Association members to purchase season passes on a payment plan for their full-time employees. This year's Merchant Pass program will again have two pricing tiers, with the lowest pricing being offered to those businesses participating in the Fly Steamboat Air Program.
All pass products are available for purchase with just a click of the mouse through steamboat.com/seasonpass. Online customers will find a secure and easy-to-use interface, including a fully automated process with confirmed email verification and the ability to speak live with an agent if necessary. In addition, when an adult pass (+18 yrs) is purchased online, via fax, over the phone or through the mail, and there is a valid photo in our system taken during the 2002/03, 2003/04 or 2004/05 season, that adult pass will be mailed directly to the individual eliminating the need to stop by the ticket office.
Super Value Pass offers flexibility, benefits and value with a variety of pricing packages for 20, 15 and 10 days throughout the entire season with no restrictions. The Super Value Pass package consists of: direct-to-lift access, special $19/day tickets during early and late value seasons, on mountain discounts (dining, ski & snowboard lessons, rental & Guided Gourmet Snowshoe), Free Friday Afternoon tickets during early and late value seasons and summer benefits. Kids Ski Free„¢ does not apply with the Super Value Pass program. Early value season runs from Nov. 24-Dec. 14, 2005 and late value season is from March 27-April 9, 2006.
The direct-to-lift passes can be used any day of the season and offer skiing/riding for as low as $42.90/day for the 10-Day Super Value Pass; $37.26/day for the 15-Day Super Value Pass and $33.45/day for the 20-Day Super Value Pass if purchased during early season. In addition, the Super Value Pass features the option to purchase one-day ticts for $19 in lieu of using one of the 10, 15 or 20 direct-to-lift units during early and late value seasons. Ten-Day Super Value Pass holders are eligible to buy five additional $19 days and 15-Day and 20-Day Super Value Pass holders are eligible to buy ten additional $19 days. In addition, Super Value Pass holders are eligible for up to five Free Fridays during the early and late value seasons. Super Value Pass holders are limited to one Free Friday Afternoon ticket per eligible Friday.
Super Value Passes
Special $19/day tickets available
Season Passes: Steamboat's season pass, which has no blackout dates, offers skiing and riding from opening day through closing day with the exception of Scholarship Day, November 23, 2005-- the opening day tradition benefiting the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. In addition, when an adult (parent or legal guardian) purchases a season pass, one child 12 and under is eligible to receive a free season pass.
Season Pass Pricing
Adult (18-64 yrs)
Teen (High School & 13-17 yrs)
Child (6-12 yrs)*
Child (5 yrs and under)*
Young Senior (65-69 yrs)*
Senior (70+ yrs)*
* Proof of age is required for all passes with age restrictions: 5 & Under, Child, Teen, Young Senior & Senior. Age categories for all passes are determined by age at the time of purchase with the following exceptions: Young Senior and Senior Passes purchased prior to opening day will be based on age as of Nov. 24, 2005. To qualify as a Legal Guardian for the Family Pass program court documentation may be required.
Family Pass Program: During last season, more than 1,000 kids were able to take advantage of Steamboat's Family Season Pass Program, now entering its 20th season. For each parent or legal guardian purchasing a Steamboat Adult Season Pass, one child, 12 or under, in the same family will receive a FREE Steamboat Season Pass. Each additional child ages 6-12 in the same family can purchase a Season Pass for $225 per child ($30 for ages 5 & under). For example, a single parent with two children, age12 and under, who purchases an adult season pass will receive a free child season pass and then could purchase an additional 6-12 child pass for $225 ($30 for ages 5 and under). Teens in the same family will receive a $40 savings on a teen pass (ages 13-17) when mom or dad purchases an Adult Season Pass by 11/19/05. Family Pass Programs apply to parents or legal guardians of eligible kids.
Silver Medallion: A limited number of Silver Medallions will be available this season. This exclusive program offers a transferable season pass with several value added features valid for one person, per pass, per day during the 2005/2006 season. The Kids Ski Free and Family Pass Programs do not apply.
Merchant Pass Program: The Merchant Pass Program enables Steamboat Chamber Resort Association members to purchase Season Passes for their full-time employees. The program offers employers a payment plan on the pass purchase for their employees, and the ability to transfer a pass to a new employee in the event a person prematurely ends their employment. Merchants will be required to make a pass deposit at the time of their purchase.
The Merchant Pass program has two pricing tiers, with the lowest pricing being offered to those businesses participating in the Fly Steamboat Air Program through the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. Fly Steamboat participants will be able to purchase the Merchant pass at $925 with a $100 deposit. In addition, Fly Steamboat participants will be able to purchase the 20-day Super Value Pass under the Merchant program. Non-Fly Steamboat members will be able to purchase the Merchant pass at $1250 with a $450 deposit. Lodging Property Management companies that fall within the Local Marketing District will be afforded Fly Steamboat designation within the 2005/06 Merchant Pass Program. ging Property Management companies that fall within the Local Marketing District will be afforded Fly Steamboat designation within the 2005/06 Merchant Pass Program.