Where to go, and how to do it? An annual struggle.

As the nights begin to get colder and the CFO’s fashion activity intensifies, we find ourselves in a remarkably familiar position. Do we buy a seasons pass? Where should we buy i? And finally, of course, do we buy a less expensive pass, on the wrong coast, ski fewer days, and eat the travel cost? YEAH… it never gets easier. However, this season, some of us find ourselves in a pretty nice situation in regards to purchasing a seasons pass. We have been graced with massive debt, unimaginable fatigue, and the magical word of “STUDENT.” As such, I have investigated student rates at mountains that offer them.

College Pass valid at Loon, Sunday River and Sugarloaf, offers unlimited skiing and riding every day of the 2010-2011 winter season. Students must be a full-time College student; minimum 12 Undergraduate hours, 9 Graduate hours…. $339

College Pass – KillingtonYou’re a college student, you already know that Killington is the place to cut loose after a long lecture or those mid-term exams. Before you drop the books and hit the slopes again this winter, we want to offer you the best deal on a 2010-11 College Season Pass. We’re offering all cost-conscious students of higher outdoor learning a “Beast of the East” College Season Pass for just $329!

The Summit Pass: Adult- $419   Teen- $329   Child- $219
– Six (6) Ski-With-A-Friend (SWAF) varying discount tickets are automatically loaded onto your pass. Just take your guest to the ticket window and present your pass to receive the discount* – half-priced tickets available at Heavenly
– Summer ’10 lift access when when pass is purchased prior to the end of the summer season (does not include Bike Haul Rides)

The Keystone & Arapahoe Basin Pass:  Adult- $379  Teen- $309  Child- $209
Unlimited and unrestricted access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.
– Six (6) Ski-With-A-Friend (SWAF) varying discount tickets are automatically loaded onto your pass. Just take your guest to the ticket window and present your pass to receive the discount* – half-priced tickets available at Heavenly
– Free summer ’10 lift access when when pass is purchased prior to the end of the summer season (does not include Bike Haul Rides)

Mt. Snow, Attitash MH. Crothced Mountain NH Higher Education College Pass – Unlimited access to 4 resorts – the most of any college pass (Mount Snow,VT; Attitash, NH; Crotched Mountain, NH; *NEW* JACK FROST / BIG BOULDER, PA)

Whistler Blackcomb – Student Pass

Student Pass (17-29yrs): Early Bird Rate - $449 plus HST
(before November 15, 2010).

Taos, NM –College Passes* $259

Steamboat College Pass -The Steamboat College Pass offers unrestricted all-mountain skiing and riding throughout the season at Steamboat. There are no block out dates, with the exception of Scholarship Day. $999, add Winter Park for $50.

So, where should we go and why??? Please help!

(If your annoyed by this post because your not a student, re-focus, get back in the game, and figure out how to “become” one.)

– C.E.brO

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