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There's More to That Season Pass
We love our season passholders and we are excited to announce a ton of benefits our passholders get to enjoy this winter.
Skiing and riding our locally sourced, GMO FREE snow and smashing the MOST POWDER DAYS ALL SEASON OF ALL SKI RESORTS in Twin Bridges, CA* is just the start. You'll also get some sweet deals at Sierra outlets and at other ski resorts! Check out all your benefits below and then get out and enjoy them!
*Sierra-at-Tahoe is the only ski resort in Twin Bridges, CA.
*All benefits begin at the start of the 2018/19 season
Winter explorers unite! The greatest powder stashes in the West have joined forces to create the Powder Alliance and our Sierra UNLIMITED season passholders receive three (3) FREE days of skiing/riding at EACH of the 18 other participating resorts (that's 54 FREE daysin the US, Canada, South America + Japan) plus special offers on lodging, rentals, buddy tickets, and more.
* Resorts Subject to Change
The POWER of the ALLIANCE
Cumulative Annual Snowfall
We are excited to welcome Sugar Bowl Resort, CA, Loveland Ski Area, CO, Castle Mountain Resort, AB Canada, and Ski Marmot Basin, AB Canada to our list of participating resorts for the 2018/19 winter. Now spanning 4 countries and 2 hemispheres, the Powder Alliance is one of the world’s most powerful reciprocal season pass programs offering top-tier pass holders three days at 19 premier winter destinations.
Powder Alliance Resorts Include:
Angel Fire Resort, located in Angel Fire, New Mexico, is a top year-round mountain resort destination in New Mexico. Situated in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Angel Fire offers skiing and riding from 10,677 feet! With over 2,000 vertical feet, 74 runs, night riding, tubing, and Nordic skiing, Angel Fire's got something for everyone! Learn more about this New Mexico gem at angelfireresort.com.
Arizona Snowbowl is just 7 miles outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, 2 hours from Phoenix, and 1 hour from the Grand Canyon. Originally founded in 1938, it is one of the oldest continually operated ski areas in the country. Arizona Snowbowl features 40 trails, 6 lifts, a terrain park, snowmaking on over 60% of its trails, on-mountain dining options and Ski Lift Lodge and Cabins. With a peak elevation of 11,500 feet, vertical drop of 2,300 feet, and average 260 inches of snowfall, Arizona Snowbowl is a true gem in the Southwest ski scene. Have a look at arizonasnowbowl.com.
Bogus Basin is Idaho’s second largest winter resort with 2,600 incredible acres just 16 miles from the state’s capital in Boise. It offers terrific terrain parks and night riding 7 nights a week. 1,800 vertical feet, 3 high-speed quads, 10 lifts in all, plus another 23 miles of sweat-popping Nordic terrain. At 7,582 feet, its summit is the highest point in the Boise Ridge Mountains offering breathtaking views of the valley below. Learn more at bogusbasin.org.
Bridger Bowl is located only 20 minutes north of the great ski town of Bozeman, Montana, this northern Rockies gem announces the addition of two new triple chair lifts for the 2013-14 season! Skiers and riders will find a 2,600' vertical playground covering 2,000 acres of incredible terrain. Daytime skier services provided with three large day lodges, and in the town of Bozeman, you'll find a wide assortment of lodging, dining and exciting nightlife options. Learn more at bridgerbowl.com.
Castle Mountain Resort (CMR) is the real deal. It is Alberta, Canada’s snowiest winter resort and second largest at 3,592 acres. The resort is known for the best continuous fall-line in Canada with no shortage of powder, 350 in, 900 cm’s annually. 2,833 feet of vertical are sure to get your legs burning with close to 100 trails and 8 delicious alpine bowls. Castle Mountain’s real strength is its appeal to advanced and expert riders. The area holds lots of steeps, glades, mini moguls, chutes, and cliff bands where freshies last for days. Located just 2.5 hours from Calgary, it is the only area in Alberta with drive-to, ski-in/ski-out accommodations. Visitors can book a stay at the Castle Mountain Ski Lodge & Hotel and/or find a variety of dining options in Castle’s mountain village. Peep the new Castle Mountain Resort at www.skicastle.ca.
China Peak Mountain Resort is located only 65 miles northeast of Fresno at scenic Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. The mountain has 1,679 feet of vertical with a base elevation of 7,030 with the peak at just over 8,700 feet. The resort offers seven chairlifts, a T-Bar and three moving carpets for the beginner skiers and snowboarders. Now locally owned and operated, China Peak Mountain Resort provides a big Sierra experience. Peep the new China Peak at skichinapeak.com.
Crested Butte is a place that lives and breathes outdoor adventure where the only limits are your own. An authentic destination, where crowds don't exist, zany, festive community events are a priority, and genuine family adventures await. With wide open beginner and intermediate runs, great terrain parks and some of Colorado's best in-bounds extreme terrain, the mountain has something for everyone. Get the full scoop on Crested Butte at skicb.com.
Kiroro Snow World in Hokkaido Japan lays claim to some of the deepest powder in the world with 800 inches of fresh snow annually. Developed in 2001, Kiroro is gleaming with top notch lifts, hotels, and facilities. The resort offers 1,200 acres of in-bound terrain with 21 runs and an equal spread of green, blue and off piste trails. Of the nine lifts, one is a toasty gondola whilst five are high-speed, detachable chairs with cozy hoods. Last season they upped the ante with access to 2,600 more acres of backcountry terrain through three (3) designated entry points. For complete details on Kiroro, Japan, visit their web site at www.kiroro.co.jp/jp/winter/.
Located just 40 miles from the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile, La Parva offers more than 27 miles of trails and 250 inches of snowfall annually. Its winter season extends from June to September making it the perfect addition to the primarily North American-based Powder Alliance. Pass holders from La Parva will have the chance to ski North America during the winter of 2017/18 and pass holders from those areas will be able to ski Chile the following summer. Visit their web site at www.laparva.cl.
Near to the hearts and homes of Colorado skiers and snowboarders, Loveland Ski Area has been a local’s favorite for more than 80 years. Just 53 miles west of Denver, Loveland boasts 10 lifts serving 1,800 acres of high alpine terrain that tops out at 13,010’. With a season that stretches from mid-October to early May and an average annual snowfall of 422”, Loveland offers snow riders one of the longest and snowiest seasons in the state. Visit their web site at skiloveland.com.
Marmot Basin is located 20 minutes south of the authentic, mountain town of Jasper, Alberta. Boasting the highest base elevation of any major ski area in Canada, nature provides an abundance of light, dry snow from November to early May. Marmot Basin encompasses 1,720 acres of skiable terrain on five mountain faces that include 91 named runs and 3 terrain parks. You will find everything from long, winding, novice trails to high alpine bowls and steep chutes. Seven lifts, including the longest, high-speed quad in the Canadian Rockies, access 3,000 vertical feet and a top to bottom run of more than 3.5 miles. This season, they opened Tres Hombres, 45 acres of treeless slopes with chutes and powder-filled bowls that provides an uninterrupted fall line of more than 1,200 vertical feet. Get more info at skimarmot.com.
Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort located just an hour and a half from Los Angeles and Orange County. The area consists of three separate mountains (Mountain High East, West, and North), and offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region’s largest tubing area. Night skiing & snowboarding is available 5 nights-a-week and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes. Mountain High has been the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 15 years and traditionally operates from mid-November to mid-April. Get more at mthigh.com.
Mt. Hood Ski bowl in Government Camp, Oregon dates back to 1928, making the resort one of the oldest remaining ski resorts in the country. Skibowl’s name was derived from the natural shape of its Upper Bowl, one of the first areas in the northwest to be groomed by a winch cat. Skibowl features 65 trails on 1,500 vertical feet, including the 3-mile Skyline Trail. Hit up skibowl.com for the complete run-down!
Stand at the top of Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Idaho and stare at three mountain ranges, Canada and three states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and gladed runs. The mountain has 2,400 feet of vertical and 2,900 skiable acres. The resort also offers night skiing, cross country trails and tubing. Experience Schweitzer at schweitzer.com.
Silver Star Mountain Resort is located in the Shuswap Highland of the Monashee Mountains, about 14 miles northeast of the city of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. With over 3,000 arces of skiable terrain, Silver Star spans two mountain faces and is comprised of four distinct areas including Vance Creek, Attridge, Silver Woods and Putnam Creek. Check out more at Silver Star at skisilverstar.com.
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is located 78 miles east of Seattle on the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range. Stevens averages 450 inches of snow annually, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain – including 37 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces. The resort has a variety of terrain for every age and skill level. Normal winter operations run from early December to mid-April. Check out stevenspass.com.
Sugar Bowl is one of the oldest resorts in California with ties to Austrian ski culture, Hollywood and Walt Disney. With four majestic mountain peaks and more than 500” of snowfall annually, it is the perfect addition to any Powder Alliance road trip. 12 lifts access 1,650 acres and 105 trails that include everything from steep chutes to wide bowls to perfectly groomed cruisers. Sugar Bowl caters to kids as well and this year they are proud to announce their newly renovated Kids Ski School. Now the Powder Alliance’s second resort in Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl is known for its short lift lines, uncrowded slopes and highest annual snowfall. Learn more about Sugar Bowl at sugarbowl.com.
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area on the south slope of Mt. Hood, Oregon was constructed in 1937 and houses the 55,000 square-foot ski lodge and mountain retreat. Plus, Timberline offers skiing and snowboarding 7-days a week through Labor Day! Their world famous Palmer Snowfield tops out at 8,540 feet, so Palmer retains its snow year-round and is home to one of the most energetic summer ski and snowboard scenes on the planet! Visit timberlinelodge.com for more info!
Located just outside of Nelson BC, on the famous Powder Highway, Whitewater Ski Resort is known for one thing…Powder! More than 12 meters of light, dry, dependable snow falls each season and there are 1,184 acres for visitors to explore. The best thing about the big snow is that you don’t have to worry about the big crowds. Far from the maddening business of mega resorts, Whitewater is famous for its short lift lines and big hospitality. In the unlikely event riders get tired of rocking the natural features, they can test their mettle on the metal in the Whitewater Rail Park. For complete details on Whitewater visit www.skiwhitewater.com.
Tickets must be used during the 2018/19 season only and restrictions apply. (FREE Mon-Fri + 50 percent off weekends, non-holiday)
Please visit individual resort websites for directions, benefits and restrictions prior to visiting.
For more details on participating resorts and offers, visit the Powder Alliance website!
2018/19 Season Passholders get more at Sierra - check out the full list below!
My Sierra Rewards
Your Season Pass includes a FREE membership for Sierra-at-Tahoe's new loyalty program - My Sierra Rewards - or you can upgrade to a My Sierra Rewards PLUS membership and get more out of your season pass (like up to 20% more for the $$$ you already spend around the resort + a free Monday-Friday, non-holiday lift ticket for a pal)!
Hook Up Your Friends
Get your pals on the hill for just $50!
Sierra Unlimited Season Passholders receive FOUR BFF Tickets throughout the season and Sierra Value Passholders receive TWO BFF Tickets.
Excludes all child season passes (12 and Under).
Valid during the 2018/19 winter season, any day, non-holiday; excludes: December 26-31, 2018 | January 19-20, 2019 | February 16-17, 2019. Limit of 2 redemptions per day. Passholder MUST be present to redeem.
Bring a friend for FREE on select Fridays! One per Friday; valid during the 2018/19 season on or before 12/14/2018, on 1/11/2019 and all Fridays from 3/15/2019 to the end of the 2018/19 season. Unlimited Season Passholder MUST be present to redeem.
Excludes all child season passes (12 and Under) and all Sierra Value Passholders.
Treat your family and friends to winter fun! Bring one guest per day on any day your pass is valid, excluding Saturdays and holiday blackout dates, and they will receive $10 off an adult all-day lift ticket (ages 23-69) or $5 off a young adult all day ticket (ages 13-22). Passholder must present valid season pass with guest at ticket window. One discounted all-day lift ticket per passholder, applicable on day of visit only. Friends discount is not valid, regardless of pass type, on holiday blackout dates or Saturdays. Additional restrictions may apply.
Retail & Rental Discount
Passholders can now use their My Sierra Rewards preloaded season pass at Sierra Mt. Sports and the Sierra Rental Shops and receive 20% more value for your money! Check out the latest fashions from Burton, 686, Volcom and more, and walk out with more money in your pocket! Pre-load money in the season pass office and get 10% more cash loaded on your card, then get 10% rewards points back after you purchase! Not valid with other offers.
Repair Shop Discount
Passholders get $5 off tunes and 2-for-1 quick waxes, so there is no excuse for neglecting your gear!
Pay afternoon rates on your all-day lift ticket purchase during blackout dates when your pass is not valid. Simply show your season pass at any ticket window to receive the discount.
What happened to the Keepin’ It Real Season Pass?
Different name, same pass! Don’t fret, we’re still Keepin’ It Real we just changed the name of the pass. After being awarded the official badge and honor of being Certified Unserious, which we bestowed upon ourselves, we decided to roll it into our spring Season Pass Sale.
Do I still get tickets to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows?
All good things must come to an end. Just like that high school fling you had at some point you’ve got to move on. Unfortunately, both parties were unable to reach an agreement. We’ve still got nothing but love for Squaw/Alpine and wish them the best. Just like that old fling.
What are the blackout dates again?
Lets go over this one more time. Buying a value pass, your mountain access will be restricted on these days…. December 26-31, 2018 | January 19-20, 2019 | February 16-17, 2019 | Including all Saturdays.
When can I start using my benefits with my Certified Unserious Pass?
Your benefits will kick in at the start of the 2018/19 season. However, reap the benefit of FREE skiing and riding for the remainder of the 2017/18 season and start planning that Powder Alliance road trip now for next season.
Drive to Sierra Often?
Grab a Preferred Parking Season Pass and park just steps from the slopes all year!
Packed with benefits, our 2018/2019 Certified Unserious Season Pass is a no-brainer. For those of you still on the fence, we've laid out the top ten reasons to buy!
What's the Powder Alliance? Is it worth shelling out the extra dough for an Unlimited Pass and how do I reap the benefits?! Read more to find out!