By Stephanie Drescher
Special to the Glacier City Gazette
The mountains are changing a little bit each day, growing chillier as the snow line drops closer and closer. This week, the top of Alyeska’s North Face was dusted white. Yet another sign that the winter season is reaching towards Girdwood Valley.
Holders of Alyeska season passes will be enjoying benefits in the fall that will continue through the winter. Passes are available on opening day, but there is no reason to wait since the Season Pass Sale is currently in progress.
Those who purchase on or before Oct. 31 will receive the best possible fall prices with pre-season rates on all types of passes. Adults will save $140 if they purchase on or before Oct. 31.
For those skiers and riders who plan on traveling this winter the Alyeska season pass qualifies for three total days of skiing in Colorado at Winter Park, Steamboat and/or Copper Mountain with the Rocky Mountain Super Pass+.
There are also great add-on options to season passes, for example the M.A.X. Pass partnership, which means Alyeska pass holders qualify for special rates on M.A.X. Passes. Get access to an additional 40 resorts in the Lower 48 and Canada, with five ski days at each resort—and no blackout days.
Like majestic hourglasses who traded their sand for silky white snow, each day the mountains tell us we are getting a little closer to winter and skiing/snowboarding season. Soon enough the ski and snowboard community can rejoice as they hit the slopes.