Season Pass FAQ’s

The 18/19 Power Pass provides unlimited skiing at six mountains—Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Arizona Snowbowl,  Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Nordic Valley, and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort—no blackout dates.  Power Pass is The Most Powerful Pass in the Southwest.

18/19 Lift Tickets

Q: How much will lift tickets be next season?
A: Prices are $49 for adults (ages 18-59), $42 for teens (ages 13-17), $39 for children (6th grade-age 12), $42 seniors (60-69), seniors(70+) get a free ticket.  For more ticket info, click here.

Q: How much are lift tickets for kids in 5th grade or younger?
A: Tickets for kids 5th grade or younger are FREE! Come to the ticket office with proof of your child’s grade to get a free ticket. Looking to ski multiple weekends with direct to lift access? Kids who are entering fourth grade (or younger) for the 18/19 school year receive a FREE season pass, valid at all of our ski resorts! Kids in fifth grade for the 18/19 school year receive a FREE season pass, valid at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, and Hesperus. 

Picking Up Your Pass

Q: When and where can I pick up my pass?
A: Passes will be available for pick-up beginning mid-May, 2018 at the Business Office.  

Q: I’d like to talk with someone about my season pass. Who should I call?
A: Please call (505) 662-5725.

Q: Where can I buy my season pass online?
A: Right here

Q: Will I be able to use the same photo as last year?
A: Yes!

Payment Plan

Q: What’s the season pass payment plan?
A: Our no-interest payment plan is available on every pass. When you choose the payment plan, there is no interest, and your pass price is divided into equal monthly payments. Equal amounts are automatically charged on the 30th of each month. By November 30, 2018, your pass is paid in full. 

You can use your pass anytime while you’re still paying for it. Learn more about the payment plan.

Season Pass Refund Option

Q: Is my season pass refundable?
A: Season passes are non-refundable unless the Season Pass Refund Option is selected at time of purchase. Learn more about the Season Pass Refund Option.

A Few Season Pass Details

Q: What’s the difference between the Child Power Pass and the FREE season pass for kids 5th grade and younger?
A: New this year! Kids who are entering fourth grade (or younger) for the 18/19 school year receive a FREE season pass, valid at all of our ski resorts! Kids in fifth grade for the 18/19 school year receive a FREE season pass, valid at Pajarito Mountain, Sipapu, and Hesperus. This pass provides direct to lift access and no other winter or summer benefits. The Child Power Pass (which is valid for kids ages 12 and younger at time of purchase) provides this same access to all of our ski areas, plus FREE days at our partner ski areas, mountain discounts and more. Plus, when you purchase the Power Pass, you can enjoy $124 off our new Summer Adventure Pass!

Q: How do I pick up a pass for my grade school student?
A: Kids who are entering fourth grade (or younger) for the 218/19 school year receive a FREE season pass, valid at all of our ski resorts! Kids in fifth grade for the 18/19 school year receive a FREE season pass, valid at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, and Hesperus. When you’re picking up your pass, be sure to bring a copy of your child’s report card or a document that proves your child’s grade level. For more information about these passes, call (505) 662-5725, or click here.

Q: Do the Local Power Pass+ or the Local Pass Pass have the same benefits of a Power Pass? The names are all really similar.
A: These passes are part of the Power Pass family, although they do not get the same benefits as the Power Pass. Find more details here.

Q: What will the college discount be this year?
A: For the second year in a row, Pajarito is offering Young Adult (19-24) passes in place of the former College Pass. No credits or proof of enrollment required! 

Definitions & Restrictions

Q: What are the age definitions for each pass?
A: Adult Power Pass is for ages 37-64 (at time of purchase). 
Young Adult Power Pass is for ages 30-36 (at time of purchase). 
Young Adult Power Pass  is for ages 25-29 (at time of purchase). 
Young Adult Power Pass is for ages 19-24 (at time of purchase), and replaces our College Power Pass. 
Teen Power Pass is for ages 13-18 (at time of purchase). 
Child Power Pass is for guests ages 12 and younger (at time of purchase). 
Senior Power Pass is for guests ages 65-79 (at time of purchase).
Super Senior Power Pass is for guests ages 80+ (at time of purchase).

Pajarito Adult Value Pass is for ages 25-59 (at time of purchase). 

Pajarito Young Adult Value Pass is for ages 19-24 (at time of purchase).

Pajarito Teen Value Pass is for ages 13-18 (at time of purchase). 

Pajarito Child Value Pass is for ages 12 & younger (at time of purchase). 

Pajarito Senior Value Pass is for ages 60-69 (at time of purchase). 

Pajarito Sunday Pass is for all ages. Pajarito Sunday pass holders can ski every Sunday at Pajarito Mountain during the 18/19 season. 

5th Grade & Under Pass is for guests enrolled in 5th grade or younger for the 18/19 winter season (a proof of grade is required for pass pick-up).

Q: I want to buy a Power Pass for my 6-year-old. Can I do that?
A: Yes! Just select the Child Power Pass—anyone up to age 12 can purchase this pass.

Q: I want to buy a Power Pass for my 80-year-old neighbor. Can I do that?
A: Yes! Just select the Super Senior Power Pass—anyone age 65 and older can purchase this pass.

Q: What happened to the 80+ Power Pass?
A: We lowered the price of our 80+ season pass, and made it direct-to-lift at Purgatory, Hesperus, Snowbowl, Sipapu, Nordic Valley, and Pajarito. While it does not include all of the benefits of the Power Pass, we’re excited to offer it at a discounted rate.

Optional Summer Passes

Q: Does my season pass come with summer benefits?
A: Power Passes come with bike & hike access at Pajarito and 50% off scenic chair rides at Arizona Snowbowl. Plus, when you purchase a Power Pass, you can save $124 off our new Summer Passes! The Local Power Pass PLUS+ and the Local Power Pass come with 50% off Pajarito bike and hike access.

Q: My Power Pass used to include summer activities at Purgatory – why did that change?
A: We removed the summer benefits to offer significant savings to our guests: when you purchase a Power Pass, you can save up to $50 over last year’s price! Plus, when you purchase a Power Pass, you can add one of our new summer passes for as low as $125 (it pays for itself in just two visits!)

Q: I don’t want to buy a Power Pass – how can I buy the Summer Adventure Pass or Mountain Bike Power Pass?
A: Our summer passes are available for everyone to purchase! When you purchase them with your Power Pass, you’ll enjoy maximum savings.

Q: Where can I use my Summer Adventure Pass?
A: The Summer Adventure Passes is only available for use at Purgatory Resort. The Summer Adventure Pass Plus with Mountain Bike Power Pass and Mountain Bike Power Pass can be used at Purgatory Resort and Pajarito for unlimited uplifts.

New Summer Passes

  • Mountain Bike Power Pass
    $125 Power Pass Add-on Price
    Includes unlimited mountain bike uplift access at Purgatory and Pajarito and 3 FREE days at partner bike parks (to be announced soon!). No blackout dates.
  • Summer Adventure Pass
    $125 Power Pass Add-on Price 
    Valid for One Purgatory Total Adventure Ticket (or five activities) daily for the 2018 summer season. This year the Summer Adventure Pass includes the Mountain Coaster. No blackout dates.
  • Summer Adventure Pass Plus 
    $225 Power Pass Add-on Price
    Valid for One Purgatory Total Adventure Ticket Plus (or ten activities) daily for the 2018 summer season plus unlimited mountain bike uplift access at Purgatory and Pajarito and 3 FREE days at partner bike parks (to be announced soon!). No blackout dates.

Additional Benefits

Q: What benefits come on my season pass?
A:It depends on which pass your purchase. Pass benefits are summarized on the season passes page. Power Pass holders get 3 FREE Days at these partner ski areas. Local Power Pass PLUS+ and Local Power Pass holders get 3 FREE Days at these partner ski areas. We’re working hard to grow our season pass partnerships!

Questions? Call us at (505) 662-5725.

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