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April 27, 2011 (Girdwood, Alaska) – Alyeska Resort just finished a successful ski season thanks to an unusually sunny winter and impeccable grooming on the slopes. The La Nina conditions were challenging with the resort receiving a below average total of 487”of snow compared to an above average snowfall year in 2009/10 with 880” total.
The resort is persevering and May skiing is back starting May 6 through Memorial Day, May 30. May skiing is focused on the upper mountain, with Tram access to Chair 6, where conditions stay palatable for spring “corn snow” skiing and riding. Current 2010/11 season pass holders have access to May skiing, and new purchasers of 2011/12 season passes will also be able to access the mountain in May.
The resort starts the sales of 2011/12 season passes on May 1. The Spring Sale, scheduled to run May 1 to 31, 2011, offers new and renewing season pass holders up to $150 in Powder Cache. Powder Cache is accepted at all Alyeska Resort outlets including, but not limited to, dining, spa services, lift tickets, lodging, ski school lessons, and retail. Depending on the type of season pass purchased, the Powder Cache bonus amount ranges between $50 and $150. Passes purchased in the month of May also qualify for May skiing, as well as access on the scenic aerial tram for the 2011 summer season.
The season pass sales period includes the pre-season sale, available from May 1 through October 31, 2011, and regular season pricing, which goes into effect on November 1through the end of the 2011/12ski season. Daily lift ticket prices for the 2011/12 winter season will not increase from current prices.
The Pre-Season Sale rates valid for unlimited skiing and riding during the 2011/12 season are as follows: Adult $1200, Student Passes (ages of 13 to 18) cost $990, and Child Passes (ages of six to 12) cost $500. Seniors (ages 60 to 69), College and Military Passes are all offered at $990. An Adult Midweek Pass costs $900 and Seniors (ages 60 to 69), College, and Military Midweek Passes are $700. The Super Senior Pass for those age 70 and over remains at $250. Transferrable business passes are also available.
The resort will continue to offer the popular family-oriented special offer, the Perfect Family Discount. The “PFD” special provides 50% off savings on one or two dependent passes when purchased with a regular season priced parent/guardian pass. Qualifying dependent pass types include: College, Student, and Child; qualifying parent/guardian pass types include: Adult, Senior 60-69, and Military. The PFD special is available through December 31, 2011 and does not apply to midweek season passes.
The Buddy Discount, which offers $50 or $25 off the purchase of two or more season passes at the same time, will also be available for 2011/12 season passes. Purchasers will receive $50 off each Adult Unlimited Pass and $25 off the following pass types: Adult Midweek, Senior 70+, Senior (60-69) Unlimited and Midweek, Military Unlimited and Midweek, College Unlimited and Midweek, Student (13-18), and Children (6-12). The Buddy Discount is also available through December 31, 2011.
As a result of the reload and rollover options available with the Ten X Unlimited and Midweek Powder Passes, the resort has seen substantial growth in this pass type. Offering up to 10 days of direct-to-lift access, the Powder Passes are a great solution for recreational skiers and snowboarders who visit the resort between three and 10 times per season. The 2011/12 Powder Passes will be tied to one user, non-transferrable, a change from previous seasons.
Powder Passes will be available starting on May 1 and will continue to be sold through the end of the 2011/12 winter season. The unlimited Ten X Powder Pass costs $500, a $10 savings per lift ticket, and the midweek version is priced at $400, a $20 savings per day. After 10 days of use, pass holders can choose to reload their Powder Pass with an additional five or 10 days of access. For 2010/11 Powder Pass holders with unused days, the opportunity to rollover unused days is available through October 31, 2011. The value of the total unused days can be applied towards the purchase of a new or renewal Powder Pass. For a full list of pass types, pricing and purchase policies, please visit AlyeskaResort.com or call the Season Pass Office at 907-754-2275.