John Paul turned over the keys to his blog so I could update you all on our season pass sale. But, first and foremost, on behalf of our entire team at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, I want to personally thank everyone for giving us the most successful season in our resort's history. During the 2014-2015 winter, we saw more skiers, snowboarders, families and friends than we ever have before, and we are grateful to you all for being a part of it. Thank you.
This winter was busy - and not just because we had more guests riding our lifts. As you may know, over the last several months James Coleman, Sipapu's managing partner, and his ski resort management team began overseeing operations at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area while acquiring Durango Mountain Resort (once the deal was complete, Coleman promptly changed the ski area's name back to its original title, Purgatory). The team is also in the process of acquiring Arizona Snowbowl.
With this change and the addition of new sister resorts, we have significantly expanded our season pass products, and they are now on sale through May 15. Here are a few ways our products have changed - and why it's good to snag one now:
This year, we introduced the Power Pass, and this is truly the most powerful pass in the Southwest. Power Pass guests can enjoy unlimited access to all four resorts: Sipapu, Pajarito, Purgatory and Arizona Snowbowl (which include over 13,000 acres, 26 lifts, more than 200 trails and 13 terrain parks). The Power Pass also includes its own set of unique perks, including 3 FREE days at Taos Ski Valley, Loveland, Powder Mountain and more. To see the full list of Power Pass benefits, click here.
p.s. The season pass products we offered last year - the New Mexico Power Pass PLUS, the New Mexico Power Pass, the Value Pass, Sipapu's popular family passes - are still available, too.
New Age Categories
With the introduction of the Power Pass came some slightly different age categories. These new changes apply to the Power Pass only (and not the New Mexico Power Pass products or any of Sipapu's other season passes). We've fielded a few questions about these changes - here are the biggest age category shifts over last year:
Young Adults (ages 18-29)
If you were born in 1986 or earlier, you have reason to rejoice: the Power Pass discounted student price has been extended to age 29. If you're over age 29 and enrolled in a minimum of 9 undergraduate credit hours, you still qualify for this discounted price, too.
Parents of Teens (ages 13-17) or Kids (ages 7-12)
If you purchase a Power Pass (again, not a *New Mexico* Power Pass) for yourself and your child, and if your child is between the ages of 7-17, your child receives (and you score!) a less expensive pass.
Here's Why You Should Buy Your Pass Now:
You Will Save Money
Now through May 15 is the best time to get the lowest available price on these products. Let me repeat: these season passes will never be lower than these prices, right now.
You Will Enjoy New Summer Benefits
The Power Pass includes amazing summer benefits, including the Total Adventure Ticket (which gives each passholder daily access to up to five of Purg's plethora of summer activities, including the alpine slide, the zipline, a ropes course, scenic chairlift rides and a lot more). This benefit is only available if you purchase your Power Pass by May 15. Again, this is an exclusive to the Power Pass - not the New Mexico Power Pass products.
Also, with every Power Pass purchase, you receive scenic chairlift rides at Arizona Snowbowl (where the views are absolutely stunning), and every Power Pass, New Mexico Power Pass PLUS and New Mexico Power Pass includes a $5 discount off Pajarito's summer chairlift rides, too.
It Really Is the Best Pass in the Southwest
There is no other season pass that can offer unlimited skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, and there is no other pass that offers the incredible perks available only on the Power Pass and the New Mexico Power Passes. While your skis and boards may be entering hibernation mode, there has never been a better time than this to guarantee an epic winter with a season pass.
Got a question about our new season pass products? Feel free to leave it here, or click here to purchase your season pass today!