CHAMBER PASS PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND BENEFITS:
Business Qualifications: To purchase Chamber passes a business must be located and operated in the Roaring Fork Valley and must be a current member of the Chamber of Commerce in the community in which the business is operating. The business needs to provide local mailing and physical addresses.
Owner/Manager/Employee Qualifications: Only owners, managers, and employees living in the Roaring Fork Valley (as their primary residence) AND working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week during the winter season are eligible for the discounted season passes. Non-working owners, friends, contract laborers and consultants are NOT eligible. Real estate agents and brokers affiliated with a registered brokerage firm are eligible.
Spouse Qualifications: Only spouses of owners, managers and employees living in the Roaring Fork Valley (as their primary residence) are eligible. The owner, manager and employee must meet the qualifications above in order for the spouse to qualify. To verify eligibility spouses must be able to provide legal documentation such as a Marriage Certificate, Common Law Affidavit or Civil Union Certificate if audited.
Where to Purchase: Chamber pass vouchers must be purchased in person at an Aspen Snowmass ticket office, and the appropriate Chamber of Commerce voucher must be presented at the time of purchase to verify eligibility.
Payment Requirements: Payment to Aspen Skiing Company for all Chamber pass vouchers must be made by company check or company credit card. There is a $10,000 per business limit for credit card purchases per season. Personal credit cards will only be accepted from the business owner whose name appears on the Chamber of Commerce voucher. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted.
Pass Upgrades: Chamber passes may be upgraded by the employee/spouse at the time of voucher redemption. The cost of the upgraded pass is determined by the pricing season in which the initial voucher was purchased. Upgraded passes remain the property of the business, regardless of who pays for the cost of the upgrade.
Pass Transfers: Chamber passes may be permanently transferred from one employee/spouse of the business to another for a fee of $50. Once transferred, a pass may NOT be transferred back to the same employee/spouse. If a business needs to revoke a pass from an employee/spouse, the business must first inform the employee/spouse that their pass is no longer valid and then contact Aspen Skiing Company (970-925-1220) so access for that pass can be blocked. The business must deliver the season pass to a ticket office or provide the season pass number over the phone or a $20 fee will be assessed. Passes that are not blocked expose the business to a noncompliant audit.
Voucher Refunds: Unused 2016-2017 Chamber pass vouchers may be returned to Aspen Skiing Company for full refunds through March 31, 2016. Refunds will NOT be provided after March 31, 2017. Once a voucher has been turned into a pass it becomes nonrefundable even if the pass is never used. Chamber pass vouchers should be treated like cash and should be kept in a safe place until redeemed.
How Employees Redeem Discount Pass Vouchers: Owners, managers, employees and spouses of the business may redeem their Chamber voucher at any ticket office or by phone if they had a season pass in a previous season and wish to use their existing Aspen (radio-frequency) Card. They must provide the voucher number over the phone. Once the voucher is redeemed over the phone, that voucher number is inactivated and the voucher should be thrown away to eliminate confusion.
Season Pass Insurance: Season passes are nonrefundable for any reason. Travel Guard’s Ski Pass Insurance plan can provide coverage for events that happen beyond your control. It can help cover your ski pass investment if you need to cancel your season pass for covered reasons prior to the beginning of the ski season or if other covered unforeseen circumstances arise during the ski season. The insurance may be purchased by either the business or the individual but must be purchased under the passholder’s name. Since Chamber passes are the property of the business all reimbursements from covered claims will go to the business.
Chamber Pass Audit: A random audit of businesses will be performed each year to ensure compliance with the Chamber pass program. Businesses that do not submit information at the request of the Chamber or are found to be in noncompliance will incur a fine. Please call your local chamber for any questions about the audit.