Season Pass FAQs

Aspen Snowmass is grateful for guests like you, who help us have a safe yet fun season of skiing and riding. We're here to help answer your questions.

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Expand the category tabs below to find answers to frequently asked questions about season passes.

Season Pass General FAQs

What are the 2023-2024 season dates?

We will open Aspen Mountain and Snowmass for the winter season on November 23, 2023.

Operating dates for the 2023-2024 winter ski season are as follows:
- Aspen Mountain: November 23, 2023 - April 21, 2024
- Snowmass: November 23, 2023 - April 14, 2024
- Aspen Highlands: December 9, 2023 - April 7, 2024
- Buttermilk: December 9, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Can I put down a deposit and pay in full later?

The full price of the pass is due at the time of purchase. All passes are 100% refundable until August 31, 2023.

Should I buy insurance for my pass?

2023-2024 season passes are fully refundable through August 31, 2023. After that date, Travel Guard’s Multi-Event insurance plan can help cover your 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. A closure due to COVID-19 is not a covered reason. Visit or call Travel Guard at 866-385-4839 for more information.

Are there any changes from last years season pass product line?

No. We will have the same pass lineup we had last season including the Premier Pass, Alpine Pass 2-Day, Alpine Pass 1-Day, and the Valley Pass. Aspen Snowmass also has an Uphill Pass, which is required to access all uphilling routes across our four mountains.

If I purchase a pass and decide for whatever reason to change my mind, what happens?

All season passes purchased prior to August 31, 2023 (including during the Spring Pass Sale or in August) are fully refundable, for any reason, until August 31, 2023. After August 31, passes become non-refundable. Travel Guard’s Multi-Event insurance plan can help cover your 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. Insurance is available for domestic purchases only.

Premier Pass FAQs

How do I access my Premier Pass benefits this season?

Premier Pass benefits including friends and family vouchers will be available in the Aspen Snowmass App so passholders can bypass the ticket office. Premier passholders will receive email notification when vouchers are available in the app, including instructions on how to transfer and redeem them. Other discounts such as those at Four Mountain Sports and Food & Beverage will continue to be pass-based and presenting your Aspen Card on premise will be required.

Will my 2023-2024 Premier Pass come with a complimentary Ikon Base Pass?

2023-2024 Senior, Adult, and Premier Chamber Pass holders will receive a complimentary Ikon Base Pass. Ikon will begin to issue complimentary Ikon Base Passes in late fall. Ikon Base Passes may only be printed at resorts at which they are valid.

Can my Ikon Base Pass be used at Aspen Snowmass?

Ikon Base Passes do not provide access at Aspen Snowmass or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Complimentary Ikon Base Passes are for the Senior, Adult, and Chamber Premier passholder only and are non-transferable.

Are reservations required to ski or ride at any Ikon Pass destinations?

For the 2023-2024 winter season, lift reservations will be required at Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, and Brighton Resort, Sun Valley, Taos Ski Valley, Deer Valley Resort, Alta Ski Area, and Snowbasin Resort?. Reservations can be made in MyAccount on once your Ikon Base Pass has been issued. Please note, Ikon Base Passes do not provide access to Aspen Snowmass or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Is an Uphill Pass complimentary with my 2023-2024 Premier Pass?

All 2023-2024 Premier Pass holders will receive a complimentary Uphill Pass. Guests will be notified in the fall when 2023-2024 stickers and Uphill straps are available.

Does my 2023-2024 Premier Pass come with summer 2024 Sightseeing access?

2023-2024 Silver, Senior, Adult, College, Teen, and Child Premier Passes come with summer 2024 Sightseeing access on both the Silver Queen Gondola in Aspen and the Elk Camp Gondola on Snowmass.

Alpine Pass FAQs

What is the Alpine Pass 1-Day and 2-Day?

Alpine 1-Day Pass allows 1-day usage per week, Monday through Sunday. Alpine 2-Day Pass allows 2-day usage per week, Monday through Sunday.

Are there any blackout dates on the Alpine Pass 1-Day and 2-Day?

The Alpine Pass 1-Day and 2-Day have no blackout dates and the week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

Can I purchase additional days at a discount?

Yes, after you have exercised your 1- or 2-day usage, you may purchase additional days at 50% off the one day, in-resort ticket.

Valley Pass FAQs

What is the Valley Pass?

The Valley Pass was designed specifically with residents of the Roaring Fork Valley in mind. You must have a Colorado Driver’s License or state issued ID that has an address within the Roaring Fork River Drainage area situated in Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, or Gunnison Counties, or within the Colorado River Drainage area from and including the unincorporated No Name area to and including Rifle, and including the towns of Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, El Jebel, Glenwood Springs, Marble, Meredith, New Castle, No Name, Redstone, Rifle, Snowmass, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek.

New this season, for those that do not qualify to purchase online or over the phone, the Valley Pass will be available for anyone to purchase during our one-week, special in person sale, October 23 through 29, 9am through 4:30pm at the Aspen Mountain Ticket Office. Colorado ID is not required for in-person purchase at Aspen Mountain during this specific weeklong sale. Passholder must be present and may only purchase one Valley Pass per season. ID verification is still required online and over the phone over this time period. Eligible for guests 18 and older.

There are no blackout dates on the Valley Pass.

Can I purchase additional days at a discount?

Yes, you can purchase additional days at 30% off the one day, in-resort lift ticket.

Will the Valley Pass and special one week sale be offered in 2024-2025?

Valley Pass requires annual qualification verification. The 2024-2025 Season Pass lineup is subject to change. More details will be announced next August.

Uphill Pass FAQs

Why was the Uphill Pass Program created?

The purpose of this pass program is to enhance the guest experience for all through increased safety education, greater and more comprehensive communication to the uphill community and reduce friction between downhill and uphill guests on the mountain. Our efforts seek to proactively prevent injuries and address issues regarding the uphiller volume, routes and impacts to grooming.

Is there a fee associated with the Uphill Pass?

There will be a fee of $69 for an uphill pass of which $10 will be donated to Mountain Rescue Aspen. This fee is valid for one day or the entire season of uphill access. All Premier Pass products include the uphill pass at no additional cost, but passholders will need to opt-in to receive their Uphill Pass.

What is required for the Uphill Pass?

A picture pass and signed waiver will be required to uphill for the 2023-2024 winter season. A pass is required for all uphill activities (skiing, split boarding, snowshoeing, walking, etc.). The same pass is required for both a single day and the entire season.

Additionally a visible armstrap with a sleeve for your season pass is required while uphilling and can be acquired at a ticket office.

Uphilling used to be free, why are you charging now?

We have seen a large uptick in the volume of uphill traffic and use of our slopes in the past few years so it is time to pay attention to managing the process for all guests. There are inherent costs involved in this, including signage, ski patrol workload, route maintenance, as well as impacts on parking and facilities. A structured uphill program with pass will provide a means to educate all guests to rules, communicate closures when they occur, inform conditions, routes, terrain management, special programs and events.

How can you charge for uphill access on public National Forest Service?

Aspen Skiing Company holds a Special Use Permit to operate our four mountains on a mix of public and private land. We have been working in conjunction with the Forest Service to better manage uphill access.

What dates and times does the Uphill Pass Program run?

The program runs from November 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024. In the pre-season there will be heavy traffic on the slopes with snowmaking and mountain preparations underway. Uphilling is permitted from 5:00am to 10:30pm throughout the winter season (November 1 through April 30). No uphill permitted outside of these hours.

How will the Uphill Pass Program be enforced?

There will be periodic on mountain uphill enforcement sessions as well as on-going Patrol, Guest Services, and Mountain Ops spot checks. Our hope is that people will respect this system and self-regulate their behavior.

An uphill strap with a sleeve for the picture pass is required while uphilling. The strap with picture pass is the first verification and can be acquired at a ticket office. The Aspen Card page of the app will display an indicator if you have valid Uphill access.

Does my Premier Pass give me uphill access?

Yes, but you will need to opt-in with all Premier, Employee, and Dependent passes.

Where is uphilling allowed?

Can I bring my dog uphilling?

Dogs are not permitted on any mountain during ski area operating hours (7:45am-4:45pm). Outside of these hours, dogs are discouraged, but allowed. The privilege of allowing dogs on the ski areas outside of operating hours may be eliminated if we experience continued incidents.

If I buy an uphill pass, can I use the lifts on each mountain?

No, all lifts require valid lift access via a lift ticket or season pass, which is not included with the Uphill Pass.

Is an Uphill Pass required for sponsored race events or other events that occur on your mountains?

Sponsored Events

A pass is not required for sponsored race events (Power of Four, America’s Uphill, Summit for Life, etc.)

Other Events

Yes, an uphill pass will be required for social events.

I have an Ikon Pass, Mountain Collective Pass, and or CSUSA Gold Pass, is there a discount on the Uphill Pass?

No, there are no discounts associated with IKON or Mountain Collective Passes or CSCUSA Gold Passes.