Season Pass FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
All Season Passes
Q: What are the 2022-2023 season dates?
A: We’ll open Aspen and Snowmass Mountain for the winter season on November 24, 2022.
-Aspen Mountain: November 24, 2022 - April 16, 2023
-Snowmass: November 24, 2022 - April 16, 2023
-Aspen Highlands: December 10, 2022 - April 9, 2023
-Buttermilk: December 17, 2022 - April 2, 2023
Q: Can I put down a deposit and pay in full later?
A: The full price of the pass is due at the time of purchase. All passes are 100% refundable until August 31, 2022.
Q: Should I buy insurance for my 2022-2023 pass?
A: 2022-2023 season passes are fully refundable through August 31st, 2022. 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 travelguard.com/multievent or call Travel Guard at 866-385-4839 for more information.
Q: Are there any changes from last year’s season pass product line?
A: 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.
Q: If I purchase a pass and decide for whatever reason to change my mind, what happens?
A: All 2022-2023 season passes are nonrefundable and nontransferable. However, Multi-Event Insurance through Travel Guard is available for purchase to cover your investment. Click here to learn more about Travel Guard.
If operations are shut down due to Covid-19 for 10 or more days of the season, we will issue refunds, prorated for each day we are fully shut down compared to our published season dates, for all passes, except the Valley Pass. Refunds will not be issued in the event we implement a reservation system regardless of whether you are able to obtain a reservation for your desired days.
Q: How do I pick up my Premier Pass benefits this season?
A: 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.
Q: Will my 2022-2023 Premier Pass come with a complimentary Ikon Base Pass?
A: 2022-2023 Senior, Adult, and Premier Chamber Pass holders will receive a complimentary Ikon Base Pass.
Q: When can I get the complimentary Ikon Base Pass included with my Premier Pass?
A: Ikon will begin to issue complimentary Ikon Base Passes in late fall.
Q: Can my Ikon Base Pass be used at Aspen Snowmass?
A: 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.
Q: Can I pick up my Ikon Base Pass at Aspen Snowmass?
A: No, Ikon Base Passes may only be printed at resorts at which they are valid.
Q: Are reservations required to ski or ride at any Ikon Pass destination?
A: For the 2022-2023 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. Reservations can be made in MyAccount on ikonpass.com 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.
Q: Is an Uphill pass complimentary with my 2022-2023 Premier Pass purchase?
A: All 2022-2023 Premier Pass holders will receive a complimentary Uphill Pass.
Q: Does my 2022-2023 Premier Pass come with Summer 2023 sightseeing access?
A: 2022-2023 Silver, Senior, Adult, College, Teen, and Child Premier Passes come with Summer 2023 sightseeing access on both the Silver Queen Gondola in Aspen and the Elk Camp Gondola on Snowmass.
Q: What is the Alpine Pass 1-Day and 2-Day?
A: 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.
Q: Are there any blackout dates on the Alpine Pass 1-Day and 2-Day?
A: The Alpine Pass 1-Day and 2-Day have no blackout dates and the week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.
Q: Can I purchase additional days at a discount?
A: 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.
Q: Why is the Valley Pass only available to residents of the Roaring Fork Valley?
A: The Valley Pass was designed specifically with residents of the Roaring Fork Valley in mind. The Valley Pass will only be available to residents living in the area and we ask all purchasers of this pass keep in mind that there is still uncertainty surrounding public health and mountain capacity. 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.
Q: Are there any blackout dates on the Valley Pass?
A: There are no blackout dates on the Valley Pass. Passholders can spread their winter season out however they see fit. The Valley Pass may be subject to a reservation system if we need to implement one due to safety or health issues impacting mountain capacity.
Q: Can I purchase additional days at a discount?
A: Yes, you can purchase additional days at 30% off the one day, in-resort lift ticket.
Q: Why did you eliminate the Classic Pass?
A: The Classic Pass was originally created as an affordable option to generate visitation from Colorado residents, particularly locals and passholders from other Colorado resorts. Now, with the availability of Ikon and Mountain Collective Passes, and the Valley Pass for full-time Valley residents, the Classic Pass is no longer needed.
A: 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.
Q: Is there a fee associated with the Uphill Pass?
A: 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.
Q: What is required for the Uphill Pass?
A: A picture pass and signed waiver will be required to uphill for the 2022-2023 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.
Q: Uphilling used to be free, why are you charging now?
A: 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.
Q: How can you charge for uphill access on public National Forest Service?
A: 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.
Q: What dates does the Uphill Pass program run?
A: The program runs from November 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023. In the pre-season there will be heavy traffic on the slopes with snowmaking and mountain preparations underway.
Q: How will I prove that I have an Uphill Pass?
A: 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.
Q: How will the Uphill Pass Program be enforced?
A: 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.
Q: When is uphilling allowed?
A: 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.
Q: Are there any temporary closures?
A: There are no pre-scheduled closures for the 2022-2023 season. There may be closures due to early season snowmaking and mountain preparation, avalanche threat and control work, crowding, events or other issues that will be communicated via email, social media, and on the Aspen Snowmass website.
Q: Does my Premier Pass give me uphill access?
A: Yes, but you will need to opt-in with all Premier, Employee, and Dependent passes.
Q: Where is uphilling allowed?
A: Uphilling is permitted on designated routes on all four of our mountains.
Q: Will I be able to bring my dog uphilling?
A: 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.
Q: If I buy an uphill pass, can I use the lifts on each mountain?
A: No, all lifts require valid lift access via a lift ticket or season pass, which is not included with the Uphill Pass.
Q: Is an Uphill Pass required for sponsored race events that occur on your mountains?
A: A pass is not required for sponsored race events (Power of Four, America’s Uphill, Summit for Life, etc.)
Q: Is an Uphill Pass required for social events such as Moonlight Dinners and Social Breakfast?
A: Yes, an uphill pass will be required for social events.
Q: I have an IKON Pass, Mountain Collective Pass and/or CSCUSA Gold Pass, is there a discount on the uphilling pass?
A: No, there are no discounts associated with IKON or Mountain Collective Passes or CSCUSA Gold Passes. sts, our employees and our community.
Q: What is the refund policy regarding Covid-19?
A: If we are shut down due to Covid-19 for 10 or more days of the season, we will issue refunds, prorated for each day we are fully shut down compared to our published season dates, for all passes, except the Valley Pass. The Valley Passes, may be subject to a reservation system if we need to implement one.
Our published season dates are November 24, 2022 through April 16, 2023. For example, if we are forced to shut down entirely for a total of 25% of the days during our published season dates, then all passholders would receive a 25% refund.
Refunds will not be issued in the event we implement a reservation system regardless of whether you are able to obtain a reservation for your desired days. All pass products are 100% refundable through August 31, 2022. If you are uncomfortable with our refund policy, we encourage you to refund your pass and purchase day tickets where you have 100% guarantee that unused tickets will be fully refunded. It is our intention to have some inventory of lift tickets available to purchase every day of the season, but we urge you to buy in advance for the greatest peace of mind. If we need to address skier volume, window sales may be limited and those who have already purchased their tickets in advance.
Completely unused lift tickets are fully refundable, and the remaining dollar value on partially-used lift tickets are eligible for in-resort credit, usable for the remainder of the current season as well as next season.
Q: Can any of your policies change due to Covid-19?
A: While we are all hopeful that the worst of the Covid Pandemic is behind us, we recognize the uncertainty surrounding a global pandemic and know your safety and our safety is priority for us. We reserve the right to implement protocols, processes and protections at any point in the season as we reasonably believe they are appropriate or necessary to support the safety of our guests, our employees and our community.