When Should I Buy my Mountain Ski Pass?

Buy Ski Pass For Banff

There’s still plenty of fall left, with hiking, climbing and mountain biking & in full swing, but it is time to start getting ready for winter. If you are planning to fully commit to shredding the mountains this year and buying a season’s pass, consider booking now. The closer we get to opening day, the lesser of a deal that is available. Below is a guide to help you not miss out on a killer deal in the Rockies. Act Fast as most expire at the middle of October!

Big 3 Season Passes (Pre-SALE ENDS OCTOBER 15,2015)

If you are looking to chase powder/convenience close to Canmore/Calgary and are willing to spend a little more than an individual pass, The Big 3 Season Pass is a great way to go. This pass includes access to Lake Louise, Norquay, & Sunshine Village. With over 8,000 Acres of terrain, you will be sure to stay very entertained throughout the winter.

The Big 3 Pass has some additional perks.
Don’t let the short days stop you. Night skiing & riding at Mt. Norquay (January to March).
50% lift ticket discounts at all Mountain Collective resorts (lta/Snowbird, Mammoth, Jackson Hole, Whistler Blackcomb, Aspen Snowmass, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Sun Valley, and Australia’s Thredbo)
Discounts on lessons, dining, tuneups, ski gear, etc.

Pre-Season Rate
Adult (18-64) $1529
Family $3620
Youth (13-17) $1213
Child (6-12) $580
Tiger (1-5) $66
Senior (65+) $1213
Student $1213
Mid Week (Mon-Thurs) $1213

To Buy the Big 3 Visit : http://www.skibig3.com/season-passes/


Norquay is awesome. it is Easy on the wallet, Located only 15 minutes from Canmore & has packages that suit families of every shape and size. This year they are celebrating their 90th season and offering even further discounts for a flexible pass (some weekends are not valid).

Pre Season
Adult (18+) $490
Family $1190
Senior Pass(65+) $90
Youth $290
Child $90
Tiger $25
Night Pass $69
Student(18-24) $290

To Buy a Norquay pass Visit: http://winter.banffnorquay.com/tickets-and-passes/season-passes/


For the Rider/Skiier that enjoys a long ski season. Sunshine’s boasts the longest non-glacial season in North America, from early November until late May with terrain suited to all skiing levels. This year is an exciting one for the mountain as they are opening their new Tee Pee Town Quad Chair which comes furnished with heated seats, an ingenious bubble cover and footrests.

Pre Season
Adult (18+) $979
Family $2149
Senior Pass $779
Youth $699
Child $319
Tiger $30
Midweek $779
Student $579

To Buy a Sunshine Pass Visit: http://www.skibanff.com/liftpasses/


Truly an Epic ski hill with 4200 skiable acres, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski resorts in North America. The unique layout allows families and groups of varying abilities to ski together; there are beginner, intermediate and expert runs down from every chair. Beginners and intermediate skiers have access to an abundance of gentle slopes and long cruising runs. Experts can explore endless chutes, glades, gullies and remote bowls in some of the Rockies’ most challenging terrain.

Pre Season
Adult (18-64) $975
Family $2099
Youth (13-17) $719
Child (6-12) $309
Tiger (1-5) $20
Senior (65-79) $769
Student (18-29) $564
Mid-Week (Mon-Thurs) $769
CADS $644
CADS Youth (13-17) $469

To Buy a Lake Louise Pass Visit: https://www.skilouise.com/lake-louise-season-passes.php


Nakiska is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in picturesque Kananaskis Country, only 45 minutes from Calgary. Nakiska was home to the Calgary ’88 Olympic Alpine events, and today, skiers and riders enjoy Olympic-length runs that are groomed to perfection. Nakiska is a family-friendly resort. A secure beginner’s area with friendly ski school staff means the kids can enjoy lessons for the day while you explore Nakiska’s challenging upper mountain.

Pre Season
Adult (18-64) $609
Family $1419
Senior Pass $489
Youth $469
Child $239
Tiger $20
Midweek $489
Student $489

To Buy a Nakiska Season Pass Visit: https://rcrstore.skircr.com/product-category/winter/season-passes/nakiska/


A great alternative option to the Big3 Pass is the RCR Super pass. Featuring unlimited skiing/riding all season at Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska & Lake Louise– all on one pass for one low price!

Pre Season
Adult (18-64) $1499
Family $3489
Senior Pass $1199
Youth $1129
Child $599
Tiger $20
Midweek $1199
Student $1199

To Buy a RCR Super Pass Visit: http://rcrstore.skircr.com/product-category/winter/season-passes/super-pass/
Spring is the best time to buy your pass, would have, could have, should have right? Don’t fret if you have waited until now, There’s still time to buy before most of the fall deals expire. If you don’t feel that a season’s pass will be justified, Costco has some great deals on ski passes along with the trusty Sunshine Marmot Card which gives FREE skiing or riding on your 1st, 4th and 7th visit to Marmot Basin or Sunshine Village.


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