Steamboat winter passes will go on sale at 7 a.m. March 15 with the best prices on season, Steamboat 8 and 15, night add-on and First Tracks passes. New this year, Steamboat’s full season passes will include unrestricted skiing and riding at Winter Park Resort and a payment plan for guests to purchase their winter season passes.

“This winter is still in full swing, but it’s a great time to start planning for next year’s snow adventures,” said Katie Brown, vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re excited to offer our season passholders new benefits including unlimited skiing and riding at our sister resort Winter Park as well as an option that allows passholders to pay for their passes over time.”

The new payment plan allows guests to make a $49 down payment upon purchase followed by monthly payments through November 2017 until the pass is paid off. To have access to the payment plan, passes must be purchased by the May 31 deadline.

The best value for avid skiers and snowboarders is the Steamboat unrestricted season pass, offering access to the mountain every day of the 2017/18 winter season. Passholder benefits include Friends & Family tickets, discounts on the mountain and Kids Ski FREE. When a parent or grandparent purchases a full adult Steamboat season pass, one child age 12 or younger receives a free child’s season pass, including the new unlimited access to Winter Park Resort.

Located 98 miles from Steamboat, Winter Park Resort features 3,000 acres of world-class terrain spread over seven territories including the famous Mary Jane bumps, The Cirque and Vazquez Ridge. Nestled along the Continental Divide, Winter Park boasts over 325 inches of annual snowfall, setting up perfect conditions for exploring miles of cruising groomers, six terrain parks, bumps, steeps and trees. Winter Park is also the proud home to the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled.

Additional passes on sale for the best price through May 31 include the Steamboat 8 and Steamboat 15, offering eight or 15 unrestricted days at Steamboat, respectively, and the ability to reload with additional days. As an added benefit, Steamboat 8 and 15 passholders may redeem unused days for gondola access during summer 2018.

Steamboat season, 8 and 15 passholders can take advantage of the night add-on for unlimited night access for only $49 if purchased by May 31. The resort will continue to offer night operations five nights a week on Thursdays through Mondays from mid-December to late March in 2017/18. Steamboat season, 8 and 15 passholders also have the option to add on the MAX Pass upgrade, which provides five days of access each at more than 40 participating ski resorts in North America.

The popular First Tracks direct-to-lift season pass will be available for $439 with limited quantities. Available exclusively to full season passholders, the First Tracks pass provides early boarding on the gondola between 8 and 8:15 a.m. and access to terrain in the Sunshine and Priest Creek areas.

Season pass benefits allow passholders to enjoy additional savings on dining, rentals, SnowSports School, guided gourmet snowshoe tours as well as Steamboat Grand dining and spa. Season passholders are eligible to purchase eight specially priced lift tickets for friends and family. Friends & Family tickets are $69 for early/late season and $89 for regular season.

All passes are available for purchase beginning at 7 a.m. March 15, 2017, at Steamboat.com/passes, through Steamboat Central Reservations® at 877-276-2628 or in person at the Steamboat Ticket Office in Gondola Square. Current passholders can reload their existing QuickTrax cards online. Guests who currently have auto-renew will need to go online or call/visit the Steamboat Ticket Office to purchase their selected pass by the appropriate deadline, as passes will no longer be automatically renewed moving forward. Deadlines, restrictions and details can be found at Steamboat.com/passes.