In addition to a winter full of Champagne Powder® snow in Steamboat, season pass holders with the ultimate upgrade for the 2016/17 winter will now enjoy the opportunity to visit some of the best resorts around the globe.

“Steamboat’s season pass is packed with value and we’re excited to add these new benefits for ultimate passholders,” said Katie Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “Each of these resorts offers something truly unique and different and I urge ultimate passholders to take full advantage of this fantastic pass feature and these amazing resorts during the coming winter season.”

A 2016/17 Steamboat season pass opens the world to pass holders with the Ultimate Upgrade for $119. The Ultimate pass offers unlimited access to Winter Park Resort, three complimentary days at Deer Valley, UT; Crested Butte, CO; Alyeska, AK; and Mt. Hood, OR, as well as seven complimentary days at Hlidarfjall, Iceland; Cardona and Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand, Vivaldi, Korea and Rusutsu Resort, Japan. Blackout dates and additional restrictions may apply and vary by individual resort.  A complete list of passholder benefits can be found at www.steamboat.com/seasonpass.

Steamboat’s unrestricted adult season pass offers incredible value for the high-frequency skier and rider from start to finish. For over three decades, when a parent, grandparent or legal guardian purchases an unrestricted adult Steamboat season pass, one child (12 & under) receives a FREE child season pass and each additional child or teen in the same family enjoys additional savings.

On top of access to these incredible resorts, Steamboat season pass provides passholders additional savings on dining, rentals, SnowSports School, guided gourmet snowshoe tours as well as Steamboat Grand dining and spa. Want to go bigger? The MAX add-on provides access for up to 25 resorts coast to coast for $299. Savings go even further as adult passholders are eligible to purchase eight specially priced lift tickets for friends and family. Friends & Family tickets are $65 for early/late season and $89 for regular season.

Steamboat allows guests the option to lock in these prices with $99 down and final payment due September 12. Prices on all pass products are guaranteed at the lowest rate of the season through June 1, 2016. All passes are available for purchase at steamboat.com or through Steamboat Central Reservations®, 877-276-2628. Deadlines, restrictions and details may be found at www.steamboat.com/seasonpass.

With some of the highest guest service scores within the ski industry, Steamboat is famous worldwide for its authentic western atmosphere, genuine friendliness, Olympian tradition and Champagne Powder® snow. North America’s Top Family Resort, Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 skiable acres with six peaks filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, legendary trees, four terrain parks and rarely a lift line to be seen. Steamboat’s winter season is expected to run from November 23, 2016 (Scholarship Day-passes valid Nov. 24) through April 16, 2017.

-Happy Trails®