Powder Mountain has been barraged in the last 24 hours with online reactions following the announcement of its 2024/2025 season pass prices and its newly implemented limitations. Suffice it to say, folks have a lot to say, and it’s not all positive. Powder Mountain posted a video of their COO, Kevin Mitchell, talking about the sale across their social media platforms, and the online blowback continues to roll in as I write.

Here’s the scoop, there’s been a price increase to season passes and they are no longer capping the amount of season passes sold.

“We are doing away with season pass caps. Everyone in the community who wants a pass will be able to buy one. Our number one priority is to stay uncrowded – and there’s a lot of ways to manage our on-hill capacity including dynamic day ticket pricing and increasing new lifts. This resort is enormous, we have plenty of space, and we plan to keep expanding it.”

In the past Powder Mountain has emphasized its focus on controlling crowds through limiting season pass sales and that is apparently out the door.

Price Increase

The prices are increasing with season passes going from $1,259 this season to an early bird price of $1,399 for next winter (price go up March 5th to $1,499 and will continue to increase with demand). Many of the discounted categories have also been eliminated for college students, teachers, firefighters, cops and seniors over 75:

“Any passholder of a 2023/24 season pass product (full, night, midweek) can purchase an Adult 2024/25 season pass at $1,399 through March 4th. Youth, Teen, Senior, Military and Midweek passes are also available. All prices can be viewed in the Powder Mountain e-store.

On March 5th, Adult 2024/25 season passes will start at $1,499 and will increase with demand – the earlier you buy, the better your price.

No matter when you purchase, Kids 4 and Under are always free. Ages 5-12 are always $199 (when adding to an adult pass purchase).

Powder Mountain experiences unprecedented demand for its season passes. If you are a 23/24 passholder, you’ll have the opportunity to renew for $1,399 starting on February 28th through March 4th before prices go up. Please stay tuned for more 24/25 season pass information.”

Terrain Reduction

Another major point of contention is the Powder Mountain’s terrain will be decreased to the general public access in favor a semi-private model that will preclude access to three lifts:

“Pass does not include access to Raintree, Mary’s and Village chairlifts.”

Here is a rough sketch of the areas that will no longer be lift accessed by the general public:

Paid Parking

Parking also seems like it’s in for a change with the announcement of paid parking next season:

“While we are confirming our details for parking in 2024/25, you can expect that in addition to our current system of first come/first served, we’re working to incorporate paid parking, carpool incentives, and increased bus and shuttle service to best accommodate all guests.”

Here’s the Instagram post, if you’re looking to get some perspective on the public’s reaction scroll through the comment section and draw your own conclusions as to how the announcement has been received. You can find more comments on Facebook HERE. We will be sure to continue covering this developing story.

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