Which winter season pass is right for me?
Need help choosing a pass? Check out the pass details on each of the season pass options listed above, or read more details about specific pass benefits to help decide what type of access is best for you!
Season Pass Benefits
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When is the best time to purchase my winter season pass?
The earlier, the better. Season pass prices will increase the closer we get to the beginning of the next winter season, so we recommend purchasing your pass now to lock in the lowest possible pricing.
I have purchased my season pass — how and where do I pick it up?
Passes can be picked up at Ticket Offices at the base of the mountain or at the Rec Office in the Sun Valley Village.
Are there any restrictions on the 15 Day Plus Pass?
No. The 15 Day Plus Pass is valid for 15 days of skiing/riding (no blackout dates) plus 50% off single-day lift tickets (ticket window rate) after the pass holder has skied/ridden 15 days. Unused days are NON-REFUNDABLE and CAN NOT BE ROLLED OVER to the next season.
Can I upgrade a limited pass (Freedom Found, 15 Day Plus, Early/Late, Dollar Mountain) to a full season pass during the season? How much will it cost?
Yes, you may upgrade a limited pass to a full season pass at any time during the season. The cost will reflect the pricing for the full season pass product you wish to purchase at the time of the upgrade (not the cost at the time of original purchase). Please call the Season Pass Office at (888) 490-5950 if you wish to upgrade.
Do I qualify for the College Pass?
You must be a full-time college student between the ages of 18 and 29 and must provide proof of full-time student status (enrolled in a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits) at an accredited college or university. Students will be required to present a valid student ID, proof of current enrollment, and a government-issued photo ID in order to pick up their College Pass. Questions? Call the Season Pass Office at (888) 490-5950.
When is the Early/Late Pass valid?
For the 2022–23 season, the Early/Late pass is valid from opening day through 12/15/22 and from 3/19/23 through closing day.
For the 2023–24 season, the Early/Late Pass is valid from opening day through 12/15/23 and from 3/18/24 through closing day.
I have a child who is four years old or younger - how do I purchase a season pass for him/her?
Children four and under ski free at Sun Valley when accompanied by a paying adult, but they still need to have a pass or a lift ticket with them. Simply stop by one of our base area ticket windows to pick up a free pass for your child or call (888) 490-5950 for more info.
I have a Challenger Platinum Pass or Challenger Pass (Adult or Young Adult). How do I purchase my 50%-off friends and family lift tickets?
Stop by any of Sun Valley's base area ticket windows and show your Challenger Platinum or Challenger Pass to the ticket salesperson to purchase your discounted friends and family lift tickets. To purchase your friends and family lift tickets in advance, call the Lift Ticket Office at (888) 490-5950.
Does Sun Valley offer military discounts?
Yes, Sun Valley offers discounted lift tickets for active duty and retired military members and their qualifying spouses and dependents (18 years of age and younger). Active duty military members are eligible for 50% off the daily adult lift ticket rate, and retired military members and veterans are eligible for a 30% discount off the daily lift ticket rate. These tickets must be purchased in-person at a Sun Valley ticket window and a military ID must be presented at the time of purchase.
Does Sun Valley have other pass or lift ticket products for the less-frequent visitor?
Yes. Although our 15 Day Plus Pass is a fantastic value for those who do not need a full season pass, Sun Valley offers a variety of lift ticket options to meet your needs if you decide that our season pass options are not right for you.
What if my pass is lost or stolen?
Please contact the Sun Valley Season Pass Office at (888) 490-5950 if your pass is lost or stolen. We can deactivate the lost pass and provide you with a replacement.
Can someone else use my season pass?
No. All season passes are non-transferable and may only be used by the designated pass holder whose name and photo appear on the physical pass.
Are Sun Valley and Snowbasin part of the Mountain Collective™ Pass?
Sun Valley and Snowbasin are a part of the Mountain Collective™ Pass beginning with the 2022–23 season. Click here
for more information. To redeem Sun Valley passes, present your Mountain Collective email confirmation with barcode and your photo ID at any ticket window at River Run, Warm Springs or Dollar Mountain. You may also pick-up your pass at the Guest Center in the Sun Valley Village.
Are Sun Valley and Snowbasin part of the Ikon Pass?
Sun Valley and Snowbasin are a part of the Ikon Pass beginning with the 2022–23 season. Ikon pass holders will receive up to seven days of unrestricted access at both Sun Valley and Snowbasin. Ikon Pass Holders can head straight to the lifts to start skiing or riding, no need to stop by a ticket window. Ikon Base Plus pass holders will receive up to five days with holiday blackouts at both Sun Valley and Snowbasin. Ikon Base pass holders will not receive access to Sun Valley or Snowbasin. Click here
for more information.
How do I know if my pass is valid for the dates I want to ski or ride?
Is Sun Valley and Snowbasin a part of the Epic Pass?
Beginning with the 2022–23 winter season, neither Sun Valley nor Snowbasin will grant access for Epic Pass Holders.
Why did Sun Valley and Snowbasin stop the Epic Pass partnership?
Sun Valley and Snowbasin wanted to provide more options for our guests, introduce other pass holders to our resorts, and be part of two passes within the industry that match the needs of guests in our markets. This is strictly a season pass partnership and does not constitute any ownership with either partner.
What happens if I am not able to use my season pass due to injury or other personal events? Am I eligible for a refund?
Sun Valley Resort provides a complimentary season pass protection program to cover all Challenger Platinum, Challenger, Freedom Found, and Dollar Mountain pass holders if their season is cut short due to the following personal events:
- Injury or illness that prevents you from skiing or riding for the remainder of the season
- Military service
- Stay-at-home order issued by county, state, or country
Click here to learn more about our season pass protection program.