Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus and Ultimate Pass holders receive two free days at Whistler Blackcomb when purchased by Oct. 12



    
    Just Added! New Benefit Provides Skiing/Riding at Four of North America's
    Premier Resorts - Copper Mountain, Steamboat, Winter Park and Whistler
    Blackcomb
    

    COPPER MOUNTAIN, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS and WINTER PARK, CO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ -
Copper Mountain, Steamboat and Winter Park Resort Super Pass Plus and Ultimate
Pass holders who purchase or renew their passes by Oct. 12 will have the added
benefit of a free two-day lift ticket at Skiing Magazine's number-one ranked
resort in North America - Whistler Blackcomb.
    Experience this Canadian resort's legendary terrain for yourself and be
the first to ride the new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and test your skills on the
slopes that will be home to the alpine ski events for the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games. Also enjoy a vacation package that includes 20
percent off lodging and airfare from Denver starting at $149/person, one way.
Additional lift tickets are available for purchase at 50 percent off Whistler
Blackcomb's window rate.
    "Now, more than ever, our passholders have the opportunity of a lifetime
to experience four of the best mountain resorts in North America," says Andy
Wirth, chief marketing officer at Intrawest ULC. "With this limited time
offer, skiers and boarders from the Front Range can spend the season exploring
the real Colorado winter experience at Copper, Steamboat and Winter Park and
when they're ready, we'll provide a free two-day lift ticket and the best
possible deals available on lodging and airfare so they can experience
everything that Whistler Blackcomb has to offer. This special offer will only
last until Oct. 12, so there has never been a better time to take advantage of
one of the best values in the industry with the new Rocky Mountain Super Pass
Plus and Ultimate Pass."

    
    About Season Passes
    -------------------
    Now is the time to make the best season passes available in Colorado yours
at these guaranteed low prices through Oct. 12.

    Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus: $439 Adult/$329 Teen/$219 Child/
    $239 age 70+

    Save $60 this season with "The Plus" pass, offering skiers and riders
unlimited access to Winter Park Resort and Copper Mountain along with a
Steamboat component featuring six unrestricted days to use anytime throughout
the season, plus free skiing and riding every Friday after 12:30 p.m. The
Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus is a great way to experience the best that
Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, and Steamboat have to offer.

    Rocky Mountain Ultimate Pass: $1404 Adult/$704 Teen/$454 Child/
    $494 age 70+

    "The Ultimate" pass provides unrestricted skiing and riding at Copper
Mountain, Winter Park and Steamboat. As an additional benefit, for every adult
"Ultimate Pass" purchased, families receive one childs (12-and-under) Ultimate
Pass free.

    Additional Season Pass Benefits(*)
    -------------------------------
    -  Season Pass holders can purchase up to four (4) discounted lift
       tickets per day at the ticket window. (Copper and Winter Park only)
    -  Four (4) additional coupons good for lift tickets at a rate of $50 per
       person, per day to be used at Winter Park or Copper (Wells Fargo,
       child, teen, and 5-and-under not eligible)
    -  Discounts on resort food and beverage, retail, rental, and ski and
       ride lessons
    -  50% discount on daily window lift ticket rates at select Intrawest
       resorts
    -  One year subscription to Skiing Magazine
    -  Two days of free skiing at Taos Ski Valley. Blackout dates apply.

    (*) Applies to Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus and Rocky Mountain Ultimate
    Pass only, valid for full price adult and 70-and-over passes only.

    2008 - 2009 Operating Dates
    ---------------------------
    Copper:                 Nov. 14, 2008 - April 19, 2009
    Winter Park:            Nov. 19, 2008 - April 19, 2009
    Steamboat:              Nov. 26, 2008 - April 12, 2009
    Whistler Blackcomb:     Nov. 27, 2008 - June 14, 2009

    Renewal and Purchasing Information
    ----------------------------------
    To renew season passes, visit www.passwagon.com, or call the resorts at
the following numbers:
    Winter Park Resort Season Pass:        800-977-SNOW
    Copper Mountain Season Pass:           866-416-9869
    Steamboat Season Pass:                 800-922-2722

    New pass purchases are available at Front Range Christy Sports stores and
resort season pass offices. For a list of store locations or more information
on season passes, log on to www.passwagon.com.

    More About Whistler Blackcomb
    -----------------------------
    
    Whistler Blackcomb is consistently ranked as North America's top winter
resort. With the new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola opening December 2008, and the
countdown to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on, this winter
promises to be the most exciting yet. Located two-hours north of Vancouver,
British Columbia, this resort is home to the continent's two greatest
vertical-rise ski mountains - Whistler and Blackcomb. With 17 alpine bowls,
four glaciers, 200 trails, and 8,171 acres, the choices of where and what to
ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb are staggering. Joined at the base by a vibrant
pedestrian village filled with restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries and spas,
and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this four season resort is
spectacular. Check it all out at www.whistlerblackcomb.com.
    Opening on December 12, 2008, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is Whistler
Blackcomb's boldest move yet. Twenty-eight sky cabins will travel 2.73 miles
(almost 3.5 Golden Gate Bridges) between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains,
offering unprecedented access to both mountains' expansive and unique high
alpine terrain and spectacular views. The ski/ride experience at Whistler
Blackcomb will be forever revolutionized. Details include:
    
    -  The longest unsupported span for a lift of this kind in the world at
       1.88 miles
    -  Highest lift of its kind above the valley floor at 1,427 feet (more
       than 4.5 Statues of Liberty)
    -  The longest continuous lift system on the globe - up Whistler Village
       Gondola - across Peak to Peak Gondola - down Solar Coaster - then
       Wizard Express.
    

    Construction progress of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is captured daily via
webcams, and weekly via photography and construction blogs on the PEAK 2 PEAK
Gondola microsite at www.whistlerblackcomb.com.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Jenn deBerge, (970) 726-1573,
jdeberge@skiwinterpark.com; Michael Lane, (970) 871-5474, mlane@steamboat.com;
David Roth, (970) 968-2318 ext. 38827, DaRoth@CopperColorado.com

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