Everyone loves being the first down a beautiful pristine slope with no tracks. For a price, Aspen Skiing Co. will provide that experience to you a few friends. SkiCo is offering an “Ultimate Ski Pass” that will let you have unlimited first tracks before chairlifts open to the public — for $25,000.
The exclusive passes also will allow holders to meet members of the U.S. Women’s Ski Team when they race in Aspen on Thanksgiving weekend. The passes also buy a breakfast with Aspen native Bill Marolt, president of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
And when Ultimate Ski Pass holders are ready to ski, they can bring up to three friends. They can take a private tour of the four ski areas of Aspen-Snowmass with a member of Skico’s management team and ride along on a snow-grooming mission. They also can take a “behind-the-scenes tour” with the ski patrol.
The pass is transferable and valid at Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk. It’s the third year the ski resort has sold the high-priced ski passes. Aspen Skiing Co. is offering 18 of the passes this season and but has only sold one.
The Ultimate Ski Pass benefits more than just the few who can afford it. The passes raise money for public schools in the Roaring Fork Valley and support events tied to World Cup ski racing in Aspen.