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WMR winter season pass to increase slightly for 2021-22 season

Staff Report | April 6, 2021 1:00 AM

Season pass prices at Whitefish Mountain Resort for the 2021-2022 season will see a slight increase.

The resort on Monday announced its season pass prices for next winter with the lowest prices available through Sept. 30. Pass prices did not increase for the 2020-2021 season.

An adult winter pass is $689, up from $675 for the 2020-2021 season. The teen passes are $389 and junior passes $199, up from $370 and $195 respectively.

Super seniors age 70 and older ski for $145, which increases from $135 this season. Children 6 and under are free.

After Nov. 15, the adult season pass increases to $1,340.

The ski area is scheduled to open on Dec. 9 and the season is expected to run through April 10, 2022 conditions permitting. Discounted rates on programs and teams are also available through September.

“We’re so happy to have been able to provide a complete ski season this year and what a season it was,” said Director of Marketing and Sales Nick Polumbus. “With more passholders than ever before and plenty of concern surrounding COVID-19 we really were not quite sure what to expect when the season began. In true Whitefish fashion, at the end of the day we proved once again that life is mostly about skiing. We’re proud to be the home mountain to so many people who value the outdoors and specifically the sport of skiing.”

The resort was forced to close three weeks early for the 2019-20 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The last day of the 2020-21 ski season is Sunday, April 11. Prior to the start of the current winter season the resort set a record with more than 12,500 winter season passes sold by the beginning of October. It was the fifth consecutive year of record season pass sales at the resort.

The resort offers a “3 ways to pay” policy for season passes: pay in full, pay through the two-payment plan, or an installment plan with six payments. The two payment plan requires guests to pay half of the total when they initially sign up to purchase a season pass and the other half later which will be charged automatically on Nov. 1.

The six-payment plan lays out six monthly payments. Those purchasing the pass this way, must register and make their first payment online by June 30, and subsequent payments will be charged monthly.

Both payment plans are available for online purchases only, no exceptions.

Again for the 2021-2022 season, the resort will offer a no questions asked refund policy. If a season pass is purchased by Sept. 30 then passholders have until Dec. 9 to request a refund.

Ski & Ride school programs and teams are also on sale at the lowest prices until Sept. 30.

Snow Sports Director Mike Davies recommends guests sign up quickly for the programs they are interested in.

“We had another great season,” Davies said of 2020-21. “Programs fill very fast especially in the kid’s world. This is a great way to learn new skills, continue to progress over the course of the season and have fun skiing/riding with the same group of people all year.”

Night Skiing and uphill passes are included for season passholders. Passholders are also eligible for lift ticket exchanges at other resorts across the country and discounted lift tickets for family and friends.

Pass prices did not increase for the 2020-2021 season from the previous winter season. Generally pass prices have gone up by increments of $10 and $15 each season for the past several years. An adult pass was priced at $550 in 2010.

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