Gold Pass The Ultimate Ski Pass
Don’t miss your opportunity to own the ultimate and exclusive lift pass! The Gold Pass grants access to over 250 resorts throughout the U.S. including Park City, Aspen, Telluride, Mammoth and Killington. The Gold Pass is fully transferable with absolutely no blackout dates. The Gold Pass provides a sustainable source of funding for the athletes of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams. Each year a dedicated group of individuals support this exclusive program by purchasing one of only 450 Gold Passes.
There are only 450 Gold Passes available each year through partnership of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the National Ski Area's Association. Gold Passes may be obtained here on our website or through our office at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation, the non-profit fundraising arm of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Gold Passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Unlimited, unrestricted access to more than 250 ski resorts in 34 states with no blackout dates.
Full transferability so you can loan your pass to friends, family, co-workers and staff.
Exclusive perks including a VIP tour of U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Center of Excellence training facility in Park City.
Tax benefits: A major portion of your Gold Pass donation is tax-deductible.
The knowledge that you are supporting the Olympic dreams of our U.S. athletes.
For more details, please contact us at:
U.S. Ski & Snowboard
1 Victory Lane - Box 100
Park City, UT 84060
RULES OF THE GOLD PASS
1. The Gold Pass may be used by anyone the owner designates. It is understood that everyone who uses the Gold Pass is aware of the rules and procedures for using it. Any abuse of these rules and procedures will result in the Gold Pass becoming invalid, with no refund to the owner.
2. At resorts where direct-to-lift access is not available, the Gold Pass user may present the Gold Pass to the ticket office to obtain a one-day lift pass. The Gold Pass may be used by only one person, to obtain one lift ticket, at only one ski area per day.
3. The Gold Pass may be used up to 50 days per season at each participating ski area.
4. The Gold Pass may not be commercialized in any way, such as being offered as a bonus in connection with the rental of accommodations.
5. The Gold Pass may not be resold.
6. The Gold Pass will not be honored for summer activities.
Each pass is numbered for control purposes and recorded on a master list of pass owners, which is then sent to the participating ski areas' ticket offices.
Many ski areas will feature barcoding for the Gold Pass. At these resorts, you'll need to have the pass that has the bar code on the back and go directly to the base lift ticket checker for scanning.
LOSS OF GOLD PASS
If your Gold Pass is lost, immediately notify:
U.S. Ski & Snowboard
1 Victory Lane - Box 100
Park City, UT 84060
If your Gold Pass is lost at a ski area, also immediately contact the ski area's ticket office. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation will issue a replacement Gold Pass with new numbers upon receipt of $100, which covers the replacement cost. If the new replacement pass is then lost, there will be a $500 charge for another pass. A lost Gold Pass is an inconvenience to the pass owner, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation and the members of the National Ski Areas Association. We recommend that special care be taken for safekeeping of your Gold Pass, as a replacement pass could take several weeks to receive.
RFID - FAQs
Many ski areas will allow RFID scanning for the Gold Pass. At these resorts, you'll need to have your pass which contains a radio frequency identification tag to open the access gate. See below for the answer to many questions on how this system will operate.
Q: What is RFID?
A: Radio Frequency Identification. The 2019-2020 Gold Pass has two small RFID tags integrated into the card. When you pass through the lift line with RFID capability, this tag will register and open the lift access gate automatically.
Q: Why are we using RFID technology in the 2019-2020 Gold Pass?
A: There are many benefits to RFID technology now and in the future. First and foremost, direct to lift access without having to wait in any ticket lines. Over 65% of participation resorts have RFID capability, therefore gives you easy access to the lifts.
Q: Where should I carry my 2019-2020 Gold Pass?
A: You must carry your Gold Pass around your neck or in a separate pocket away from your cell phone, iPod, credit cards, or any foil wrapped items such as gum wrappers, cold medicine etc. The Gold Pass should be carried above your knees and below your shoulders.
Q: I've seen scanning at other resorts, is RFID better?
A: RFID and bar code scanning achieve the same goals through different means. Bar codes require line of sight so that each ticket or pass can be read by a hand scanner. RFID tags are read remotely by RFID lift access gates. This means you can keep your card in your pocket or around your neck and do not have to show your pass/card/ticket each time you load the lift.
Q: What information is stored on the Gold Pass?
A: Each 2019-2020 Gold Pass has two RFID tags that physically contain unique ID numbers associated with each unique Gold Pass. No personal or additional information is stored on individual RFID tags.
Q: Can the Gold Pass be used to access my personal information?
A: No. Each unique Gold Pass contains a multiple digit number associated with your pass number. This profile is encrypted and secure within each resort database.
Q: Can I punch a hole in my 2019-2020 Gold Pass?
A: Holes must never be punched in the Gold Pass. Your 2019-2020 Gold Pass already has a hole in the card. The card has an antenna inside that surrounds the RFID tag. Any damage to the surrounding antenna will render the card inactive and the card must be replaced. A replacement fee will be required.
Q: Can a magnet destroy my 2019-2020 Gold Pass?
Q: Can the Gold Pass 'survive' in pieces of clothing?
A: Yes. The Gold Passes are designed to survive normal usage throughout the year. However, do not run a Gold Pass through the washing machine or dryer as this may damage and deactivate the card. A replacement fee will be required.
Q: Will the Gold Pass and its RFID technology interfere with my other wireless technology?
A: No. The radio frequencies used by RFID are assigned by regulatory agencies around the world to help ensure that no interference occurs.
Q: Can the Gold Pass and its RFID technology be read from Satellites?
A: No. The Gold Pass can be read at a distance not greater than a few yards.
Through our partnership with the National Ski Area’s Association you are able to use your Gold Pass at any of the following resorts:
Eaglecrest Ski Area/Juneau
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley/Tucson
Sunrise Park Resort/Greer
Bear Mountain Resort/Big Bear Lake
Boreal Mountain Resort/Truckee
China Peak Mountain Resort/Lakeshore
Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area/Pinecrest
Granlibakken Tahoe/Tahoe City
Heavenly Mountain Resort/South Lake Tahoe
Homewood Mountain Resort/Homewood
June Mountain/June Lake
Kirkwood Mountain Resort/Kirkwood
Mountain High Resort/Wrightwood
Mt. Shasta Ski Park/Mt. Shasta
Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort/Soda Springs
Sierra-at-Tahoe LLC/Twin Bridges
Skyline Bear Valley Mountain/Bear Valley
Snow Summit Mountain Resort/Big Bear Lake
Squaw Valley Resort, LLC/Alpine Meadows Ski Resort/Olympic Valley
Sugar Bowl Resort/Norden
Tahoe Donner Ski Area/Truckee
Beaver Creek Resort/Vail
Breckenridge Ski Resort/Breckenridge
Copper Mountain Resort/Copper Mountain
Crested Butte Mountain Resort/Mt. Crested Butte
Eldora Mountain Resort/Nederland
Howelsen Hill Ski Area/Steamboat Springs
Loveland Ski Area/Georgetown
Powderhorn Mountain Resort/Mesa
Ski Granby Ranch/Granby
Steamboat Ski & Resort/Steamboat Springs
Sunlight Mountain Resort/Glenwood Springs
Telluride Ski & Golf Resort/Telluride
Winter Park Resort/Winter Park
Wolf Creek Ski Area/Pagosa Springs
Mohawk Mountain Ski Area/Cornwall
Mount Southington Ski Area/Southington
Ski Sundown/New Hartford
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area/Boise
Lookout Pass Ski Area/Wallace
Pebble Creek Ski Area/Inkom
Pomerelle Mountain Resort/Albion
Schweitzer Mountain Resort/Sandpoint
Silver Mountain Ski and Year Round Waterpark Resort!/Kellog
Sun Valley Resort/Sun Valley
Chestnut Mountain Resort/Galena
Paoli Peaks, Inc./Paoli
Perfect North Slopes/Lawrenceburg
Camden Snow Bowl/Camden
Lost Valley Ski Area/Auburn
Mt. Abram Resort/Greenwood
Shawnee Peak Ski Area/Bridgton
Sunday River Resort/Newry
Blandford Ski Area/Blandford
Bradford Ski Area/Bradford
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort/Hancock
Nashoba Valley Ski Area/Westford
Ski Butternut/Great Barrington
Ski Ward Ski Area/Shrewsbury
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area/Princeton
Boyne Highlands Resort/Harbor Springs
Boyne Mountain Resort/Boyne Falls
Cannonsburg Ski Area/Cannonsburg
Indianhead Mountain/Blackjack Ski Resort
Mt. Brighton Ski Area/Brighton
Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area/Traverse City
Nub's Nob Ski Area/Harbor Springs
Shanty Creek Resorts/Bellaire
Ski Brule/Iron River
Snow Snake Ski & Golf/Harrison
Swiss Valley Ski & Board Area/Jones
The Homestead/Glen Arbor
Afton Alps Ski Area/Hastings
Buena Vista Ski Area/Bemidji
Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort/Biwabik
Hyland Hills Ski Area/Bloomington
Mount Kato Ski Area/Mankato
Powder Ridge Ski Area/Kimball
Spirit Mountain Recreation Area/Duluth
Welch Village Ski Area, Inc./Welch
Wild Mountain/Taylors Falls
Hidden Valley Ski Area/Eureka
Snow Creek Ski Area/Weston
Big Sky Resort/Big Sky
Bridger Bowl Ski Area/Bozeman
Discovery Ski Area/Anaconda
Red Lodge Mountain Resort/Red Lodge
Whitefish Mountain Resort/Whitefish
Diamond Peak Ski Resort/Incline Village
Heavenly Mountain Resort/Stateline
Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe/Reno
Abenaki Ski Area/Wolfeboro
Attitash Mountain Resort/Bartlett
Bretton Woods Ski Area/Bretton Woods
Cranmore Mountain Resort/ North Conway
Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride/Bennington
Dartmouth Skiway/Lyme Center
Gunstock Mountain Resort/Laconia
King Pine Ski Area/Madison
Loon Mountain Recreation Corp./Lincoln
McIntyre Ski Area/Manchester
Mount Sunapee Resort/Newbury
Ragged Mountain Resort/Danbury
Waterville Valley Resort/Waterville Valley
Angel Fire Resort/Angel Fire
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area/Los Alamos
Red River Ski Area, Inc./Red River
Sandia Peak Ski Area/Albuquerque
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort/Vadito
Ski Apache Resort/Ruidoso
Ski Santa Fe/Albuquerque
Taos Ski Valley, Inc./Taos Ski Valley
Bristol Mountain Resort/Canandaigua
Catamount Ski Area/Hillsdale
Gore Mountain/North Creek
Greek Peak Mountain Resort/Cortland
Holiday Valley Resort/Ellicottville
Mount Peter Ski Area/Warwick
Peek 'n Peak Resort/Clymer
Snow Ridge Ski Resort/Turin
Song Mountain Resort/Tully
Titus Mountain Family Ski Center, LLC/Malone
Windham Mountain Resort/Windham
Appalachian Ski Mtn./Blowing Rock
Catalooche Ski Area/Maggie Valley
Sugar Mountain Ski Area/Banner Elk
Alpine Valley Ski Area/Chesterland
Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort/Peninsula
Mad River Mountain/Bllefontaine
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort/Mt. Hood
Hoodoo Ski Area/Sisters
Mt. Bachelor LLC/Bend
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort/Mt. Hood
Timberline Lodge & Ski Area/Timberline Lodge
Willamette Pass Resort/Eugene
Bear Creek Mountain Resort/Macungie
Big Boulder Ski Area/Blakeslee
Blue Mountain Resort/Palmerton
Hidden Valley Resort/Seven Springs
Jack Frost Mountain/Blakeslee
Liberty Mountain Resort/Carroll Valley
Roundtop Mountain Resort/Lewisberry
Seven Springs Mountain Resort/ Seven Springs
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area/Shawnee-on-Deleware
Ski Big Bear/Lackawaxen
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Water Park/Slocum
Great Bear Ski Valley/Sioux Falls
Ski Mystic Deer Mountain/Lead
Terry Peak Ski Area/Lead
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area/Gatlinburg
Alta Ski Area/Alta
Brian Head Resort/Brian Head
Brighton Ski Resort/Brighton
Deer Valley Resort Company/Park City
Park City/Park City
Snowbasin Resort Co./Huntsville
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort/Snowbird
Solitude Mountain Resort/Solitude
Bolton Valley/Bolton Valley
Bromley Mountain Resort/Machester Center
Hermitage Club/West Dover
Jay Peak Resort/Jay
Middlebury College Snow Bowl/Middlebury
Mount Snow Resort/Mount Snow
Okemo Mountain Resort/Ludlow
Smugglers' Notch Resort/Jeffersonville
Stowe Mountain Resort/Stowe
Suicide Six Ski Area/Woodstock
49 Degrees North Mountain Resort/Chewelah
Hurricane Ridge Ski Area/Port Angeles
Loup Loup Ski Bowl/Twisp
Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort/Wenatchee
Ski Bluewood Dayton
The Summit at Snoqualmie/Snoqualmie Pass
White Pass Ski Area/White Pass
Winterplace Ski Resort/Flat Top
Grand Geneva Resort/Lake Geneva
Nordic Mountain Ski Area/Wautoma
Grand Targhee Resort/Alta
Hogadon Ski Area/Casper
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort/Teton Village
Sleeping Giant Ski Area/Cody
Snow King Resort/Jackson