The Ski Bum Pass

2015-16 Ski Bum Passes will be on sale in early March.

For decades, high school graduates, college students and young professionals have dreamed of living the mountain life - of finding ways to successfully ski or ride as many days as possible while “paying the bills” and living life in the mountain community. The new Ski Bum Pass makes that dream a reality for anyone age 18-25.

The pass is just $269 and there are no blackout dates with this pass, allowing ski bums to make turns whenever they want, as much as they want, all season long. A Ski Bum Value Pass also is available for $239 and is valid every day of the 2014-2015 season except Saturdays. 

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The Ski Bum Bus

The Ski Bum Bus is a free bus running every Saturday and Sunday from Burlington and Winooski to Bolton beginning on January 17 through the end of the season. 

Ski Bum Bus Schedule

  • 8:20am - Winooski Spinner Place Stop (Intersection of Winooski Falls Way and Cascade Way, on the south side of the street, headed east.)
  • 8:40am - Arrive at UVM at Patrick Gym. Depart at 9:00am
  • 9:10am - Champlain College at Maple St. by the S.D. Ireland Building
  • 9:25am - Alpine Shop in South Burlington (please park in the back lot, close to Higher Ground)
  • 10:00am - Arrive at Bolton Valley
  • Depart Bolton Valley at 4:15pm and drop off in reverse order

The pass makes it easy for those in their late teens and early 20s to enjoy the best parts of being a ski bum while simultaneously starting their career or completing their education. Bolton Valley is open seven days a week in season, is the closest major ski area to Burlington and is open for night skiing four days a week, making it easy to maximize time on the slopes while working or going to school.

Young skiers and riders typically have the responsibility of paying off student loans and college tuition or are just starting out in their professional careers, trying to establish themselves in the workforce. Going to school, paying back debt or working for entry-level salaries can make it tough to find the time or money for skiing and riding. Bolton Valley is just 30 minutes from Burlington and offers the convenience of skiing after work or class at the only major ski area in Vermont to offer top-to-bottom night skiing and riding.

College students over the age of 25 who are going to school full time in undergraduate or graduate programs are also eligible for this pass. Graduate students must obtain and present documentation from their school proving their full time status for the 2014-15 season and present college photo ID. Undergraduates over the age of 25 must show an Enrollment Verification Certificate confirming their full-time status and present college photo ID when picking up their pass.