A season pass buys you the freedom to ski or snowboard whenever you want without ever paying full price for a day on the mountain—all you need to do is use it at least a handful of times. Skip the ticket line, show up only for the best conditions, and go home when you’re ready without feeling obligated to ride from first to last chair. Bonus deals included with passes from local resorts are also pretty incredible. The list of free and discount tickets to other resorts and additional perks are worth the pass price all on their own.

49 Degrees North (pass sale deadline 10/15/17)

Adults $399/youth $299 (7-17)/masters $219 (70+)/college & military $299. Pass bonus deals: 25% off tickets to Big White, RED, SilverStar, and Whitewater; plus free tickets to Loup Loup, Bluewood, and Mission Ridge; and $5 off tickets to Mt. Spokane, Lookout, and Silver.

Mt. Spokane (pass sale deadline 10/31/17)

Adults $399/youth $299 (7-17)/senior $279 (62-69)/college & military $299/super senior $189 (70+)/mid week $239. Pass bonus deals: 25% off tickets to RED, Whitewater, SilverStar, and Big White; free tickets to Mission Ridge, White Pass Loup Loup, and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort; and $5 off tickets at Schweitzer, Silver, Lookout, and 49.

Silver Mountain Resort (pass deadline 11/5/17)

Adults $399 (24-61)/youth $289 (7-17)/young adult $309 (18-23)/senior $239 (62-69)/ police, fire, military, EMS $339/super senior $179 (70+)/mid-week $269/family $1,199 (two adults, up to three youth). Pass bonus deals: day passes to Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark or discount lift tickets for friends; two free lift tickets to Tamarack Resort; five $19 lift tickets to Mission Ridge; 10% off  lodging at Morning Star Lodge; $5 off lift tickets at any other Idaho ski resort; discounted Life Flight family membership and more.

Lookout Pass (pass sale deadline 10/31/17)

Adults $229 (18-61)/youth $169 (7-17)/family $599 (two adults & one youth)/college $199/senior $159 (62-69)/military, firefighter, police $199/super senior $129 (70+)/mid-week $169. Pass bonus deals: 15% off at the Lookout Gift Shop; three free days at Brundage and Mission Ridge; two free days at Bluewood; one free day at Stevens Pass; 25% off at RED and Whitewater; 50% off all Montana ski resorts; $5 off other Idaho and Inland NW resorts and more.

Schweitzer (pass sale deadline 10/31/17)

Adults $799 (26-79)/Sunday-Friday $599/young adult $399 (18-25)/junior $299 (7-17). Pass bonus deal: as part of the Powder Alliance, unlimited passholders get to ski for free at 15 other resorts in the US and Canada. //