Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows of California is hooking up military veterans with $60 season passes this winter. This is the best military discount on the market this season, with a regular adult Ikon Base Pass running for $749 right now. This pass is available to all military personnel including active duty, reserve, veteran, and retired while supplies last.
They are limiting it to 6,000 passes, and 100% of the proceeds are going directly to charity. Squaw Alpine will donate the $360,000 of military pass revenue to the program Military to the Mountain. This incredible project takes injured veterans on a wild ride of physical training followed by a week of skiing at Squaw Alpine, California.
This amazing activity is one of the many programs organized by High Fives. This is a charity that organizes workout groups for disabled veterans. The founder is Roy Tuscany, an up-and-coming pro freeskier until a bad crash left him paraplegic in 2006. He teamed up with David Vabara, an injured NFL player who ran a gym for disabled peoples, to organize a yearly disabled veterans ski trip.
Many resorts offer veteran discounts, but none are as good as this. EpicPass is offering a $129 season pass for this season, Copper Mountain offered last seasons pass for $279, and most other resorts offer somewhere between 25% and 50% off regular day tickets. And there’s no better year to hop on the military discount pass for Squaw Alpine because the new Base to Base Gondola is finally expected to be approved by the US Forest Service. This will once and for all connect Squaw Valley with Alpine Meadows.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is really going above and beyond in helping veterans. Hopefully, more resorts will match or even beat Squaw’s great deal. Not veterans related, but Angel Fire Resort of New Mexico just annouced that they are bringing back $99 teacher season passes!