In what has become an annual tradition, the discounted lift pass program to benefit the Utah Avalanche Center has begun. Participating resorts are offering huge discounts starting December 16 until the passes sell out (believe me… they ALWAYS sell out and fast). Read on for more info.

Looking for discounted lift tickets while supporting the Utah Avalanche Center? Ski Utah in partnership with Alta, Beaver Mountain, Brighton, The Canyons, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, Solitude, Sundance, Wolf Mountain and have you covered with an offer Utah locals won’t be able to refuse. This special partnership – from December 16th until they sell out – offers discounted lift tickets – ranging from $20 – $75 available only on the Utah Avalanche Center’s website at –100% of the proceeds go directly to the non-profit organization, Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center. When the backcountry avalanche danger is high, you can still get freshies at the resorts and support the Utah Avalanche Center at the same time

With more skiers and riders heading out-of-bounds, the UAC provides critical avalanche and mountain weather information to help educate skiers make life-or-death decisions in the backcountry. UAC forecasters issue avalanche warnings and advisories daily, highlighting when conditions are especially hazardous or unusual. This information is crucial not only for skiers and snowboarders, but for snowshoers, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, hunters, hikers, Boy Scout troops and anyone else who gets after it in Utah’s mountains.

Because of rising costs and increased demand on services, the UAC is working to raise $36,000 to offset budget shortfalls for 2009/2010. By purchasing these special discounted lift tickets at your favorite resort skiers and riders greatly impact the Center’s ability to continue its education, outreach and avalanche forecasting programs. This discounted ski pass program is the Utah’s ski industry’s way to bolster the UAC and its outstanding resources.

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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