ASPEN, Colo. -- Want first crack at the runs in Aspen? The Aspen Skiing Co. is offering an "Ultimate Ski Pass" that will let you have unlimited first tracks before chairlifts open to the public -- for $25,000.
The exclusive passes also allow holders to meet members of the U.S. Women's Ski Team when they race in Aspen on Thanksgiving weekend. The pass also buys them breakfast with Aspen native Bill Marolt, president of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
When Ultimate Ski Pass holders are ready to ski, they can bring up to three friends. They can take a private tour of the four ski areas of Aspen-Snowmass with a member of Skico's management team and ride on a snowcat on a grooming mission. They also can take a "behind-the-scenes tour" with the ski patrol.
The pass is transferable and valid at Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk.