Utah is home to some of the greatest snow on earth and has some of the best ski resorts in the country. As prices have increased, it makes it much more difficult for college students to get a Utah ski pass. 

The best student pricing in Utah applies to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders with the $69 Ski Utah Passport, but college students will have to pay a bit more for their ski season.

With many ski resorts scattered across the state, the closest resort to BYU and UVU is Sundance, making it one of the most convenient locations for students in Utah Valley to ski and ride. 

We've included in this list some of the best passes for multi-resort access throughout Utah. But one of the best ski resorts for college students in Utah Valley is Sundance Mountain Resort. Sundance is only 20 minutes from both BYU and UVU and is expanding its resort this year. The new mid-mountain lift offers skiers 10 new runs and 40 acres of skiable terrain. 

Look no further than this ultimate guide to the most affordable Utah ski passes for students:

1. Sundance S-Card 
2. Sundance Season Pass - Young Adult Unlimited Pass
3. Ikon Pass Utah Student Discount
4. Yeti Pass
5. Epic Pass Utah - Local College Pass

1. Sundance S-Card 

Sundance Ski

- Price: Initial Purchase Price: $116.79 | weekends: $99, weekdays: $69

- Included Resorts: Sundance

- Valid: Any day through the season

This is the most affordable of all Sundance ski passes, especially if you plan to hit the slopes anywhere between 1-5 times in the season. In fact, it's cheaper to buy the S-Card than to buy a single-day lift ticket, so even if you plan to go once, it’s worth it.

When you buy the S-Card, your first lift ticket is included; every time you return, it’s only $69 (Weekdays) and $99 (Weekends). Compared to their usual $149-day passes, you’re still saving money.

2. Sundance Season Pass - Young Adult Unlimited Pass

sundance ski airport header

- Price: Before November 1st: $599 | After November 1st: $699

- Included Resorts: Sundance

- Valid Throughout the 23-24 winter season

The Sundance Young Adult Unlimited Pass is a great Utah ski pass for students at UVU and BYU. This discount Sundance season pass is for young adults ages 18-23, making it one of the best ski pass deals in Utah. It is guaranteed to save you money if you’re planning to ski more than 5-6 days in the season. 

Sundance recently opened a new lift, 10 New runs, and 40 new acres of skiable terrain, so you don't want to miss out on unlimited access to these expansions. 

3. Ikon Pass Utah Student DiscountBackcountry Snowboarder

Photo Credit: (Wyatt Peterson)

- Price: $799 (Ikon Pass), $559 (Ikon Base Pass), $389 (Ikon 4-Day Pass)

- Included Resorts: Solitude, Brighton, Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbird, Snowbasin, & Out-of-State

- Pass sells out in early December

This is probably the best ski pass you can get in the US and Canada. The top tier of the Ikon pass gives you unlimited access to Solitude and 7 days at each of the following resorts: Brighton, Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbird, and Snowbasin. On top of these Utah resorts, you also get access to 48 additional out-of-state resorts! 

In order to get the ikon pass student discount, you'll have to be part of a ski association. If you’re a BYU student, you’re lucky because you have access to the BYU Freeride Academy.

In order to get the college Ikon discount, you have to be part of one of these organizations to verify your student eligibility. For UVU students, the best way to get this discount is to visit the Outdoor Adventure Center on campus for more information.

4. Yeti Pass

ski lift

- Price: $719

- Included Resorts: All 15 of Utah’s Resorts

- Valid: Any day through the season

The Yeti Pass is the best option to explore multiple ski resorts in Utah. With a day pass at each of the 15 resorts in Utah, you’ll be able to explore a different resort each weekend throughout the winter. 

Unlike many other passes, the Yeti pass has no blackout dates which is a huge bonus if you want to ski during the holidays. 

5. Epic Pass Utah - Local College Passsnowboard

- Price: $638

- Included Resorts: Park City & Out-of-State

- Prices go up on October 11, 2023

The Epic Local Pass gets you unlimited skiing at Park City Mountain Resort with the exception of a few blackout dates. You might be thinking, One resort? Not worth it...

Keep in mind that Park City is the largest ski resort in the United States with over 7,000 skiable acres. Not to mention their world-class terrain parks.

Not to mention the access to 80 additional resorts you’ll have. This pass has a smaller discount than the Ikon pass, but it is easier to gain access to it.

To learn about skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities, visit our Winter in Utah Valley page.