A Collection of Season Passes

14 Sep, 2007

Since I started snowboarding, I have tried my best to hold onto the season passes I’ve aquired over the years. They now hang in my truck showing off my collection but I decided it would be a good idea to scan them and have them on my computer before they fade away completely.

My first season pass was 98-99 season when I was 15 years old…I had to get rides to the mountain. I’m only missing two season passes to this date; the 99-00 season pass from Snoqualmie and the 03-04 season pass to Stevens Pass which they made me turn in after I blew out my ACL.

In my collection, most are winter season passes from working at the mountain, there’s a couple summer season passes and a couple summer bike passes.

As you’ll noticed, I erased out my last name…just because this is the internet. A couple of the passes aren’t doing so hot after a couple years…so the wear and tear is definitely showing.

But enjoy…these are some classic photos and I can’t wait to take my photo for the 07-08 season coming up to add to the collection.The first season pass. I started teaching at Snoqualmie Pass when I was 15 years old.

The 02-03 season is when I started teaching at Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass. So I would be at Stevens on Friday/Saturday morning then drive to Snoqulmie where I would teach Saturday evenings/Sunday. Since I started late, I had to get a college pass. I soon realized after that season that Stevens was a better mountain to work for and better pay.

The summer before I was down at Timberline a lot and eventually paying for lift tickets got spendy so I knew the next season I would just get hired by Timberline for the summer.

The Whistler Edge card is an awesome deal for Washington/BC residents to get some days at Whistler without having to buy lift tickets or a season pass. You pay for the edge card and get a certain number of days free plus discounts off lift tickets. I loved having mine and it made sure I attended Telus Festival without having to spend too much on lift tickets.

This is my 04-05 Edge Card.

05-06 Edge Card
At the end of the 05-06 season I was moving to Colorado so once I got employed by Steamboat I received my summer pass which I could use for the gondola ride in the summer and the bike pass to take my bike on the gondola (I eventually sold my bike but I still get the pass just in case). The nice thing about summer gondola rides is you can take your dog with you, so I take my dog up the gondola with me and we hike around the upper mountain.

And that’s it for now…I’ll definitely keep updating my photos as I take new pass photos

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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