Yosemite Skiing: Season Pass Deal

Dreaming of wintertime getaways? Celebrate the NPS centennial and score a sweet discount.

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THE END OF AUGUST... is very much about pencil cases and backpacks and new apps and shorts and tank tops on the weekends, because it is still August and notably warm in many spots throughout California. What people aren't thinking about, on the whole, is skiing, as the last of the summer vacations roll out (and the school year revs into gear). But if you're a fan of a winter's afternoon spend schussing in a sublime Sierra spot, and you're eagerly anticipating chillier days spent on various slopes, and you're pretty darn chuffed about the National Park Service's 100th birthday, spend your late August securing your season pass to ski inside Yosemite National Park. There's a deal afoot right now, through the first day of September 2016, and it means you may have to momentarily stow your thoughts of summer and turn them to poles and skis and gloves instead. For the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area season pass is available for a cool one hundred bucks, a price that is indeed in honor of...

THE NPS CENTENNIAL: It's easy to remember — 100 years, $100 bucks for the pass — but don't go too far down the path of reverie here. The offer is only on through the end of August, and Sept. 1, too. You can look forward to "unlimited skiing" and Bring-A-Friend lift tickets (that are indeed sold at a discount, depending on a few asterisks). Other perks await, too, like 10% off your bites and beverages, the kind of sustenance that keeps you going for another run. Can you envision your winter playtime now, even as summer is still in the house? Best try, as the usual pass is $179, to this $100 score is worth nabbing when the weather's still toasty.

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