Aging Skiers Getting Too Healthy For Ski Passes

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado ski resort is scaling back ski passes for aging skiers because they are getting healthier.

Purgatory at Durango Mountain says people in their 60s and 70s are living longer, healthier lives and are more active later in life.

According to the Durango Herald, the resort has canceled a silver pass for ages 62 to 69 and a golden pass for those 70 and older.

Now there is only one senior pass for those 65 and older. It costs about $400 if purchased by April 30.

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  • R. Prather

    I thought the idea behind the free ski pass was an incentive to keep older skiers on a fixed income active and healthy by giving them a free pass they otherwise might not be able to afford during their retirement years. So, would they be willing to give older unhealthy people a free pass?

  • L Haddon

    The seniors deserve cheaper rates or no charge at all! They are on fixed incomes and they do bring paying family members to the slopes when they can. They eat at the resturants when they can afford it. The snow is free lifts run all day anyway and remember you may be a senior some day too!!

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