I have a college pass for mount snow... well now they call it the 18-26 pass so not exactly just for college students anymore which is better for all. I bought it in March for ~$320 (including tax). Pretty cheap if you ask me. I come from Long Island so I'm not there all the time, but the pass pays for itself with 4.5 days on the snow which I'll meet easily. Plus, I got to use the pass for 2 days in March and its good for all of next season. I remember seeing somewhere that if you show their season pass at other mountains in Vermont you get a decent discount on day passes. Don't hold me to it though. Anyway, I grew up going there in the winter every year so I might be a little biased to the mountain. Can't beat the park they offer out of the east coast resorts in my opinion... and they always change things throughout seasons and between seasons. Just started really getting into the park a season ago... they have features ranging from total n00b to huge jumps so learning slowly won't be a problem for you. If you can get the Okemo/Stratton deal for a similar price, I'd say its more bang for your buck (2 for 1 basically)... but it all comes down the your budget and what mountains you like most.