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FAQ'S

What is the Cali Pass?

The Cali Pass is your pass to good times at California's closest winter resorts. With a Cali Pass you get unlimited access to Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge, China Peak and Mountain High PLUS 3 days each at 19 Powder Alliance Resorts Worldwide. Some restrictions apply. The CALI Pass. It’s a Vibe!

How do I buy it?

Click here to purchase a Cali Pass. https://www.thecalipass.com/buynow

Does it cost more?

Yes, the Cali Pass costly roughly $100 more than a single-resort season pass. For that you receive unlimited access to Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge, China Peak and Mountain High PLUS 3 days each at 19 Powder Alliance Resorts Worldwide. It is an exceptional deal and pays for itself in just one use. 

 

How much is a Cali Pass?

Cali Pass rates vary throughout the year and are usually cheapest in the Spring. Please click here for current Cali Pass pricing. https://www.thecalipass.com/buynow

 

Where do i pick up the Cali Pass?

You may pick up your Cali Pass at your home resort or choose to have it mailed to you for an additional fee.

 

I already bought my Season Pass. Can I still upgrade to a Cali Pass?

Yes. Please click here to upgrade your season pass. https://www.thecalipass.com/upgrade.

 

Can I upgrade my pass to a Cali anytime?

Yes!

 

Can other Passes be upgraded to a Cali Pass? (Weekday/ College/ Military)

No. Discounted passes such as Military, Midweek, Night, College, etc... cannot be upgraded to a Cali Pass.

 

How much is it for employees?

Employees of Cali Pass resorts get unlimited skiing & snowboarding at all other Cali Pass resorts (while employed), just like regular pass holders.

 

I lost my Cali Pass. How do I replace it?

Please contact the Season Pass office at your home resort. They will issue you a new pass. Please note, a service fee may be imposed.

 

Is the Cali Pass Unlimited? No blackouts at other resorts?

The Cali Pass gets you unlimited access to Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge, China Peak and Mountain High. You also receive 3 days each at 19 Powder Alliance Resorts Worldwide. Some restrictions apply.

 

What additional benefits come with the Cali Pass.

  • Unrestricted access at Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge, China Peak, and Mountain High Resorts.

  • 3 DAYS each at 19 Powder Alliance Resorts worldwide including Sierra At Tahoe and Mt. Shasta Ski Park. That’s up to 57 FREE tickets! Restrictions apply.​​

  • 8 Buddy Ticket Discounts - 20% Off Two (2) Per Month (Dec-Mar)

  • Food & Beverage - 10% Off (Non-Alcoholic)

  • Retail - 10% Off (Non-Sale Items)

  • Mountain Biking - ​20% Off Lift Tickets

  • Lodging at China Peak - 30% Off (Sunday-Thursday, Non-Holiday)

  • Ski & Ride School - 20% Off Group Lessons (Weekday, Non-holiday)

 

If I get a Cali Pass, can I still use the same pass card I already have or do I have to pick up a new card?

You must obtain a new card, either in person or by mail. The new Cali Pass has technology in it that activates the turnstiles at other resorts. Plus, it is the only pass accepted at participating Powder Alliance Resorts. 

 

What is the Powder Alliance?

The Powder Alliance is a group of 23 participating areas that share reciprocal season pass benefits. With a Cali Pass, both kids and adults receive 3 free days at each Powder Alliance Resort worldwide. Up to 1 ticket per day. Some restrictions apply. Visit https://www.powderalliance.com/resorts to begin planning your trip today.

 

How do I redeem tickets at Powder Alliance Resorts?

Each resort is different. Most prefer you present your season pass and photo ID at the Season Pass or Guest Services office. Please visit each resort’s page on https://www.powderalliance.com/resorts for redemption instructions prior to visiting.

 

Is Bear Valley included in “my” Cali Pass if I purchased it before?

Yes, all Cali Passes are valid at all 4 Cali Pass Resorts; Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge, China Peak and Mountain High.

 

Do the buddy ticket discounts work at Bear Valley?

Yes, the 20% Off Buddy Ticket Discounts are valid at all 4 Cali Pass Resorts; Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge, China Peak and Mountain High.

 

With a buddy pass is it a discounted lift ticket or free lift ticket?

Cali Pass holders receive eight (8) 20% Off discounts for family and friends per season. Up to 2 per month (Dec-Mar).

 

Can we get access to your resort with an Epic or Ikon pass?

No, however some Cali Pass resorts offer discounted ticket rates to Ikon and Epic pass holders like Mountain High’s Slopetime Pass. https://www.mthigh.com/site/tickets-and-groups/season-passes/slopetime-pass.html

 

Does the Cali Pass include Mammoth or Big Bear?

No. The Cali Pass is not valid at Mammoth or the Big Bear Resorts (Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, Snow Valley).

Need some help?
 

​Contact your home resort for any questions concerning your 2023/24 Cali Pass purchase.

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Bear Valley

209-753-2301 Ext. 777

The Cali Pass. It's a Vibe.

Dodge Ridge

209-965-3474

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China Peak

559-233-2500 Ext. 6

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Mountain High

888-754-7878 Ext. 2

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