There are major changes at Gausta Skisenter this winter. In October it became clear that the ski pass are also affected by the changes. New features for ski pass include a discount for seniors, one- and two-hour passes and an extended offer for young people. What’s more, evening skiing is also included with the ski pass.
Major changes are taking place at Gausta Skisenter ahead of the 2019/2020 winter season: better snow production, wider slopes, new signage and a new après-ski venue to name but a few. The ski pass are also affected by the changes. The prices and types of ski pass available have been updated in response to the major investments.
“It’s right that we’re currently reviewing the ski pass. It’s a natural consequence of last year’s merger of two ski centres into one,” says Andreas Smith-Erichsen, CEO of Gausta Skisenter.
Andreas Smith-Erichsen, CEO of Gausta Skisenter.
With extensive experience working at leisure company Skistar and ski resorts such as Geilo and Hemsedal, Andreas knows what he’s talking about.
“We’ve reviewed the price lists ahead of the winter season and matched supply to demand. Some things have been removed, whilst others have been added. The most important thing now is that we have an offering that’s in line with what the guests want and that the figures stack up, both in winter and in the long term.”
He fully understands that many guests and visitors have questions about the new range of ski pass.
“Change is always tough and it’s difficult to please everyone, but we’re absolutely certain that everyone will benefit from this in the long term, not least our regular guests and cottage owners in the area, who’ll have a far better ski system to use thanks to the investments made for this winter. And we can already see an increase in sales of lift passes compared with previous years, so everything’s going in the right direction!”
At last! As of this year, evening skiing is included for all types of ski pass: season passes, multi-day passes, day passes, afternoon passes, one- and two-hour passes and single passes (if activated during evening skiing).
The children/youth category has been expanded and the age threshold for adult passes has been raised from 16 to 18 years, which means more teenagers than before can ski for less. As before, ski pass and ski rental for children aged 0-7 years are free of charge. Large families with several children can make extra savings with a family package for two adults and four children/youths.
One of the most requested offers is a discount for seniors. This year it’ll become a reality! As of this year, everyone aged 65+ gets a seniors’ discount on all types of ski pass, which means they can ski for the same price as children/youths!
Punch cards are out, while other ski pass are being introduced. If you don’t want to ski for very long or very often, you can now choose between a day pass, morning or afternoon pass, one- or two-hour pass (valid from the first time you activate the pass in the lift) or a single ticket (valid for a single journey on a lift, designed especially for cross-country skiers or people who just want to take their skis up into the mountains).
The season passes are being updated to include new offers, such as a discount at ski school, free travel on the ski bus and the opportunity to give a relative or friend a free day pass. (Added values and offers for everyone who has bought a season pass are being negotiated – more are likely to be added during the season.)
In response to demand, the prices of our ski pass have been adapted more closely to what part of the season it is. As of this year, there are now two different price lists for ski pass: one for the ordinary season and one for peak season.