Resorts in Nevada, Colorado, Utah and California, amoung other places, have extended their seasons after a rash of spring storms blanketed their slopes in more snow than some have seen all season. Aspen Mountain, which was slated to close this Sunday, will open its lifts for the weekends of April 17–18 and April 24–25 after getting 16 inches of snow in the past 72 hours.
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Let's say you bought a season pass, but you lost your job before the season even started. Are you screwed? Not if you opted for Vail Resorts' Pass Insurance program. For an extra $20 for adult, teen or senior passes (or $10 for children's passes), you'd be able to recover at least some, if not all, of your investment. Break a leg before the season even starts? Full refund. Get pregnant after opening day? Partial refund. Called up for duty two weeks after opening day? Partial refund.