Rates increasing at Mt. Bachelor ski area

UTAH, ALTA SKI AREA:  A woman skier enjoys the snow at Alta.

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BEND, Ore. (AP) _ Season passes at Mt. Bachelor ski area are again going up in price, though this year the increase is a bit steeper.

The Bulletin of Bend reports (https://is.gd/jLn2m4 ) that adult pass rates will go up $40, rather than the usual increase of $20, for the 2016-17 ski season.

An adult season pass will cost $929 for the upcoming season when purchased before Oct. 1, up from $889 last season. It will cost $1,129 beginning Oct. 1, up from $1,089 for the 2015-16 season.

Other increases include the cost of a daily lift ticket, which increased 9.5 percent to $92, and the cost of season passes for young adults between 19 and 26, which went up 9.5 percent to $459 before October and $539 after October.