One Utah ski resort is actually cutting prices this year instead of raising them.

Snowbird is dropping the price of individual and family season passes bought before Sept. 12 by up to $500 over last season's rates.

The industry group Ski Utah says the troubled economy has other resorts outside Utah also rolling out discounts, but the group wasn't aware of any other Utah resort joining in.

Utah resorts say they have a lot to offer with snow quality and airport access compared with other states.

Snowbird says it's trying to make skiing more affordable for locals. Tickets at Utah resorts can cost more than $70 a day.

Snowbird is dropping the price of an individual season pass by up to $50 — it will still cost more than $900.

A family of four will save nearly $500 over last season for a season pass.