The turn in the temperatures signals a new season on Grandfather Mountain — and the return of a bargain allowing unlimited access to the park for six months.

The Secret Season Pass allows holders unlimited, six-month access to the park November 2019 through April 2020.

An individual Secret Season Pass costs $32 plus tax for adults — less than the price of two regular tickets. A child’s Secret Season Pass (ages 4 to 12) is $18 plus tax. A group pass, good for up to six people traveling in the same vehicle, sells for $90 plus tax and pays for itself on the first visit.

Secret Season passes are now available at the Grandfather Mountain Entrance Gate and are valid through April 30, 2020.

Grandfather Mountain is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day in winter, weather permitting, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check for schedule changes and other information online at