Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Can you buy Vail lift tickets at King Soopers or City Market in 2012?

People still scour the internet searching for discount lift tickets to Vail. The biggest source of confusion is buying lift tickets for Vail at King Soopers, City Market, or Costco grocery stores.

The short answer is sort of. You can purchase them but not directly. In order to get a discount lift ticket to Vail you'll need to buy approximately 2 lift tickets to Keystone or Breckenridge first. If you buy a 3 Day lift ticket pass to either of these resorts, one day can be used at Vail or Beaver Creek. Buy a 5 Day Pass to Breck and 2 Days can be used at Vail.

Can you buy Vail or Beaver Creek only discount lift tickets at King Soopers in 2012 or anytime? The quick answer is - No. If you want to buy discount lift tickets to Vail or Beaver Creek you'll need to buy them with your lodging package deal or directly from Vail Resorts during the off-season.

Those who are travel agents, ski patrol, ski instructors, and active duty military can get discounts at the lift ticket window anytime. Just show your professional association ID. The current lift ticket price will depend entirely upon if it is a blackout period or holiday period.

If you have an extremely good friend who is a Vail Resorts employee, they may let you use one of their 50% off coupons. Not a friend - don't ask.

Another option is to Buy a 7 Day Epic Pass during the off-season. They are on sale right now for the 2012 - 2013 ski season.

So quit acting like a gaper and look for discount lift tickets to Vail in all the wrong places. Vail guarantees it has the best lift ticket prices on its website. No need to look anyplace else.

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