Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Are Aspen Snowmass discount lift tickets available at Costco?

Does Aspen Skiing Company sell discounted lift tickets to Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, or Aspen Highlands in Costco or King Soopers grocery stores?

Let's think about that for a second.  Aspen, Colorado is a four hour drive away from the Front Range ski market in winter.  Second, Aspen is a destination ski resort favored by the rich and famous.  It has no local ski resort competition.

From that data it's pretty clear that Aspen/Snowmass does not need to heavily discount its lift tickets.  It has no Front Range ski resort competition so those market forces do not apply.

So the answer?  No, Aspen/Snowmass does not sell its lift tickets in Costco.  It doesn't sell them in grocery stores anymore either.

If you want discount lift tickets to Aspen/Snowmass, purchase them through your lodging accomodations or 10 days in advance on the Aspen/Snowmass website.

If you can travel to Colorado during the Denver Ski Expo in November, you can purchase an Aspen Classic Pass.  Nope, they can only renewed online.  New sales are in-person only.

Aspen/Snowmass is an awesome place to ski, snowboard, or skibike.  Your lift ticket is valid at any of its four mountains.  Ski all four on the same day if so inclined.  Use the free ski shuttle and save time and money.

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