Thursday, January 16, 2014

2013 2014 Safeway ski lift tickets are available in Colorado

by G. Kunkel

As during every ski season, Safeway sells discount lift tickets to a number of Colorado resorts.  As usual, tickets to every resort are not available.

Tickets available are the same ones they've sold for the past fifteen years or so.  King Soopers/City Market also sell the same tickets for the same prices as Safeway.

The tickets sold in the grocery store are actual tickets not vouchers so don't lose them.  They should have a small tear-off tab on the bottom of the ticket.  Tear it off and store it in a zippered pocket.  If your lift pass falls off, one can redeem it for a new pass.

Lift tickets Safeway sells:
  • Winter Park
  • Crested Butte
  • Ski Cooper
  • Eldora
  • Copper Mountain
  • Breckenridge
  • Keystone
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Loveland
  • Monarch 

They do NOT sell:
  • Vail
  • Beaver Creek
  • Steamboat
  • Telluride
  • Aspen/Snowmass
Tickets may or may not be sold at all Safeway locations.  Call ahead to prevent disappointment.  Stores located along Interstate 70 and in the Denver Metro area are safe bets.

The tickets to the non-destination resorts will be less expensive than those to the crowded mega-resorts.  The proximity to the competitive Front Range skier market also determines the price of a lift ticket in Colorado.

Ticket prices fluctuate throughout the season.   Prices will be higher during the holidays and school breaks. Prices will be lower during slow periods and mid-week.  The grocery store doesn't set the prices of the tickets, the ski resorts do.

Most residents of Colorado don't buy lift tickets in grocery stores.  It is cheaper to buy a season pass during the off-season.  As they can be bought online, one can buy them from home.

Popular passes available for purchase during the off-season (it's not winter) include the Rocky Mountain Super Pass, Epic Pass, and the Epic Local Pass.  Coupon codes do not exist for purchasing these passes.

Have fun skiing, snowboarding, and skibiking in Colorado. Lots of snow so far this ski season.

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