Friday, February 28, 2014

I Ski with KBCO at Winter Park Resort March 5, 2014

by G. Kunkel

Get two adult lift tickets for the price of one at Winter Park Resort this coming Wednesday.

Just print out the coupon at the KBCO website and bring it to a Winter Park or Mary Jane lift ticket window.   If you don't bring the coupon, you don't get the deal.

Both tickets must be used on March 5, 2014.

Didn't come with anybody?  Don't worry, wait for a new friend to show up at the window.

This is a great deal for those who can take off mid-week.  No ski traffic either.

Lots of places at the resort and in-town offer apres-ski deals too.   Personally, I choose Coffee & Tea at the resort as they offer Winter Park Resort employees discounts on adult beverages.   Beers are around $5.50 for everyone else.

Winter Park Pub in town has a great deal on Thai wings. A basket of wings and fries is only $5.00 during Happy Hour.   On Fridays happy hour lasts from 3pm till 7pm.   The place is packed to the rafters with Ski School personnel after 5.

More snow is predicted for this weekend.  Don't miss out.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PSIA lift ticket discount available at Vail or any Vail Resorts Management Company location

by G. Kunkel

If one is a card carrying Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) member,  you can get a discount ski lift ticket at Vail.  The cheap people or hillbillies who failed to tip you at the end of your last lesson will more than likely have to pay well over $100 to get the same ticket.

Just show your PSIA card at the lift ticket window, hand over $79, and you are on your way.   You earned it.  In addition, PSIA pricing is available at Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone.  Most other resorts in the state give discounts too.

The discounted ticket is non-transferable.   No discount is available for friends or family members.

Don't have a PSIA card?  Get your Ski School Director to type up a introductory letter for you.   Keep it in a safe place.   Show this letter at the ticket window (preferably the main one) of the Colorado ski resort one is visiting.  Have your employee pass handy to back up your story.

An introductory letter will also work at Jackson Hole and a number of other western resorts.

Ski instructors are not the only ski resort staff that qualify for lift ticket discounts.  Members of Ski Patrol can flash their cards too.

So those $130 in PSIA dues and $$$ training course fees  will get one lift ticket discounts across the state of Colorado.  Take advantage of it.

Unfortunately, there are no law enforcement or firefighter discounts available at Colorado ski areas.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2013 2014 Eldora Mountain Resort lift tickets available in Superior, Colorado Costco

by G. Kunkel

Discounted ski lift ticket packages for Eldora Mountain Resort are available for purchase in the Superior, Colorado Costco location.  Apparently they've been on sale for the past month or so.

One can get 3 lift tickets for only $134.

They are valid for the entire 2013-2014 ski season.  They do not have any blackout dates.

The vouchers are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Vouchers can only be used by one individual for three visits to Eldora Mountain Resort.   So, three people cannot use the voucher on one day.



I don't know if these vouchers are available at other Costco locations in the Denver Metro Area.  You'll just have to look for yourself.   They could be available in other states but I do not have that information.


Again, Vail Resorts (Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek) does not sell lift tickets to Vail or Beaver Creek in Costco or grocery stores in Colorado.   Either buy them at Snow.com or be prepared to pay full price for lift tickets. 

On a good note, your Epic Pass is valid at Eldora Mountain Resort this season.  Buy an Epic Pass to get the best lift ticket deals in Colorado.

Discounted single day tickets are also available at select King Soopers and Safeway stores in Colorado.  One can also stop by the Eldora Mountain Resort store in Boulder before heading up Boulder Canyon.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2014 Steamboat April Ski Passes on sale

by G. Kunkel

April is the secret ski season in Colorado.  East Coast skiers think the ski season is over or the snow is no good since the season is over in their state.

As a result, Coloradoans get to enjoy deep untracked fresh powder all to themselves.  And this winter is a four wire season in Steamboat.  That is if your ranch uses four strands of barbed wire on its fences.   One can just ski right over the fence right now.

One can purchase one of two April passes for Steamboat right now.  Buy now and save later.  They are selling limited quantities of these ski passes.

 2014 Springalicious Pass

One can get any three days of skiing, snowboarding, or skibiking at Steamboat for $99.  Valid April 1-13, 2014.   Limit one pass per person.  It's non-transferable and non-refundable.  It can be purchased online or by phone.

2014 Double Dip Pass

Get unlimited unrestricted days in April at Steamboat and Winter Park.  Ski at Steamboat till it closes on April 13 and then spend the rest of the season at Winter Park.  Winter Park's high altitude keeps the snow fresh even after the resort closes on April 20.  The pass must be purchased 48 hours in advance. Cost is only $159 and can be purchased online.

Find out more at the the Steamboat website.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Need the price of a discount ski lift ticket at King Soopers, City Market, or Safeway?

Do you need to find the cost of a discount ski lift ticket at King Soopers or other grocery store in Colorado?

I'm now offering that service through Fiverr.

Pick one ski resort and a one week window of continuous dates and I'll go to my local King Soopers grocery store and find out the prices during that week.

Holiday pricing in effect during that week? - I'll find out the prices. Prices will be for single day tickets.  Multi-day tickets are usually available for a further discount.

Need more than one resort ticket pricing?   Order more gigs. Just $5 for each resort/seven day set of dates.

I will NOT be able to tell you which King Soopers or City Market will be selling the lift tickets.  Not all locations sell them in the state of Colorado.

Not all ski resorts sell their lift tickets in King Soopers.  Most noteably - Vail, Beaver Creek, Telluride, Aspen, and Steamboat.

This gig is only for finding the prices for the exact dates you will need lift tickets.  I will NOT buy lift tickets for anyone.

Read more at:

http://fiverr.com/snowboardco/find-the-price-of-a-ski-lift-ticket-at-king-soopers


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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hooky Day at Loveland Ski Area on February 13, 2014

by G. Kunkel

The popular Hooky Day returns to Loveland in February with The Party radio station.

Get an adult all day lift ticket for just $25 with the coupon.  Just sign up with 95.7 FM The Party website and then printout the coupon when it becomes available on their website.

Bring the coupon to the Loveland Lift Ticket window and pay just $25 for that day's lift ticket.  The ticket is only valid for Feb 13, 2014.   Don't forget to print the coupon as no printing facilities are at the ski area and they don't take smartphone screenshots.

If one can't make it on Thursday, keep the coupon anyway.  It also has a BOGO adult ticket offer.  The offer is good for the following two weeks.

The Ridgecat is running at Loveland.  Good times.  Just wish they permitted skibikes.   Skiers and snowboarders only there.

Next Hooky Day is March 13th.  Hooky Days are only available at Loveland Ski Area.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2014 Costco Vail lift tickets in Colorado?

by G. Kunkel

Vail Resorts, Inc. owns Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone ski resorts in the state of Colorado.  Vail and Beaver Creek are its two top shelf destination resorts with Breckenridge and Keystone being value destination resorts for college students and families.

Lift tickets are priced accordingly to this structure.  Likewise, Vail Resorts controls where its ski tickets are sold.

Unlike a few Front Range Colorado ski areas,  Vail Resorts does not sell its lift tickets in Costco nor has it ever sold them there for any of their resorts.

Vail Resorts only sells discounted products to its resorts through limited outlets.  Discounted lift tickets to Breckenridge and Keystone can be purchased at select King Soopers, City Market, and Safeway grocery stores in Colorado.

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Discounted lift tickets to Vail and Beaver Creek can be purchased online at Snow.com.  They are guaranteed to be the lowest price one can find.  They must however be purchased around 10 days in advance.

One can get discounted Vail lift tickets through a lodging package too.  The price will not be any less than those ordered through the Vail website (snow.com).

If one really wants steeper discounts for a Vail-owned resort, you'll need to buy an Epic product during the non-winter season.  They are generally on sale from April to November.

Colorado residents and all other visitors from around the planet Earth can buy them online.  Popular passes include the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, and the Summit Value Pass.  There are no promotional codes ever offered to purchase them.

There are also Epic products that are valid for 3 to 7 days.  It varies from season to season.

Another option is to find a Epic passholder who will sell you one of their Ski-With-A-Friend lift tickets that is loaded onto their pass.  It may cost one around $15 - $ 20 for this courtesy.  You'll still need to pay for the ticket.  Window rates for SWAF tickets vary during the ski season.

The bottom line is that Vail Resorts does not sell lift tickets to any of its ski resorts in Colorado in Costco.

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