Saturday, August 30, 2014

2014 2015 Steamboat 3 Day Pass is only $129

by G. Kunkel

Currently offered ONLY at the Powder Daze location in Littleton, Colorado.

Get a three day pass to Steamboat Ski Resort for only $129.  On site sales are from 8/22/2014 to 9/2/2014.

Blackout days are  12/26/2014 to 1/10/2015.   Otherwise, it is good all season.

This pass can only be purchased at the Littleton Powder Daze location.  It cannot be purchased at any other location.

The pass must be purchased in-person.  No phone orders or internet orders for this special price.   Anyone wanting this pass must be there to purchase it.  Limit one per person.

Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Since a one day window ticket to Steamboat runs about $129 during regular season, this is an extremely good deal.

Sale location is at 8601 W. Cross Drive next to Southwest Plaza Mall.

Aspen/Snowmass is also selling their Classic Pass at this location.   Again, must be present to purchase and no phone/internet orders.

If you miss this sale date, it probably will be offered again at the Denver Ski Expo.

Update 9/3/2014:

Fall schedule of places to buy the Steamboat 3 Pass in-person is here. The price is now $149.



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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Military Epic Local Pass in Colorado

by G. Kunkel

Unfortunately Vail Resorts does not have a Military Epic Pass, Military Epic Local Pass, or any other kind of discount Military Epic Pass.

Vail Resorts does however sell various military discount lift tickets and season passes at its ski resorts.

Active Duty and reserve military can purchase the Liberty Pass which is valid at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin for unlimited days.  It can be purchased at the Keystone Pass Office all season long.  Adult passes are $219 and child are $125.

Retired military can now purchase the Liberty Honor Pass.  It allows unlimited days at Keystone and A-Basin.  It does have some blackout days.  The adult pass is $279 and can be purchased at the Keystone Pass Office.

Active duty Military can buy discount daily lift tickets all season long at Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood.   Just present your active Military ID.  The 2013/14 price was $72 for adults and $39 Child.  Kirkwood prices were a bit cheaper.

Ski instructors, ski patrol, and travel agents can also get discounted lift tickets with proper ID.  Vail Resorts does not offer a law enforcement or firefighter discount.

More information can be found on the Military FAQ page.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Costco discount lift tickets in Colorado

by G. Kunkel

Some Colorado ski resorts sell their lift tickets in Costco.  These are usually small non-destination areas.


Destination ski areas like Vail, Aspen, Steamboat, and Telluride do not nor have they ever sold them in these outlets.   They don't sell their passes in the grocery store either.  Vail does sell tix to Breck and Keystone for about $9 off the window price in select King Soopers, City Market, Safeway, and Albertson's.



Colorado resorts that have sold them in Costco in the past include: Eldora, Crested Butte, Monarch, A-Basin, and Durango Mountain Resort.

So if your buddy is telling you to check out Costco for Vail or Aspen/Snowmass lift tickets, tell him to lay off the recreational weed.

If you really want to save on the lift passes, buy a season pass during the off season.  The best time to purchase a pass in Colorado is in spring but Sniagrab or Powder Daze are good too.

Most passes can now be purchased online or by phone.  No excuse now except pure laziness.  One can not purchase discount season passes from December to March.

If one can not afford a season pass, 4 packs or 4 passes are great alternatives.  Most resorts sell them these days.  It is a crap shoot if they can be bought online or by phone.  Some do, some don't.  99% of them are picture passes so no sharing or resale allowed.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

2014 2015 Telluride discount ski passes are on sale

by G. Kunkel

If one is looking for discount products for Telluride Ski Resort, they need to be purchased before October 13, 2014.   After that date the prices increase significantly.



Products include season passes, a discount card, and 6 day/10 day discount cards.   Passes are available for adults, junior, child, toddler, and senior.  10 day lesson passes are also available.

Military can purchase the Camo Card.  It gets one a 30% discount off the adult window rate.  Military ID required.

According to the Telluride website, the passes can be ordered online and be picked up at any ticket window during the season.

Picture passes are non-transferable.  So don't lend your pass to a buddy or family member or you may wind up in the local pokey.  Your wallet will be lighter too.

Season pass insurance is available for purchase.  If you don't buy it and get hurt, the ski resort will not refund your money for the pass.

Get more information or help through a Skier Services Sales Rep. via email at passes@telski.com or contact them at 970-728-7517.

If you miss this pre-season sale, they might be offered at local sales events in southwest Colorado or at the Denver Ski Expo in November. 

Get all the up to date pass and price information at http://www.tellurideskiresort.com/pricing-products/season-passes/ 

Get all your questions answered at the FAQ page.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Eldora is not Epic for the 2014 2015 ski season

by G. Kunkel

After one season on Vail Resorts (Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek) Epic Pass, Eldora Mountain Resort left.   Apparently too many Epic Pass holders crowded the resort on weekends.


For the 2014 2015 season, Eldora will be on the Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus.   Not to be confused with the regular Rocky Mountain Super Pass.

On the RMSP+ , passholders will have unlimited skiing, snowboarding, and skibiking at Eldora.  Also included are: unlimited days at Copper Mountain & Winter Park, 6 days at Steamboat, and three days at Crested Butte.

The pass will only be valid for alpine slopes at Eldora.   One must purchase a nordic pass separately.

Skibiking is permitted at Eldora, Crested Butte, Winter Park, and Steamboat.  Restrictions apply at some resorts.

Current pass prices are:
Adult (18-69): $529
*College: $399
Teen (13-17): $399
Child (6-12): $279
Child 5 and under: $30
Senior 70 +: $399
Patriot Adult: $339
Patriot Child (6-12): $209
The passes can currently be ordered online, by phone, or at a sales pass event.  Pass sales stop around the end of November.



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Friday, August 1, 2014

2014 Christy Sports Powder Daze has a new location

by G. Kunkel

The ever popular  Powder Daze is moving to Southwest Plaza.   If you want to find the lift ticket deals for the upcoming ski season, take note.  It will not be held at any Christy Sports location.

The new address is 8601 West Cross Drive in Littleton, Colorado.

The sale runs from 8/22/14 to 9/2/14.   Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Powder Daze is again being held in Steamboat Springs and Dillon but discount pass sales are NOT being held in those locations.

Ski resorts selling discounted passes at the Littleton location include: Copper Mountain, Winter Park, Steamboat, A-Basin, Aspen/Snowmass, Eldora, Loveland, and Monarch.

Bonus pass days are available for Winter Park and Copper 4 Passes.  All passholders must be present to purchase a pass.  4 Passes are $149 for each resort.

More information is available on the Powder Daze FAQ page.

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