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.
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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