Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Does King Soopers sell Vail lift tickets?

by G. Kunkel

Yes, King Soopers sells lift tickets to Vail.   But not Vail ONLY single or multi-day lift tickets.

If you want to buy Vail lift tickets at King Soopers or Safeway, you'll need to buy a multi-day for Breckenridge or Keystone first.  Only a day or so will will then be valid at Vail or Beaver Creek.

If one wants to buy lift passes for Vail only, you'll need to look elsewhere.

The only places to purchase Vail only tickets?
  • From their website at
  • From the lift ticket window
  • Advance purchase from your lodging
  • Buy during the non-skiing season (aka summer) at sales events or online
  • Ski with a Friend passes (you'll need to contact a season pass holder)
  • Use your credit card points
There are no outlets in Denver or the Front Range to purchase lift tickets to Vail.  No coupon books carry them either.

Vail Resorts tightly controls where the lift tickets to its premium ski resorts are sold.  They do not sell discounted passes in grocery stores or Costco for Vail or Beaver Creek.

Tickets can be purchased to middle tier resorts such as Keystone and Breckenridge.

In addition, parking in the parking garage's in Vail cost $25/day.  There are a few free spots but they are a bus ride away or are privileged locals only information.

Update: 3/9/17. King Soopers no longer sells lift tickets for Vail Resorts.  Buy at

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