Participating ski resorts dropped dramatically this season. Gone are the Vail-owned resorts, Intrawest, and Eldora.
Breckenridge and Keystone lift tickets are no longer sold in Colorado grocery stores. Vail Resorts wants you to buy them on their website or during their pre-season sales. One can buy them at snow.com seven days in advance for the best pricing during the season.
Intrawest no longer offers Winter Park lift passes at grocery stores either. One can still get pre-season 4 Packs but they are not valid during holiday periods. BOGO coupons can still be found through KBCO, the Entertainment Book, or specialized local discount cards.
Eldora was purchased by Powdr Corp in the summer of 2016. New management = new marketing strategies. Who knows if they will be offered in Costco this season.
I do not have any information about Crested Butte sales locations. They may be offered by Costco in January. They may still be in grocery stores.
One can still find a discount for Eldora, and Ski Granby Ranch through the CSCUSA Gems Card. It can be purchased for $25 from their website.
Lift tickets that can still be purchased at King Soopers include:
- Copper Mountain
- Ski Cooper
- Arapahoe Basin
- one or two other small mountains
Most resorts are going to discounted pre-season 4 packs or season pass sales. If one wants to save money on lift tickets in the future, buy one of those when they are on sale.
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