Participating ski resorts at King Soopers 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 have limited information about Crested Butte sales locations. They can be purchased in Costco starting in January 2017. 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. The deadline to purchase one is February 28, 2017.
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 pack sales 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.
Plan around any blackout dates. The 4 Packs are not valid during most holidays.
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