Get Discount Skiing at Colorado Ski Resorts
by G. Kunkel
UPDATE: 1/24/2017. The available lift tickets are drastically reduced. Lift tickets for Breckenridge, Keystone, Winter Park, and Eldora are no longer available.
(This article was originally published on Yahoo! Voices on 10/8/2010)
Most skiers and snowboarders know to look in Colorado grocery stores for discount ski lift tickets. In Colorado, Kroger grocery stores are known as King Soopers and City Market. The unionized stores along the Front Range are called King Soopers. The non-union stores in the mountains (near ski resorts) and the Western Slope are called City Market.
Most Front Range King Soopers grocery stores offer discount ski lift tickets. They sell single day lift tickets to Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Ski Area, Breckenridge, Keystone, Monarch Mountain, Ski Sunlight, Ski Cooper, Sol Vista, and Eldora Mountain Resort.
The City Market grocery store in Dillon, Colorado sells single and multi-day ski lift tickets at a small discount. In addition, multi-day tickets can be purchased for Keystone and Breckenridge Ski Resort. With the purchase of a 3-day lift ticket, one day can be used at Vail or Beaver Creek. Discount single day lift tickets are not currently available for Vail or Beaver Creek. Call the grocery store for customer service desk hours, lift ticket pricing, and lift tickets in stock at the store. Dillon City Market (970) 468-2363. Quantities available can change daily.
For those ski vacationers traveling through Denver International Airport (DIA), a convenient Front Range King Soopers grocery store is located at Youngfield St./32nd Avenue, Exit 264, off westbound Interstate 70. Call the store for customer service desk hours, lift ticket pricing, and lift tickets in stock. (303) 238-6486. Quantities available can change daily. The store is next to a Wal-Mart in case you forgot anything for your ski vacation.
While you are in a King Soopers or City Market, check to see if they have a Entertainment Book coupon book, Gold C coupon book, or E Book coupon books in stock in the store book section. These coupons books are packed with discount lift ticket coupons to Loveland Ski Area, Monarch Mountain, Copper Mountain, Winter Park Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, and many others. Due to reselling abuse, discount coupons for Vail are no longer offered in the coupon books.
While everyone wants to save money on his or her ski vacation, a word of warning. It is illegal in Colorado to use someone else’s ski pass or lift ticket. Colorado ski resorts take theft of services seriously and do prosecute. Fines can reach $1000.
More Savings at Colorado Ski Resorts:
The Entertainment Coupon Savings Book Ski Lift Ticket Coupons For Colorado Ski Resorts 2010-11
City Market – Dillon, Colorado – personal communication
Denver Post – King Soopers advertisement
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