The Colorado Gems Card Offers Cheap Skiing and Snowboarding in Colorado

A $10 Discount Card that Offers Free Lift Tickets, Discount Lift Tickets, and Ski Deals at 9 Colorado Ski Resorts

by G. Kunkel

(This article was originally published on Yahoo! Voices on 10/30/2010)

The Colorado Gems Card is a discount ski deal card offered every fall by Colorado Ski Country USA to help skiers and snowboarders save money at some of the smaller yet overlooked bargain ski resorts in Colorado. These Colorado Gems include Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin, Monarch Mountain, Eldora Mountain Resort, Echo Mountain, Ski Cooper, Powderhorn Resort, and SolVista Basin. The Colorado Gems Card offers free skiing; discount lift tickets, and other discounts at these ski resorts.

Get free skiing

Skiers and snowboarders get a free lift ticket at Monarch Mountain in April 2011 and a free lift ticket to Ski Cooper in February 2011 with the Colorado Gems Card. Just present your card at the lift ticket window to get your free lift ticket.

 

Ski resort lift ticket discounts:

Monarch Mountain Ski Area:

Monarch Mountain is located on Monarch Pass near the towns of Salida and Poncha Springs in South Central Colorado. It has 350+ annual inches of snowfall, an elevation of 10,790 ft., and 800 acres of terrain for skiing and snowboarding. https://skimonarch.com/main/

1 lift ticket coupon – Get a free ski lift ticket in April 2011

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $10 off full-day lift tickets any day of the week. Blackout days – 12/26/10 – 01/02/11, 01/15/11 – 01/16/11, 02/19/11 – 02/20/11, 03/12/11 – 03/19/11.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area:

Arapahoe Basin has offered dayskiing in Colorado since 1946. Expanded snowmaking gives it the longest ski season in Colorado. It offers beginner to extreme terrain for skiers and snowboarders. Lodging is available at nearby Keystone Ski Resort.

1 lift ticket coupon – Buy one adult lift ticket and get one free. Valid Monday – Friday. Valid 11/01/10 -12/17/10. Blackout days – 11/24/10 – 11/26/10.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $10 off full-day lift tickets any day of the week. Valid all season.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $5 off a full-day child lift ticket any day of the week.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $5 off a full-day senior lift ticket any day of the week.

Echo Mountain:

Echo Mountain is the closest ski resort to Denver. It offers an extensive terrain park and 16 trails for skiing and snowboarding. It offers extended evening hours under the lights for some after work shred. No slopeside lodging. http://www.echomtnpark.com/

1 lift ticket coupon – Get a $20 lift ticket. Valid for any age. Valid from opening day 2010 – 12/07/2010.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $10 off an adult lift ticket any day of the week. Valid all season.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $5 off a child lift ticket any day of the week. Valid all season.

Eldora Mountain Resort:

Eldora Mountain Resort is just 21 miles west of Boulder up Boulder Canyon. This day-ski only resort offers skiing and snowboarding on 680 acres. No slopeside lodging. http://www.eldora.com/

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $15 off an adult lift ticket any day of the week. Valid all season.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $10 off a child lift ticket any day of the week.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get $10 off a senior lift ticket any day of the week.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Buy one adult lift ticket and get one free. Valid Monday – Thursday. Blackout days – 12/26/10 – 01/02/11

Loveland Ski Area:

Loveland Ski Area offers skiing and snowboarding high on the Continental Divide above the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel on Interstate 70 just 72 miles west of Denver. It never has lift lines and provides over 1570 acres of terrain. You’ll get your Colorado Gems Card fee back in just one day at Loveland. It’s the local’s mountain for a reason. http://www.skiloveland.com/default.aspx

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get an adult lift ticket for $39 any day of the week.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Get a child lift ticket for $18 any day of the week.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Buy one adult lift ticket and get one free Monday – Friday. Not valid 12/20/10 – 12/31/10.

SolVista Basin:

SolVista Basin lies just 10 miles west of Winter Park Resort in Grand County. It has a variety of terrain for skiing and snowboarding. Night skiing is available on a limited basis. Slopeside lodging is available. http://www.solvista.com/ski/solvistabasin.asp

Multiple use lift ticket coupon – Get $10 off an adult lift ticket. Valid 01/03/11 – 03/06/11. Blackout days – 01/14/11 – 01/17/11 and 02/18/11-02/21/11.

Multiple use lift ticket coupon – Get $5 off a junior lift ticket. Valid 01/03/11 – 03/06/11. Blackout days – 01/14/11 – 01/17/11 and 02/18/11-02/21/11.

1 lift ticket coupon – Buy one adult lift ticket and get one free. Valid once. Valid 01/03/11 – 01/31/11. Blackout days – 01/14/11 – 01/17/11 and 02/18/11-02/21/11.

Powderhorn Resort:

Powderhorn Resort lies 45 minutes east of Grand Junction on the Grand Mesa in western Colorado. It has 1600 acres of skiable terrain and 250 inches of annual snowfall. Slopeside lodging is available. http://www.powderhorn.com/

2 lift ticket coupons – Get $10 off any lift ticket. Valid twice.

Multiple use lift ticket coupon – Buy one lift ticket and get one free. Valid 03/01/11 – 04/03/11

Ski Cooper:

Ski Cooper is the birthplace of the Colorado ski industry. Ski Cooper is where members of the famed 10th Mountain Division received their winter training during World War II. After the war, its veterans returned to Colorado and founded many of Colorado’s ski resorts. http://www.skicooper.com/

1 lift ticket coupon – Get one free lift ticket in February 2011. Not Valid 02/18/11-02/21/11.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Buy one adult lift ticket and get one free. Valid Monday -Friday. Blackout days – 12/19/10 – 01/02/11.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Buy a full-day adult lift ticket for $34. Valid Saturday and Sunday. Blackout days – 12/19/10 – 01/02/11.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Buy a full-day child lift ticket for $18. Valid Saturday and Sunday. Blackout days – 12/19/10 – 01/02/11.

Sunlight Mountain Resort:

Sunlight Mountain Resort lies just outside the city of Glenwood Springs. Ski and snowboard a full day at the resort and then head into town to soak in the world-famous hot springs pool. A variety of lodging is available including the historic Hotel Colorado. http://www.sunlightmtn.com/

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Buy a full-day adult lift ticket for $30. Blackout days – 12/26/10 – 01/02/11.

Unlimited lift ticket coupon – Purchase one adult full-day lift ticket and get 1 child (12 and under) lift ticket free. Blackout days – 12/26/10 – 01/02/11.

How to get a Colorado Gems Card:

You don’t have to live in Colorado to get a Colorado Gems Card to save money while skiing and snowboarding. They can be ordered online at the Colorado Ski Country USA website for $10. In October they can also be picked up at Credit Union of Colorado locations. Sign up for the Gems Card newsletter to receive additional discounts throughout the ski season.

Gems Card rules and restrictions:

Every person must have his or her own Gems Card. The card must be presented at the resort lift ticket window to receive the discounts. Each person may only have one card and only one discount may be redeemed per day.

The Colorado Gems Card is non-transferable and photo ID may be required at the lift ticket window. Resale of the card is prohibited.

The Colorado Gems Card are valid throughout the 2010-11 ski season. Participating resorts discount offers are subject to change.

Get more money saving ski lift ticket coupons with:

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Sources:
personal knowledge
http://www.coloradoski.com/Resorts/Gems/GemsCard/
http://daysailer1.com/

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