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Vail on the cheap

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Two friends and I are planning an end of season trip out to Vail. Airfare is already taken care of, now we're focused on securing some cheap accommodations and lift tickets.

 

Any recommendations for hotels that are slopeside or at least on the vail shuttle line that are pretty reasonable (<$100 per room)? Any resources that would be good for this sort of thing?

 

Anyone know where to get Vail lift tickets on the cheap, discount coupons, etc?

post #2 of 7

Title is an oxymoron.

 

 

Day ticket is $105.  Few discounts except on multiday tickets.

I'm paying about $25 a day but that's with a lot of days on my Colorado Pass.

 

No cheap lodging in area except maybe in dorms.  Cheapest lodging is in Frisco/Dillon/Silverthorne

about an hour away, over Vail Pass.  Maybe Leadville?

 

Parking is $25 unless you know tricks to find free outlying lots.

hth

 

BTW  Aspen just went over $100 -now at $104/day!!

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Originally Posted by Mdskier View Post

Title is an oxymoron.

 

 

Day ticket is $105.  Few discounts except on multiday tickets.

I'm paying about $25 a day but that's with a lot of days on my Colorado Pass.

 

No cheap lodging in area except maybe in dorms.  Cheapest lodging is in Frisco/Dillon/Silverthorne

about an hour away, over Vail Pass.  Maybe Leadville?

 

Parking is $25 unless you know tricks to find free outlying lots.

hth

 

BTW  Aspen just went over $100 -now at $104/day!!


eek.gif  are you walking?  I can drive from my front door in Frisco and be parked, put ski boots on and walking toward the lifts in 20-25 minutes....do you drive 1906 Model A??  

 

None of that solves the expense problem as Frisco ain't cheap either but I can ride my bike to Vail from Frisco in a little over an hour......

 

post #4 of 7

Vail is offerng a spring pass for $199.  Last 2 weeks of the season. 

post #5 of 7
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FWIW, been finding some pretty good deals at the Roost Lodge near the Safeway. Also, a couple people have recommended vailonsale.com to me.

 

If only there were a place for cheaper lift tickets...

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Two friends and I are planning an end of season trip out to Vail.



Well there's your problem right there.

post #7 of 7

Stayed at the Roost Lodge many times over the years. It's clean but very worn. Half way decent location actually. Go out the back through the parking lot and a couple hundred yards the Buffer Creek bus stop will take you to the Transporation Center and you have a shrt walk up Bridge Stree to the Vista Bahn. Only problem with the Buffer Creek bus stp is that norammly all the seats are taken and you are standing and they make some more stops and the bus is very crowded. Maybe at the end f the year the crowding won't be so bad, but the bus is ridden by alot of locals going to work at Vail. Abundent choices of inexpensive food a short walk down from the Roost at the Safeway Plaza,(Subway etc all in a row).

 

The Roost serves a light breakfast but not till  7:30 so you can't eat there in the morning and make the bus that gets you to the hill in time for first chair. I think the buses are at 20 min & 40 min. in the morning.

 

I can't help with the discount tickets for Vail. Other than the passes (Colorado Card Epic) I don't think they exist. Didn't know about the $199 end of season deal. Good luck.

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