Originally Posted by doc block
Hi Everyone! I'm hoping somebody can help me out here. I will be vacationing for a week in Feb 2013 with a group of 7 people. We're staying in Frisco and want to be able to ski Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, and A-basin. Is there a pass that we could buy that would encompass all of these resorts and be good for multiple days? Whats the most cost effective approach is what I'm looking for :)
No. Breck, Keystone, and ABasin are on one pass product, and Copper is on another. The most cost-effective approach is to stick to one or the other. You can get a Summit Pass for $419 for the Breck resorts, or $369 for Copper. If you can get to CO in person before November, you can buy a 4-pack for Copper for $139. The passes do come with ski-with-a-friend options, so a few could get Summit passes and share the discounted buddy passes, and split the difference ... but I haven't done the numbers, so I'm not sure on that. Otherwise, finding deals with lodging is the best way for a group, I would think.
Copper does give more discounts independently, like 2-for-1 tickets if you fill up at a Shell station (but there are blackout days, as in, all weekends, usually), and this book always has coupons for Copper (but I'm not sure what they will be; this year's book comes out 8/1) http://eduproject.com/.
American Express Rewards program has tickets for many areas, if any of you belong to that.
Good luck, hopefully some others can chime in. There are a lot of good deals in CO for people who ski often, but prices for short durations can be tough.