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Help!!! Best way for a group of 7 to purchase lift tickets to several resorts :)

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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 :)

 

Thanks!!!

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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 :)

 

Thanks!!!

 

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.

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Was typing while SegBrown posted, sorry for repeat info (welcome to Epicski):

 

You are on the edge of making a season pass the best deal, that kicks in at about 6 or 7 days.  Google Vail Resorts Epic Pass which covers all but Copper on your list.  Search here with terms like "Colorado lift ticket deals" for more useful threads like this one:  http://www.epicski.com/t/91369/summit-county-lift-ticket-deals

 

Other discount possibilities include but are not limited to:

Liftopia.com for one or more days at A-Basin and Copper at about 25-40% off.

Maybe Shell Gas stations in Denver area will have a ticket promotion for resorts of interest with gas fill ups.

Outlets for lightly discounted tickets include:  King Soopers and other Denver grocers, Pioneer and other local sports/ski shops

Emerging deals from the websites of the resorts such as Pow Pow Platter.

 

You didn't mention Loveland Ski Area, it's a smaller but good place near the others.  They do online preseason sales of fully transferrable four packs of tickets for around $130-140.  Don't have to be in CO to buy.  Definitely worth a couple days if that hits your price point.

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Thank you for the feedback so far!!!  I did find some multi-day tickets for Breckenridge/Keystone and maybe we can purchase other singles if needed.  I like the idea of the season pass and using the buddy tickets.  That might be an option!

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Your avatar alone should generate some thread traffic. biggrin.gif duck.gif

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LOL, well I currently am a little chunkier :)  That was from my last show, right now enjoying beer, pizza, and the good things in life cool.gif

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Good info so far and agree with Jamesj about LL.  I have also seen Copper offer a transferable 4 pack in the past, but it has been at a premium to their non-transferable product- about $220, I think and I can`t guarantee that it will be offered this year.  I think I remember seeing them offer an additional day on their non-trans 4 pack if purchased in the next few days, but you are looking to mix it up (and need to buy in person), so this doesn`t really help.

 

I think you need more than 7 for group pricing, but it might be worth a call to the resorts to find out.

 

Unless some of the group can swing a second trip, best bet may end up being an advance purchase 4 day Breck/KS/AB tix (with a day at Vail or Beaver possible as they are only about 30-45 min from Frisco) and then looking for transferable 4 packs or deals at Copper and LL.  Check their websites in October to see what is on offer.

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Don't know if they cover Summit County resorts but look into the SkullCandy Passport, on the Geigerig backpacks.  

 

Last season you bought a hydration pack and you got a booklet with a bunch of free tickets all over the place (3 were in Utah where I found them).  Heard that this year is more two for one deal.  The packs sold for $40 - $70, not a bad  deal for about $250 in lift tickets.

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A-basin's $59,  if you carpool w/4 or more.

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