Originally Posted by Jag
Planning a trip to Summit County Feb 21-26 & looking for a deal on lift tickets.. What's up??
Called the travel people about resort stay & ski deals, gave me a price on rooms yet tickets where $100ppd
Online advanced Multi day""Deal"" lift tickets = $100ppd
Window price is $99
Where are the deals?
Congratulations. You are exactly the target consumer that Summit County wants to bend over. Lots of stellar marketing over the years to convince you to want to ski there, and they know that most people don't do ski trips that last over a week, so... you get no deals, $100 a day lift tickets, and after a week you've paid what the local Colorado folks pay to ski there all season and go home.
If you don't like the way the game is played, don't play the game and ski somewhere else. Utah has much more reasonable day passes. Most non-Colorado resorts have much more reasonable day pass prices, and its not like the skiing in Summit is unforgettably great (mediocre/middle of the road even by Colorado standards, not to mention the rest of the West), especially when looked at through the prism of vacation value.
Just to throw it out there, Wolf Creek has 1600 acres, so much more snow than Summit County that's it doesn't even feel like the same sport sometimes, and $55 lift tickets every day, except the days where they are $35.
Or, give in, play the game in the alternate fashion where the ski area still wins and you lose slightly less, and buy a season pass and make 2 trips to the ski area that just locked in all of your ski vacations for the year.