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Trying (and failing) to get a reasonable deal for Aspen

post #1 of 11
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I'm trying to plan a trip to Aspen for 3 days between February 3rd and the 7th. I live 3 hours away so I would be driving.

 

The best deal on liftopia is 12% off, but that's combining lift tickets with rentals or dining vouchers, neither which I want or need.

 

Are there any other deals I'm missing? I am a veteran as well, not sure if they have a vet discount.

post #2 of 11

I'm not sure about the types of deals available for a trip like yours.  Most of the folks I know who find deals at Aspen, or any of the 4 mountains usually have some tie in with lodging.  

post #3 of 11

Aspen/Vail etc rarely show up on the discount lift ticket sites. Be prepared to pay!

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Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post
 

I'm trying to plan a trip to Aspen for 3 days between February 3rd and the 7th. I live 3 hours away so I would be driving.

 

 

Sorry, can't help ya.

Next year get a classic pass in the fall. 

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post
 

I'm trying to plan a trip to Aspen for 3 days between February 3rd and the 7th. I live 3 hours away so I would be driving.

 

The best deal on liftopia is 12% off, but that's combining lift tickets with rentals or dining vouchers, neither which I want or need.

 

Are there any other deals I'm missing? I am a veteran as well, not sure if they have a vet discount.


I recently purchased a three day ticket off the Aspen website for $297, requires seven day advance purchase.  Basically the same deal as Liftopia less the meal vouchers.

Where my budget recovered was at Days Inn of Carbondale.  Priceline $65 per night.

post #7 of 11
Mountain Collective Pass next year.

Mike
post #8 of 11

I know this doesn't help you this year, but if you want to go next year, in the fall visit one of the ski shows like the Ski Expo in Denver -- usually in early November -- or an REI store or other ski shop that is selling Aspen/Snowmass 4-packs. The Ski Expo is worth the trip and has a bunch of resorts selling 3 and 4-packs at greatly discounted rates. The Aspen 4-pack has been about $230 the past couple of years, and is good for any of the four Aspen ski areas.

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 The Aspen 4-pack has been about $230 the past couple of years, and is good for any of the four Aspen ski areas.

 

 

That is the Classic Pass.  They really jacked up the extension days this year and that funneled more people to the Mountain Collective.

It seems short sighted to push some of your most loyal customers to other resorts.  Why would you do that?

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That is the Classic Pass.  They really jacked up the extension days this year and that funneled more people to the Mountain Collective.

It seems short sighted to push some of your most loyal customers to other resorts.  Why would you do that?

 

Yeah get the Classic Pass.    Employees of non-Vail Resorts get lift tickets for free.  That includes part-timers too.

 

Aspen Snowmass has a military discount but it still is like $80 or so.  Colorado resorts do not have a law enforcement or firefighter discount.

 

There's a couple places in Aspen proper that have $60 and under rates.  One advertises the other doesn't.  Just found out about the non-advertiser last season.  Lips is sealed.

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FYI for future reference, the military discount is $93 plus a one time fee of $5 for an RFID ticket. I don't know if they officially accept non-retired veterans, but I showed my old, expired ID and they gave me the discount.
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