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Best time and place to purchase Steamboat lift ticket

post #1 of 14
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We're planning for a trip to Steamboat on 3/17 - 3/22. When will be the best date to purchase lift tickets at best price? I've checked Liftopia and they don't have any deal for Steamboat. Should I order the ticket online far ahead of time, or just find good deal nearby the area? Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 14
I just saw this deal online:
http://www.skicolorado.com/Multi-Mountain-Passes.aspx
It is called a 4 x 40 pass that gives you two days at Steamboat and two days at Winter Park for $249.
The offer ends on 2/3/14.
I'm not sure if this will work for you.

I did a somewhat similar offer back in 2010 called the Pow Pow Platter (It was $99 for three tickets - one each at Steamboat, Winter Park, and Copper Mountain.)
post #3 of 14

For tickets strictly for Steamboat, buying in advance from the resort website is your best price.

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Stev View Post

I just saw this deal online:
http://www.skicolorado.com/Multi-Mountain-Passes.aspx
It is called a 4 x 40 pass that gives you two days at Steamboat and two days at Winter Park for $249.
The offer ends on 2/3/14.
I'm not sure if this will work for you.

I did a somewhat similar offer back in 2010 called the Pow Pow Platter (It was $99 for three tickets - one each at Steamboat, Winter Park, and Copper Mountain.)

Thanks, I'll take a look into it.

 

We were planning on Steamboat only, but if we can get good deal another drive to Winterpark won't be a problem.

post #5 of 14
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Thanks, I'll take a look into it.

 

We were planning on Steamboat only, but if we can get good deal another drive to Winterpark won't be a problem.


I would like on their site. sometimes they have some great bundle specials.

post #6 of 14
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I would like on their site. sometimes they have some great bundle specials.

Thanks. I'm checking their website everyday hoping there will be kind of a deal soon :)

 

Anyway, will they usually up the price near March? Or will it be the same rate?

post #7 of 14

I got an Olympian Pass on the Steamboat website.  Three out of 4 days for $199, which was way cheaper than the 3 day pass on the same site.  For a while they were selling 3 out of 4 for $120 in Seattle, but don't know if that is still available, or if you can get it outside Seattle.

 

BK

post #8 of 14

Usually they will offer a late spring discounted pass. I don't see any discounts other than a 10% week in advance purchase.  

post #9 of 14
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Usually they will offer a late spring discounted pass. I don't see any discounts other than a 10% week in advance purchase.  

So you're suggesting I better wait?

post #10 of 14

not sure of the timing. I would give them a call and explain when you are coming out and see what they recommend.  Keep in mind as long as you are buying a week in advance, there's no downside to waiting.  

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
 

not sure of the timing. I would give them a call and explain when you are coming out and see what they recommend.  Keep in mind as long as you are buying a week in advance, there's no downside to waiting.  

Thanks!

 

I think I better give them a call

post #12 of 14

I went through a similar search and found that the best way to get discounted tickets is to bundle the lodging and lift tickets through steamboat.com. Even though I found very cheap lodging on VRBO or HomeAway once I factored in the lift ticket prices it was still a much better deal to go through steamboat.com directly using one of their packages. We bought a few weeks ago and got $240 3 day lift tickets along with $100 BoatBucks plus a 4th night free using one of the deals. I think the Boat Bucks portion expired but the lift ticket price should still be there. 

post #13 of 14

Does anyone know how the conditions at Steamboat typically are that time of the season? I am planning a ski trip at around basically the same time as the original poster. Steamboat is one of the resorts I am looking at, but I hear that its late-season conditions are less dependably good as other CO resorts due to its (relatively) low elevation.

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Nick Arcuri View Post
 

I went through a similar search and found that the best way to get discounted tickets is to bundle the lodging and lift tickets through steamboat.com. Even though I found very cheap lodging on VRBO or HomeAway once I factored in the lift ticket prices it was still a much better deal to go through steamboat.com directly using one of their packages. We bought a few weeks ago and got $240 3 day lift tickets along with $100 BoatBucks plus a 4th night free using one of the deals. I think the Boat Bucks portion expired but the lift ticket price should still be there. 


Yes, I've looked into the bundled pricing. Unfortunately, since we have a time share there getting a bundle will cost more :)

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