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What is the best Colorado ski pass to buy?

post #2 of 21

The Gold one.

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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

The Gold one.
Blue!!! Get the blue one!
post #4 of 21

The gold and blue one...

Buy Your Epic Local Pass!

post #5 of 21


The sticky one.
post #6 of 21

Seriously, they only sell a 100, so your probably out this year.  The Epic resorts are all in one area and get the same general weather.  The CSCUSA Gold Pass, is good at most resorts through out the state and multiple micro climates.  Plus, it's fully transferable.

 

post #7 of 21

I just talked to Colorado Ski Country USA.  They have five left!

post #8 of 21

No Vail, Beav, Breck, Keystone, or Silverton on the Gold Pass????!!!!!:eek:eek:eek:bs:

 

Is there a diamond-crusted Gold Pass that really would include ALL the CO resorts, and parking of course.

post #9 of 21
Other than Silverton and Breck and arguably the Beav you aren't missing anything
post #10 of 21
For $3100, you could buy individual season passes to almost all the places you get acess...

The fully transferable part shows who the pass is aimed at- businesses. If I had a Denver area business, I'd probably buy one or more as an employee perk.
post #11 of 21
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Is there anywhere that has specials or deals to get discounts on ski passes?

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Is there anywhere that has specials or deals to get discounts on ski passes?


 



I have no affiliation with Loveland and don't want to come across as a shill, but if you live near Denver and you're looking for a season pass with some lessons and rental gear these two options are pretty good:

3-Class Pass for Newcomer Adults, Pre-Purchase Price: $316 (Includes Season Pass)

The 3-Class Pass for adult first-time skiers or snowboarders is now available for Pre-Purchase! The Pre-Purchased Package includes 1All Day Newcomer and two Half Day Master the Mountain lesson packages. Start out with the All-Day Newcomer lesson and at the end of your first day you receive a "Loveland Valley Only" pass good at Chair 7 and Chair 3. Now you have time to practice what you've learned until your ready for your next lesson. Upon completion of your third lesson you receive a full, unrestricted Loveland Season Pass! Lesson packages include lesson, all day lift access and equipment rental. Phone reservations are available or register at the Loveland Valley between 8am and 9am.

Adult Novice/Intermediate 3-Class Pass, Pre-Purchase Price: $456 (Includes Season Pass)

Take it to the next level! The Pre-Purchase program includes three 1/2-day Master the Mountain, full lesson packages, (Levels 2 - 5),and an unrestricted Season Pass, valid all season upon pre-purchase! Lesson packages include lift access and rental equipment, (Ski or Snowboard). Phone reservations are available or register at the Loveland Valley between 8am and 9am.
post #13 of 21

Don't come to Loveland, you want love it here ;).

 

Note -- the Luv season pass also comes with 3 free days at Crested Butte, Monarch, and Purgatory. 1 daily discounted ticket (~$50 for an adult) and a few %s off food/gear from their shop.

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For $3100, you could buy individual season passes to almost all the places you get acess...

The fully transferable part shows who the pass is aimed at- businesses. If I had a Denver area business, I'd probably buy one or more as an employee perk.

For that money may as well get the pass with a motor:

 

 

Never wait in line again! and when it's not your turn to ski, hey your still getting drive. :D

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Originally Posted by MT Skull View Post
 

No Vail, Beav, Breck, Keystone, or Silverton on the Gold Pass????!!!!!:eek:eek:eek:bs:

 

Is there a diamond-crusted Gold Pass that really would include ALL the CO resorts, and parking of course.

 

I agree 100%, it is BS VR no longer belongs to CSCUSA.

The founder had a diamond-crusted lifetime pass, it was pretty sweet.

 

 

The USSA Gold Pass is good at almost all US resorts.  I'd imagine VR had to be a member,  if they want to host WC races.

http://foundation.ussa.org/gold-pass-fact-sheet

 

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For $3100, you could buy individual season passes to almost all the places you get acess...

The fully transferable part shows who the pass is aimed at- businesses. If I had a Denver area business, I'd probably buy one or more as an employee perk.

 

That wouldn't even get you an Aspen and a Telluride pass.

 

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For that money may as well get the pass with a motor:

 

 

Never wait in line again! and when it's not your turn to ski, hey your still getting drive. :D

 

That's about 25% of a 2015 Summit Etec and trust me, you don't stop paying there.

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Originally Posted by kol1293 View Post
 

Is there anywhere that has specials or deals to get discounts on ski passes?

 



I have no affiliation with Loveland and don't want to come across as a shill, but if you live near Denver and you're looking for a season pass with some lessons and rental gear these two options are pretty good:

3-Class Pass for Newcomer Adults, Pre-Purchase Price: $316 (Includes Season Pass)

The 3-Class Pass for adult first-time skiers or snowboarders is now available for Pre-Purchase! The Pre-Purchased Package includes 1All Day Newcomer and two Half Day Master the Mountain lesson packages. Start out with the All-Day Newcomer lesson and at the end of your first day you receive a "Loveland Valley Only" pass good at Chair 7 and Chair 3. Now you have time to practice what you've learned until your ready for your next lesson. Upon completion of your third lesson you receive a full, unrestricted Loveland Season Pass! Lesson packages include lesson, all day lift access and equipment rental. Phone reservations are available or register at the Loveland Valley between 8am and 9am.

Adult Novice/Intermediate 3-Class Pass, Pre-Purchase Price: $456 (Includes Season Pass)

Take it to the next level! The Pre-Purchase program includes three 1/2-day Master the Mountain, full lesson packages, (Levels 2 - 5),and an unrestricted Season Pass, valid all season upon pre-purchase! Lesson packages include lift access and rental equipment, (Ski or Snowboard). Phone reservations are available or register at the Loveland Valley between 8am and 9am.


Thank you for this information!

post #17 of 21
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That wouldn't even get you an Aspen and a Telluride pass.

 

 

Yes, but take off Telluride (and probably Steamboat) and it goes pretty far towards getting all the others.

 

My point is that as an individual skier, even if you get 100+ days a season, it is pretty tough to get the value out of the pass.  For the few people that have the luxury of skiing where they want, when they want, and EVEN if they hop around to a lot of resorts, in almost all cases it will be more cost effective to buy season passes to where one likes the most, and day passes to the rest. $3100 can buy you a lot of skiing.

 

However, the fully transferable part is the unique aspect that can make the pass pay.  A Denver hospital (or other larger employer- I'm using hospitals because I know a lot of nurses/doctors pool resources for season condo rentals) buys a few, and they will probably end up getting used almost every day of the season by everyone on the staff who skis.  Got a weekend off? Sign out the passes to pay for an Aspen weekend...

post #18 of 21
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3100 just seems extremely expensive

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by kol1293 View Post
 

What is the best Colorado ski pass to buy?

 

For what?  Local?  Out of state vacationer?  Best value?  Multiple resorts or just one?  What kind of terrain do you like?  What level skier are you?


Edited by JimH - 10/21/14 at 5:28am
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That's about 25% of a 2015 Summit Etec and trust me, you don't stop paying there.

Hey we bought a used sled for $900 and were able to move 5 people at a time with it. It was an ugly and beat up one but it got the job done.

 

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post #21 of 21
Kol1293, perhaps you've figured out by now that your question can't really be answered withou some information from you, such as:

1. Where do you live?
2. How many days do you plan to ski/ride?
3. What kind of terrain do you prefer?
4. How important is variety in your mountains?
5. Will you be staying at the resort or nearby?
6. If driving, how important is avoiding traffic congestion to you?

Everyone has different preferences and circumstances, so it's not surprising that different people will think different passes are best. They are for them!

Mike
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