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Lift tickets off Craigslist?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'll have 3 days at Deer Valley next month, and I see multiple adds on craigslist for $75-80 lift tickets or vouchers.
Are these generally legit deals? I'd really like to save the cash as I need to buy 6.
post #2 of 10

I do not know for sure, some are probably 100% legit (probably employees looking to get a few $$ for vouchers they will not use)... but it also seems like something that would be incredibly easy to counterfeit for some free $$ by SLC criminals.

 

This is a serious case of 'Buyer Beware', you are not going to have any recourse at all if they are fake and bought through craigslist.

post #3 of 10
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bumping this for other opinions/experiences
post #4 of 10
Agree with Whiteroom.
post #5 of 10

I wouldn't.

 

Short story - one of the first times my wife and I went away skiing, it was to Big Mountain. The first day on the hill, on our first break, her pass on an armband gets scooped up by some local racer kid. BM says too bad, buy another, but they have a strict policy on resale and at that time the lifties checked the numbers for stolen ones (I believe they got a reward if they found a stolen pass). Two days later it shows up, somebody looking for a deal buys it off a kid in town who told them his dad got injured. We lucked out and BM refunds the whole amount for the second pass, and the person was sh*t out of luck for buying a pass off-mountain.

post #6 of 10

In general don't do it unless you like playing russian roulette.  Instead recommend checking with the rental shops for discount lift ticket.  http://www.canyonsports.com/discount-lift-tickets/

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post #7 of 10
Buy another? You mean pay $10 (or is it $20?) for a reissue? My friend has lost hers TWICE this season. They've never charged for a whole new season pass while I've been here. Only for a replacement card. And they just deactivate the old card. Maybe before they were scanning?

They've definitely arrested guys for resale of comp tickets which they give out to gatekeepers.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Buy another? You mean pay $10 (or is it $20?) for a reissue? My friend has lost hers TWICE this season. They've never charged for a whole new season pass while I've been here. Only for a replacement card. And they just deactivate the old card. Maybe before they were scanning?

They've definitely arrested guys for resale of comp tickets which they give out to gatekeepers.

 

 

Keep in mind that this was a fair long time ago. It was a 5 or 7 day pass, can't remember - they said too bad, you have to purchase a whole new pass.

post #9 of 10
Oh, not a season pass. More like a weeks worth of tickets.
post #10 of 10

Exactly, we we 're there on a week long vacation and it was a multi-day pass. It must have been an issue at some point for them because they had a system in place for passes being reported lost or stolen, all multi-day passes were numbered and registered and they maintained a list of lost/stolen passes and the lifties actually checked for them.

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