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Trip in Feb. Need advice on when to buy passes [family, 4 ski days at Vail, Keystone, Breck]

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Hey everybody!  We just booked our airfare for a family trip the first week of Feb. (2-8).  We're looking at Vail, Keystone, Breck, etc. and were considering the set date 4 out of 6 days ski pass for $383.  My question is whether anybody has seen any good deals for day after Thanksgiving, New Years Day sale, etc. that would beat this price?  Also, and please forgive me since we're in Kentucky and know practically nothing about how to score a good deal on passes out West, are there any other reasonable recommendations on how we can save some money on passes during that week without risking missing a good deal (25% off) if I buy them now.

 

Thanks for entertaining my questions.  Looking forward to getting back out there and trying out the brand new pair of Head Strong Instincts!

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Thanks!! :beercheer:

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The epic pass is a great option which a lot of my friends like to buy. You can buy a four day pass and ski at any one of those mountains you listed for 430 as an adult. This is a good deal because If you bought separate tickets right now for two separate mountains it could be almost another 100 bucks. Obviously the sooner you buy your lift tickets the cheaper they will be.
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If it's vail you either buy a pass, buy tickets in advance on their website, or get tickets with your lodging through Vail

There are no other discounts, that is their buisness model

So look at snow.com's pass prices or check out the prices on the individual Vail resort sites for advance ticket purchases

You may wish to consider non vail resorts to see if there are better deals
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As has been noted, the options finding deals for only 4 days including Vail are few. Probably the best option is to buy a Keystone 4-day ticket in advance as it will allow a couple of days at Breck/Vail/Beaver. By far the best deal would be a Keystone/A-Basin 4-pack which is currently under $200 on the Keystone website. Yes, no Breck or Vail, but you might be OK with that.
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Or you could just ski Loveland, Copper and Winter Park, which have much more flexible, inexpensive pass options.
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 My question is whether anybody has seen any good deals for day after Thanksgiving, New Years Day sale, etc. that would beat this price?  

 

Nope  I have not.  In fact most of the best deals have ended with the rest ending this coming weekend.  As @near nyquist pointed out lodging that includes passes might be worth investigating.  I don't think that VR even does the late season honor other passes for a discount.

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My advice is find your best deal now.  Check liftopia, check Keystone deals as mentioned above.  I messed up last year and waited.  There are no deals after November!  I got lucky and had friends with passes who used their Bring a Friend benefit to help us out!  Otherwise, I would have had to pay full price! Epic pass will be your best bet!

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I would look into max pass includes Snowshoe not far from you, 5 days at many mountains east and west
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