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post #1 of 8
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Hello

I am moving to Colorado next month, and I love to ski. I am looking to buy a season pass and I am deciding between the

Rocky Mountain Superpass(Copper/WP)
or
Colorado Pass(unlimited Breck/Key plus 10 at Vail)

They are similarly priced. Which would you recommend and why?
post #2 of 8
Colorado pass, 5 resorts, need I say more?

Is that only available to residents?
post #3 of 8
You really couldn't go wrong with either, but if I had to choose...I think I might go with the WP/Copper because I remember the I-70 "parking lot". 70 can get horrible on the weekends, the less time you spend on it the better, hence WP. Also, the tourists tend to go to Summit County more than WP so lift lines would be noticeably smaller at WP. The Ski Train makes it nice for stress-free travel from downtown on the weekends although first lift will never happen that way. For some reason I never really cared for Copper at all though. It's the last place in Summit County I would go when I lived there.

That said, I spent most of my time skiing at Loveland to avoid traffic and tourists when living there. I took occasional trips (usually weekday) to other areas. Mostly Vail and A-Basin. IMO, Vail is the best for the Denver area, but it's a bit far for regular use and the traffic will drain you quickly. This all really depends on your work schedule. If you are free to ski weekdays, go for the Vail/Breck/Keystone deal, if you're restricted to weekends mostly, I'd opt for the WP/Copper pass based solely on traffic/crowds. YMMV

I'm sure you'll get responses from a lot of Colorado residents on this.

[ October 20, 2003, 04:43 PM: Message edited by: Taylormatt ]
post #4 of 8
5 MT.pass for me. Not that WP or Copper our bad (got 4-packs for them) Better hurry pass sales end Nov. 10 I believe. Also get a 4 pack for Loveland its a very nice change from skiing the Big areas! See Ya on the Hill!
post #5 of 8
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Originally posted by Heatherangelic:
Hello

I am moving to Colorado next month, and I love to ski. I am looking to buy a season pass and I am deciding between the

Rocky Mountain Superpass(Copper/WP)
or
Colorado Pass(unlimited Breck/Key plus 10 at Vail)

They are similarly priced. Which would you recommend and why?
Where do you plan to live? Colorado is a pretty big place. If you are moving to Winter Park you should probably go with the WP pass. If you're moving to Summit County you should probably go with the Colorado pass. If you’re moving to Denver you have some decisions to make. You might want to look into buying some of the 4 pack and 10 pack tickets to a few places. Where will you live Heatherangelic?
post #6 of 8
In terms of the sheer number of vertical you can ski, the Coloado Pass looks like the better deal. The drawback is that Keystone/Breck are extremely crowded on week-ends. A Basin, although a bad-ass hill, is pretty small. And Vail only gives you ten days, so you are stuck at the other resorts at other times. Another good thing, though, is you can follow the powder between the four places. It could be dumping at Breck while dry at Vail etc.
Personally, I love Copper, and Winter Park is my home hill, so I went for the Rocky Mtn. Superpass.
post #7 of 8
Saw an add in SKIING for a new A-Basin/Breck/Keystone unlimited season pass option for 400 bucks. Might want to take that into consideration...
post #8 of 8
Maxi- I don't want to make you feel bad, but the Colorado Pass is only $319, and includes unlimited A Basin, Breck, Keystone, and 10 days at Vail and/or BC. Unfortunately for those out of state, it must be purchased in person here in CO.

Heather- that is the pass that I bought. I really like the Basin in spring (I was there on closing day in July this year- not great skiing, but loads of fun), and the back side of vail anytime (especially on weekdays!!), as well as the hike-to territory on Peak 7 and 8 at Breck (never crowded, but takes hard work to get to the top at 12,998 ft). WP is fun, but I find the drive more stressful if road conditions arent great, even with less traffic. I have never taken the train, but it is too expensive to use on a regular basis. What we really need is a good light rail system to the mountains!!

[ October 21, 2003, 07:56 PM: Message edited by: dp ]
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