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Vail Resorts announces renewal of Colorado Passes and Colorado Buddy Passes

post #1 of 21
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Vail Resorts announced today that online renewal of all Colo Passes and Buddy Passes will begin on April 5th. Onsite sales and renewals will start at a later date.

Committing to these passes early usually provides for additional bene's that later buyers do not get. This year that included 4x $35 buddy tickets with no blackout dates.

Prices are as follows:

Buddy Pass (Breck, Key, ABasin) $349

Colo Passes- (Breck, Keystone, ABasin, 10/20 days V/BC)

Adult (10 day) $379
Adult (20 day) $758

Teen (10 day) $279
Teen (20 day) $558

Child (10 day) $159
Child (20 day) $318
post #2 of 21
What will they offer the Senile Citizens (70 and over)?
post #3 of 21
Life is good...saved $400 out of my tax return. Guess I'll spend the extra $20 bucks on the Vail Back Bowls poster and a six pack of Fat Tire.
post #4 of 21
I keep waiting for insane deals like this to come to Utah.
post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by rquick
I keep waiting for insane deals like this to come to Utah.
I'm surprised they haven't.

If I was the owner of somewhere like Snowbasin or perhaps Brighton, I would:

1. Build a large cafeteria.
2. Make sure there's a large bar attached to it. (Ok, maybe that's not a big sell in UT.)
3. Discount season passes and wait for the masses to appear.

Possibility #2 - offer a 4Pass product.

UT has the potential to make the pass wars in Colorado look like childs play. To a lesser degree it would work at Tahoe as well.
post #6 of 21
I rode up the gondola with the GM of Snowbasin two weekends ago. While quite a bit of development is planned in the coming years for the resort: new lifts to the highway and new base parking from Strawberry Park, a hotel at the main base...etc, he failed to mention any plans for lowering season pass prices.

I, too, have come to expect the cheap passes we have here in CO. After reading the above posts, I checked out Copper's website and was pleased to see the Intrawest owned resorts here will continue the low priced passes for the 06-07 season .
post #7 of 21
What, no price break for renewing pass holders this year?

:

Yeah, I know it's a great deal.
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 

More Details

Ok, here are more details regarding the renewals....

Online renewals will begin 4/5, and last all summer. You have the option of putting $29 down now, and paying the balance approx mid-September. This will also lock in the lowest price. It's likely that waiting until later will be charged a higher rate.


BUT- if you renew by 5/14/06, you will also get.......

... four (4) unrestricted $40 tickets valid at V/BC/K/B/AB

...a free subscription to SKIING Magazine

...$40 off any $200 purchase on GearDirect.com

HERE'S A BIGGIE!!!
Unlimited Skiing at V/BC during April of 2007, regardless whether you have used all of your 10 or 20 days already. (Closing date will be April 15,2007)

As an added incentive for early renewal, randomly selected individuals will receive either a $29 or a $50 rebate on the purchase of their passes.
post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by vail snopro

HERE'S A BIGGIE!!!
Unlimited Skiing at V/BC during April of 2007, regardless whether you have used all of your 10 or 20 days already. (Closing date will be April 15,2007)
Hint....."Lets go Colorado III" will be in this time frame next year.


Thanks for the Info Ric...
post #10 of 21
Is there a better deal in all of skiing?
I'm guessing no.

Steve
post #11 of 21
Awesome news Ric. Hopefully they'll put them on sale for new buyers before I leave on the 17th. I'd be silly to pass up buying one if it's available before we head back to this coast.
post #12 of 21

do you have the renewal link?

does anyone have the link to renew online their current passes?
Vail's site isn't the easiest to navigate.

thanks.
guy
post #13 of 21
I'm considering signing up for a Buddy Pass next year, but don't have one currently (although I do have an A-Basin bonus pass). Is the price the same ($349)? If I sign up this spring do I get the 4 buddy tickets also?
post #14 of 21

here is the buddy / colorado pass link

I found the link for all info:
http://www.snow.com/passsales/

Doesn't look like buddy pass includes the four $40 cheap tix.
BUt they do always have ski-with-a-friend which varies in price during season.

-guy
post #15 of 21
The difference in price between the Buddy Pass and the CO Pass is only$30- that makes it $3.00/day for 10 days at Vail- not a bad deal!

If you do not have a CO pass already, I think that you must buy it in person. I am not aware of being able to do this yet unless you go to the Vail ticket office- and I am not sure if even they will sell new passes yet. It is also possible that they may be giving a better deal to renewing passholders and that a new pass could be more.
post #16 of 21
That site had good info; thanks, gschlact. New passholder sales start April 14th.
post #17 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevesmith7
Is there a better deal in all of skiing?
I'm guessing no.

Steve
Not if you ski a lot of days at those resorts. But for me the Four packs are better deals. I only get about 20 days in the entire seaon as I have two small children. Half of those days are on ski vacations in Colorado but not Summit County - Aspen and Crested Butte this year and Steamboat and Telluride last year. I got four packs to Aspen $129, Crested Butte $124, Winter Park/Mary Jane $81 and Copper $61 and my four pack to A-Basin (Keystone/breck) $119. Haven't skied Vail or Beaver Creek for two years now and miss it. Still next year will go four pack route as I won't get more than 10 days in Summit/Eagle counties. Once my children are older I will go bck to the pass but will also be shelling out big $$ for lessons/daycare. The Colorado pass has been steadily increasing in price from $299 to $379.

The first three years I lived in Colorado I had 35+ days at the Summit/Eagle resorts. Over 400 runs the first year. I was aiming for less than one dollar per run.:
post #18 of 21
Damn.

More expensive again.

Once they buy copper, it will be all over. Then passes will cost $800.00

Don't tell me about how much of a bargain we get. I care less than you can imagine. It costs more than last year.

Those guys had more skier days than ever this year, and they have to charge more? Interesting...
post #19 of 21
Pete,
Ten years ago I was skiing Squaw and Alpine and paying over $50 a day with only small discounts for people who skied alot. Last year I paid less than $10 a day to ski. It's cheap, get over it.

I've read the rumors of Vail buying Copper but since they were forced to sell Abasin after they bought Keystone to prevent a monopoly how is buying Copper ever going to fly?
post #20 of 21
Probably just a rumor, but I heard that the majority owners of Copper now want to sell. I've never heard anything about an antitrust suite against Vailcorp. Also, I'm 99% sure the basin has always been under independent ownership and only has an arrangement with Vail.

As I said before, I care not even a little bit how cheap everyone else thinks it is. It is more expensive than last year for no reason.

If I got cost of living raises it probably wouldn't upset me as much, but I don't, so there....
post #21 of 21
Know what chief?

You're right and I'm wrong. Here it is:

http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/pr.../1997/1208.htm

I was unaware. Sorry.

Still pissed off about the price increase though...
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