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Colorado Pass Season pass

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I know at snow.com/passsales it says that you have to be present to purchase a pass, but I am in Iowa and did not have a pass last year. The last time I had a pass was 4 years ago.

Is there any way that I can get a season pass without going out there? I've used the search feature and haven't come up with anything that is solid. Any ways "around" actually being there would be appreciated.

-Kyle

*EDIT* I am also a student at the University of Iowa.
post #2 of 18
Nope, no way around it- unless you've got an identical twin or someone damn near close around here in Denver. You're SOL otherwise- if you're not going to ski a ton, then you could buy a bunch of 4-passes from Keystone/Breck/A-Basin... or you could but the A-Basin bonus pass.
post #3 of 18
I think you can still buy the Ski 3 Pass on the website...

http://snow.com/info/pass.season.asp

Valid at Breck, Keystone, and ABasin
post #4 of 18
How many days do you plan on skiing?
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
I will be skiing at Breck/keystone for 7-10 days, vail for 3 or 4, then most likely 4 days during spring break. I called today and my pass that I got 4 years ago won't work because it has to be within 3 years.. 1 year off!

I can get discounted tickets to Breck and Keystone at Virgin Island for around 50 bucks, so I guess I am not too worried about that, but the skiing at Vail is going to be expensive. I've looked it over and it will save me a whole bunch to get a season pass. I've found one for Keystone/breck/a-basin that I can get up until dec 22, but that includes no skiing at Vail, where I will be for 4 or so days.

I wish I could find time to drive out to Colorado to get it.. but I don't have time nor a weekend to kill.
post #6 of 18
I bought the Abasin bonus pass as mentioned above and it includes 1 day at Vail and 4 at Breck/Keystone. Obviously the only way this is cost effective for you is to ski a few days at Abasin.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
I bought the Abasin bonus pass as mentioned above and it includes 1 day at Vail and 4 at Breck/Keystone. Obviously the only way this is cost effective for you is to ski a few days at Abasin.
That ain't all that bad.
post #8 of 18
Call the customer service number for Vail Resorts that is listed at www.snow.com

In the past they did grant passes to those who had held them previously but had skipped a year. I don't know if they are still doing that or not, but once you call customer service you will know for sure.

btw....for those of you that are curious the break even on that season pass is 6 or 7 days (at full price) depending on where you ski.
post #9 of 18
I just booked a trip for our family of 4 (2 grown kids want to be with Mom & Dad or maybe it's the skiing?) to Colorado & would like to ski Keystone and Breck.
Question: Can anyone get $50.00 lift tickets from Virgin Island? If so, what & where is "Virgin Island?" I've not seen discounted tickets to those two resorts in the past. Thanks - you could save us a bundle?
Gary
post #10 of 18
You can get discounted tickets for Breck and Keystone at several places- VIrgin Islands is a ski shop in Frisco, but you can also get them at any Safeway or King Soopers supermarket, and numerous other places. If you are renting a condominium, some of the management companies also offer discounted lift tickets. As far as I know, prices have not been publicized yet for these- expect about 20% off based on past years. The other deal (if they are offering it again, and I think they are) is the "Perfect 10" from Vail, but there are some restrictions - check the vail website (www.snow.com).

Certainly the season pass is the cheapest way to go (the break even point is about 7 days at $379 for a CO pass), but as previously stated, you can renew on line, but have to be here in person to buy the pass the first time.
post #11 of 18
Thank you DP. We are staying in Dillon so we can ski different resorts. I guess it's a habit from skiing in Utah - stay in SLC and go to someplace different each day.
Thanks again - If we can save $10 on each of 4 tickets for 2 or 3 days, it adds up.
Gary
post #12 of 18
The A-basin Bonus pass is a good option, and you could add a four pack to Copper for $99. You could also get a Rock Mountain Super Pass for $369. Unlimited skiing at Copper and Winter Park with Three days at Taos.
post #13 of 18
You can buy and the Super Pass online. I did.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dp View Post
You can get discounted tickets for Breck and Keystone at several places- VIrgin Islands is a ski shop in Frisco, but you can also get them at any Safeway or King Soopers supermarket, and numerous other places. If you are renting a condominium, some of the management companies also offer discounted lift tickets. As far as I know, prices have not been publicized yet for these- expect about 20% off based on past years. The other deal (if they are offering it again, and I think they are) is the "Perfect 10" from Vail, but there are some restrictions - check the vail website (www.snow.com).

Certainly the season pass is the cheapest way to go (the break even point is about 7 days at $379 for a CO pass), but as previously stated, you can renew on line, but have to be here in person to buy the pass the first time.
Last year or the year before Virgin started "renting" out peoples season passes that were transferable for like 50 bucks a day, it's even cheaper than an actual lift ticket at discounted rate. My dad is the one who has done this and told me about it, so I would call. Virgin Island is located in Frisco and they have really, really cheap rates, so it's a good place to rent, too.


Also, I called customer service, and since i held a pass 4 years ago i can't renew online because you have to have had it within the last 3 years.

What is a pass that will get me some time at vail?
post #15 of 18
If you think you will be using it in the next few years at least 2 weeks a season, I would consider checking on the sales dates for the stores in Devner that sell the Colorado Passes, and jumping on a plane to Denver for the weekend. The Colorado Pass is the one that includes 10 days at Vail/BC and unlimited the rest of the season at Keystone/Breck and the Basin.

You can get your pass and go hit the Basin for a few days right now, then continue to renew online for as many years as they continue the program. Spending $300-$400 for airfare/hotel and 2 days skiing plus the cost of the pass right now isn't too bad a deal, as long as you'll continue to use it the next few years.

Your only other option is a full price pass for Vail...that costs almost as much as what I suggested above and you can't renew with the Colorado Pass next season, so you'd be right back where you are now next year.

Good Luck with it.

UL
post #16 of 18
Or just find someone out here that looks like you, and pay them to get you a pass.
post #17 of 18
Virgin Island ski shop is in Silverthorn actually, not Frisco.

I also think you have to buy the 4 pack for Copper in person and only at certain locations. Not online as a picture is required.

As someone who does three or four trips a year to Colorado, the Colorado pass is the way to go. It's no deal though unless you are doing more than one trip.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post
Virgin Island ski shop is in Silverthorn actually, not Frisco.

I also think you have to buy the 4 pack for Copper in person and only at certain locations. Not online as a picture is required.

As someone who does three or four trips a year to Colorado, the Colorado pass is the way to go. It's no deal though unless you are doing more than one trip.
I am not certain about the four pass online purchase, just assumed so. We bought the Super Passes from Passwagon, where the four passes are for sale, and e-mailed photos along with payment. About two weeks later, we received our passes in the mail.
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