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Do you have have to be a state resident to buy a Colorado pass?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I am interested in getting a Colorado or Summit Pass for this upcoming season as I travel to Denver a lot. I am flying through Denver next weekand and was thinking of picking one up at the pre-season price (good through 10/17).

Does anyone know if there are residency restrictions on these passes? I do not see any reference to it on the site (and their 800 number is not getting me to live person) so I wanted to see any Bears knew the score.
post #2 of 21
Just have to be there in person the first time. Renew online after that.
Steve
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help; I will plan on going to REI.
post #4 of 21
yeah, i'm doing the same thing.

it totally bums me out that you have to purchase it in person.

it double bums me out that i'm already in the Vail system (I've had a Heavenly Pass for the past 3 seasons) and i still have to go to Colorado and purchase it! not sure why they have everything set up on the Net, have me in their main system (i.e. when I called Vail and asked about getting a pass they told me I had to come in. When I queried about being in their system already, they again told me I had to come in) and you still have to go down in person. Sorta defeats the purpose of having an online account...
post #5 of 21
Well, sometime last season I was in the pass office at Keystone when a lady walked in to buy tickets for her husband and two kids for four days of skiing. She spend more than I do for myself, my wife, and son for the year. I'm sure Vail Resorts is ok with that arrangement.

Come for a pass, the Aspen are getting really nice.

Steve



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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
yeah, i'm doing the same thing.

it totally bums me out that you have to purchase it in person.

it double bums me out that i'm already in the Vail system (I've had a Heavenly Pass for the past 3 seasons) and i still have to go to Colorado and purchase it! not sure why they have everything set up on the Net, have me in their main system (i.e. when I called Vail and asked about getting a pass they told me I had to come in. When I queried about being in their system already, they again told me I had to come in) and you still have to go down in person. Sorta defeats the purpose of having an online account...
post #6 of 21
i was told you have to purchase the Colorado Pass before November (I think they told me the 14th, but I'm not 100% on that). I'll probably head out for my buddy's annual Halloween party for a few days and make the trek up to Summit County to get one.

though i'm going to call and see if i can get one through Heavenly, in person, as that's a little closer and cheaper than flying out to Denver.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
yeah, i'm doing the same thing.

it totally bums me out that you have to purchase it in person.

it double bums me out that i'm already in the Vail system (I've had a Heavenly Pass for the past 3 seasons) and i still have to go to Colorado and purchase it! not sure why they have everything set up on the Net, have me in their main system (i.e. when I called Vail and asked about getting a pass they told me I had to come in. When I queried about being in their system already, they again told me I had to come in) and you still have to go down in person. Sorta defeats the purpose of having an online account...
Yea, trying to hook up locals who are getting priced out of living in the places they keep running is lame.

I'm certainly glad most places don't care about locals at all, thats the way it should be.
post #8 of 21
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Yea, trying to hook up locals who are getting priced out of living in the places they keep running is lame.
Meh. Locals in the context of Colorado are yuppie New Jersey transplants living in Denver.
post #9 of 21
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Meh. Locals in the context of Colorado are yuppie New Jersey transplants living in Denver.
So I'm from Jersey? Thanks for clearing that up for me.

For some reason, I had this strange idea that I grew up in the mountains. Weird.
post #10 of 21
I just purchased a season pass today at REI. To my knowledge, the reason that you have to apply for the first time in person is to get a picture taken to place you in the system and to put it on your card. Most likely for security reasons...

I am not sure about the last day to buy a season pass, but the price increases after Oct. 14th...
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Skier-X85 View Post
the reason that you have to apply for the first time in person ... most likely for security reasons...
.. and because it is less than a 6 day ticket at Christmas rates ...
post #12 of 21
thing of it is...i'm already in the Vail Resorts system since i have purchased a Heavenly pass for the past 3 seasons. they have me on file, with a picture.

when i called the Customer Service line and told them i was unable to purchase the Colo Pass online, they promptly called up my file said "We see you've purchased a Heavenly Pass the past three seasons." Then they told me that I still had to come in and purchase a Colo Pass in person, even though they already had all of my info on file.

i'm sorry, but that makes no sense to me whatsoever.

i mean you don't even have to go down to the DMV anymore in person to renew your license. they have you on file and they just send you a new one. seems like the same thing to me.
post #13 of 21
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i'm sorry, but that makes no sense to me whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by mdf
because it is less than a 6 day ticket at Christmas rates ...
Dude, could be a lot worse...they could require residency. I guess it kind of sucks that I have to prove I'm a full time student to get my pass, but then again the price rocks.
post #14 of 21
What do the prices increase to after October 14th??

I will be living in Breckenridge this winter but will not be out to Colorado until after the 14th,,
post #15 of 21
FYI:

ALL the information you could possibly want/need in regards to the Colorado Pass, including a TOLL FREE phone number to call if you can't get your questions answered online, can be found here:

http://www.snow.com/passsales/info/coloradopass.asp
post #16 of 21
Thanks, I called the 1-888 number and they were able to assist me.

After October 14th, there is a price increase of about $20-30.

Last day to purchase the pass is November 11th.
post #17 of 21
Can you not get a friend who is a local to make the purchase for you? Maybe e-mail them a picture or somthing?
post #18 of 21
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Meh. Locals in the context of Colorado are yuppie New Jersey transplants living in Denver.
i don't care where the brother or sister is from or where they go ...if they're a bretheren of teh glisse then i love them all the same

no i haven't been drinking
post #19 of 21
OK, well I am drinking and I'll drink to that. Well said.
post #20 of 21
here's to the bretheren Gman and may ullr bring you his plentiful
post #21 of 21
"i don't care where the brother or sister is from or where they go ...if they're a bretheren of teh glisse then i love them all the same"

eNick: does this mean that i can park my truck at your house and camp in your driveway all season?
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