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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I live in Minnesota but hope to get to Colorado next Winter at least twice (a week around Christmas and another few days in early April or even late May), both times with my daughter, who is 17. I have no prior experience of getting Colorado resort season passes, but it makes sense for the next season.

I understand that as I am not a Colorado native, Summit pass, Colorado pass, etc. are not for me (?) The only ones available online seem to be A-basin passes, one of them being "bonus": including 5 days in Keystone, Breck, and even 1 day in Vail. With A-basin being the most likely to stay open late in the season, does it look like the best deal available? I am looking at the cheapest alternative allwoing to ski a few different resorts.
Anyone willing to share experience?
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post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
As far as I can get it, A-Basin pass is still THE ONLY ONE I can buy online as the first-time buyer. Summit, Colorado, and Epic passes discussed in the suggested thread have to be bought in person (?)
post #4 of 19
www.Passwagon.com for Copper/MJ/WP and Steamboat are also buy in person for first time buyers as far as I can see.

The transfour cards are 4 days at either WP/MJ or Copper for $199 and are not photo cards so I think you can buy them from anywhere (not sure).
post #5 of 19
Epic Pass is available on-line. Unlimited & unrestricted at Vail, B/C. Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin and Heavenly in Lake Tahoe. See the link above. Presently $579 and the best deal in skiing bar none.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
As far as I can get it, A-Basin pass is still THE ONLY ONE I can buy online as the first-time buyer. Summit, Colorado, and Epic passes discussed in the suggested thread have to be bought in person (?)
See post 11, paragraph 5 regarding buying on-line in the thread I linked.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Now I have to calculate whether it will make sense to me for my short season.
post #8 of 19
You can buy a four pack of Loveland lift tickets for $99 in the fall. They will mail them to you and are good for any day of the season. Always good snow.
post #9 of 19
You could buy a Telluride pass for the low-low price of $1,895. You could also go broke living here, never get laid, have a season-long cold, and then leave in the spring penniless like lots of other one-season "ski bums".
Can I sell it or what?!
post #10 of 19
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You could buy a Telluride pass for the low-low price of $1,895. You could also go broke living here, never get laid, have a season-long cold, and then leave in the spring penniless like lots of other one-season "ski bums".
Can I sell it or what?!
Wuddya mean "never get laid"?

If any town has females (next to Aspen), I'd have thought it would be Telluride.

What's wrong with Oprah?
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
I asked one the "Guest Services" guys at VAIL about the EPIC pass yesterday, and he said he doesn't think it includes the 10 buddy tickets we got on the Colorado Pass this year.

If so, that'll rule out the EPIC pass for me.

We'll take the "Colorado Pass", if it still provides the buddy tickets.

VAIL's research, the guy said, showed "Colorado Pass" holders only utilized their 10 VAIL/Beaver Creek days, on average, 2.3 times.
post #12 of 19
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Wuddya mean "never get laid"? Ski towns are full of dudes (JUST like you and me) and the girls quickly become non-dateable due to the fact that every dude in town is trying to get them first. A "7" in the city becomes a "9/10" in towns without many other girls... all the attention ruins them!

If any town has females (next to Aspen), I'd have thought it would be Telluride.

What's wrong with Oprah?
Oprah hasn't lived here for over ten years now! Pass it on!!
post #13 of 19
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Oprah hasn't lived here for over ten years now! Pass it on!!
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
Oprah hasn't lived here for over ten years now! Pass it on!!
Probably 'cause she couldn't get laid!
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Are you having the same problem?
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato View Post
I asked one the "Guest Services" guys at VAIL about the EPIC pass yesterday, and he said he doesn't think it includes the 10 buddy tickets we got on the Colorado Pass this year.

If so, that'll rule out the EPIC pass for me.

We'll take the "Colorado Pass", if it still provides the buddy tickets.

VAIL's research, the guy said, showed "Colorado Pass" holders only utilized their 10 VAIL/Beaver Creek days, on average, 2.3 times.
The guest services person was clueless. You still get four buddy passes with the Epic pass: http://www.snow.com/passsales/info/epicpass.asp.
post #17 of 19
You can buy an unlimited Breck/Keystone/A-Basin pass over the internet and you don't have to be a resident or buy it in person. I have bought one the last three years. Was $379 this year. No Vail/BC days however, so basically the same as the Summit pass. Usually available for purchase from fall through just before the Christmas holidays.
post #18 of 19
Re: Buddy passes please note- you only get these for a Renewal or Upgrade to Epic pass if you were a season pass holder of some sort this year.
post #19 of 19
A-basin bonus pass has five days at Keystone/Breck with one of those five days which be used at Vail/Beaver Creek with blackout dates.
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