Given that reservations are down significantly, it might not hurt to find out what the rack rate is when you arrive. There has been a fair amount of discounting going on, but only for those who walk up. (Keep your reservations as a fall back)
This includes hotels, car rentals, and so far this season, there has been no problem getting into even the most popular restaurants at the last minute!
Check online and get your multi day lift tickets before you arrive. Window rate is $97 now, but online can be bagged for $88 or less. Also check if your hotel / condo has any ticket deals. This year (due to the economy) seems to have all kinds of specials popping up which ordinarily do not exist!
As an aside, the price of reg gas in the Vail Valley has finally fallen below the $2.00 mark... ($1.89 at the Avon Coastal)