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post #1 of 9
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Hi, I'm in chicago, having passes in Wisconsin for the past 2 years, and I'm pretty much done with midwest skiing (but already bought a devil's head season anyway, for just in case).

I'm convincing myself that flying from chicago to denver quite makes sense, 'coz it's is pretty convinient & cheap, I guess could make at least 5-6 trips over weekends. So, I'm looking for a good season pass deal. The summit pass of http://www.snow.com/passsales/default.aspx looks ok, is there a better deal ?

Hm.. or should I fly to utah instead, because it takes about 2hr to drive from denver to the ski mnts. Where is the best deal for utah pass ?

Anyone in the similar situation ?
post #2 of 9
The Summit Pass and any of the Vail Resorts passes (Epic Pass and Colorado Pass and Summit Pass) are the best deals in CO.  Intrawest resorts has a similar pass.

You really need to decide how often and how long you will ski each trip.  The problem with the Summit County areas is more expensive lodging than in Salt Lake City.  You can get lift tickets at www.CanyonSports.com for most of the Utah areas around SLC for an average of $50 a day (this years rates aren't up yet). I don't know your ability, but there is more upper level skiing in Utah, and generally better snow.

Airline rates are about the same....if you'll ever drive it....Colorado makes far more sense.

So.....You can ski Utah for about $ 100 a day or less for lifts and lodging...or buy a Pass in Summit County (around $ 400) and spend an average of $ 75 a day in lodging. 

A pass at A-Basin might be the deal as I think you can get a day or two in at other Vail Resort areas. While the Basin is small, it's one VERY fun place.

Tough call.
post #3 of 9
The A-basin pass is the least expensive at $349.Unlimited at A-basin with 5 days at Breckenridge or Keystone,one day can be used at Vail. However the Summit Pass at $399 is unlimited at A-basin, Breck and Keystone, no Vail days. The RMSP at $399. offers unlimited days at Copper, Winter Park and 6 days at Steamboat. Both great deals available online.
post #4 of 9
 Here's the current colorado deals:

summitpass, colorado pass, epic pass, $399, $449, $599 respectively.  You have to buy the summitpass and colorado pass in person before they go off sale, usually late November/early december.  http://www.snow.com/passsales/default.aspx

Copper pass, Rocky Mountain Super Pass, Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus, Ultimate Pass, $349, $399, $449, $1259. http://www.skicolorado.com/ultimatepass.htm

Loveland Pass, $349  http://www.skiloveland.com/ticketsandpasses/compare.aspx

Best of luck
Mike
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
ok, after a few thoughts, I'll go with summit pass, (can be purchased online, only colorado pass requires to purchase in person for the first time according to the web.). Hope it's worth it..
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by romerun View Post

ok, after a few thoughts, I'll go with summit pass, (can be purchased online, only colorado pass requires to purchase in person for the first time according to the web.). Hope it's worth it..
 

You may be able to upgrade it, if you want, once you reach the one of the Vail Resorts areas.  Can't hurt to ask.
post #7 of 9
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 how's the traffic on Sunday on I70 ? If I leave the summit county at 4, what time should I expect to arrive at the airport ?
post #8 of 9
That's absolutely the worst time to drive.  Do a thread search for I-70 driving.
post #9 of 9
'how's the traffic on Sunday on I70 ? If I leave the summit county at 4, what time should I expect to arrive at the airport ?'


Monday morning.
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