It’s still pretty warm outside here in Breckenridge and we are betting it could be downright hot wherever you might be right now. But… Now is the time to get the best savings on season passes for the winter so bust open your piggy banks and bite the bullet because you probably aren’t going to get a better deal on a ski pass this winter.
Now there are probably some of you that are totally dialed on what you want and already have you pass situation set but for those of us who like to wait or might think you don’t need a season pass, do your math before you decide. If you are thinking of getting even 7 days in on the hill this year a season pass is probably the way to go and HEY! Bright idea!! Maybe with a season pass you’ll be able to sneak in a few extra days. No matter what with day passes at most Summit County and surrounding area ski resorts near or even above the $200 level don’t miss the change to save huge with a season pass. Here is the rundown of what season passes and the pricing for our local ski areas.
Vail Resorts – Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek and so many more.
Vail always has some of the best options for season passes and multi day tickets but get them now because tickets get pricey in season. This year the Epic pass ($859) is once again expanded with Vail’s acquisition of Stowe Ski Resort in Vermont. If you think you are going to come on one trip to Breck and one of Vail’s other ski areas like Whistler or Park City or Heavenly (there are so many) this is the pass for you. Lesser passes like the Epic Local ($639) or the Summit Value Pass ($529) are killer deals too. Click here to see the full details.
Copper Mountain is the other heavyweight in Summit County and offers acres of terrain from easy to hard core. This year the Copper Pass which offers unlimited skiing at Copper and three free passes to all kinds of other ski areas including Purgatory, Monarch, Taos and more is only $409. So, if you can go ten times in the season you are paying about $40 a day. Not a bad deal. For a little more ($559) get the All Access Pass which also allows you full access to the Woodward Barn all season. If you like tramps and ramps this pass is for you. Click here for Copper pass info.
Arapahoe Basin or A-Basin as people who are in the know call it is offered as one of the ski areas on the Epic Pass but A-Basin offers season passes of their own at prices that are much less expensive than the Epic Pass. A-Basin has been a local’s favorite for over 50 years. Located near the top of Loveland Pass about a 45-minute drive from Breck, A-Basin perches atop the Continental Divide and offers an unpretentious experience. This year the long-awaited terrain expansion, The Beavers and Steep Gullies will open to hike-back foot traffic (the lift goes in next year). A-Basin offers the best steep and un-groomed terrain in Summit County and for just $319, the lowest prices on a season pass anywhere. Get more info on A-Basin tickets here.
Loveland Ski Area is just over the hill in Clear Creek County and is another small ski area just outside of Summit County offering mostly off-piste terrain that is a little less steep than A-Basin. Loveland is a great family area and offers some of the most amazing views from a ski area in Colorado. The Loveland Season Pass is $399 and offers a bunch of bonus days at other Colorado resorts including, Monarch, Crested Butte, Durango and more. Click here for more information.
Regardless if you are a local or are coming from somewhere far away do you research and plan you lift tickets before you come. Don’t get caught paying full price at the ticket windows this year. Not only are season passes and multi day tickets less expensive you will save time and hassle not having to go to the ticket window each day and wait in line. That’s just silly!
Also, don’t forget! If you are looking for the best deals on lodging in Breckenridge (or anywhere) visit Breckenridge Discount Lodging.