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Colorado – The Snow Junkies http://www.thesnowjunkies.com Lodging, Gear, and Lift Ticket Deals for Skiers and Snowboarders Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:32:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 $33 Special 2012 Days at Wolf Creek, Colorado http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/11/23/33-special-2012-days-at-wolf-creek-colorado/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/11/23/33-special-2012-days-at-wolf-creek-colorado/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:33:06 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5347

These $33 days (usually on Wednesday) are called “Local’s Appreciation Days” but to clear up any confusion to The Snow Junkies, these deals are for everyone. And if you haven’t sampled Wolf Creek, get your ass out there this season. It’s one of the best hidden gems in the Rockies.

Deal via Wolf Creek

2012 “Local” Appreciation Days Wolf Creek

November 27, 2011
December 7, 2012
December 14, 2012
December 25, 2012
January 29, 2012
February 1, 2012
February 15, 2012
February 29, 2012
March 28, 2012
April 8, 2012

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Colorado Gem Card Returns for 2012: Free Tickets, Discounts, BOGO http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/11/23/colorado-gem-card-returns-for-2012-free-tickets-discounts-bogo/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/11/23/colorado-gem-card-returns-for-2012-free-tickets-discounts-bogo/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2011 23:24:22 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5351

My secret stash at Powderhorn

I say this ever year: The Colorado Gems Card is one of the best deals out there for skiers. It’s only $10 and gets you free lift tickets, discounts off full price, and lots of “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” (BOGO) offers. The full list is below along with blackout dates and restrictions.

With the exception of SolVista Basin, I’ve ridden all of the Colorado Gems and they are loads of fun. There’s plenty of treasure both at the ski resorts and with this discount card.

Click here to purchase the Colorado Gem Card.

2011-12 Colorado Gems Card

Arapahoe Basin

  • 2 for 1 adult lift ticket Mon-Fri, valid once 11/1/11 – 12/16/11
  • $10 off adult full-day lift ticket
  • $5 off child/senior full-day lift ticket

Blackouts and Restrictions

  • 2 for 1 not valid on weekends or 11/25/11 – 11/27/11

Echo Mountain

  • 2 for 1 adult weekday lift ticket, valid opening day to 12/16/11
  • $10 off adult lift ticket
  • $5 off child lift ticket

Blackouts and Restrictions

  • Closed on Tuesdays
  • All offers not valid 12/26/11 – 01/02/12, 01/14/12-01/16/12, 02/17/12-02/21/12

Eldora

  • $10 off an Adult Full Day lift ticket, valid any day of the 2011-12 season

Loveland

  • $39 adult lift ticket
  • $18 child (6-14) lift ticket, up to 2 per visit
  • 2 for 1 adult lift ticket M-F, same day use

Blackouts and Restrictions

  • $39 ticket & 2 for 1 not valid 12/17/11 – 1/1/12

Monarch

  • $10 off any full priced, full-day lift ticket
  • 2 for 1 adult lift tickets for $57, valid Feb 2012
  • One free lift ticket in April 2012

Blackouts and Restrictions

  • All offers not valid 2/18/12 – 2/19/12
  • $10 off not valid 12/26/11 – 1/1/12, 1/14/12 – 1/15/12, 3/10/12 – 3/24/12

Powderhorn

  • $10 off Adult / Preteen / Youth lift ticket
  • Buy one lift ticket, get one free Monday – Friday. Valid 01/08/12 – 04/01/12

Ski Cooper

  • One free lift ticket in Feb 2012 Mon-Fri only
  • $34 adult full-day lift ticket Mon-Fri only
  • $36 adult full-day lift ticket Sat-Sun only
  • $18 child full-day lift ticket

Blackouts and Restrictions

  • All offers not valid 12/19/11 – 1/2/12

SolVista Basin

  • $10 off adult lift ticket valid 1/3/12 – 3/5/12
  • $5 off junior lift ticket valid 1/3/12 – 3/5/12
  • 2 for 1 lift ticket valid 1/2/12 – 1/31/12. Valid once.

Blackouts and Restrictions

  • All offers not valid 1/13/12 – 1/16/12, 2/17/12 – 2/20/12

Sunlight

  • $40 lift ticket

Blackouts and Restrictions:

  • Not valid 12/24/11 – 1/1/12, 1/21/12 – 1/22/12, 2/17/12 – 2/18/12
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Opening Day Special: $25 Tickets to Steamboat http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/11/22/opening-day-special-25-tickets-to-steamboat/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/11/22/opening-day-special-25-tickets-to-steamboat/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:13:21 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5345
One of my top ten mountains in the world, Steamboat Springs, opens November 23, 2011 with their annual Scholarship Day. This means $25 tickets and stellar early season conditions as Steamboat has received some three feet of snow during November.

Steamboat is extremely stingy with lift ticket deals so this is just about the only chance you’ll have at scooping up a low price ticket.

Deal via Steamboat Springs Resort

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[DISPATCH] The Snow Ball @ Avon, CO http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/03/07/dispatch-the-snow-ball-avon-co/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/03/07/dispatch-the-snow-ball-avon-co/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:29:16 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5317

The Flaming Lips closing out The Snow Ball

The first ever Snow Ball Music Festival went down this weekend in Beaver Creek. I managed to slip in for this performance from The Flaming Lips.

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The Best Colorado Snow Forecast on the Web http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/02/23/the-best-colorado-snow-forecast-on-the-web/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/02/23/the-best-colorado-snow-forecast-on-the-web/#respond Thu, 24 Feb 2011 01:54:53 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5301
If you’re tired of the same old snow forecast, you know, the one that always predicts a 30% of snow showers with 2-4 inches of accumulation, then you need to check out Joel Gratz’s predictions at Colorado Powder Forecast. (Funny side note: After writing that opening sentence, I just looked at the ‘About Page‘ on CPF after where Joel also bitches about the useless 30% forecast).

I’ve been test driving Joel’s predictions during Colorado’s snowy January and they have nailed it damn near every time. His site claims to be “Voted #1 Snow Forecast By My Dad.” Well, add us to list. I now plan my ski week according to CPF.

The site includes a detailed 5-day forecast for every Colorado ski area, commentary on the weather, and a tally of Joel’s accuracy.

via Colorado Powder Forecast

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Ski for Free at Loveland…All You Have to Do is Get Married http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/02/13/ski-for-free-at-loveland-all-you-have-to-do-is-get-married/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/02/13/ski-for-free-at-loveland-all-you-have-to-do-is-get-married/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:30:05 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5289 The Mountaintop Matrimony is an annual Valentine’s Day tradition at Loveland Pass, Colorado. Get dressed in your wedding appropriate attire, pick a mate for the rest of your life, and ride February 14th with a 2 for 1 coupon.

From the Loveland website:

The ceremony is a “mass wedding” done for all couples at the same time and lasts approximately 30 minutes. At the conclusion of the ceremony, all participants and guests will ski or snowboard down the mountain for a casual after party with cake, music and prizes. The runs leading back to the base area from this point are beginner and intermediate. The after party will start at 1:30pm at the base of Loveland Basin.

Guests to the wedding still have to pay the $59 daily lift ticket price. For those of you looking for a lot less commitment, head to Mad River Glen, Vermont where all you have to do is kiss your honey at the ticket booth window and each of you get $14 tickets. Wait, cheap tickets and I don’t have to get married. Phew.

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Brand New festEVOL to Rock Ski Areas http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/17/brand-new-festevol-to-rock-ski-areas/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/17/brand-new-festevol-to-rock-ski-areas/#comments Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:11:59 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5220 This winter, Bud Light is sponsoring a traveling mini-festival featuring O.A.R. They are calling it festEVOL (I can’t for the life of me figure out why it’s called that. Any guesses?) It’s going to the following stops:

  • Okemo,VT March 19, 2011
  • Crested Butte March 26, 2011
  • Mount Sunapee, NH April 2, 2011

Ticket packages including lodging are available right now. You can also sign up for a giveaway to the Crested Butte stop.

More Info: festEVOL.com

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$50 Tickets At Telluride During January http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/08/50-tickets-at-telluride-during-january/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/08/50-tickets-at-telluride-during-january/#respond Sun, 09 Jan 2011 00:44:33 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5230 This is a solid deal for Telluride — a 2-day lift ticket for $100. The catch is you got to have a season pass from any other resort:

Here in Telluride we like to look at ski country as one big happy family. That’s why we’re offering full season passholders from any resort the option to purchase a two-day lift ticket for just $100 during January. Limit is one per person per pass.Telluride full season passholders can purchase up to four two-day lift tickets for $100 each for their Friends & Family through February 6. Must be present with passholder to purchase.

More Info: Telluride Ski Resort

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[DISPATCH] Colorado Bluebird Day @ Sunlight http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/07/dispatch-colorado-bluebird-day-sunlight/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/07/dispatch-colorado-bluebird-day-sunlight/#respond Sat, 08 Jan 2011 01:12:11 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5210 Mountain: Sunlight, CO
Day: Jan 7, 2011

It may not have snowed last night, but plenty of untracked stashes were still left in the aspens at Sunlight.

Every line is a good line when there’s shin deep powder

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[DISPATCH] Finding Freshies @ Winter Park, CO http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/07/dispatch-finding-freshies-winter-park-co/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/07/dispatch-finding-freshies-winter-park-co/#respond Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:18:46 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5205 Mountain: Winter Park, CO
Date: Jan 5, 2011

It wasn’t supposed to snow, but it did again and we spent the day in the far corners of Winter Park digging ourselves out many happy messes.

Coco takes on the face and wins

The Chief Junkie trying to dodge a tree

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