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Ski Cooper – 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 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


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


  • $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


  • $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


  • $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


  • $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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Snowcat Skiing/Riding at Colorado Ski Areas http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/02/15/snowcat-skiingriding-at-colorado-ski-areas/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/02/15/snowcat-skiingriding-at-colorado-ski-areas/#respond Wed, 16 Feb 2011 01:41:48 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5292 The Rockies of Colorado is home to loads of powdercat outfits, but in the last five years or so, snowcat accessed terrain at ski areas has really taken off. Here are four of them to get you excited with everything from single ride inbounds terrain to all day backcountry adventures.

Copper Mountain
Cost: Free!
Running Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00pm
Access: Tucker Mountain.
More Info: Copper website

Keystone Resort
Cost: $5
Running Times: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Access: The Outback’s Bowls
More Info: Keystone website

Monarch Mountain
Cost: $275
Running Times: All day throughout the season. Check the calendar.
Access: 900 acres of backcountry just ouside Monarch ski boundaries.
More Info: Monarch website

Ski Cooper
Cost: $275
Running Times: All Day 9am to 4pm throughout the season.
Access: Chicago Ridge.
More Info: Ski Cooper website

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[DISPATCH] Blue Sky Thursday @ Ski Cooper, CO http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/13/dispatch-blue-sky-thursday-ski-cooper-co/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/13/dispatch-blue-sky-thursday-ski-cooper-co/#respond Fri, 14 Jan 2011 03:26:41 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5270 An unexpected dusting at Ski Cooper was welcome. Finding all these untouched corners on the hill was even more welcome.

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Early Season Steals in Colorado http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2008/11/10/early-season-steals-in-colorado/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2008/11/10/early-season-steals-in-colorado/#respond Mon, 10 Nov 2008 22:04:38 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=403 The snow is falling all over the West…and so are the prices. There’s a ski resort war brewing in Colorado as the Front Range resorts battle a weakening economy. What does that mean for snowjunkies? How about the cheapest riding we’ve seen in years.

Price: $579
Resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Heavenly, and A-Basin
The Scoop: Vail Resorts really wants your business. Unlimited riding at all their resorts. No blackout dates. Consider that a season pass just to Vail costs $1800.
Where to Buy: Vail Resorts site
Offer Expires: 11/15

Price: $409
Resorts: Copper, Winter Park (Steamboat, Whistler with Super Pass Plus)
The Scoop: Intrawest fires back with their value pass. We recommend you cough up the extra $20 for the Super Pass Plus, which give you 6 days with Friday afternoons at Steamboat and with two free Whistler Blackcomb tickets.
Where to Buy: You have to pick up the Super Pass in person. Check the Superpass site for locations.
Offer Expires: 11/23

Price: $10
Resorts: Arapahoe Basin, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, SolVista Basin, Sunlight
The Scoop: The smaller resorts band together to offer discounts at nine mountains. For ten bucks, there’s no reason not to pick up this card. Deals include free days, 2 for 1, and daily discounts.
Buy it: ColoradoSki.com

Where are you finding deals this November? Let us know at tips@snowjunkies.com or drop a comment below.

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