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
Running Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00pm
Access: Tucker Mountain.
More Info: Copper website
Running Times: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Access: The Outback’s Bowls
More Info: Keystone website
Running Times: All day throughout the season. Check the calendar.
Access: 900 acres of backcountry just ouside Monarch ski boundaries.
More Info: Monarch website
Running Times: All Day 9am to 4pm throughout the season.
Access: Chicago Ridge.
More Info: Ski Cooper website
THE EPIC PASS
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
THE SUPER PASS
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
THE COLORADO GEM CARD
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
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