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Steamboat – 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 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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$25 Lift Tickets This April @ Steamboat Springs http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/03/03/25-lift-tickets-this-april-steamboat-springs/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/03/03/25-lift-tickets-this-april-steamboat-springs/#respond Thu, 03 Mar 2011 22:21:40 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5308 The Deal: Ski or snowboard any 4 days from Friday, April 1 to Closing Day, Sunday, April 10 for $99.

The Mountain: Steamboat Springs, CO

Restrictions:
Must buy online at least 24 hours in advance. One per person, non-transferable, and non-refundable

Bonus:
Flash your pass offer at Winter Park for $59 per day, April 11-24, 2011.

More Info:
Steamboat Springalicious 4-Pak

Our Take:
Steamboat is having an excellent year and April can be snowy in the Boat. I’ve also never seen tickets so low for Steamboat so if you always wanted to get up there, this is your best bet.

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FREE Concerts in Steamboat This Spring http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/03/01/free-concerts-in-steamboat-this-spring/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/03/01/free-concerts-in-steamboat-this-spring/#respond Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:10:09 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5307 Lots of free music this March/April at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Bud Light Rocks the Boat Series is bringing some fun artists to (self-proclaimed) Ski Town USA. Three of those shows are in April when you can take advantage of $25 lift tickets. Here’s the rundown on the music.

Sam Bush
March 4, 2011 at 3pm in Gondola Square

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
March 19, 2011 at 3pm in Gondola Square

John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors
March 26, 2011 at 3pm in Gondola Square

Los Lonely Boys
April 2, 2011 at 3pm in Gondola Square

via Steamboat Springs Resort
Katchafire
April 10, 2011 at 2:30pm in Gondola Square

The Wailers
April 10, 2011 in Gondola Square

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Top 50 Lift Ticket Deals for 2009 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/01/06/top-50-lift-ticket-deals-for-2009/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/01/06/top-50-lift-ticket-deals-for-2009/#respond Tue, 06 Jan 2009 22:17:28 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=748

Hey! These are deals from the 2009/2009 ski season. We’re working on a brand new spanking list for 2010. In the meantime, check out the best deals so far from this season right here.

Happy New Year Snow Junkies.  It’s going to be a busy four months.  Lots of snow left to ride and tons of deals popping up.  Our gift to you in 2009 is 50 of our favorite lift ticket deals coming up in the next four months.  

Our resolution:  Never pay full price for a lift ticket.   

TOP 50 LIFT TICKET DEALS

1. Fly into Utah, get a free lift ticket for that day at the Canyons, Park City, or Deer Valley.  

2. Diesel Days at Cranmore. Drive in your hybrid and get a free ticket on 1/24 and 3/21.

3. 29 days for $29 at Homewood during the rest of the season.

4. Ride locally.  Almost every mountain offers a deal to local residents.

5. Get a face full of pow with the Pow Pow Platter. One ticket each to Winter Park, Copper, and Steamboat for $129.

6. Get $25 tickets for helping out schools in Truckee, California. Discounted tickets for Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Homewood, Squaw, and Alpine Meadows.

7. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wear green to Mad River Glen and get a $17 dollar ticket on 3/17.  No green? Head over to Waterville who will still give you a $17 ticket.

8. The Snow Junkies Deal Calendar.  We’ve got one for New England, Mid-Atlantic, West Coast, and the Rockies. Every deal we could scrounge up on the web.  

9. Non-holiday Sunday afternoons. Lots of resorts give a deeply discounted ticket after all the tourists head home.

10. Steal a Toyota and ride for free in the Northwest at Toyota Ski Free Days.

11. Might as well fill up that Toyota at Shell and get a 2 for 1 voucher good at 28 resorts.

12. If you’re heading out to Tahoe, you absolutely need to pick up a Tahoe Card.

13. Ski Anthony Lakes celebrates their last day on 4/19 with a free ticket when you bring in a food donation.

14. Pinheads get their own day at Saddleback. Ride for $25 every Tuesday.

15. Liftopia is awesome. Grab a discounted lift ticket and save some cash.

16. Ladies ski free on 2/2 at Ski Sawmill. Don’t worry fellas. You can ski for free at Sawmill on 2/9. As long as you dress up like a woman. No questions.

17. Make any purchase at a Treasure Valley Chevron (gum anyone?) and get $10 night tickets, $10 rentals, and $10 lessons at Bogus Basin.  

18. Move to New Hampshire and become a local. Okemo, Ascutney, Tenny, and Mt. Sunapee all hook you up when you flash a NH driver’s license.

19. Bridger Bowl’s birthday is on 1/16. Stuff four people into a car and everyone gets $15 tickets.

20. Help promote avalanche awareness in California by buying a discounted ticket from SAC.

21. Ski Wisp Mountain on 1/22 for $10.

22. Or save a dollar and ski Wildcat for $9 on 1/23.

23. Ride on any Tuesday. We call it the Day of Deals. Tuesday has the best ticket prices of the week and the most deals. Our calendar doesn’t lie.

24. Bust out your neon pants on 3/28 for Retro Day at Magic Mountain…and a $35 ticket.

25. April Fools! Ski for $1 at Waterville, 1/2 off at Mad River Glen, or 2 for 1 at Bromley.

26. Ski Butternut lets you ride for $20 every single day in April, including weekends.

27. Ride free on your birthday. Because it’s your special day.

28. Ski Mt. Hood Skibowl for free on 3/20 when you bring four cans of food.

29. Stop by Pinnacle Sports and grab a cheap ticket for their Customer Appreciation Days.

30. Dress up in any costume at Shawnee and get a free ticket on 3/22.

31. Hey ladies! Most areas offer a midweek ladies specials. Check the calendar to find one.

32. Roll back the clock at Mad River with $3.50 tickets on 1/27 or Cranmore with $3.30 tix on 1/9.

33. East Coasters — make sure you’re hitting all the 2 for 1 deals in New England.

34. Cram as many people into your vehicle and carpool to the mountain.  Go Mother Nature!  

35. $9.93 tickets at Jack Frost on 1/9 for a radio station promo.

36. Boston college kids can pile into a Zipcar and take it to Waterville in January. $30 tickets and free rentals.

37. Get a business card and take advantage of Business Person Day during the midweek.

38. Never been on the hill? January is Learn to Ski and Ride Month. 23 states offering super deals on tickets, rentals, and lessons.

39. Grab a button from the Point and get cheap days in Vermont.

40. You already know about the fifty gallon drums of peanut butter you can get at Costco, but did you know they also sell discounted lift tickets?

41. Test drive a Chevy and get a free lift ticket to Alpine Meadows.  Sounds easy enough.    

42. Frequency Card at Big Sky. $130 dollars gets you seven free days at the end of the season…and it has been dumping out there all year.  

43. Bromley hooks mothers up on 2/6 with a $15 ticket…or ski with two kids on Fridays for only $75.

44. More gas station hookups.  Buy 10 gallons of gas at Phillips 66, get a 2 for 1 voucher good at Monarch, Copper, Powderhorn, or Winter Park. 

45. The Weekend Xtender at Mt. Rose gives you Monday or Friday free when you pay for Saturday and Sunday.  Or to break it down — $128 for three days.  

46. Discounted tickets in the West if you belong to REI.

47. Pico Mountain has E-specials on their site. This week they’re selling 24 tickets for $24 each.

48. Ski Chalet customer appreciation days: Thursday 1/15 $2 Timberline, WV; Thursday 1/22 $10 Wisp, Md; Thursday 2/5 $15 Liberty Mtn, PA; Thursday 2/12 Whitetail, PA $15. 

49. The Zumiez bonus pack is a steal for $25.  Comes with a 2 for 1 at Heavenly, t-shirt, and a DVD. Gift the goodies, keep the twofer for yourself.  You deserve it.    

50. The Snow Junkies.  Enough said.  

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Most Mountains for the Least Dollars http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2008/12/31/731/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2008/12/31/731/#respond Wed, 31 Dec 2008 20:41:19 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=731 If you’re staying at a resort for more than a few days, it’s a good idea to look into their discount card program. Most ski hills have some sort of deal, like the X2 Card from Stratton.  It costs $79, gets you one free day, and then $30 off midweek tickets.  Consider that a one day ticket costs $79 and it’s a no brainer.

But our favorite discount cards are the ones that work at multiple resorts.  Here are five deals that may have slipped under your radar.  They give you free or discounted lift tickets, lodging deals, and free tune-ups.  As always, it’s a good idea to doublecheck our findings — It’s New Year’s Eve and we started our celebration a little early.   

The Ride and Ski New England Card
This card benefits the Childern’s Hospital in Dartmouth.  It comes with two free lift tickets to Cranmore and Waterville Valley and a mess of discounts to 22 resorts in the East.  

Tahoe Card from Snowbomb
One of our favorite cards.  It’s $39.99 for the next four days, then kicks up to the regular price of $80.  You get a free ticket to Donner Ranch, free rentals, free tune-ups, discounted tickets and lodging, and a one year subscription to Transworld Snowboarder or Skiing.  Phew…

White Gold Card
For only $189 dollars you get a free lift ticket to 29 resorts in the Michigan area.  The first person to ski all 29 gets a free card for next year.  Roadtrip!  

ALA Ski Card 2009
We stumbled across this card the other day on the Internet and had to post it.  $130 for 11 tickets at resorts in New Mexico and Colorado.  Only 1000 of these cards for sale from the American Lung Association of New Mexico.  This one you’ll want to double check.  The site doesn’t excactly scream legitimate ski deal.  

Pow Pow Platter
It’s not a discount card, but it’s such a good deal we had to post it somewhere.  A sampler of three mountains — Steamboat Springs, Copper, and Winter Park.  $99 for one lift ticket to each resort.  Plus, you get a to-go container gift box.  After Jan. 3, the price goes up to $129.

What discount card are you rocking this season? Let us know at tips@thesnowjunkies.com. 

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Black Tie Ski Rentals http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2008/12/28/black-tie-ski-rentals/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2008/12/28/black-tie-ski-rentals/#respond Sun, 28 Dec 2008 07:37:18 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=425 The easiest way to rent...ever

The easiest way to rent…ever

With airlines charging all kinds of rental fees, and the hassle of lugging ski gear through airports and up to hotel rooms, we decided to give Black Tie Ski Rentals a try on a recent trip.

Forget the crowd scene at the rental shop.  Black Tie brings the rentals to wherever you’re staying.  I signed up on the website before I left town, so they had all my info when they showed up.   A few minor checks & adjustments and I was good for the next morning. 

It’s got to be the fastest, most comfortable, most convenient rental  process on the planet.  Co-founders Ian Prichard & Joe Sternberg started out of their garage in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with a van in 2002.  Now with 11 locations in North America, Black Tie is the premier delivery ski & snowboard rental business. 

Two days later I decide to demo another pair of skis. They came to my cabin and swapped out my skis.  Slick. Then on the last night of the trip, I’m sitting on my aprés-ski bar stool having a grand time with no recollection that I have rental skis to return.  Black Tie calls me on my cell.  How did everything work out?  Do I want to use the skis another day?  I confess my situation and throw in that I have an early morning flight.  No problem.  They’ll swing by tonight, if I’m not around, they’ll pick up the gear tomorrow morning.  Just leave it on the deck when I head to the airport.  Bartender, another round!

Each location is an owner operated branch office, so quality & service remains the same no matter where you go.  The Big Sky, Montana location was the first licensed branch to open in 2004.  Now they boast branches in Aspen/Snowmass, Breckenridge/Keystone, Crested Butte, North Tahoe, Park City/Deer Valley, South Tahoe, Vail/Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb.  New for the 08/09 season will be the Telluride, Colorado branch.  So basically they’re any where you want to go skiing.

All in all, a pretty sweet company.  I’ll definitely look ’em up for my next ski vacation.

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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.

THE EPIC PASS
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

THE SUPER PASS
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

THE COLORADO GEM CARD
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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