If you and your family are planning to ski this winter – now is the time to be thinking about deals and where you will want to ski.
Jr. Trade in Program
Colorado Ski & Golf (Ski & Sport) locations offer a uniquely affordable ski rental program was created to insure that children’s equipment is as modestly priced as possible. After the first season’s rental, a complete package for used equipment that includes skis, boots and poles is only $49.99 per year. A mandatory binding check adds $15. Equipment can be exchanged as often as needed during the season to make sure the size and fit remains comfortable—free. The first year kids are registered in Junior Trade In, the cost is $99.99 for used equipment and then each year, a refit into a different set of used equipment is 50 percent off–$49.99. The deal remains in effect for as long as the child continues to rent through the Colorado Ski & Golf program.
School of Shred/5th Grade Passport
There are two different programs that allow the state’s 5th graders to ski/snowboard for FREE! School of Shred is the Vail Resorts program (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone & Arapahoe Basin) that is free for BOTH 5th and 6th graders. You have to show proof of your child being in that grade at any Colorado Ski & Golf Location (and occasionally at special events) then they are allowed to ski 4 times at each resort for free.
5th Grade Passport is the program by Colorado Ski Country which allows 5th Graders (and 6th graders for a nominal $99 annual fee) to ski at areas like Aspen, Steamboat, Crested Butte, Eldora, Winter Park, Copper & Loveland. Applications are mail in process available starting in September.
*There does not seem to be any restrictions about using BOTH programs.
Skiers and snowboarders will want to hit the line early on Saturday of Labor Day weekend for the big tent sale at the Aurora Colorado Ski & Golf location. Deals on skis, snowboards, clothes, helmets, and accessories will be 30-75% off! Merchandise is overstocked and specially purchased stuff that are last season’s styles and models. New stuff will be at pre-season sale prices.
Christy Sports Powder Daze
Save up to 70% off apparel and equipment plus get some amazing deals from ski resorts August 23 through Labor Day Weekend at Christy Sports near Park Meadows.
Arapahoe Basin’s ski sale specials include fully transferable 4-Packs for $139. In addition, at Christy Sports’ Park Meadows location, the Elevation 4-Pass plus one half-off lift ticket for a friend will be on sale for $119.
Copper’s legendary Four Pack ($149) guarantees four days of skiing and riding at Copper Mountain, with no blackout dates during the 2013/2014 season. Plus, no blackout dates. Adults (18-69): $369; Teens (13-17): $299; Children (6-12): $209; Seniors (65+): $249; Ages five & under FREE.
Skiers and snowboarders visiting Loveland’s booth at the first shows of the season (Ski Rex, Sniagrab, Powder Daze) can take advantage of special offers, including a $10 savings on 4-Pak purchases, great deals on new gear, and special offers only available through Labor Day Weekend. Loveland 4-Paks are unique as they are actual lift tickets that can be used by anyone on any day of the 2013-2014 season. With no restrictions and no blackouts, 4-Paks are only available through November 24, 2013. Also, at the sales, skiers and riders can play Loveland Lotto for their chance to win a Season Pass, lift tickets, lesson packages, $10 Beau Jo’s gift cards, limited edition Loveland head/neck scarfs and more.
Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass encompasses 5 mountains in Colorado including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin (the actually have 18 ski areas some in Utah, Lake Tahoe, Michigan and internationally as well). They have several different pass products depending on which mountains you want access to (and how much access ie. Unrestricted/Unlimited). Vail Resorts sells their passes at Colorado Ski & Golf (Ski & Sport) locations locally and REI near Park Meadows (on weekends). The most popular pass is the Epic Local currently at $529 for adults; $409 for teens and $269 for kids.
The 2013/14 Winter Park/Mary Jane season passes feature unrestricted access to Winter Park’s cruisers and groomers as well as the challenging bump and tree skiing at Mary Jane. Current prices for Winter Park season passes are guaranteed through September 3. Adults (ages 18 – 69): $369; Teens (ages 13-17): $299; Children (ages 6-12): $219; Ages five & under: $30
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