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Ski tickets

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Ski tickets

Hello, my family of 5 are looking at a vacation to Steamboat in March. The sticker shock of skiing has me searching for discounted rates. Any of you have any advice for finding the best rates. Youngest child will be 11 at the time ofarrival.

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Eagle, Colorado
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1. Re: Ski tickets

Usually there are discounts on multi day tickets. The ski industry has become bifurcated where people can buy a relatively affordable season pass if they ski regularly and once a year skiers pay full price.

If you aren't skiing enough to need a pass go to the areas website and prepurchas will get you a discount. The risk is you prepurchase and don't use all the days for some reason.

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2. Re: Ski tickets

Steamboat.com and Steamboat Central Reservations® (1-877-783-2628) offer the guaranteed lowest price on stand-alone tickets when you purchase 7 days in advance - save up to 20%.

They typically offer special deals throughout the season. Go to their website and sign up for email offers (at the top of their webpage).

https:/…deals

If you book your lodging through Steamboat Central Reservations they offer discounted lift tickets and rentals with lodging.

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3. Re: Ski tickets

To elaborate on 618keith's post, and for the benefot of others coming to this thread...

The season pass is the Ikon Pass. Surprisingly, a season pass is cheaper than 4-5 days at full price. (Anybody remember what the window price was at Steamboat last season?)

https:/…compare-the-ikon-passes

You could get the "base" pass, which includes 5 skiing days at Steamboat, for $700 adult, less for the kids. The blackout dates don't affect you in March.

https://www.ikonpass.com/en/ikon-base-pass

If you just need lift tix, this is probably the best deal for you if you are able to commit now, for next season. If you need a package with lifts, rental gear, and lessons, wait and see what kind of deals are offered.

Edited: 11 June 2018, 20:58
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There is also the Epic pass which covers vail, beaver creek Arapahoe basin Breckenridge Keystone crested butte and 7 days at telluride among other ski resorts. A full epic is maybe $879 with unlimited skiing a Vail day pass is $175-$190 last year depending on time of season. There is an Epic Local Pass which is a couple hundred dollars less but comes with some restrictions. Either one will pay for itself in about 5 days of skiing and the full Epic comes with some extra discounted tickets for family/friends who may not ski as much. Definitely worth looking into if you plan a ski week and maybe going to ski other times even not in Colorado. The Epic and Ikon are changing skiing.

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5. Re: Ski tickets

Window price for lift tickets last season was $160.

The IKON Pass is a $26 savings over online purchase (5 days @ $725).

You also get friends and family benefits with the pass: 10 days at 25% off window rates.

Online prices are 15% off this season, not 20% https:/…lift-tickets

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I'd call Steamboat Central Res. and see if they still offer 20% discount with lodging.

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6. Re: Ski tickets

The least expensive way to buy lift tickets is in a package with lodging. You can find package info at steamboat.com or call Central Reservations. With your 11 year old, one adult can get a 5 day lift ticket and then the 11 year old can ski for free. With everyone else, you could compare pricing with the package and the IKON pass and see which will offer you the best deal. The window pricing will only go up for this year - as it always does every year.

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Also if your kids are in lessons there is a discounted rate for lift tickets on lesson days.

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