Steamboat ski pass options still available

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— The official start of fall is six days away, snow has begun dusting the mountaintops in Colorado and the countdown to the start of ski season at Steamboat Ski Area reads 66 days.

Summer operations are winding down, and the gondola’s last day running is Sept. 25. Ski area spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said preparations are under way for the upcoming ski season.

Preseason prices on season passes are no longer available, but there are several options available for people who plan to spend the season in Steamboat but don’t want to commit to a full pass. The season pass for adults is at the regular season price of $1,239.

In an effort to lure skiers and riders from the Front Range, the ski area has partnered with Winter Park on a four-day pass. For $229, people get two days at Steamboat Ski Area and two days at Winter Park. A $519 lodging deal can be combined with the pass for two nights at Winter Park’s Fraser Crossing & Founders Pointe and two nights at The Steamboat Grand in Steamboat.

The number of 4by40 passes available is limited, Kasten said, and the price could change.

The 4by40 Pass can not be used Dec. 27 to 31.

The six-day PURE pass is no longer available, but the 15-day pass still is an option and can be purchased for $919. Additional days can be added to the pass throughout the season for $39.

Pass information for Steamboat Ski Area and partner resorts Winter Park and Copper Mountain can be found at www.skicolorado.com.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

Comments

brian ferguson 3 years, 3 months ago

A 15 day pass for $919. Wow, what a smokin' deal. Sign me up........Not. Seriously though, a mid week pass option would be great.

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rhys jones 3 years, 3 months ago

Or a late-arrival pass, full day with a surcharge, or lower mountain only (would have to check tickets up high then; couldn't sneak your friends up) there are many creative possibilities which could accommodate the strapped local. Unfortunately we are a captive audience; Ski Corp doesn't have the competition of the Summit County and other Denver day areas, so they don't have to offer the cheap pass; $5 beers at the Stoker is not enough profit. I went ahead and bought the damn thing, so I wouldn't owe them my heart, soul, and schedule too. Been that; done there.

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Scott Wedel 3 years, 3 months ago

Well, want to know how local population can just about double and number of skier days stay the same? The additional capacity of adding high speed quads has not increased number of skier days.

I see a pattern in how they manage both the airline subsidies and the ski area. They are more than willing to have empty seats on the airplanes and the chairlifts. So while Vail Resorts pay 100% of the costs of their winter airline guarantees and manages their program far better by having few empty seats, our Ski Corps ends up with so many empty seats that it is too expensive for them and the Chamber to afford, and thus we have a sales tax hike on the ballot this November.

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