Ski Colorado Ski Passes
I get a lot of questions on tickets and passes but generally the key is purchasing well before ski season and planning ahead is necessary for best deals. Here is some info hopefully early enough to be useful! The best deals are before Halloween. I am not including independent ski areas (Monarch, Silverton, Etc.) in this article.
The basic take-a-ways
- if you primarily ski Winter Park, Copper, Steamboat or Eldora look at one of the Ikon Passes and
- if you primarily want to go to Keystone, Breckenridge, or Vail look at the Epic Pass.
- Southern Colorado Monarch has always had great deals for family skiing & Silverton for Expert
Here is the lay of the land before you dig in and do your own research.
- Epic Pass includes Vail Resorts which near Denver is Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone
- Ikon Pass includes Winter Park, Steamboat, Copper, and Eldora (can have options at A-Basin, Aspen, Jackson Hole Etc.)
- SkiColorado includes most Colorado ski areas that aren’t Epic (Vail)
Epic has an amazing deal for active duty military, kids in 5th grade and younger (although I can’t find all the info. on the kids pass yet) AND Epic School Kids Colorado Pack has a good deal for K -5th
Ski Colorado – Passport – has a program for $59 (Passport) for 4th 5th and 6th Grade (includes Winter Park, Eldora, Copper, Steamboat and many many more)
Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Ikon 4 Packs, Ikon Local Passes etc. – (have young adult price and kids price plus Child pass $100 off with purchase of adult pass)
(I usually get Base Pass which is enough for me unless you need more than 5 days at Steamboat or ski Aspen area then need full Ikon Pass)
Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic Military/Veteran etc. etc.
(When I used to get this pass I got the Epic Local rather than full epic but check which resorts you need and when as local excludes holidays at some)
Snowy Range Ski Area (Southern Wyoming) – has 12 day pass you can use over 2 seasons for $427
Copper Mountain Offering Free Kids Pass with Adult Purchase
Monarch – Southern CO
Affordable Season Passes – GREAT Kids Lesson Series with Season Pass $299
Hope you can get as many turns as your legs can handle.