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Old 10-30-2013, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

We have a trip to Colorado set for March for the first time, will be in Frisco about 2 wks, to hit the Copper, Keystone, Breck, A basin etc (public transport) and then heading to Aspen for about 5 days to check it out. Just wonderig what is the best option for lift passes, to help make them cheaper, anyone can recommend for these areas?
I am in New Zealand so cannot buy anything until we get there (or can online I guess) but want to minimise the risk, eg Copper seems to have cheaper online purchases but you have to pick a date when there, and I really wanted to avoid that, also buying multiple day passes in advance is a bit of a risk?
But any locals advise on this would be appreciated, the best way to do it and save a few dollars?

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Old 10-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buying ahead of time is your best bet.

Since you are talking two weeks with Keystone and Breck being on your list, the Epic Pass might be the ticket for you. It is a full season pass, but with lift tickets being around $100 day, it is easily worth it.

Colorado & Tahoe Season Ski Pass | Epic Local Pass | EpicPass.com

Of course I am not sure if you can buy it or not being international. You'll have to read the fine print.

Otherwise, buy your tickets ahead of time, or bag Colorado altogether. Utah, Washington, Idaho have much more reasonable by the day prices. A$pen is just damn expensive. Their multi day pass offerings are the way to go, cause you won't find cheaper.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What's the difference between the Epic local and Epic pass? I assumed local meant CO. residents. Like a $200 price difference between the two, but I didn't see any residency restrictions for the local.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What's the difference between the Epic local and Epic pass? I assumed local meant CO. residents. Like a $200 price difference between the two, but I didn't see any residency restrictions for the local.
In short, the epic pass has no restrictions and the epic local has some. For example, you get 10 restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek with the epic local and unlimited days everywhere with the epic pass.

The epic local also has some date restrictions for certain resorts during peak periods like holidays.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Killclimbz!

Epic pass looks very good, can get the summit past for basically $500 each which would let us ride 3 of the main mountains and save about $1000.
I've just checked out the site and can get part way through the checkout and asks to create a login which allows for International so at least it seems like it would be OK, but does anybody know if you can buy an Epic pass, as an International? Perhaps use the hotel as a shipping address?
I know Colorado, and Aspen in particular isn't cheap, but its a holiday and you only live once, place we wanted to check out. Was at Utah a couple of years back and had a great time. Also been to Tahoe which again is awesome, so was time to check out the famous Colorado mountains this time
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The epic pass is good at all Vail resorts world wide. I cannot imagine it matters where you live in regards to purchasing.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks Killclimbz!
does anybody know if you can buy an Epic pass, as an International? Perhaps use the hotel as a shipping address?
I'm not an international, rather an east-coaster. Last year, I didn't have my pass shipped to me. I picked mine up at the resort once I got to town. Since you saved a few bucks, be sure to pencil-in a trek up to Steamboat springs. It is absolutely worth the trip!
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I'd also consider Summit Value (A-Basin, Keystone, Restricted Breck) or the A-Basin+Keystone pass which is dirt cheap.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, some good info here.

Wow, checked out some of the individual pass prices, and the epic pass looks like a no brainer. Could easily save well over a thousand bucks in the time we are there. If I can just make a pick-up on mountain, as suggested at our first destination that should be cool. Just one thing that comes to mind, do the epic passes normally stop being offered at some stage during the season. i.e will I be able to go on their in Feb and order then?

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Buy it now, the price keeps going up.m buy now and you will be given the option to pick up your pass whe you arrive. Even if they ship it and you don't get it, you can Grab a new pass for free at the office.
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