Colorado's Steamboat Resort is one of 22 ski areas across North America participating in the new M.A.X. Pass. (file photo: FTO/Marc Guido)

Save Money Early Season in Colorado

Denver, CO – Now is the time for savvy Colorado skiers and riders to do their research and plan their trips to the mountains. Early season promotions ranging from discounted lessons, lift tickets and equipment rentals to early-bird discounts on lodging and season passes are available across the state.

While resorts will announce additional promotions throughout the season, below are some of the best early season deals at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts that guests can take advantage of today.

Arapahoe Basin

The Elevation 4-Pass is the guaranteed best value on multi-day tickets at Arapahoe Basin. Elevation 4-Pass holders can ski any four days throughout the 2016-17 ski season with no blackout dates and then upgrade to a season pass afterwards. Priced at $169 for adults and $109 for kids aged 6-14, this is a great deal for those wanting to ensure they have access during A-Basin’s 70th season. For more information, visit

Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass guests who book a minimum of two nights lodging receive 40 percent off lift tickets, 15 percent off Four Mountain Sports equipment rentals and 15 percent off select Ski & Snowboard School products. This offer is valid November 24 – December 18, 2016 and must be booked at least seven days in advance of arrival. Guests who book at least three nights at the Little Nell receive two complimentary ski passes valid at all four ski areas. For more information, visit and


This season, Cooper is offering $30 Thursdays. Beginning January 5, lift tickets are just $30 each Thursday. Plus guests can finish the day at Katie O’Rouke’s Irish Pub. Visit for more details.


Copper offers a great deal for adult beginners through its Ski and Ride University (SRSU). For $249, SRSU participants receive three days of ski or snowboard lessons, three days of lift tickets, three days of equipment rentals, three days of parking in the Union Creek lot and two days of lunch. After completion of the three lessons, graduates receive a free season pass for the remainder of the season and 50 percent off next season’s pass.  For more information, visit or 

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Crested Butte

Guests flying to Crested Butte can save up to $300 off airfare and 20 percent off lodging when you book four nights of lodging or more by November 15. Other early season deals include a free night of lodging for every night booked at the Grand Lodge, the Lodge at Mountaineer Square, CBMR Condo Properties or the Inn at Crested Butte from November 22 – December 16, 2016. Kids under 12 ski free from November 24 – December 16, 2016 and April 1 – 9, 2017. Visit or for more information.


Eldora’s 4-pack, which has no blackout dates, can be purchased for $219 and provides access to all of Eldora’s terrain, including its three new trails. For more information, visit 

Granby Ranch

This season Granby Ranch’s 4-Pak is only $169 and offers all mountain access with no blackout dates. Visit for more information.


New this year, Monarch Mountain has a discounted season pass for college students for only $269. Pass holders can purchase one buddy pass per day for $45, a one-time offer for four transferable lift tickets and receive a 10 percent discount at the Outer Edge Gear and Gift Shop at Monarch. For more information, visit


Loveland’s Unrestricted 4-Pak offers four fully transferable lift tickets with no restrictions or blackout dates. Guests can use all four tickets throughout the season or share them with family and friends. 4-Paks are $139 and are available through November 20, 2016. Visit for additional details.


To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, kids six and under will ski free all season at Powderhorn and guests can book lodging at the SlopeSide Inn, less than 100 feet away from the Flat Top Flyer lift, for as little as $179. For more information, visit

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Guests visiting Purgatory before December 19 can save 30 percent on early season lodging and discounted lift tickets. Visit or for more information. 


Guests visiting Silverton for opening weekend can ring in the new year with packages starting as low as $449 that include three days of guided skiing, daily lunch and après drinks, a welcome party and a huge New Year’s Eve bash. For more information, visit


Sunlight is home to the Slope & Soak 4-Pack, which is on sale for only $199. The Slope & Soak 4-Pack offers four full day lift tickets plus four day passes to Iron Mountain Hot Springs, which has 16 individual hot spring soaking pools, a freshwater family pool and a jetted spa. Find more at


Colorado's Steamboat Resort is one of 22 ski areas across North America participating in the new M.A.X. Pass. (file photo: FTO/Marc Guido)
Steamboat Ski Resort (file photo: FTO/Marc Guido)

To kick off the season, Steamboat is offering the Boat Launch pass, which includes three days of skiing from November 24 – December 18, for only $169. For more information, visit

Winter Park

Winter Park Resort is offering first time skiers and riders a two-for-one learn to ski and ride promotion from November 16 – December 16. You can bring a friend or use both lessons for yourself for $239, lunch included. For more information visit

Wolf Creek

Before Wolf Creek Ski Area is 100 percent open, skiers and riders can enjoy local appreciation lift ticket rates of $44 for adults and $24 for seniors and children, with several local appreciation days set between Thanksgiving and Christmas to help pinch pennies for presents. Wolf Creek also offers college students who present a valid school ID and printed class schedule $44 adult lift tickets on pre-announced College Days. To find local appreciation rates and dates for College Days visit

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