Discount Lift Tickets
This information will help you find the best deals on Colorado Resort lift tickets and passes during your Colorado Vacation. Please note, this is an informational site ONLY, we do NOT sell lift tickets or season passes directly on this site. Start looking for discounted ski lift tickets in September or early October. Depending on the destination, discount ski & lift tickets must be booked 7 days in advance. Book your lift tickets online, at least 7 days prior to your first day on the mountain for the best rates. This will save you up to 25% off ticket window rates.
Kids Ski Free
SummitCove is not directly affiliated with Keystone Resort so we cannot offer lift tickets of any kind. There are some ways to get free skiing for your kids at both Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, they just require and advance signup. The Colorado Epic Schoolkids Program at Keystone and Kids Free 2 Ski at A-Basin program both offer free skiing for kids. Check out our post on Kids Ski Free and find out how to get free skiing for your kids this winter season! Hurry, there are deadlines on both of these offers.
Liftopia Discounted Tickets
Liftopia will search for deals for all mountains in one place. Purchase lift tickets in advance on this site a you can save big. Visit their website to start searching.
Mountain Sports Club
Special SummitCove.com offers, now only $9.95. Use promo code Summit13 to redeem offer for special premium upgrade. Use it once, it’s paid for. Use it often, save hundreds! Save up to 50% on lift tickets, lodging, shops and more. Register and get access to discounted lift tickets.
Military Liberty Season Pass
Are you a member of the armed forces? Keystone has a special setup with any active duty military, Reservists, National Guard and dependents. Rocky Mountain Blue offers a Military Liberty Season Pass. This pass is good for unlimited skiing at Keystone or Arapahoe Basin. It can be purchased at the Keystone Resort Season Pass office in River Run Village. Even if you don’t have a Liberty Pass, simply show your military ID at the lift ticket window and you should be able to get a hefty discount.
Colorado Gem Card
Sign up for a Colorado Gem Card. These cards will give you discounts at other ski areas that are farther away. The closest resorts that accept this card are Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski areas, offering 2 for 1 tickets on select days and discounts on full price tickets as well. They are inexpensive and the discounts between the different resorts will quickly pay for this purchase.
Know someone with a season pass? Vail Resorts Season Pass holders usually can buy a lift ticket for you for a deeply discounted price of $79-$119 with ‘Buddy Passes’. The number of times they can do this is limited and the price depends on what date you are trying to use them. Passholder & ‘buddy’ must be present at the time of purchase.
Don’t forget eBay! Many times people will buy a package deal and not be able to use it. Sometimes it’s a 4 pack, sometimes it’s someone who has an inside track to the resort and is trying to make some money on the side. Either way, MAKE SURE you check the lift tickets carefully to make sure you know what you’re getting. Search around and see what you can find!
Buy your tickets on the front range in or around Denver. Go to any Safeway or King Soopers grocery stores, or ski and snowboard rental shop. They sell discount lift tickets for most ski areas.
Skiing and lift tickets is a serious business and you should NEVER cheat the system. Cheating the system includes using someone else’s season pass, clipping a pass from someone else’s jacket, or buying lift tickets from a resort employee. The consequences include full prosecution, jail time and extremely heavy fines. Skiing is a fun sport, but it costs money to participate. It’s not worth cheating the system.