Great deals for early Colorado skiing

Colorado Ski Deals: Arapahoe Basin

Where: Arapahoe Basin

What: Ski or ride for free at Arapahoe Basin

When: December 1-20, 2013

Who: Kids ages 14 and under

How: No purchase required, no strings attached – parents only need to bring their kids to the ticket window to receive their free lift tickets. Details:   Arapahoe Basin -Kids ski free

Where: Aspen/Snowmass

What: Kids ski free with the purchase of an adult lift ticket, rent free with purchase of an adult equipment rental and stay free at the resorts. Kids also eat lunch free with a comparable adult purchase at select on-mountain restaurants.

When: Package must be booked by November 15, 2013 and is valid December 20-25, 2013

Who: Kids 

How: Aspen/Snowmass’s Perfect Holiday package. Details: Aspen Snowmass Perfect Holiday package.

Colorado Ski Deals: Aspen Snowmass

Where: Copper Mountain

What: 3rd night of lodging, 3rd day of rentals & a 3rd day of ski lessons free. 

When: Can be booked now for a stay any time during the 2013/14 winter season

Who: Everybody

What: The One. Two. Free! package, guests can receive a 3rd night of lodging free, 3rd day of rentals free and a 3rd day of ski lessons free when booking at least three nights of lodging. Also, kids 12 years of age and under ski free with the purchase of an Adult Secret Pass. This package can be booked now for a stay any time during the 2013/14 winter season, November 1, 2013 – April 20, 2014. Details: Copper Mountain Winter Vacation Packages 

Where: Crested Butte

What:  Free skiing on Opening Day of the 2013-2014 winter season

When: November 27, 2013

Who: Everyone 

How:  On November 27, 2013, everyone skis and rides for free, no strings attached. For guests who want to stay longer to enjoy the fun, the Early Season Ski Offer is available; $79 per person, per night to ski and stay at the Grand Lodge Crested Butte. Available November 28 – December 17, 2013, some restrictions apply. Details:  Ski Crested Butte Early Season 

Where: Durango Mountain Resort

What: $94 per person/per night for two days of lift tickets and two nights lodging

When: 2013/2014, with some blackout dates

Who: Everyone

How: The Rocky Mountain Getaway at Durango Mountain Resort. Package includes two days of lift tickets and two nights lodging at Durango Mountain Resort. Price is per person, per night, based on double occupancy in a DMR Cascade Village nugget studio with a minimum two-night stay, based on weekday rates. Taxes and fees not included. Valid for new reservations only. Not valid 12/26/2013 – 1/4/2014 and 3/7/2014 – 3/15/2014. All multi-day tickets must be used on consecutive days and are non-transferable. Some restrictions apply. Details:  Durango Mountain Resort Winter Packages

Where: Loveland

What: Loveland 4-Paks for $129

When: Available through Nov 24, valid for 2013/2014 season

Who: Everyone

How: The 4-Paks are four actual tickets that guests can take straight to the lift. Skiers and riders only need to grab a wicket and they’re ready to ski. Loveland’s 4-Pak tickets are fully transferable and can be used by anyone on any day of the season. Skiers and riders can use the four tickets on four different days or share them with friends and family all on the same day. Loveland 4-Paks are $129 equating to $33.25 per day, and only available online at or by calling the ticket office at 303-571-5580 x136. Loveland 4-Paks are available through November 24 with no restrictions and no blackout dates. These tickets are valid anytime during the 2013-2014 season.

Where: Powderhorn

What: Take 3 lessons & receive a season pass

Who: First timers ages 8 and up

When: 2013/ 2014 season

How: Powderhorn Mountain Resort is offering its Learn to Ski or Ride Season Pass Series. Designed for first timers ages 8 and up, must be new to either the sport of skiing or snowboarding and ready to commit to three lessons.  Best of all, when new skiers and riders complete all three sessions, they will receive a free season pass for the rest of the season. Details:  Powderhorn Special Programs.

Where: Steamboat

What:  20% off lodging and lift tickets

Who: Everyone

When: Before November 30, 2013

How: The Steamboat’s Early Rewards package – 20 percent off lodging and lift tickets. Book at least four nights’ lodging and a 3-day lift ticket through Steamboat Central Reservation by Nov. 30 to enjoy 20 percent savings. Special holiday savings of up to 10 percent are available from December 21 – January 4. Early Reward packages also apply for Steamboat’s Snowsports School. Details:  Steamboat Early Rewards or call 800-922-2722.


What: $365 for three days of lessons, equipment rental and lift tickets, as well as a free 5-Day ski pass

Who: First timers

When: 2013 / 2014 season

How: For first timers learning to ski or snowboard, Sunlight offers the Learn to Shine program. The package includes three days of lessons, equipment rental and lift tickets, as well as a free 5-Day ski pass, once the student has completed the lessons, for $365. The three lessons can be taken anytime, whether they are consecutive or not. Details: Sunlight Mountain.

Winter Park

What: Buy one night at any Winter Park Resort property & get a second night for half-price

Who: Anyone

When: November 13 and December 20

How: Buy one night at any Winter Park Resort property between November 13 and December 20 and get a second night for half-price. Or, book at least two nights of lodging at regular price and get a free kid’s (ages 6-12) lift ticket with the purchase of an adult lift ticket, valid from November 13 to December 19. The offer is good for both single and multi-day tickets so bring the family and enjoy great early season conditions as well as great savings at Winter Park Resort. Details: Winter Park Resort.

Wolf Creek

What: Ladies Day Ski and Board Clinic

Who: ladies

When: Dec 7

How: Wolf Creek Ski Area is offering a Ladies Day Ski and Board Clinic on Saturday, December 7. This is a women’s specific lesson and chairlift package that includes a 2-hour morning lesson from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM plus an All Mountain Lift Ticket for $69. Details:  Wolf Creek Ski Clinics.

Kim Hull
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