Want Discounted Colorado Lift Tickets? The Gems Card Is Now On Sale For 2019-2020 Season

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The Gems Card for the 2019-2020 is now on sale for Colorado ski resorts. Credit: Colorado Ski Country USA

What is a Gems Card?

A Gems Card is a discounted promotional ski-pass with big discounts at 11 Colorado ski resorts. It’s currently on sale.

For just $30, the Gems Card provides your choice of either:

  • Two 2-for-1 lift tickets or
  • Two 30% off lift tickets

Use your Gems Card for either two 2-for-1, two 30% discounts, or one of each at all 11 Gems resorts.

How does it work?

Take the Gems Card to any participating ski area’s ticket window and receive discounts on their full-day adult lift ticket.

Gems Card 2019-2020
Credit: Colorado Ski Country USA

When can you use a Gems Card? 

Sale Open: August 2019

Sales Close: February 28, 2020 or when cards are sold out.

Blackout Dates: December 21, 2019 – January 1, 2020.

Expires: Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Where can you use a Gems card?

A'basin, gems card
Arapahoe Basin. Credit: Skimap.org

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area- ‘A-basin’ has the longest ski season in Colorado, with a chill, local vibe. Situated on the scenic Continental Divide, the ski area’s terrain provides beginner and intermediate terrain from rolling groomers to rocky steeps.

Ski Cooper map.
Ski Cooper. Credit: Skimap.org

Cooper Ski Area – An authentic Colorado ski area with good snow, a laid-back vibe, and affordable prices. Cooper has 41 runs consisting of cruisers, glades, powder, and bumps.

Echo Mountain Colorado.
Echo Mountain. Credit: Facebook

Echo Mountain – Denver’s closest, most affordable ski area is located just 50 minutes from downtown. Echo offers night skiing 5 nights/week.

Eldora, gems card
Eldora. Credit: Skimap.org

Eldora Mountain Resort – Boulder, Colorado’s closest ski area, Eldora’s 680 acres of skiable terrain include terrific beginner and expert areas with fun glades and challenging bowls. Eldora has 9 lifts and several Woodward terrain parks.

Granby Ranch Colorado
Granby Ranch. Credit: Skimap.org

Granby Ranch Ski Area – A genuine Colorado ski area with a western charm and small-town friendliness that invites you to slow down and enjoy. Granby Ranch is known as one of the most family-friendly ski mountains in Colorado.

Hesperus. Skimap.org

Hesperus Ski Area – The largest night skiing areas in the southwest region with plenty of terrain for all skill levels. Hesperus offers a terrain park with 12 features including a rainbow rail over an actual VW Bug.

Kendall Mountain. Credit: Skimap.org

Kendell Mountain Ski Area – A family-friendly, affordable ski area within walking distance of Silverton’s historic downtown district. A double chair lift services 16 acres of beginner terrain.

Loveland trail map.
Loveland Ski Area. Credit: Evo

Loveland Ski Area –  53 miles west of Denver, Loveland has remarkable terrain for all ages and abilities, FREE snowcat skiing, an innovative lesson program and a new high-speed detachable quad to replace Lift 1 for the 2018/19 season.

Monarch Mountain Colorado
Monarch Mountain. Credit: SkiCentral

Monarch Mountain – Abundant natural snow and friendly people make for a real Rocky Mountain ski experience. Monarch has a variety of terrain that  flows naturally into a single base area and free parking.

Powderhorn Colorado
Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Powderhorn Mountain Resort– A scenic, family-friendly resort in the heart of the picturesque Grand Mesa region of Colorado. The ski area has 1,600 acres of terrain for all skill levels.

Ski Sunlight, gems card
Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sunlight Mountain Resort – An uncrowded, lesser known ski area that  gives you a full day of skiing for about half the cost of the mega resorts. Powder here can lasts for days. Sunlight has 67 trails of varying ability and is located just 12 miles south of Glenwood Springs, home to the world’s largest hot springs pool.


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