Steamboat Ski Resort, a member of the Ikon Pass and a top-notch resort located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, has just announced an increase in single-day lift tickets for the third year in a row, this time surpassing the $250 mark. During holiday weekends, you can now expect to pay $269 when showing up to the ticket booth the same day you intend to ski. Last season, the maximum price rose to $225 from $199.
Regular non-holiday days are a much more reasonable $135.
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Will you usually pay $269 to ski? No, not usually. It is important to note that although that price figure seems daunting, there are many easy ways to save money by either booking in advance, online, in a package deal, multiple-day ticket, not during a holiday, or any combination of those five.
Other lift ticket prices in Colorado aren’t far behind. All below are holiday prices that you would pay on the day:
- Steamboat Springs: $269
- Beaver Creek: $239
- Vail: $239
- Breckenridge: $219
- Copper Mountain: $219
- Winter Park: $219
- Telluride: $205
- Aspen Snowmass: $204
- Keystone: $199
- Arapahoe Basin: $189
- Crested Butte: $159
- Monarch Mountain: $129
- Purgatory: $95
- Loveland Ski Area: $94
Consider also that Steamboat Resort offers a ‘First Tracks’ add-on for $55, potentially taking a day’s skiing to $324.
If you’re buying your lift tickets on the day, you’re doing it wrong.