How to Save $182 a Day in Summit County

With late snow and resorts extending their season, this spring is the perfect storm for winter sports enthusiasts. And for more runs with less cash, the greatest value resides in Summit County, notably Copper Mountain and Breckenridge. They’ve both just extended their season to April 27, which means major discounts to get you to the slopes. How much can you save in Summit through Approximately $182 a day on lodging, rentals, lift tickets and more. Here’s how.

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Three Things to Know about Spring Skiing

As the end of ski season approaches, skiers and snowboarders have long since welcomed the gentle giant that is spring skiing. Long days, soft snow, and holding-our-breath-hoping-for-snow-and-not-rain characterize the start of this quirky shoulder season. But before we pack away season passes in exchange for backcountry and warm weather gear, it’s time to make our parting with winter a little less painful. Here are a few tips to make sure you end your season with a bang rather than a whimper.

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Opposites Attract: Favorite Runs in Vail Valley


Talk about polar opposites. These resorts may be right next to one another, but they don’t agree on much. If you’re looking for variety—Vail is the measuring stick for manicured runs and big bowls, while Beaver Creek offers a leisurely getaway with hidden gems.

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Great Places for Late Spring Skiing

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Spring is known for its corn snow—the small, round balls formed by the melt-freeze cycle typical of the season. As the day progresses, the sun turns corn into something velvety and highly-edgeable. To make the most of it, keep this in mind: Follow the sun. Ski bluebird days and start out on east-facing slopes, then […]

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Navigating Heavenly


Which State to Ski and Epic Season Pass to Pick Standing atop Heavenly’s 10,000 ft. peak, there’s only one thing to decide: ski down the California side or make your way through Nevada. The answer could depend on your allegiance, or the weather. But from where you’re clipped in, one thing remains the same: You’re […]

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Three Reasons to Ski Summit County


And Three Season Passes to Do it For Less While some skiers bypass A-Basin, Keystone and even Breckenridge for the bigger names, those in the know head straight to them. Why, you ask? The resorts in Summit County offer three major bonuses: a huge variety of terrain, shorter lift lines, and the longest season out […]

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A Sleigh Ride Dinner to Zach’s Cabin in Beaver Creek


It was snowing as we boarded the snowcat, bundled and dressed up for an upscale dinner. After asking how long until we arrived at Zach’s Cabin, the attendant joked that it would only be another hour.

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