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How to Get the Best Deal on Skiing and Snowboarding Lift Tickets for an Aspen Vacation

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WhataEU(tm)s the best way to purchase a skiing or snowboarding lift ticket for an Aspen vacation? How do you get the best deal? When our staff is busy helping folks make vacation reservations, we get this question a lot. Aspen/Snowmass consists of four spectacular skiing mountains aEU" Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass aEU" with a wide variety of terrain for all skill levels.

There are several different approaches to buying a lift ticket, so we asked our vacation specialists to help out. Below, we take a closer look at how to get you the best lift ticket deal.

RULE #1: Buying in Advance. Purchasing your lift ticket ahead of time is always the best policy. If youaEU(tm)re planning on a skiing getaway, be sure to secure you lift tickets far in advance. This will assure you get the best rate, and have your ticket ready when you get to Aspen. Nobody wants to lose valuable on-mountain time! In any instance, remember: Buy in advance. For the 2013-14 season, skiers and boarders can enjoy all four mountains on one lift ticket when you purchase at least 7 days in advance. By purchasing your lift tickets 7 days in advance, you also save:

  • $10/day on adult lift tickets
  • $14/day on ski rental packages
  • $50/day on full-day private lessons
  • Or enjoy a $20 lunchtime discount on food and beverages (Receive a one-time $20 on-mountain dining discount aEU" valid at Aspen Skiing Company on-mountain restaurants aEU" with the purchase of any adult or senior advance purchase lift ticket of 6 days or more. Offer valid on minimum 2-day lift ticket all season with the exception of Dec. 21-Jan. 4 when offer is valid on minimum 4-day lift ticket.)

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RULE #2: Newbie? Aspen/Snowmass has one of the best ski and snowboard schools in the country. Talented pros are ready to teach you everything from the basic aEUoesnow plowaEU to the most advanced cutting-edge maneuvers. Build your strength, confidence and gain terrain knowledge aEU" all A under the watchful eye of your instructor. There are programs for every age and skill level. If you are planning to attend ski school, get more information HERE

RULE #3: Get Your Gear! Don't wait until you get here - purchase in advance and SAVE UP TO 25% on ski and snowboard rentals, valid all season. View ski and snowboard rental information

RULE #4:A SkiCoupons.com andA Liftopia.comA If youaEU(tm)re looking for last-minute lift tickets (less than 10 days out) make sure you check out the top two coupon on deal sites in the ski world!

RULE #5: Book Your Lodging with Frias.A We offer the largest selection of condominiums, townhouses and private homes in Aspen and near the Silver Queen Gondola. Ask our vacation specialists about ski-in, ski-out luxury accommodations! We represent everything from luxury brands such as the Ritz-Carlton Club, St. Regis Residence Club and the Hyatt Grand Aspen to affordable units close to everything! Start your Aspen lodging search The Frias concierge desk can assist with everything from dinner reservations to ski rentals and lift tickets! Call (970) 925-9075 to speak to the Frias concierge. All Frias Properties of Aspen guests receive complimentary passes to the Aspen Club & Spa, the valleyaEU(tm)s premier full-service spa and workout facility. The Aspen Club & Spa offers everything from state-of-the-art exercise equipment to pampering spa treatments. Passes to the Aspen Club & Spa can be obtained from any Frias Properties front desk during regular business hours.