Hot off the presses, here’s Colorado’s newest ski pass:
Three of Colorado’s most historic and celebrated ski towns have joined forces to unveil the new Colorado Triple Play featuring an unprecedented two days of skiing and riding at Aspen/Snowmass, Steamboat and Winter Park Resort during the 2011/2012 winter season.
You read that right. For $299 you get 6 days of skiing at world class resorts (2 days each). For those of you playing at home, that works out to $50 per day.
As a quick reminder, the opening dates are posted:
- Winter Park: opens November 16, 2011
- Steamboat: open November 23, 2011
- Aspen Snowmass: opens November 24, 2011
As a local who has already bought one of the “big name” passes, this seems to be too-little-too-late for folks who already made a decision about where they want to ski this season. With the economy how it is, sure, this could be a great addition to the days already planned, but I’m likely not going to drop another 300 bucks this season.
Since each of these resorts are a little further off the typical I-70 corridor, it’s also a bit harder to get to and stay. My guess is the plan is to have folks do a long weekend at each: stay a night, eat at the restaurants, etc. It makes for a spendy trip if you’re not willing to do the day drives up and back from Denver. Though, $50 to ski at Aspen is unreal.
Hopefully this sticks around next season, I’m interested to see how it does.