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I love fall, but apparently my travel dreams are shooting straight for winter and ski season as I have found myself hunting for ski deals right now far more than anything else travel related. Maybe my subconscious just wants as far away from hurricane season as we can get. Anyway, in addition to the still-available free kid’s ski passes to some top notch Colorado resorts that I wrote about yesterday, there is a phenomenal life ticket deal available for one day only to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Aspen Snowmass.
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Aspen Snowmass will be offering one-day lift tickets for the same price that they did 50 years ago! Apparently the cost to ski for a day in 1967 was $6.50, so that is the cost to ski at Aspen Snowmass on Friday, December 15, 2017!
Interestingly, the minimum wage in 1967 was $1.40 per hour, so you only had to work five hours at minimum wage to afford a one-day Snowmass lift ticket. Today, the national minimum wage is $7.25, so you would have to work at least 21 hours at that rate to purchase a one-day $155 Snowmass lift ticket.
Of course, there is a catch or two to the amazing $6.50 lift ticket sale. The first obvious issue is that snow may not be great in mid-December in Aspen. I mean, it might be okay, but it might also not be, so factor that into the equation if you are considering traveling in for this.
The other catch is that in order to purchase the $6.50 lift tickets, you must be booked with a minimum of one night’s worth of lodging through Stay Aspen Snowmass. The upside of that is that since the date is still so early in the season, lodging rates look to be really good and start at just over $100 per night for nearby hotels, condos, etc. Do also note that the $6.50 ticket is valid only for Aspen Snowmass, and not at Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, or Buttermilk.
If you want to stick around beyond the $6.50 ski date, they have some other celebrations planned that weekend to mark their 50th anniversary…just not at a vintage price.
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