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How to Save $60 or More at Aspen Snowmass This Year

I have already shared how you can ski or board at Snowmass for just $6.50 on one special day this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but there is now another deal available to save you money at all of the Aspen Snowmass Mountains.   On several of my Amex cards there is an offer to either get a $60 statement credit or 6,000 bonus Amex Membership Reward points when you spend $300 in one or more Aspen Snowmass transactions by January 12, 2018.…

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$6.50 Aspen Snowmass Lift Tickets Available Online

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a great opportunity to ski at Aspen Snowmass this winter for just $6.50 on December 15, 2017, to celebrate their 50th anniversary with lift ticket prices from 1967. At the time the terms seem to read that you had to have a one-night stay booked through Stay Aspen Snowmass to buy the $6.50 tickets. However, either the previous terms were just poorly worded or they changed their minds and eliminated the lodging requirement because…

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Hyatt Place Keystone Now Opening During 2018 Ski Season!

Last year I shared the great news that the Inn at Keystone had been sold and was rebranding as a Hyatt Place Keystone and a couple of months ago we learned that the hotel was going to be a Category 4 Hyatt property and was accepting reservations for stays beginning May 1, 2018. That was all very good news, but now the news for ski-loving families gets even better! Hyatt Place Keystone Now Opening During 2018 Ski Season! The Hyatt Place Keystone…

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$6.50 Lift Tickets at Aspen Snowmass to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

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…

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K – 5th Grade Kids Can Ski 16 Free Days in Colorado With This Epic Pass

Ski season is coming up quickly and those who like to get in on the cheapest season passes should note that prices are already rising. Those with kids have to worry not only about a pass or tickets for themselves, but also seek out the most economical way for the kids to board or ski since most resorts start charging kids pretty big prices at a very young age. Last year I wrote a post on some of the ways…

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Big Updates on Hyatt Place Keystone in Colorado

Last year I shared the great news that the Inn at Keystone had been sold and was rebranding as a Hyatt Place Keystone! If you aren’t familiar with Keystone, it is a genuinely family focused Colorado ski resort that is in the Epic Pass family that also includes Vail, Whistler, Park City, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and many more resorts.   Points-friendly hotel options in the Keystone area are pretty limited, so a Hyatt Place located just a short walk to the mountain base…

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Save on Holiday 2018 – 2019 Travel By Booking SPG Properties Now

A couple weeks ago I shared that the Starwood Preferred Guest booking window was stuck in early December 2018 instead of extending through the 2018 winter holidays and into January 2019 as it normally would via an 18 month booking window. I didn’t know if this was a temporary glitch or an intentional decision by SPG/Marriott. Either way, it was a major bummer for OCD points planners like myself because the expensive winter holidays are exactly when I love to…

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Hyatt Place Coming to Keystone, Colorado!

I know many families that love to ski, but very few that love the high price tags that can come along with Colorado ski vacations. Miles and points + some other money saving tips can make a family ski vacation much more doable, but there are several ski resorts and communities that simply don’t have any chain hotels available, or at least not any that are convenient to the slopes. One such resort community that I love for families, but…

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Places Kids Ski Free in Colorado

After a bit of a slow start to the season, I’ve been dyiiiiiing over the snow pictures that many of the Colorado resorts I follow on social media have been sharing in recent weeks. Ski season is here, and I cannot wait to take a trip with just my oldest daughter to hit the mountains this winter. In fact, it will be our first trip with just the two of us since my littlest was born in the summer of 2015!…

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SPG Vail Cascade Delays Re-Opening, Offers Free Stays

It goes without saying that booking a hotel that is still under construction carries with it some inherent risk. Construction delays are common, and if you book too close to the announced opening date for the property, those delays could mean that the hotel is still closed when you are set to arrive. Over the years I’ve seen it happen many, many times even at upscale branded properties.   The upside is that when this happens, you often see the nicer…

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