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Big Changes Coming to Annual Ski Passes

Skiing is expensive, almost prohibitively so for a middle-class family. Miles and points help tremendously in managing the overall cost, but lift ticket prices, especially for a whole family, can get out of control in a hurry. One way to rein in expenses a bit is to do the math on a season pass of some sort either with unlimited skiing or with a set number of days that you can use at various resorts. If you are going to…

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Skiing With a Beginner at Whistler Blackcomb

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have the best track record of teaching my oldest daughter to ski. From blowing my knee when our skis got tangled, to having her legitimately run away from ski school, to having to have her ski patrolled off the mountain when I took us the wrong way, to resorting to hiring a (very expensive) private instructor more than once when nothing else was working, let’s just say it has been a…

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Use Hyatt Points at Keystone for Christmas and New Year’s 2017!

Did you get busy with life and forget to lock in a holiday 2017 family award trip only to realize now that most spots are already booked up or way too expensive for that super peak time period around Christmas and New Years? Well, if you like snow and mountains to go along with your stockings and cocoa, then you are in luck because Santa brought an early Christmas gift to all of us. Remember that Hyatt Place in Keystone,…

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Ski-Friendly Hyatt Place Keystone Opening Soon!

Last year I shared the great news that the Inn at Keystone had been sold and was rebranding as a Hyatt Place Keystone, then we learned that the hotel was going to be a Category 4 Hyatt property, which is great. Next, reservations for stays were accepted for trips beginning May 1, 2018, then that date became March 1, 2018, but now the news is even better. The Hyatt website is now officially accepting reservations for stays beginning January 11, 2018! Hyatt Place…

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How to Get a Free Lift Ticket With Your Airline Boarding Pass

The ski resorts have started powering up their lifts and snowblowers for the 2017 – 2018 ski season! Not all of the resorts are open quite yet, but the lift ticket deals are already in full effect. In fact, there are only a couple days left to get your EPIC Pass if you are in the market for multiple days on participating mountains such as Vail, Keystone, Whistler, and more. However, if an annual pass isn’t the in cards this season,,…

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How You Can Still Save Money on an Epic Ski Pass

If you plan to ski at least four days this winter at resorts such as Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, or Heavenly, then you probably want to consider buying one of the Epic Passes in order to save money over buying lift tickets directly from the resorts. Generally speaking, the earlier you buy an Epic Pass in the year, the less money you pay. At this point, the cheapest prices are already gone but there is…

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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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