The $200 barrier for a walk-up ski lift ticket was broken for the first time by Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek this season, according to industry sources.
Vail and Beaver Creek are charging $209 per day for a walk-up window ticket, according to their website. The price is reduced to $199 if purchased online.
Aspen Skiing Co. is charging $179 for a walk-up window price. If a skier or snowboarder has an existing card that the ticket can be added to, there is no extra charge. If a new card is required, that’s another $5. Skico’s price applies at Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk.
When asked for comment on the pricing this season, Vail Resorts released a statement that began: “We reward guests for their loyalty and for committing to a winter vacation with us well in advance through programs like our season passes, advance lift ticket purchase, and lodging specials. Much like buying an airline ticket, most guests purchase EpicDay Lift Tickets in advance, which provides them with the best available rate.”
Read more about this season’s ticket prices at Vail Daily.