Best Military Discounts at Colorado Ski Resorts
Nearly every Colorado ski resort offers a military discount, but methods of attaining a deal vary by mountain. While some are more cost effective than others, all active duty military members (and their dependents) can expect to receive at least 10% off the price of a daily lift ticket. While resorts may require different methods of documentation, most will take an Active Duty Military I.D., but several require more comprehensive certification, such as DoD Form 93. Others may want vouchers obtained from your local ITT office.
Much of this information is available online, but if you are planning to ski in Colorado—especially if you are travelling to the state—it is in your best interest to call ahead. Nothing is worse than budgeting for a military discount only to leave the documentation at home. Below, we have detailed several popular, multi-resort military passes, as well as the best passes and discounts at specific ski areas and resorts.
Military Season Passes
Most Colorado ski resorts offer savings for active duty military members—whether in the form of a specific ticket or a discounted adult pass. However, Colorado is unique in that several resorts utilize military-specific discount program known as the Stars and Stripes, Patriot, and Liberty Passes. These passes are a wonderful opportunity for active military members to explore all Colorado skiing has to offer.
The Stars and Stripes pass is available to all active duty and their family members; it provides unlimited season at Loveland, plus three free days at Monarch Mountain and three days at Durango Mountain. Adult season passes are priced at $199, while children aged fourteen and under are $129. Below, we have listed those who are eligible for this pass.
United States Army
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
United States Air Force
United States Coast Guard
USPHS Commissioned Corps
NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps
If you are a retired military member, you can purchase a Retired Military Pass for $279, but your immediate family is not eligible for discounted tickets. Passes must be purchased at a local ITT office. For more information about the Stars and Stripes pass, see the following link.
Similarly, the Patriot Pass must be picked up at a local ITT office. This pass includes unlimited skiing and riding at Copper Mountain and Winter Park Resort, and it is priced at $269 for adults and $149 for children. Military personnel wanting to avoid a season pass may also utilize a separate ticketing option. Users must pick up a voucher from a local ITT office and bring to Copper Mountain or Winter Park Resort to redeem. This voucher allows active military members to receive ten $55 tickets for themselves, friends, and family.
Liberty Passes, which allow for unlimited skiing at Keystone and A-Basin, are obtained through a voucher picked up at REI, Air Force Bases, or Fort Carson. This pass is $195 for adults and $112 for children ages 5-12.
Individual Resort Discounts
A-Basin Ski—Utilizes the Liberty Pass.
Aspen Snowmass—Adult military or military dependent: Regular Season—$116, Peak Season—$127; Child, Teen or Senior military or military dependent: Regular Season—$72, Peak Season—$82
Beaver Creek—Active duty members receive $75 adult day passes and $42 child passes.
Breckenridge—Active and retired military guests: Adult—$95; Child—$62. Discounted season passes are also available.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort—DoD, active duty, and their families can purchase discounted passes at $260 for adults and $113 for young adults/children. January is Military Appreciation Month, wherein active duty can obtain $42 lift tickets, discounted lessons, and 30% off rental services.
Copper Mountain—Utilizes Patriot Pass. Discounted day passes are $59 for adults and $47 for children.
Eldora Mountain Resort—Military season pass is $149 for active duty, reserve duty, and immediate family members. Discounted day passes are available for $39.
Keystone—Utilizes Liberty Pass.
Loveland Ski Area—Utilizes Stars and Stripes Pass.
Monarch Mountain—Utilizes Stars and Stripes Pass. Daily lift tickets are available at a discounted price of $54.
Powderhorn—$10 off ticket window price with Active Duty Military Card.
Steamboat Ski Resort—Active duty receive a 20% discount on lift tickets, ski/snowboard rental, and lessons. Spouses and eligible dependents must also present military I.D.
Vail—Active duty members receive $75 adult day passes and $42 child passes.
Winter Park Resort—Utilizes Patriot Pass.
Wolfe Creek Ski Area—Active duty with a domestic military I.D. and/or DoD Form 93 receive $48 discounted day pass.
Skiing and snowboarding is an excellent way to stay active during the winter months. This is especially true of Colorado—whether you live close to a popular mountain resort or are planning a family vacation, the state offers some of the best skiing and riding in the country. There is nothing better than hitting the slopes with friends and family, and, if you are an active or retired military member, you are likely eligible for significant savings on seasons passes, daily lift tickets, and rentals. Though your ITT base is the best resource for local military discounts, Colorado resorts often provide significant markdowns for active members.