Colorado may be known for glitzy megaresorts like Vail and Aspen, but the state has much more to offfer skiers and snowboarders than $15 burgers and $20 parking spots. Some of the state's smaller ski areas offer a low-key and family friendly vibe, plenty of powder stashes that linger days after the last storm and cozy base lodges where locals and visitors feel at home. The so-called Gems may not be right along I-70, but they're not all that hard to get to, either, and great deals abound with the new 2014-2015 Colorado Gems Card offered through Colorado Ski County USA.
For the 2014/15 season, the Gems Card program features two-for-one lift tickets at eight signature Colorado Gems ski resorts and exclusive Flash Deal promotions offered at Gems resorts throughout the season. Each Gems Card is good for one use per Gems resort, per season, and only a limited number of Gems Cards are available for sale.
In addition to the season-long buy-one-get-one lift ticket deal, Gems Card holders also have exclusive access to Flash Deals, which are special promotions and additional ways to save that are unique to each Gems resort. CSCUSA will announce Flash Deals on short notice throughout the season in the Gems newsletter, on social media, and on the Gems website www.ColoradoSki.com/Gems. Only Colorado Gems Card holders will be able to take advantage of Flash Deals.
The eight Gems epitomize Colorado’s ski culture with their western authenticity, independent charm, and nostalgic skiing. Like diamonds in the rough, these resorts are strikingly beautiful, individually unique and not to be overlooked. The Colorado Gems resorts are: Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort, Loveland Ski Area, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn Resort, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, and Sunlight Mountain Resort.
The Colorado Gems program is presented by Icelantic Skis; a Colorado-based ski manufacturer that brings art, adventure, creativity, passion, and innovation to their handmade skis. More information on Icelantic can be found at www.IcelanticSkis.com.