Another senior skier gets ticked off at Vail Resorts’ ticket prices |

Another senior skier gets ticked off at Vail Resorts’ ticket prices

I have just returned from another ski vacation in Breckenridge, as I have done almost annually for the past 20 years.

As the years went by and I grew older, ticket prices rose, and I looked forward to reaching 70-plus, when I would be able to ski for a greatly reduced price, or even for free.

As a 70-plus person in March 2001, I paid the $29-per-day ticket price at Breckenridge.

In March 2002 the Breckenridge ticket price rose to $31 per day. In comparison, Copper Mountain was free and Arapahoe Basin was $10 per day.

In March 2003 the Breckenridge ticket price for 70-plus rose to $55 per day – an increase of 80 percent. However, Copper Mountain remains free and Arapahoe Basin is still $10 per day.

I find this increase unconscionable and discriminatory. It is the 2003 version of highway robbery of the Old Wild West.

I hope you will alert your readers, especially those who come from other parts of the country that Breckenridge is not a bargain and that they should ski elsewhere.

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