Ski Deals So Great They Will Make You Squeal

Nothing makes me squeal more like a teenager than the two words Snowboarding and Deals. And I will totally go ga-ga when they are in a sentence together! That is why I love Labor Day weekend! The unofficial weekend of ski sales in the Denver area.

Vail Epic Ski Kids. Vail Resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone) are offering a free pass for Colorado Residents in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The pass allows kids to ski/snowboard four times at each of their resorts. You must go to a Colorado Ski & Golf, Ski and Sport or Boulder Sports in person with your kiddo to fill out paperwork. You also have to bring a recent photo (head shot) of your kids. The program includes a free first-timer lesson and equipment rental on that day.

Fifth and Sixth Grade Passport. Colorado Ski Country announced it will offer the 5th and 6th Grade Passport again this year. The program is a mail-in program. The fifth graders get three free days of skiing/snowboarding at each of  20 member resorts (Winter Park, Copper, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs, Eldora, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen, Snowmass, Loveland etc.). Sixth Graders is super inexpensive at just $99 for four days at each of the 20 member resorts. The program includes a free lesson and rental equipment on the day of the lesson. Bonus, this program is also supported by Chipotle and as I recall, they sent out some coupons for buy one get one free at Chipotle too!

Junior Trade. Colorado Ski and Golf (Ski and Sport) locations offer the Junior Trade Program. Basically you purchase ski or snowboard equipment. The budget friendly packages start at just $99 (again this is not season rental – it is you buying used kids sized equipment). Then if you choose to return the equipment at the end of the season (or trade up for a larger size) you get 1/2 the money back. Just to put this into perspective about how inexpensive this is a day rental usually runs just over $25. So it totally pays for itself in four times (and if you return it – it pays for itself in just two times) on the mountain. As your kids grow you can bring the equipment back and get bigger sizes to fit their growth.

SniagrabSniagrab (“bargains” spelled backwards) is the world’s largest ski and snowboard sale, offering up to 90% off original prices on previous seasons’ ski and snowboard equipment, winter apparel and accessories starting Labor Day weekend. The sale features merchandise from top brands. They will also have some fun promotions, the first 250 customers in line on Saturday, September 5 will receive Bonus Bucks ranging in value from $10–$100 to use toward their Sniagrab purchase. One customer will receive $500 in Bonus Bucks. Customers must be in line prior to 7:30am. Spend $300 or more on September 5 or September 6 will receive a Sports Authority cash card (worth $25 when purchase is $300-$399.99; $50 when purchase is $500-$699.99; $75 when purchase is $700 or more). Ten customers will win an Epic Local Pass or Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus, valued up to $579 per pass. Customers can enter to win September 5–7 only at the Sports Authority Colorado locations listed below. One customer will win a Mountain Getaway Package for Two, that includes a Winter Park Lodge Pass, 2 single-day Winter Park lift tickets, and 2 ski or snowboard rentals at Sports Authority. Customers can enter to win September 5–7 only at the Sports Authority Colorado locations listed below.

Ski Rex. Friday, September 4 through Sept 20th you can snag great deals at the front-range Colorado Ski and Golf locations. (There are great ski deals but even if you are not a skiier there are great clothing/coats too). Gound Zero (the biggest location for the sale) is the Aurora location. Plus, there will be fun for kids (little wannabe snowboarders), Burton’s Riglet Park, a learn-to-ride obstacle course for little tykes, will be set up at the Aurora location on Sunday, Sept. 6 with instructors and representatives to guide kids through their first snowboard sliding experience along an artificial snow surface with mini bumps and ramps. On Saturday and Monday of Labor Day weekend, Strider will offer a kid’s bike course for tiny tykes to get their first cycling experience on the pedal-less bikes that allow small children a gentle introduction to riding a bike. Discounts can be as big at 70% off! For even better deals and coupons visit:  www.skirex.com.

PowderDaze. Christy Sports hosts PowderDaze saving you up to 70% off. The sale will be at the Christy Sports in Littleton at  8601 W Cross Dr next to the Southwest Plaza Mall.Open 10am – 8pm Daily, August 28 through September 8 with all Ski gear, Board Gear and Apparel! Plus, exclusive pass/lift ticket deals available at Denver Powder Daze Only!

Lift Ticket Deals. While I mentioned the great school aged kids pass deals above, there are some great deals to score this weekend only for adult tickets too! (These are special deals or rates for Labor Day weekend only).

  • Copper Mountain. 4-packs for $159 with a 5th Day FREE! (Non-transferrable, no blackouts)
  • Winter Park. 4-passes for $179 with a 5th Day FREE! (Non-transferrable, no blackouts)
  • Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin). Elevation 4-pass at $139 (ages 15–69) with a Bonus Friend Ticket FREE! (Non-transferrable, no blackouts). and they sell transferrable Four Packs are $159.
  • Steamboat. A 3 Day restricted pass at $149 valid 10/26/15 – 4/10/16. Black out dates are 12/26/15 – 1/10/16. Restrictions: Limit one pass per person. Non-transferable photo pass. Quantities are limited and price subject to change. Must be present to purchase. Pass not valid for Summer 15 or 2016 gondola rides. Passes and unused days are non-refundable. Credit or Debit Cards only.
  • Crested Butte. 6 Pack (for the price of a 4 Pack) 5 Winter 15/16 Lift Tickets, plus 1 summer 2016 lift ticket, just $129! Tickets are transferable.
  • Eldora. 4-Pass is just $149 (no blackouts or restrictions, non-transferable) and Mtn Explorer Full-Day Kids Package: $69
  • Loveland. Unrestricted 4-Pak:= just $129. Includes 4 lift tickets.No restrictions and no blackouts. ($10 off online price when you purchase at one of the sales).

Maybe when you get some great deals, you will squeal too. (And then we can jump up and down squealing together). Or I’ll see you in the mountains!

Denver Deal: Free Days, Health Event, Theater and More

I am going to be a home owner! I just learned that I won the bid on a HUD home. I have to say I love the term “won bid.” It makes me giggle a little – a little like I won the lotto or something (which I also played this week since I had a pretty fantastic week). Owning a house also scares me. I am a deals blogger so I will be looking to do all kinds of updates on this house – all within a pretty tight budget. I have become obsessed with HGTV and DIY shows. I keep checking prices of updates on HomeAdvisor.com. They have this fancy cost estimator.

Free Days.

  • Denver is leading the way to encourage our kids to enjoy the arts. Now, the Clyfford Still Museum joins the Denver Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver by admitting visitors 17 and younger for FREE.  Clyfford Still was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionists who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II and the museum is home to about 3,125 works. Adults cost $10 but Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. are FREE.
  • Denver Children’s Museum is Free Tuesday, September 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ‘
  • Molly Brown House is Free on Tuesday, September 1
  • Denver Art Museum is Free on Saturday, September 5. Free for kids 17 and under all the time but on the first Saturday of every month, parents can come free too!
  • Denver Firefighter’s Museum offers a free day for Grandparents to bring their grandkids on Saturday, Sept 5
  • Butterfly Pavillion is offering another $5 day on Sept 9. (Admission is just $5, Kids 1 and under are free).

Denver Theater. They are doubling their reduced-price ticket program to provide access to even more people and more shows — even occasional Cabaret and Broadway productions! Plus, you can now order online as well as in person and by phone. Tickets cost $10.00 EACH (with additional $1.50 service fee per ticket). Limit of 4 tickets per production. Some of the shows currently available are LookingGlass Alice (which I’m excited to take my kids to), As You Like It, Tribes, A Christmas Carol, The Nest, All The Way, Fade, Sweeney Todd, The SantaLand Diaries. Each has a specific on-sale date.

Free Women’s Vitality Event. On September 19 from noon-4 p.m., come to Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Greenwood Village for personalized health and wellness solutions. Enjoy free mini-facials and makeovers, free product samples and save up to $20 with in-store coupons! http://www.pharmaca.com/womens-health.aspx

Kids Consignment Sale Season. Mile High Mamas has published our guide to Children’s Consignment Sales this fall where you’ll get bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more. Just Between Friends in Arvada is the next one on Sept 9.
Red Robin Fundraising. Red Robin’s Burgers for Better Schools! In case you needed a reason to eat at Red Robin, here’s another. They’ve launched a national program that they’ll give 1% of your total bill back to your selected school EVERY TIME YOU DINE AT RED ROBIN! No more waiting for a special fundraiser nights that include the entire school in 2 hours- this is all day, every day and even Grandma in Ohio can help little Jimmy’s school here in Colorado.  If you are not already a Red Robin Royalty member, sign up for free and select a school to support BEFORE visiting Red Robin!  http://www.redrobin.com/betterschools
Auto Buyers Pro Discount to Do The Denver Zoo. Auto Buyer’s Pro has a program called SupportOurStudents, which offers a special arrangement to offer Denver Zoo discounts. The discounts are good for normal daytime admission, 7 days a week.  The discounts are: $4.25 off adult admission, $3 off children’s admission and $3.50 off senior admission. To get the discount a teacher, administrator, lunchroom worker, janitorial staff person, or any other school employee send an email to Info@SupportOurStudents.org with the words “DOTHEZOO” in the subject. (But the email must be a school based email address to receive the link, special ID and password to secure these discounts for daytime admission now through the end of December 2015).
Sports Authority Healthy and Wellness Expo. The family-friendly Expo, projected to be the largest free-to-attend health event in the region, will be held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 5th and Sunday, Sept. 6th. You will have the opportunity to meet — and get autographs from — Broncos players and your favorite KUSA on-air personalities, take exclusive locker room and stadium tours, and evaluate the latest products and services that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Vail Resorts announced the company is reopening registration for its popular Epic SchoolKids program on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack provides Colorado kindergarteners through fifth graders with four days of free skiing and riding at each of the best resorts in their backyard – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. In addition to 16 free days of skiing and riding, Epic SchoolKids also get the opportunity to hone their skills at the ivy league of ski schools with a free full-day beginner lesson and equipment rental in the month of January, outside of holiday periods, as part of Learn to Ski & Ride Month.

Ongoing

Free Outdoors Movies and Concerts. Denver is chock-full of great, talented musicians that play around town for free – and what is better than a movie outdoors on a cool summer night among about 500 of your closest friends? Don’t miss our round-up of free outdoor movies and concerts this summer. Several of these are wrapping up after this weekend.

Free Denver Walking Tours Denver parents, kiddos, and visitors alike will be able to see and experience downtown Denver in a new way. They’ll be able to take advantage of Denver Free Walking Tours’ new two hour daily tours that leave at 10 a.m. daily, starting in Civic Center Park, then wind through downtown past more than a dozen of Denver’s distinctive landmarks, and end in front of Coors Field. No reservations needed and tours are every day – rain, snow, or shine.  There’s no up-front cost for this fun, educational opportunity for kids and parents but tipping is strongly recommended. If you’d like a tour specifically geared to your kids, Denver Walking Tours offers group tours for a nominal charge so grab your friends for a fun day of learning this summer!

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Kids Eat Free Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

Denver Deals: Starbucks, Mad Greens, Vail and More

I am a fourth generation Colorado native. I am very proud of that fact. I am even more proud when the ideals of our politicians match my personal ideas. I saw that in action this last week when Gov. John Hickenlooper along with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation challenged Colorado schools, businesses and individuals to collectively perform 10,000 random acts of kindness. The six-month challenge kicked off at Gov. Hickenlooper’s inauguration and culminates at the Biennial of the Americas event in Denver on July. What can you do?Give, receive or witness an act of kindness. Post your photos, videos and stories using #StateOfKind on Twitter, Vine, Facebook or Instagram. Or email them to Glinda@randomactsofkindness.org with the subject line: #StateofKind.

FREE Salad at Mad Greens Westminster. In celebration of their newest location, Mad Greens will have free salads for anyone who shows up at their new location at 120th and Huron on Tuesday, April 28 between 10:30 and 8:30 p.m. The salad can also have chicken added and a free drink.

Starbucks. Starbucks is once again having Happy Hour with Frappuccinos! Nothing could make my teenage kids happier. May 1 (This Friday) through May 10 Starbucks will offer their cold blended beverages for half price between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

King Soopers. King Soopers offers a Free Friday item. If you sign up for King Soopers coupons – you can download a chosen free item each Friday. Items in the past have included Lindt Chocolate Stick, Lipton sparking iced tea, power bars and yogurts. All it takes if for you to click “download to my card” then when you check out they take the entire purchase price of that item off your bill. Also while you are at KingSoopers.com (or the KingSoopers app) you can download manufacturer coupons (so you don’t have to cut and carry them) right onto your card.

Girl’s Night At The Movies. You and your girls are invited to a special advance screening of HOT PURSUIT starring Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon on May 5. Visit http://www.wbtickets.com/HOTMama to download your admit-two pass. Please arrive early as seating is first come, first served, and is not guaranteed! HOT PURSUIT hits theaters May 8.

Vail Announces Epic School KidsFor years the ski areas in Colorado have given free passes to kids in 5th and 6th grade (some make you pay a nominal fee for the 6th grade) but now, Vail Resorts is offering FREE skiing for Colorado kids kindergarten through 5th Grade. Visit any Vail-owned retail locations (Colorado Ski & Golf; Colorado Ski & Sport; Boulder Sport; and Colorado Springs Sport) with your child. Have a copy of their school ID, report card, birth certificate or letter from the school to sign up for the FREE pass which will be good for four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone plus, one free beginner’s lesson. These are ONLY available in the stores through end of May.

Denver Art Museum. The Denver Art Museum (DAM) recently announced that kids 18 and under are entitled to FREE general admission every day for the next FIVE years thanks to Kaiser and Reiman Foundations.

Free/Cheap Days.

  • The Newman Center at the University of Denver has a mothers day 2 for 1 Special for their final performance of the year.
  • Friday, May 1 Four Mile Historic Park admission will be free.
  • Colorado Railroad Museum offers free admission this Saturday, May 2.
  • Sunday, May 3 is free admission at the Mizel Museum of Jewish Art and culture.
  • Tuesday, May 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is free at the Children’s Museum of Denver (compliments of Target)
Professional Organizing. Simply Put Organizational Solutions for the Home is a full-service company, which helps people focus, simplify, and organize their home or office. They design, purchase, and install innovative space solutions and organizational systems. Products and services are tailor-made, high quality and guaranteed to meet diverse and changing needs. Call today 303.321.2692 – get the first 2 hours of home or office organizing support for the price of one (a $150 value for only $75). Additional hours are 20% off (making it just $60/hour). Plus, the offer is good for new and existing clients on your first project of this year.

Consignment Sales. MileHighMamas has compiled the best of the best in kids consignment sales. The whole list can be found at: http://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2015/02/11/denver-childrens-consignment-sales/

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Kids Eat Free Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

Denver Deal: Bass Pro Shop, Hot Pursuit Movie, Cherry Creek North Expo and More

My kids were never into Legos. While I thought they were cool – I guess I didn’t have the imagination to make something spectacular out of them (and as a parent I stepped on a few in the middle of the night and it really hurt). But the FREE Lego Exhibit at Park Meadows Mall of our American National Monuments is very cool. Having gone to D.C. with my kids last summer and seeing these amazing monuments in person, I was astonished at the size and complexity of the ones at the mall. Maybe this will inspire both myself and my kids to like Legos a little more..again.

Bass Pro Shop. Bass Pro Shops celebrates the Workender Weekend Escape event with sales, giveaways, how-to’s, social hour and more on April 24 & 25. Demos Friday 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. include cooking down and dirty, pack right, beat the bugs, slumber by the number, pickout and get out , streamline your kayak. Take the 20/20 challenge to log 20 miles or 20 days to win cool prize package (tent, backpack, kayak, watch and GoPro).

Cherry Creek North ExpoCherry Creek North will host the Spring Shape-Up Fitness Fashion Show & Expo on Sun., April 26 on Fillmore Plaza. Denver’s premier shopping district will feature spring and summer workout wear from Cherry Creek Dance, Lucy, PrAna, and Title Nine. (I’ve got my eye on a pair of PrAna shorts). Fitness fanatics are also invited to join the Yelp Cherry Creek North Bike Meet-­up event on Thur., April 24th. Bring a bike or borrow a Denver B-­-cycle bike! *Special discounts for participants.  Meet-­Up participants will receive a map of locations offering discounts and giveaways to cyclists via Yelp. Both events are free and open to the public.

Girl’s Night At The Movies. You and your girls are invited to a special advance screening of HOT PURSUIT starring Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon on May 5! Visit http://www.wbtickets.com/HOTMama to download your admit-two pass! Please arrive early as seating is first come, first served, and is not guaranteed! HOT PURSUIT hits theaters May 8!

Vail Announces Epic School KidsFor years the ski areas in Colorado have given free passes to kids in 5th and 6th grade (some make you pay a nominal fee for the 6th grade) but now, Vail Resorts is offering FREE skiing for Colorado kids kindergarten through 5th Grade. Visit any Vail-owned retail locations (Colorado Ski & Golf; Colorado Ski & Sport; Boulder Sport; and Colorado Springs Sport) with your child. Have a copy of their school ID, report card, birth certificate or letter from the school to sign up for the FREE pass which will be good for four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone plus, one free beginner’s lesson. These are ONLY available in the stores through end of May.

Denver Art Museum. The Denver Art Museum (DAM) recently announced that kids 18 and under are entitled to FREE general admission every day for the next FIVE years thanks to Kaiser and Reiman Foundations.

Free/Cheap Days.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens has a free day on Wednesday, April 22 (Happy Earth Day!)
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science is free on Saturday, April 25
  • DCPA Family Fun Forum. Discover all kinds of performance skills and win tokens redeemable for prizes at our Family Fun Forums. The events are free and open to all ages. Time: 12-2pm April 26, 2015 on 3rd Floor, 1101 13th Street in the Robert & Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education
  • Butterfly Pavillion $5 Day April 25 Experience Butterfly Pavilion and all of our small wonders for only $5.00 on select days! $5 for each guest 2 and older; Free for members and children 1 and under. 
Professional Organizing. Simply Put Organizational Solutions for the Home is a full service company, which helps people focus, simplify, and organize their home or office. They design, purchase, and install innovative space solutions and organizational systems. Products and services are tailor made, high quality and guaranteed to meet diverse and changing needs. Call today 303.321.2692 – get the first 2 hours of home or office organizing support for the price of one (a $150 value for only $75). Additional hours are 20% off (making it just $60/hour). Plus, the offer is good for new and existing clients on your first project of this year.

Consignment Sales. MileHighMamas has compiled the best of the best in kids consignment sales. The whole list can be found at: http://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2015/02/11/denver-childrens-consignment-sales/

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Email me if you know of any great Denver deals!

If you’re on Twitter follow me on Twitter (GeeWhy93).  If I find a great deal during the week, I’ll tweet it out.

Kids Eat Free Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.