Crested Butte is having a super lift ticket deal the day after the SuperBowl, and it depends on the final score of the big game between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. Lift tickets will be priced at $1 per point of the total score of the game.
If the score at the end of the game is 3 to 0, tickets at Crested Butte Mountain Resort will be a super special $3 on Monday, February 6th. If the final score is Atlanta, 24, and New England, 21, the price of a lift ticket will be $45. And so on. So let’s hope for a soccer-like final score instead of a basketball-like final score.
There is a cap in the event of a high-scoring SuperBowl game. You will pay no more than $65 for a full day lift ticket, which is a discount of at least $25, depending on the regular price of a single-day or multi-day pass, regardless of which team takes home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
See more lift ticket deals in my recent article for Orbitz Travel.
It’s a clever promotion, and we love clever.
I’ve seen hotel deals based on your age or weight as a room price, and special anniversary deals. All of them are more fun, and usually better bargains than Cyber Monday sales and such.
Bars and restaurants in Crested Butte also will be offering special deals on wings and beers, just as bars and restaurants from coast to coast will be offering, in ski resorts and not.
FYI – The highest scoring Super Bowl in history was in 1995, when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49–26, for a total of 75 points. The lowest combined Super Bowl score was in 1973, when as the Miami Dolphins bested the Washington Redskins, 14–7. CBMR is willing to bet on the odds and regardless give everyone a discounted day of skiing.
For a full list of discounts and festivities for the Big Game weekend, visit www.skicb.com/events.
I love Crested Butte, and have skied there often. One section of the mountain is called Paradise Bowl, and it’s truly another day in paradise when you ski or snowboard on the groomed trails there. There’s plenty of terrain for adrenalin junkies, too, on the mountain’s mogul-infested North Face.
There’s a vibrant downtown with Victorian storefronts and streets designed extra wide, to allow ranchers to drive their cattle through back in day when cattle were shipped from here.
On my last visit, I took a day off the slopes to ride the Denver and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad through Black Canyon National Park. It’s a gorgeous day-trip, alongside a deep canyon and through thick forests.