Epic versus Summit Ski Pass

<p>My son will be an incoming freshman at CU this fall. He wants to purchase a ski pass but not sure which one he should get. He is thinking of maybe just getting the pass for Eldora or whatever that mountain is named nearby. but I told him he would probably get bored only going to the same mountain all the time. Which one would anyone out there recommend, and where do you buy them? I think we heard you can buy them when he get to school in the fall, is that true? He will not be at orientation until right before the semester starts.</p>

<p>The tickets are available at snow.com/epicpass or snow.com/summitpass
Epic Pass offers holders the ability to enjoy Vail, Heavenly, Breckenridge, Arapahoe, Beaver Creek and Keystone all for one price of $599
Summit Pass limits holders to Araphoe, Keystone and Breckenridge for $409
It all depends on how much skiing he is going to do and whether or not there is time for it. Two years ago, I bought a Summit Pass for the season, as I was new to skiing Colorado. As a Freshman going into CU as well, having a Summit Pass again would certainly seem enough, because Breckenridge and Keystone are large ski resorts. Still, it depends on how often he'll go. I went enough to get my money's worth and never got bored with only the three resorts. SO, for me, the Summit worked out well.</p>

<p>I wouldn't have him get the pass just for Eldora. Most of the kids don't ski there - they go up I-70 to Breck, Keystone, Copper, Vail, etc.</p>

<p>Can my son buy the pass on campus at the beginning of the school year or does he have to only buy it online ahead of time?</p>