The Colorado Gems Card

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GEMS CARDS sales opening soon for the 2021-22 season.

The most affordable way to explore Colorado

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Free of crowds, free of lift lines, free of hassles - explore Colorado skiing the way it should be. With down-to-earth prices, the Gems mountains are perfect for those seeking the authentic and flexible Colorado skiing or snowboarding adventure.

For just $39* the Gems Card provides the freedom to choose:

  • Two 2-for-1 lift tickets OR
  • Two 30% off lift tickets OR
  • One of each
  • At EACH of 11 Colorado ski areas.

Choose the deal that works for you!

*Price subject to change throughout season


All Gems Cards resorts are closed for the 2020-2021 season. Details about the 2021-2022 season are coming soon.

Blackout Dates: December 19, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Expires: At the end of the 2020-2021 season. 

Restrictions: Please allow up to two weeks for processing and delivery. Gems Cards are being processed daily (Monday - Friday) in the order in which they were submitted. Discount prices based on the current window price of a full-day adult lift ticket. One 2-for-1 or discounted ticket per cardholder per day. All tickets issued are valid for same-day use only. Card is non-transferable. Photo ID and Gems Card required at ticket window. Card holder must be present. No cash value. Discount not valid with any other discount tickets, pass products, offers or promotions. Lost or stolen Gems Cards will not be reissued.

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Located just 68 miles west of Denver, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area boasts the longest ski and ride season in Colorado, family-friendly events and a laidback, local vibe. Situated on the scenic Continental Divide, the ski area’s terrain provides beginner and intermediate skiers with wide open, rolling groomers, and tests experts with rocky steeps and chutes. Check out The Beavers this season for 468 acres of new lift-served intermediate and expert terrain!


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Cooper is different! No crowds or lift lines; just authentic Colorado skiing & riding with soft all-natural snow, a laid-back family-friendly vibe, and affordable prices. Whether you want cruisers, glades, powder, or bumps, Cooper’s 60 trails will satisfy. For high adventure, try Tennessee Creek Basin with expert-level tree skiing. Grab a bite at our mountaintop yurt or kick back at Katie O’Rourke’s Irish Pub for a brew, appetizer and live music!


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Echo Mountain is Denver's closest, most affordable ski area just 50 minutes from downtown. Away from the overcrowded I-70 corridor, Echo also offers night skiing 5 nights/week. Grow and hone your skills, get runs in after work or school, or come for a half-day when life gets busy. A cozy mountain lodge, great equipment and clothing rentals, and delicious restaurant & bar overlooking the Continental Divide are everything you need for an authentic Colorado ski experience.



Eldora Mountain Resort is Boulder County’s local playground, offering authentic, free-spirited mountain adventure for all ages and abilities of skiers and riders. Eldora’s 680 acres of skiable terrain include terrific beginner areas, quiet glades, thrilling groomers, and the challenging Corona Bowl. The mountain features nine lifts and several Woodward terrain parks, and it’s one of only two Colorado resorts to offer The Woodward Experience. Eldora also offers uphill access, plus 42 kilometers of Nordic and snowshoeing trails. Located 47 miles from Denver and 21 miles from Boulder, Eldora is the only Colorado resort served by Denver’s RTD public transit.


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Fun lesson programs, convenient access and affordable prices make Granby Ranch a long-time family favorite. This mountain paradise is a genuine Colorado retreat with western charm and small-town friendliness that invites you to slow down and enjoy. Granby Ranch offers a variety of dining options including The Granby Ranch Grill – complete with a sun-drenched patio featuring panoramic views to soak in while you sip your favorite après drink. Granby Ranch is the most family-friendly ski mountain in Colorado.


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Located 11 miles west of Durango on Highway 160, Hesperus is a charming ski area perfect for families and those who want an affordable skiing experience.  Known as one of the largest night skiing areas in the southwest region, find something for all skill levels. Hesperus offers a terrain park with 12 features including a rainbow rail over an actual VW Bug.  The ski area features a day lodge, rental shop, ski & ride school and tubing hill.


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Kendall Mountain Ski Area offers family-friendly, affordable winter fun within walking distance of Silverton’s historic downtown district. At Kendall, an entire family can enjoy ice skating, tubing, sledding, snowshoeing, Nordic trails and downhill skiing for the cost of a single lift ticket at other resorts. With a double chair lift and 16 acres of gentle terrain, Kendall is an ideal setting for beginners and families with small kids. Kendall Mountain


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Near to the hearts and homes of generations of Colorado skiers and riders, Loveland is Colorado’s true winter wonderland. Just 53 miles west of Denver, Loveland features remarkable terrain for all ages and abilities, FREE snowcat skiing, an innovative lesson program and a new high-speed detachable quad. Come find out why there’s more to love at Loveland.


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Located just outside of Salida, Colorado, Monarch Mountain's abundant natural snow and friendly people make for a real Rocky Mountain ski experience. Enjoy convenient, free parking, reasonable prices and runs that flow naturally back to a single base area. Monarch's variety of terrain offers something for skiers and riders of any level.  Ski Independent.



Nestled deep in the heart of the Grand Mesa on the storied Western Slope of Colorado, Powderhorn is a scenic, family-friendly resort featuring 1,600 acres of terrain suited to a variety of abilities and preferences. Powderhorn is known for extending exceptional value to each guest, thanks to improvements at the resort and a mountain focused on creating a one-of-a-kind, year-round experience. Western Colorado is known for its wide-open spaces, distinctive topography and friendly local residents.


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Sunlight gives you a full day of skiing for about half the cost of the mega resorts. You’ll park for free, walk to the lifts and never stand in line. Without the crowds, the powder lasts for days. All 67 trails lead right to the lodge where you can stow your brown bag lunch or get something hot at the grill. No hassles. No hype. It’s exactly what you’ve been missing. Sunlight is located just 12 miles south of Glenwood Springs, where you can après ski in the world’s largest hot springs pool and still find a room for under $100 a night.



For additional information or any questions regarding the Colorado Ski Country USA Gems Card, call 303-837-0793 or email us at

Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm. We will be unable to field requests outside of our stated office hours.

Colorado Ski Country USA
3773 Cherry Creek North Drive
Suite 955
Denver, CO 80209

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