A little pre-planning will save you some dough at Keystone. You can avoid the ticket window, too. The popular Summit County resort offers the option of buying your lift tickets online.

The pre-planning is important because you have to make the purchases seven days in advance to be eligible for any discounts. This also allows time to get your tickets in the mail. You'll need 14 days in advance for international shipping. You'll get to go straight to the lift when you arrive at the resort, and bypass any ticket window line.

Options vary from a one-day ticket to a 14-day ticket for kids adults and seniors. The ticket can also be good at Breckenridge, or combined with Arapahoe Basin which is just up the road from Keystone.

An adult lift ticket is $97 and the price for a child's ticket is $54. Those prices go down when you plan ahead, and buy the tickets online. Discounts are also available for half-day beginning at noon.  You can get an even later start with an even bigger discount beginning at 2 p.m. Night skiing starts at 4 p.m.

Online prices are not available at the ticket window.

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