Card Offers Free Skiing, Discounts at Nine Colorado Resorts for $10

Denver, Colo. – August 20, 2009 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) 2009-10 Colorado GEMS Card is now available for preorder. The CSCUSA GEMS Card contains unbeatable offers at CSCUSA's nine GEMS ski resorts. The card allows skiers access to free lift tickets at some resorts and unbeatable discounts on skiing and riding at many others. The GEMS Card is available for $10 and in limited quantities.
The CSCUSA GEMS Card has become a hallmark of Colorado's skiing industry over the last 10 years, and CSCUSA's announcement of the card's availability is a sign that ski season is right around the corner. Locals and visitors alike nab GEMS cards early in the season in order to take full advantage of the card's savings and free skiing throughout the season.
"Colorado's GEMS resorts are unique Colorado treasures, each with their own character and feel," explains Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. "The GEMS Card gets cardholders free skiing at four of these resorts and hundreds of dollars of value at the others. And at $10, the GEMS Card puts world-class Colorado skiing within reach for thousands of skiers in Colorado and elsewhere." 
Some of the programs GEMS Card holders can take advantage of include:
·         Free lift tickets to four GEMS resorts (one more than last season's GEMS Card)
·         Two-for-one lift tickets at five GEMS resorts
·         Discounted lift tickets at all nine GEMS resorts
The nine Colorado GEMS resorts are: Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort, Loveland Ski Area, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn Resort, Ski Cooper, SolVista Basin, Sunlight Mountain Resort, and Echo Mountain. 
No other ski pass in Colorado gives so much for so little. For more information, or to purchase a GEMS Card, please visit <> . Cards are available now and will be mailed to purchasers in September.