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No elevators, no traces: Bluebird Backcountry opens reservations for the primary full season

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Starting today, skiers, snowboarders and splitboarders can buy day tickets, reserve lessons and rent equipment in Colorado’s first ski area in the hinterland.

After a very successful Kickstarter and a two-week test start In early 2020, Bluebird Backcountry will debut for its first full season of (socially distant) Resort style ski touring.

Starting today, backcountry enthusiasts (and those who are dying to try it out) can reserve day passes, register for classes, and secure rental equipment. This is welcome news as all of Bluebird’s 500 season passes and AIARE avalanche courses were sold out when they were announced in September.

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With the new reservation system, skiers can use the available times to earn the laps for a day. In accordance with COVID-19 security protocolsBluebird said it will limit the 1,200-acre ski area to 200 guests per day, asking guests to sign online waivers and provide access to digital piste maps to minimize face-to-face contact on the mountain.

Bluebird is southeast of Steamboat Springs 1,200 acres on the watershed Bear Mountain. Resort officials expect the inaugural season to run through the rest day on March 28, 2021. Until then, Bluebird will be open Thursday through Monday five days a week with lessons, rentals, and amenities.

Bluebird Backcountry Day Passes

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Although all 500 season tickets are already sold out, there are still ways to enjoy Colorado’s newest ski area:

  • Day passes (50 USD): These grant access to all 1,200 acres of land (Bluebird also has 1,800 acres accessible with a guide).
  • 4-pack ($ 185) and 10-pack ($ 425): These have no blackout dates and are 100% transferable.
  • Bluebird + Membership ($ 250): For backcountry newbies, Bluebird + includes three lessons, daily clinics, and ski-with-a-mentor days. You also get a 10% discount on AIARE or AIARE Avalanche Rescue courses, $ 100 off a guided day or private lesson, and much more. Bluebird + can also be purchased with 4 and 10 passes.

Reserve your day tickets, rent equipment and find out more Here.

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