The good news is that Denver only got four inches of snow last week, while the mountains got four feet. The best fall skiing in a decade. The bad news for bikers is with this deep freeze, the streets in Denver are still icy and snow-packed. The bad news for skiers is the price of skiing has gone up again. It now costs $81/day for a lift pass at Vail, and $72 at Copper Mountain. Unbelievable, but discount tickets are available at supermarkets.