Glitch in Winter Park system sells Winter Park Four passes for only $5

Resort will refund people who bought cheap passes
Posted at 3:38 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-17 00:23:59-04

WINTER PARK, Colo. -- A Colorado woman said she felt "like she won the lottery" after getting more than a dozen Winter Park pass tickets worth a total of $3,000 at just $75 -- all thanks to a glitch the resort experienced Thursday night. 

Landra, who did not want to be identified by her last name, told Denver7 over the phone she was able to get Winter Pack Four pass tickets (normally priced at $179 each) for only $5. 

Landra did what any other sane human being would do when faced with this situation and ended up buying a total of 15 Winter Pack Four passes for the whole family. 

Winter Park officials said those passes were somehow posted twice on the site -- the one selling for $179 and another one for $0. The "real pass" was not supposed to roll out until the end of the month, officials added.

It is not known how many of these "cheap" tickets were sold Thursday. The $5 Landra paid at checkout was for processing fees, according to officials.

The glitch, which occurred between 7 p.m. and midnight, was fixed Friday morning.  

While initially telling Denver7 the cheap tickets would be honored, Winter Park officials recanted and said they would refund the money. 

Officials added people can call the resort at (800) 729-7907 if they have concerns, questions or complaints regarding this sale. 


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