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Skiing on the Cheap, '18/'19

ski diva

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Time to start the annual deals thread! Anyone know of any special deals for the '18/'19 season, post them here.

I just received an email from Magic Mountain (Vermont) for a special pass that's good during holiday times. It's called the "White Out" pass, and you can use it for the holiday periods from 12/26-1/1, 1/14-1/16 and 2/18-2/26. Buy it now through through October 15th, and you only $239. That’s 19 days of skiing for about $13 a day. You’ll only need to ski 4 days to break even on the cost of the pass versus buying regular 4 regular adult day tickets.
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ski diva

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Here's an early season deal from Bretton Woods (NH): Purchase early season tickets by September 22 for just $22 and save up to $71. Tickets valid any one day from opening day of the 2018-19 season through December 14, 2018.


Angel Diva
I just received an email from Magic Mountain (Vermont) for a special pass that's good during holiday times. It's called the "White Out" pass, and you can use it for the holiday periods from 12/26-1/1, 1/14-1/16 and 2/18-2/26. Buy it now through through October 15th, and you only $239. That’s 19 days of skiing for about $13 a day. You’ll only need to ski 4 days to break even on the cost of the pass versus buying regular 4 regular adult day tickets.
Magic also has a Freedom 4-pack for $189 that gets you 4 transferable tickets good any time.

Magic will have one new lift and more water for snowmaking by the time the season starts. Good to see a mountain come back from the brink of disappearing completely.
Looks like we missed out on Sugarbush‘s new multi-day ticket product, but the Quad Pack will still be available:

New this year, Sugarbush is offering the 4Pass – that’s up to four days of skiing and riding valid anytime during the 2018/19 winter season for just $239. Unlike Quad Packs, 4Passes are issued to an individual and are non-transferable. This is the best deal if you want up to four days just for yourself. The 4Pass is available for purchase through September 12, 2018.

If you prefer the transferability of Quad Pack tickets, the “Pack” will be back mid-September. Stay tuned for a “loyalty campaign” for 2017/18 Quad Pack purchasers. The “loyalty campaign” will run through Columbus Day with Quad Packs available for $249. After that Quad Packs will be available through the end of November for $269.


Angel Diva
Liftopia is gearing up. Have the tickets for Snowbird for sale. For people willing to pick date(s) well in advance, the savings over window rate is 46-50% depending on the day.
Just had a pop up ad from Stratton:
Enjoy These Perks When You Book By 9/30

• Book two or more midweek (non-holiday) nights and enjoy two complimentary 3-day lift ticket*
• FREE Equipment Rental Bonus – Free upgrade for 1 adult to Performance ski or snowboard rental.
• One free appetizer at Table 43.1 with the purchase of an entrée.
• One free admission to the Stratton Fitness and Training Center.
• 50% off snowshoe rental at First Run for one guest per lodging reservation.

Take advantage of the season’s greatest value and best selection.


ski diva

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Ski Vermont is offering its 4 Pass for $179. This is good for one day of skiing or riding at 4 different Vermont resorts, for a total of four days of skiing or riding. Ski or ride any day, midweek or weekend except during specified blackout dates.

The passes go on sale at noon on October 3, and they always go fast. For more information, go here.
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Hmm, interesting. Midweek tickets are $65 and Unlimited are $75. Buy 7 Unlimited (adult and/or youth) and set one Unlimited for free.

Midweek K-Tickets are valid all season long, Monday-Friday excluding 11/22-23/18, 12/24/18-1/1/19, 1/21/19; and 2/18-22/19. Note: Midweek K-Tickets do not count towards earning free K-Tickets.
I’m sure military folks know this already, but just in case...

The military epic pass for skiing out west (& a couple NE resorts too) has gone up slightly, but still a bargain at $129 if you’re active duty or retired member or spouse. Just one day of skiing and you got your money’s worth. The passes for veterans (of which there is a bigger universe) aren’t as cheap but might still make sense if you go for a whole week. https://www.epicpass.com/pass-results/military.aspx


Angel Diva
For seniors over 60, or 62, or 70, 75, or 80 . . . depending on the location there are discounts to be found. Usually by 80, free skiing pretty much any where.

Here's a summary for Colorado.

I qualify for the senior rate for the first time at my home mountain, Massanutten, this season. Actually not planning on skiing at Mnut enough to justify a season pass, so that's nice.


Angel Diva
I just bought the NY Empire card for Whiteface, Gore and Belleayer. For $99:

- 1st day FREE.
- 50% off one-day window tickets Monday-Friday, non-holiday at Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface mountains.
- 25% off one-day window tickets weekends & holidays at Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface mountains.
- Every 6th visit is FREE at Belleayre, Gore & Whiteface Mountains no matter where you rack up your days.

Go here, under Frequent Skier Products: https://www.belleayre.com/pricing-and-products/frequent-skier-products

4 Premium Lift Tickets
$269 +tax
Rush shipping available on or after November 1st for a $3.50 per Quad Pack. (If you do not wish to pay shipping you may pick up your Quad Pack ticket at any ticket window or season pass office.)
For sale thru November only, we’ve packaged up four, completely unrestricted 2018/19 Adult All Mountain lift tickets and are offering them for just $269. A serious savings. And the Quad Pack tickets are transferable, so you and your friends, family, or co-workers can use them. But you have to act fast, the Quad Pack is gone when December hits.
VALUE $516 % OFF 45% YOU SAVE $230

Also for New England- the Ride and Ski card is only $49 and gets you one free lift ticket (no choice which hill though), and discounts all season long. Some are just $10 off, but there are also 2 for 1 deals, Bolton Valley tickets with no black outs for $39, or Killington weekday for half off. And part of the proceeds go to the Children's Hospital in Dartmouth.

ski diva

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Here are a whole bunch of Vermont lift ticket deals, from The SkiMaven blog:

Northern Vermont Lift Ticket Deals

Bolton Valley Resort ticket discounts

Available through December 9, the Powder Pass buys you a total of five lift tickets for $199 for adults, or $149 for juniors, college students and seniors. The Ski Bum All-Access Pass is for anyone ages 18-25, or any full-time college student and the price through October 31 is $199. (After that date it goes up to $299.)

Burke Mountain skiing deals

On non-holiday Wednesdays, purchase one lift ticket at $69 and receive two more same day tickets free. For skiers and riders 55 and older, $35 tickets are available on non-holiday Tuesdays and Thursdays. Locals rates are available every day (not including holiday periods) to residents of Vermont and Coos and Grafton counties of New Hampshire: $59 adults; $49 seniors and juniors. Everyone skis on non-holiday Sunday afternoons for $28. Active members of the military and their immediate families can ski free.

Cochran’s Ski Area = family value

At the family-friendly Cochran's, it costs $25 for an adult lift ticket and $20 for a child/student. A six-pack of tickets costs $125. For a slim $5 bill, you can ski on Friday night under the lights. They often have a good combo deal that includes Friday night dinner.

Jay Peak lift ticket discounts

Full-time college students should look at a season pass combo with Burke Mountain for the best deal: $289 before December 25. If you are between the ages of 19 – 29, check out their discounted season pass. Know someone who just needs access to the beginner lifts on the lower mountain? They can get their ticket for $56 adults and $44 juniors.

Mad River Glen skiing discounts

The Mad Card goes for $169 and you get yourself three transferable day tickets good any time during the ski season, plus $5 off additional full-day lift tickets purchased throughout the season. Mad Cards are sold until December 15. Before October 15, you can get a Family Mad Card for $219 that will also include free season passes for your kids 12 and under. If you are aged 19 - 29, get a midweek pass for $299 ($199 if bought before October 15). Full-time college students should consider a MRG season pass ($245) or the combo pass that's also valid at Sugarbush ($389). On January 29, roll back the clock with $3.50 tickets. On Valentine's Day, February 14, kiss your sweetie at the ticket booth and you each ski for half off the window rate. On April 1, act like a fool in the ticket office and ski for half off the window rate.

Ticket deals at Smugglers’ Notch

Buy a Bash Badge for $119 adults/$99 young kids ($139/$119 if bought after October 31) and pay $30 per day for an all-day lift ticket, or $20 for a half-day afternoon lift ticket — all season long with no restrictions. A Bash Badge Plus for $189 adults/$159 young kids ($209/$179 if bought after October 31) adds on free early-season and late-season skiing.
Stowe lift ticket deals

Full-time college students get the best deal at Stowe with the $409 college pass, which is not valid during some peak periods. Seniors 70+ can buy a discount card. Otherwise, the resort is promoting various Epic season passes for everyone else.

Sugarbush skiing and riding deals

For sale online through the end of November is the $269+tax Quad Pack, a pack of four transferable tickets to Sugarbush with no blackout dates. Skiers and riders aged 30-39 get a discount on a season pass, while folks aged 19-29 get an even better deal. Seniors 65+ can get a midweek season pass for $169. College students should check out the $389+tax pass deal that includes Mad River Glen; best rate by November 7.

Central Vermont Lift Ticket Discounts

Killington lift ticket deals

K-Tickets are available to buy in the fall through October 18, 2018. They get you a day of skiing during the current ski season for $75 for adults; $65 for kids. Midweek K-Tickets tickets are $65 for all ages. You can go to Killington's /bogo page on their website to ask for a two-for-one early-season ticket voucher. On non-holiday Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the ski season, Vermont and New Hampshire residents can get a full-day ticket for $58. For those who plan to ski or ride four or more days a season, buying a Killington Express Card gets you 50 percent off midweek and 25 percent off weekend and peak day ticket rates. Use the Express Card six times and your seventh visit will be free. The sticker price for the card through October 18 is $84 adults; $71 seniors; and $65 juniors. After that date it costs $99 adults; $84 seniors; $77 juniors. Active duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military can get a free Express Card.

Middlebury Snow Bowl deals

Middlebury Colege students, alumni, faculty and staff get the best deals on season passes and tickets here. But younger students do, too, making it a family-friendly ski area.

Northeast Slopes bargains

Affordable is the name at the game at Northeast Slopes: $15/day on weekends/holidays and $10 on Wednesday afternoons (only $6 if you are 18 or younger). Do your little ones only need the Little Tow? That'll be $5.

Pico Mountain ticket deals

Vermont students in grades K-12 can get an $99 Vermont Student Pass for unlimited access to Pico all season long, plus perks for themselves and their families. On Fridays, January 27, February 3, February 10, March 10 or March 24 all ages can ski for $49. Everyone can ski on non-peak Sunday afternoons for $39 throughout the season. Residents of Vermont and New Hampshire ski for $39 on non-peak Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. For those who plan to ski or ride four or more days at Pico this season, buying the Express Card gets you 50 percent off midweek and 25 percent off weekend and peak day ticket rates. Use the Express Card six times and your seventh visit will be free. The price through October 18 is $84 adults; $71 seniors; and $65 juniors. After that date it costs $99 adults; $84 seniors; $77 juniors. Members of the military get a complimentary Express Card.

Southern Vermont Discounted Tickets

Bromley Mountain ski ticket deals

The Sun Mountain Card costs $81 ($91 after December 14) and it offers one free non-holiday day of skiing then $30 off midweek tickets or $20 off weekend tickets or $10 off holiday tickets through the season. Members of the military save 20% on tickets. College students save $15 on the posted lift ticket rates.

Magic Mountain discount tickets

The Throwback Card for $129 - $149 (depending when you buy it) will get you $29 lift tickets all season; the price of the card price goes up as winter gets closer. The Freedom 4-Pack at $189 is four transferable tickets good anytime (and by anyone) this season. The best rates on season passes are through October 15. Vermont school kids aged 6-17 can get an unlimited season pass for $139. A Vermont parent or teacher can add on a pass for themselves for $269. Anyone between the ages of 18-29 can get an unrestricted season pass for $299. If you are age 18-24, you can sign up for a free Zero Commitment Card and ski anytime for $39. During the ski season, on non-peak, non-powder day Throwback Thursdays, ski for $39. On non-peak, non-powder day Fridays, carload of up to four ski for $149, and Vermont and NH residents ski for $44 adults; $34 kids. On non-peak Sundays, Vermont and NH residents ski for $54 adults; $38 kids.

Mount Snow skiing deals

On December 14 to celebrate Founder's Day, Mount Snow offers tickets as low as $12 when bought online in advance or $49 at the window. Prices increase as quantities sell out. On March 15, feel the luck of the Irish with tickets as low as $17 when purchased online in advance or $49 at the window. Skiers and riders aged 18-29 get a good deal on a multi-mountain season pass: $399 if bought by December 17. Members of the military get 40% off midweek/non-holiday lift tickets and 25% off weekend/holidays.

Okemo Resort ticket deals

The 3 & Easy Packs are available online and they get you three transferable tickets for $249 adults; $209 juniors.

Stratton discounted lift tickets

At $269, the Flex Card buys you three tickets valid any day, plus you can visit again for $89 — and if you do, the fifth visit is free. After that, buy more tickets at $89. Vermont kids can get passes for $199 (grades K-6) and $299 (grades 7-12).
Ski NH is starting sales for discount vouchers for 2018-19 tomorrow. Have seen a few of the prices but can't find them on the Ski NH website for some reason. Maybe because sales have started yet for this season. Apparently good for Cannon. Vouchers are transferable but not supposed to re-sell them.

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