Discounted Lift Tickets at Ski Resorts
Oh, but you wanted to ski in Vermont? That’s okay, here is the place to go for Vermont deals: http://www.skivermont.com/events-and-deals/deals
And, Maine: http://skimaine.com/deals.php#skiareaoffers
But, don’t just take my word for it, start searching for yourself.
Other Things to Note
If you are planning a multi-day trip to the mountain, you can also save by doing your homework. Many resorts offer package deals that include lodging and lifts tickets, or ski lessons and lift tickets.
Resorts tend to offer loyalty programs where you can get discounted tickets if you buy a certain amount. This is a great option if you know you will visit one resort multiple times, but you still aren’t ready to commit to a full-season pass.
To be a savvy bargain-hunter skier or rider, you will need to read the fine print. (Does this sound slightly familiar from earlier in this blog?) Often, there are some exclusions to discounted offers. For instance, during peak holiday periods, deals will be difficult to find. But, keep searching and you can save some cash.
And remember this whenever you doubt that the price of admission might be too high for what you are getting in return for a day on the slopes: You are never going to pay a scalper $900 for a ticket, then sit on your butt for the next four hours watching a live football game, eating expensive hot dogs and drinking over-priced beers at a ski resort. In the worst case scenario, you will disregard my one valuable, brilliant tip and buy a lift ticket from the ticket booth for $90, and then be too cold and lazy that you end up sitting inside at the bar eating expensive hot dogs and drinking over-priced beer watching a televised football game. My point is that no matter what you pay to go skiing or riding, discounted or not, there is a lot that you will get back in return: fresh air, activity and the great outdoors.