Yahoo! Sports: How to Get Discounts on Lift Tickets
November 16, 2011
Skiing and snowboarding aren't the cheapest sports. If you know where to look, however, you can find some good deals on lift tickets.
Here are a few places to start:
Liftopia partners with ski resorts to offer deals to its customers, and using the site can save you up to 80 percent on lift tickets. You can browse by region and destination, and look for resorts that have offers on the table. Tickets are non-refundable and date-specific, so you need to be certain that you'll be able to go on the day you reserve. Make sure to shop around to see if there are any better rates available, but it's worth checking out what Liftopia has. Visit its website or call 800-349-0870.
Most resorts offer season passes and discounts on lift tickets, so you'll want to check their websites to see what their offers are. The best time to get discounted lift tickets is preseason or early in the season, and some, like Vail Resorts, offer special passes that are good at multiple resorts. Also look for deals on tickets for seniors, children and families.
State Ski Sites
Some state-specific sites and associations offer newsletters, deals and information about resorts. For example, check out Colorado Ski Country, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association and the West Virginia Ski Area Association.
With a little creativity and planning ahead, you'll be able to find plenty of deals on lift tickets. And then you'll be able to do what you really want to do—get out and hit the slopes.