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Examiner: Liftopia plans Pre-Black Friday sale for more than 150 ski resorts

November 21, 2011

Liftopia, an online seller of discount lift tickets and other resort services, is planning a special set of deals expected to start at some point during the day on the Monday prior to Black Friday. Much like the business model of Expedia or other general travel sites, Liftopia works with more than 150 ski resorts to sell date-specific lift tickets on days that are expected to be less crowded. Deals in the upcoming sale can mean savings for as much as 81 percent.

For example, lift tickets at Crested Butte Resort in Colorado cost just $20 on certain days. Tickets for Park City Mountain Resort in Utah dip as low as $36.

The quantity of discount tickets for each day are limited. Generally except for busiest holiday periods, Liftopia offers at least some discount off the ticket-window price. For example, some weekend days may be about a 10-percent savings.