The Deal: Buy a Descente Passport Jacket, get a coupon book with 40 free lift ticket vouchers.
The Mountains: Windham Mountain, NY; Copper Mountain, CO; Winter Park, CO; Arapahoe Basin, CO; Powder Mountain, UT; Big Bear Mountain, CA; Alpine Meadows, CA; Arizona Snow Bowls, AZ; Big Sky, MT; Sundance, UT; The Canyons, UT; Spirit Mountain, MN; Boyne Mountain/Boyne Highlands, MI; Indianhead, MI; Cannonsurg, MI; Shanty Creek, MI; Boston Mills/Brandy Wine, OH; Sunday River/Sugar Loaf, ME; Holiday Valley, NY; Hunter Mountain, NY; Wachusett Mountain, MA; Jay Peak, VT; Bretton Woods, NH; Waterville Valley, NH; Bear Valley, CA; Ski Train, CO; Mission Ridge, WA; Nashoba Valley Ski Resort, MA; Trollhaugen Ski Resort, WI; Appalachian Ski Mountain, NC; Angel Fire Resort, NM; Sunrise Resort, AZ; Rabbit Hill, AB; Big White, BC; Silver Star, BC; Grouse Mountain, BC; Kicking Horse, BC; Mt. Norquay, AB; Canada Olympic Park, AB; Hockley Valley Resort, ON; Mont Saint Sauveur Resorts, PQ; Sun Peaks Resort, BC
The Dates: All season. Blackout dates vary.
The Details: The jacket must be registered either online or by mail. To redeem a voucher, go to the ticket window with both the jacket and the passport book.
More Info: Descente Official Site
Our Take: 40 FREE LIFT TICKETS?! We were skeptical at first, but this deal is legit. After purchasing a discounted men’s jacket ($220) and a woman’s ($248), the TSJ crew headed straight for Colorado. No problems with any of the vouchers. A couple notes:
1. There are very few blackout dates. Almost all of these vouchers can be used on weekends and even holidays.
2. Nobody at the ticket counter has heard of this deal, so while we never ran into any trouble redeeming the vouchers, you may have to wait a few moments for a manager.
3. If needed, you can hook the ticket onto your snow pants and switch jackets.