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Northeast – The Snow Junkies http://www.thesnowjunkies.com Lodging, Gear, and Lift Ticket Deals for Skiers and Snowboarders Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:32:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 Forget the Super Bowl…I’m Going Skiing http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/01/29/forget-the-super-bowl-im-going-skiing/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/01/29/forget-the-super-bowl-im-going-skiing/#respond Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:39:44 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6199  

 

Listen, the Super Bowl (February 3, 2013) doesn’t even start until the evening which leaves plenty of time to gorge on chicken wings, vomit them back up, and then eat some more. It’s the 49ers against the Ravens, a game so boring that I almost fell asleep writing it, which is why I’ll be shredding that day.

And check this out, Liftopia is taking advantage of the empty slopes to offer a grip of discounted tickets. Listen to some of these samples:

Loveland, Colorado @ $29.99
Bolton Valley, VT @ $9.99

Platekill, NY @ $16.99
Shanty Creek, MI @ $28.00
Arizona Snowbowl, AZ @ $25.99

And that’s just to start. Click on over to Liftopia to check out dozens of Super Bowl steals on lift tickets.

 

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Buy a Descente Coat, Get 30+ Free Tickets http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/11/20/buy-a-descente-coat-get-30-free-tickets/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/11/20/buy-a-descente-coat-get-30-free-tickets/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:32:01 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6033

It’s back, a deal so stellar that it usually tops our “best-of” list each season. Purchase a 2012-2013 Descente Passport Jacket and get vouchers for ski areas across North America. We’ve been using this deal the past few seasons and have yet to be disappointed — plus it gives us the excuse to grab a new coat.

The Details:
Make sure to carefully read each individual voucher. There are usually blackout dates. Techinically, you’re supposed to wear the jacket while redeeming the vouchers.

Check out the gear right here…

2012/2013 Descente Resorts

California
Alpine Meadows
Bear Mountain
Snow Summit
Homewood Resort

Idaho
Brundage Ski Resort

Maine
Shawnee Peak

Massachusetts
Nashoba Valley Ski Resort
Wachusett Mountain

Michigan
Boyne Highlands
Boyne Mountain
Indianhead Mountain Resort
Shanty Creek

Montana
Whitefish Mountain Resort

New Hampshire
Bretton Wood

New Mexico
Angel Fire Resort

New York
Hunter Mountain
Gore Mountain
Whiteface Lake Placid

North Carolina
Appalachian Ski Mountain

Pennsylvania
Hidden Valley Resort

Utah
Alta Ski Area
Canyons
Solitude
Sundance Ski Resort

Vermont
Jay Peak

Washington
Mission Ridge

Wisconsin
Mt. La Crosse
Trollhaugen Ski Resort

Alberta
Banff Mount Norquay
Canadian Olympic Park

British Columbia
Big White
Panorama Mountain Village
Silver Star
Sun Peaks Resort

Ontario
Hockley Valley Resort

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How To Score on Valentine’s Day http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/02/09/how-to-score-on-valentines-day/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/02/09/how-to-score-on-valentines-day/#respond Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:11:22 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5863

Romance is in the air at ski areas this Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day is a big deal here in the mountains. It reminds us of our loved ones and…and…who am I kidding? It takes place on a random Tuesday, which is essentially a Saturday for ski bums. Not to mention, there’s like one girl for every eight guys so most of the time you can just ignore it.

That still doesn’t mean that ski areas are going to forget about it. We’ve rustled up a few deals for this year’s Cupid bacchanalia and we’ve broken it down for all stages of a relationship.

For Those Of You In The Hunt
Bear Creek Mountain, PA 

There’s no better place in the world to throw game at a girl than on a chairlift. She literally can’t escape unless a sixty foot free fall was her Valentine’s Day wish. Here’s hoping that Bear Mountain’s Ski Lift of Love comes out injury free. It takes place on Valentine’s Day from 6 to 10pm and features two “singles” lines — one for men and one for women. You still have to pay for a lift ticket, but isn’t that a small price to meet the love of your life?

For Those of You Dating
Mad River Glen, VT

Let your inner exhibitionist out at Mad River Glen. When your and your someone special kiss in front of the counter guy, lift tickets are only $14. You only have to kiss. Don’t let them talk into anything else freaky.

For Those Of You Ready to Take the Plunge
Loveland, CO

On the opposite end of the spectrum from singledom is Loveland’s 21st Annual Mountaintop Matrimony in which couples get married in a mass wedding on the slopes. Is it worth it for the 2 for 1 lift ticket that couples receive? I’ll leave it up to you.

For Those of You That Are Hopeless
Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, CA

If you don’t have a honey to smooch, there’s still a chance of scoring a sweet $14 ticket through LiftTickets.com. Act fast though because when this deal is done, you’ll have no cheap tickets and no girlfriend. Bummer, dude.


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Get 50% Off 11 New England Mountains http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/02/02/get-50-off-11-new-england-mountains/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/02/02/get-50-off-11-new-england-mountains/#respond Fri, 03 Feb 2012 03:28:15 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5846

The Deal: Grab a Ski & Ride With the Point Button for $3 at local retailers. Show up at the days listed below and get 50% off a daily ticket.

Mountains/Dates: Jay Peak – January 6th & March 30th
Sugarbush – January 13 & March 2nd
Mad River Glen – January 20th
Trapp Family Lodge (Cross Country) – January 22nd
Smuggler’s Notch – January 27th
Burke – February 3rd
Bolton Valley – February 10th & March 9th
Dartmouth Skiway – February 17th
Mystery Area! (To be announced) – February 24th
Mystery Area! (To be announced) – March 16th
Stowe Mountain Resort – March 23rd

The Fine Print: One button equals one ticket. And a voucher book with coupons is included so even try the pass-back.

More Info: The Point Independent Radio

Our Take: This annual deal has always been a stalwart when it comes to saving cash in New England. We are, of course, curious about these new-this-year “mystery areas”. Should be fun.

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$25 Holiday Week Tickets at Bolton Valley, Vermont http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/12/07/25-holiday-week-tickets-at-bolton-valley-vermont/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/12/07/25-holiday-week-tickets-at-bolton-valley-vermont/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2011 01:32:07 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5404 It’s a holiday tradition to flip the script on outrageous holiday ski tickets by offering a whole of $25 days. This year the holiday savings start on December 19th and run through December 24th, 2011.

There’s also an opportunity on December 18th to ski for FREE by dressing up like the jolly old fat man himself.

See more info on either deal over at Bolton Valley.

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Locals Deals @ Sugarloaf and Sunday River This Week http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/12/04/locals-deals-sugarloaf-and-sunday-river-this-week/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/12/04/locals-deals-sugarloaf-and-sunday-river-this-week/#comments Sun, 04 Dec 2011 17:46:16 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5394 It’s Locals Week at Sugarloaf in Maine from December 5th thru December 9, 2011. What does that mean? How about free lift tickets for local residents? Check. Free ski rentals? Check.

Locals Week 12/5/11 – 12/9/11
Sugarloaf is Maine’s mountain and we’re proving it by offering FREE lift tickets and rentals for local residents all week long from the following towns: Carrabassett Valley, Farmington, Freeman, Kingfield, New Portland, New Vineyard, Phillips, Rangeley, Stratton, Eustis, and Strong. Valid ID required as proof of residency.

Not from the above towns, but still boast a Maine driver’s license? Then hold out until Sunday, December 11th, for “Maine Day”  and the rare $29 weekend lift ticket.

Maine Ski Day presented by The Bank of Maine 12/11/11
Sugarloaf  and Sunday River have proudly partnered with The Bank of Maine to offer a day of skiing and learning to all Maine residents.  The Maine Ski Day, on December 11, will give Maine residents access to discounted tickets, rentals and learn to ski or ride packages.  Just show proof of Maine residency at the ticket window and receive a $29 ticket, $20 rental or a $39 learn to ski or ride package (includes ticket, equipment rental and lesson (lesson for ages 7+)).  It’s winter in Maine – get out and enjoy it!

See more Maine deals in the TSJ Ski Resort Guide.

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Ski for Free at Loveland…All You Have to Do is Get Married http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/02/13/ski-for-free-at-loveland-all-you-have-to-do-is-get-married/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/02/13/ski-for-free-at-loveland-all-you-have-to-do-is-get-married/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:30:05 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5289 The Mountaintop Matrimony is an annual Valentine’s Day tradition at Loveland Pass, Colorado. Get dressed in your wedding appropriate attire, pick a mate for the rest of your life, and ride February 14th with a 2 for 1 coupon.

From the Loveland website:

The ceremony is a “mass wedding” done for all couples at the same time and lasts approximately 30 minutes. At the conclusion of the ceremony, all participants and guests will ski or snowboard down the mountain for a casual after party with cake, music and prizes. The runs leading back to the base area from this point are beginner and intermediate. The after party will start at 1:30pm at the base of Loveland Basin.

Guests to the wedding still have to pay the $59 daily lift ticket price. For those of you looking for a lot less commitment, head to Mad River Glen, Vermont where all you have to do is kiss your honey at the ticket booth window and each of you get $14 tickets. Wait, cheap tickets and I don’t have to get married. Phew.

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$17 Lift Tickets/$17 St. Patty’s Lodging @ Waterville Valley http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/31/17-lift-tickets17-st-pattys-lodging-waterville-valley/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/31/17-lift-tickets17-st-pattys-lodging-waterville-valley/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:01:26 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5216 We see lots of St. Patrick’s Day deals, but this one may be the best of the best. Not only does Waterville Valley, New Hampshire hook you up with a customary $17 lift ticket, they also make sure you don’t have to drive home with $17 lodging. The fine print says that this price is based on quad occupancy so in my limited understanding of lodging rules means you have get at least three friends to go with you.

Shouldn’t be a problem unless you were planning on celebrating March 17th alone…

More Information: Waterville Valley

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Top 50 Lift Ticket Deals for 2011 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/17/top-50-lift-ticket-deals-for-2011/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/17/top-50-lift-ticket-deals-for-2011/#respond Mon, 17 Jan 2011 22:44:22 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5212

  1. Screaming Discounts from Liftopia
  2. Subscribe to Our Kick Ass Feed
  3. Ski And Ride With the Point 2011
  4. FREE Lift Ticket Voucher from Burton — Good at 80+ Ski Areas
  5. 43 Lift Tickets With Purchase of Descente Jacket
  6. How To: Ski or Ride Free on Your Birthday
  7. 2011 Ski Free Deals from Shell – Twofer Vouchers @ 60+ Ski Areas
  8. Save By The Carload @ Michigan Ski Areas
  9. Tickets Starting at $30 for Tahoe Women’s Service Days
  10. SAC Days for 2011: Tickets Starting at $20 in Tahoe!
  11. $25 Lift Tickets in Tahoe: Skiing For Schools 2010-2011
  12. 2011 Dates For Toyota Ski Free Fridays
  13. Ski FREE at Copper When It Snows 4+ Inches!
  14. FREE Tickets When You Fly Into Utah
  15. Lift Ticket Deals from The Snow Junkies
  16. How the Patriots Will Get You Wicked Cheap Tickets
  17. Mobil Ski 3 Deal
  18. St Patrick’s Day Deals
  19. 25 Deals for Ski Areas in New York
  20. Lift Ticket Deals for the Ladies
  21. Sign up for our Twitter Feed @LiftTicketDeals
  22. Ski Free Week at 49 Degrees
  23. Free Tickets and Discounts with Colorado Gems Card
  24. Ski Durango Mountain Resort for $40 a Day
  25. Find Deals on Costco
  26. January Ski/Ride Month
  27. White Gold Card Michigan
  28. Find Deals By Region
  29. Customer Appreciation Days From Buckmans Sports
  30. The Snow Junkies–Check in with Us for All the Best Deals
  31. Powder for License Plates in Lake Tahoe
  32. Ski Free @ Squaw with Same Day Flight
  33. 50 Dollar Lift Tickets at Telluride During January
  34. Carpooling Deals Around the Country
  35. The Snow Junkies Spectacular Twitter Deal Hot Line
  36. Giving Blood Gets A FREE Ticket at 12 Resorts
  37. Discounts for Military and EMS in the Ski Resort Guide
  38. Twofer Deals, $299 Season Pass, Snowcat Specials @ Grand Targhee
  39. $25 Customer Appreciation Days from Salter Sports
  40. Save Money on Lift Tickets in California
  41. Sign up for our Lift Ticket Deals Newsletter
  42. Demo Days from Ski Chalet — $2 Tickets!
  43. Discount Days on New York Lift Tickets
  44. Sipapu, New Mexico: The Most Deals in the West
  45. Free Tickets and Discounts with Colorado Gems Card
  46. Buy an Epic Pass for 2011-2012
  47. 50 Different Deals at New Hampshire Ski Areas
  48. Craigslist, Craigslist, Craigslist
  49. Become a fan of The Snow Junkies on Facebook
  50. Free Skier Card Gets Discounts in Quebec and Vermont
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Free Skier Card Gets Discounts in Quebec and Vermont http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/13/free-skier-card-gets-discounts-in-quebec-and-vermont/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2011/01/13/free-skier-card-gets-discounts-in-quebec-and-vermont/#respond Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:18:51 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5245
I haven’t covered many skier discount cards this year. Frankly, there’s just too many — almost every ski area has one by now. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t a good value. Here’s one from Sutton in Quebec which saves you 10%-40% at Sutton, Owl’s Head, and Burke in Vermont.

The part that caught my eye was the Carte Blanche card is free which is the price that always makes me happy. Using the card gets you a greater discount on each visit until your fifth, at which point you’ll get a free ticket. As always, read through the fine print here.

The first time you use your card at one of the participating ski stations, you will receive a 10% discount off the regular price Adult and Student full day lift ticket and the rebates get bigger every time you use the card, up to a 40% discount! Every fifth visit we will give you a FREE full day lift ticket at the mountain of your choice.

More Info: Sutton

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