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.
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.
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
Brundage Ski Resort
Nashoba Valley Ski Resort
Indianhead Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Angel Fire Resort
Whiteface Lake Placid
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Hidden Valley Resort
Alta Ski Area
Sundance Ski Resort
Mt. La Crosse
Trollhaugen Ski Resort
Banff Mount Norquay
Canadian Olympic Park
Panorama Mountain Village
Sun Peaks Resort
Hockley Valley Resort
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
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.
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.]]>
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.]]>
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.]]>
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.]]>
Shouldn’t be a problem unless you were planning on celebrating March 17th alone…
More Information: Waterville Valley]]>
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]]>