Anyone who donates blood between January 1st and 31st and brings their original donation letter from the hospital / center they donated at to Pelican Ski & Snowboard stores will receive an unrestricted 1-day lift ticket that can be used at the following ski resorts: Gore Mountain, Greek Peak, Loon Mountain, Hidden Valley Club, Hunter Mountain, Mountain Creek, Bromley, Shawnee, Jay Peak, Smugglers Notch, Blue Mountain, and Jiminy Peak.
Blood donors donating blood at local hospitals, or blood centers must present their original letter to Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shop by February 5th, Lift tickets will be given to donor at the time they present the letter.
To be eligible to donate blood a person must be 17 years old, be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. It isn’t everyday you can save someone’s life. Most of us can give this gift and keep giving regularly.
via Pelican Shops]]>
Last week, we received an email asking us if we knew of any special discounts for female skiers and snowboarders. Do we? Do we ever. Here are sixteen resorts, stretching from Idaho to Maine, that have weekly discounts. No weekend specials and no deals during holidays.
½ Off @ Ski Sawmill, PA
$25 @ Ragged Mountain, NH
$35 @ Saddleback, ME
$39 @ Okemo, VT
$35 @ Ski Roundtop, PA
$49 @ Mt. Sunapee, NH (includes lunch)
$18 @ Mt. Lacrosse, WI
$14 @ Mt. Hood Skibowl, OR (nights)
$39 @ Peek’n Peak, NY (free daycare)
$10 @ Off Blue Mountain, PA
$53 @ Hunter Mountain, NY (includes ticket, rental, lesson, lunch)
½ Off @ Ski Denton, PA
$25 @ Pebble Creek, ID
$35 @ Mt. Rose, NV
$20 @ Beech Mountain, NC
$35 @ Shawnee Peak, ME
2/5: $15 Bromley, VT (mothers only)
2/1: FREE Ski Sawmill, PA
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The Mountains: 48 ski areas in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. See full list below.
The Dates: Program ends on March 31, 2010
The Details: Pick up on the certificate you need at a local Mobil. It will have all the details listed below on the participating areas and blackout dates. Each time you fill up, a sales associate will attach your receipt and a Ski Free stamp to the certificate. When you’ve got all three stamps, bring it to the mountain.
If you’re anything like us, the Great Recession means that very little has changed in your life. After all, we’ve been broke for the last ten years and are no strangers to scrounging up money for lift tickets.
What has changed this season? How about all the great deals that are popping up as resorts try to entice skiers and riders back to the hills? We’ll be covering these steals over the season in a little column we like to call: F*#k the Recession.
We’ll start with one of our favorite states. Here are five below the radar deals happening in Vermont during the pre-2009/2010 season.
The Killington Deal Grabber is back! They started this up last season to sell some deeply discounted tickets. This year, they’re offering K50 tickets — a $50 ticket good anytime during the 2009-2010 season except on 17 blackout dates.
Discounted tickets at Killington are few and far between, so if you’re planning on heading to Vermont this winter, scoop up some of these.
They are on sale until 10/15, or until they sell out. Whichever comes first.
[via Killington Official Site]
STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Stowe has two excellent promos going on right now. Spend $25 on Church Street, collect the receipts and get a free Stowe Card! The card is valued at $79.
Keep shopping, rack up $350 and Stowe will knock that off your season pass (Adult StoweSeven+, StoweSeven, or StoweSix). You only have until October 11th to score on this deal.
[via Stowe Inside Line]
SMUGGLER’S NOTCH RESORT
Here’s an interesting season pass from Smuggs. The Hybrid pass is basically a midweek with a cheap alternative if you want to go on weekends or holidays.
Ski or ride Monday through Friday for , non-holiday, all season long – and pay only $25 on weekends and holidays. (Holidays defined as 12/25/09 – 1/1/10 and 2/13/10 – 2/21/10.) $399 until 10/31.
[via Smuggler’s Notch]
If you’re going to get a pass, you might as well get a free lift ticket. One complimentary all day, non-holiday lift ticket to all folks who purchase season passes, including all Full Season, College, Off-Peak and Mid-Week Passes (Five & Under Passes and any other special program that Bromley may offer are not included).
[via Bromley Official Site]
Are you in college and majoring in business? Get your feet wet by shilling for Mt. Snow. Sell 12 passes to fellow students and get a free one for yourself. Sell more than that and you’ll get a $20 commision for each additional pass.
They’ll hook you up with marketing materials, collateral, and ideas. Oh, and your Higher Education Season Pass is good not only at Mt. Snow, but Attitash and Crotched Mountain.
[via Mount Snow Higher Education]]]>
How To Ski / Ride Free on Your Birthday
2 for 1: New England
2 for 1: West Coast
Lift Ticket Deals for Ladies
Lift Ticket Deals for Men
Carpooling Saves The Earth…And Money
PICKS OF THE WEEK
Friday, Mar 20 @ Wildcat, NH: Wildcat is having another day of insanely cheap tickets courtesy of Liftopia (see below for link.)
Friday, Mar 20 @ Mt. Hood Skibowl, OR: 4 cans of food gets you a FREE lift ticket. Just 4 cans to help out a local charity.
Saturday, Mar 21 @ Sugar Bowl, CA: Keep going with the giving spirit. $25 tickets to help out local schools.
Sat & Sun, Mar 21-22 @ Bromley, VT: Spring is in the air. Go celebrate at Bromley’s Spring Fling Weekend. $39 tickets on either day.
Sat & Sun, Mar 21-22 @ Ski Brule, MI: Here’s aother party for all you Midwest Snow Junkies. Tickets are half price all weekend – and there’s a mattress race, which sounds awesome.
Sat & Sun, Mar 21-22 @ Killington, VT: There are still some 50th birthday ticket deals online. Two day tickets for $100.
Saturday, Mar 21 @ Cranmore, NH: More kickbacks for going green. Drivers of hybrids get a FREE ticket.
Sunday, Mar 22 @ Shawnee Mountain, PA: Time to dust off the gorilla suit. Everyone in costume gets a FREE ticket at the 26th Annual Costume Carnival Day.
Monday, Mar 23 @ Jiminy Peak MA: Check out this e-coupon which gets you a $6 lift ticket.
Updated for the 2010 Ski/Snowboard Season!
Spring is the time when the resorts bust out all the party stops. Free concerts and pond skimming and fireworks. There’s a gala every weekend from mid-March until the end of the season.
But which ones actually have ticket deals? Here’s the rundown of the best events coming this spring. A word of warning: You might have get dressed up. But it’s worth it to save some cash. Right?
March 17, 2010: Mad River Glen, VT
A St. Patrick’s Day special. Wear greeen and get hooked up with a $17 ticket.
March 20 and 21, 2010 :Bromley, VT
It’s Spring Fling Weekend. Lots of events like a card board box derby, pond skimming, and most important — $39 tickets on Saturday and Sunday.
March 21, 2010: Shawnee Mountain, PA
Those in cosutme receive a FREE lift ticket. There’s a costume parade and judging with prizes so don’t screw around.
March 21 and 22, 2010: Ski Brule, MI
Wear a costume and get ½ off tickets on both Saturday and Sunday. There is also going to be a petting zoo (weird), an egg toss (strange), and snow bowling (totally awesome).
March 20th, 2010: Mt. Rose, NV
The Dummy Downhill is back on. Whip up a costumed mechanical freak and get 4 free tickets for your hard work.
April 1, 2010: Waterville Valley, NH
No joke. Show up and ski or ride for $1. We love it.
PICKS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday, Feb 10 @ Attitash, NH: A typical deal usually has a hook. This one has zero explantion for $35 tickets all ages. We’re not complaining.
Wednesday, Feb 11 @ Sugarbush, VT: We almost missed this one too. Bring in an empty Vitamin Water bottle and get a ½ off lift ticket.
Thursday, Feb 12 @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA: The final day of Snowsports week to get a $35 ticket.
Thursday, Feb 12 @ Squaw, CA: Do you live in Truckee-Reno area? $25 tickets for locals.
Friday, Feb 13 @ Sugarbush, VT: Here’s some good luck on an unlucky day. Tickets are only $14.
Friday, Feb 13 @ Belleayre, NY: Once a month, these New Yorkers say thanks with a $25 ticket.
Saturday, Feb 14 @ Loveland, CO: Get hitched and get a free lift ticket at Loveland. Twofer $56. All you got to is get married in a mass ceremony.
Saturday, Feb 14 @ Ski Camelback, PA: Maybe our favorite promo of all time. The first 50 adults that show up in full pirate gear get a FREE ticket.
Monday, Feb 15 @ Winter Park & Copper, CO: According to the site, the Phillips 66 Buy One, Get One Free is valid today. We’re not sure if you believe that.
Tue-Thu, Feb 16-18 @ Killington, VT: The most irritating deal we found this week. Buy a ticket on 2/9 for $50 or on 2/10 for $55 or on 2/11 for $60 and go skiing 2/16-20. Makes sense, right?
NEW DEALS THIS WEEK
West Coast: Squaw Valley, CA feels your pain state workers. $30 ticket on the first and third Friday until that crazy old budget gets fixed.
2 for 1 New England: Beer promos are the best promos. Drink some tasty Otter Creek, get a midweek twofer at Mad River Glen, Bromley, Bolton, or Jay Peak.
Rocky Mountains: Bring in a new pair of socks to Powder Mountain, UT on 2/26 and get a $40 ticket.
West Coast: Mt. Bachelor, OR announced a $29 midweek ticket. You got to buy it online.
$20 Afternoon NH Residents @ Tenney Mountain, NH (map)
Any New Hampshire resident can ski or ride Sundays* for just $20 for adults and $10 for teens and juniors. Valid after 12:30 p.m.with valid NH I.D. All daily specials are valid except these designated holiday periods: Dec 25th – 31st (Christmas Vacation Week) Jan 17th – 19th (Martin Luther King Weekend) Feb 14th – 22nd (President’s Vacation Week)
PICKS OF THE WEEK
Thursday, Feb 5 @ Liberty, PA: Another dose of customer appreciation. $15 ticket from Ski Chalet.
Friday, Feb 6 @ Bromley, VT: Moms! Show a picture of your kid and get a $15 ticket.
Friday, Feb 6 @ Mt. Spokane, WA: Ride FREE with your Toyota. Don’t have one? Maybe this article will help.
Saturday, Feb 7 @ Mt. Rose, NV: $10 ticket for guys when you dress like a woman. Don’t forget about the “drag race.”
Sunday, Feb 8 @ Wolf Creek, CO: $31 ticket on their Local Appreciation Day.
Mon & Tues, Feb 10-11 @ Homewood, CA: 29 Days for $29 continues. We love this promotion.
Monday, Feb 9-12 @ Sierra, CA: $35 tickets during Snowsports Week.
Monday, Feb 9 @ Ski Sawmill, PA: Men get to ski FREE for the day. And you don’t have to get dressed up.
Tuesday, Feb 10 @ Schweitzer, ID: It’s a twofer Tuesday. Don’t live in Idaho? Can’t go on Tuesday? Here are all the 2 for 1 deals on the East Coast and the West Coast.
Hey! These are deals from the 2009/2009 ski season. We’re working on a brand new spanking list for 2010. In the meantime, check out the best deals so far from this season right here.
Happy New Year Snow Junkies. It’s going to be a busy four months. Lots of snow left to ride and tons of deals popping up. Our gift to you in 2009 is 50 of our favorite lift ticket deals coming up in the next four months.
Our resolution: Never pay full price for a lift ticket.
TOP 50 LIFT TICKET DEALS
1. Fly into Utah, get a free lift ticket for that day at the Canyons, Park City, or Deer Valley.
2. Diesel Days at Cranmore. Drive in your hybrid and get a free ticket on 1/24 and 3/21.
3. 29 days for $29 at Homewood during the rest of the season.
4. Ride locally. Almost every mountain offers a deal to local residents.
5. Get a face full of pow with the Pow Pow Platter. One ticket each to Winter Park, Copper, and Steamboat for $129.
6. Get $25 tickets for helping out schools in Truckee, California. Discounted tickets for Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Homewood, Squaw, and Alpine Meadows.
7. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wear green to Mad River Glen and get a $17 dollar ticket on 3/17. No green? Head over to Waterville who will still give you a $17 ticket.
8. The Snow Junkies Deal Calendar. We’ve got one for New England, Mid-Atlantic, West Coast, and the Rockies. Every deal we could scrounge up on the web.
9. Non-holiday Sunday afternoons. Lots of resorts give a deeply discounted ticket after all the tourists head home.
10. Steal a Toyota and ride for free in the Northwest at Toyota Ski Free Days.
11. Might as well fill up that Toyota at Shell and get a 2 for 1 voucher good at 28 resorts.
12. If you’re heading out to Tahoe, you absolutely need to pick up a Tahoe Card.
13. Ski Anthony Lakes celebrates their last day on 4/19 with a free ticket when you bring in a food donation.
14. Pinheads get their own day at Saddleback. Ride for $25 every Tuesday.
15. Liftopia is awesome. Grab a discounted lift ticket and save some cash.
16. Ladies ski free on 2/2 at Ski Sawmill. Don’t worry fellas. You can ski for free at Sawmill on 2/9. As long as you dress up like a woman. No questions.
17. Make any purchase at a Treasure Valley Chevron (gum anyone?) and get $10 night tickets, $10 rentals, and $10 lessons at Bogus Basin.
18. Move to New Hampshire and become a local. Okemo, Ascutney, Tenny, and Mt. Sunapee all hook you up when you flash a NH driver’s license.
19. Bridger Bowl’s birthday is on 1/16. Stuff four people into a car and everyone gets $15 tickets.
20. Help promote avalanche awareness in California by buying a discounted ticket from SAC.
21. Ski Wisp Mountain on 1/22 for $10.
22. Or save a dollar and ski Wildcat for $9 on 1/23.
23. Ride on any Tuesday. We call it the Day of Deals. Tuesday has the best ticket prices of the week and the most deals. Our calendar doesn’t lie.
24. Bust out your neon pants on 3/28 for Retro Day at Magic Mountain…and a $35 ticket.
25. April Fools! Ski for $1 at Waterville, 1/2 off at Mad River Glen, or 2 for 1 at Bromley.
26. Ski Butternut lets you ride for $20 every single day in April, including weekends.
27. Ride free on your birthday. Because it’s your special day.
28. Ski Mt. Hood Skibowl for free on 3/20 when you bring four cans of food.
29. Stop by Pinnacle Sports and grab a cheap ticket for their Customer Appreciation Days.
30. Dress up in any costume at Shawnee and get a free ticket on 3/22.
31. Hey ladies! Most areas offer a midweek ladies specials. Check the calendar to find one.
32. Roll back the clock at Mad River with $3.50 tickets on 1/27 or Cranmore with $3.30 tix on 1/9.
33. East Coasters — make sure you’re hitting all the 2 for 1 deals in New England.
34. Cram as many people into your vehicle and carpool to the mountain. Go Mother Nature!
35. $9.93 tickets at Jack Frost on 1/9 for a radio station promo.
36. Boston college kids can pile into a Zipcar and take it to Waterville in January. $30 tickets and free rentals.
37. Get a business card and take advantage of Business Person Day during the midweek.
38. Never been on the hill? January is Learn to Ski and Ride Month. 23 states offering super deals on tickets, rentals, and lessons.
39. Grab a button from the Point and get cheap days in Vermont.
40. You already know about the fifty gallon drums of peanut butter you can get at Costco, but did you know they also sell discounted lift tickets?
41. Test drive a Chevy and get a free lift ticket to Alpine Meadows. Sounds easy enough.
42. Frequency Card at Big Sky. $130 dollars gets you seven free days at the end of the season…and it has been dumping out there all year.
43. Bromley hooks mothers up on 2/6 with a $15 ticket…or ski with two kids on Fridays for only $75.
44. More gas station hookups. Buy 10 gallons of gas at Phillips 66, get a 2 for 1 voucher good at Monarch, Copper, Powderhorn, or Winter Park.
45. The Weekend Xtender at Mt. Rose gives you Monday or Friday free when you pay for Saturday and Sunday. Or to break it down — $128 for three days.
46. Discounted tickets in the West if you belong to REI.
47. Pico Mountain has E-specials on their site. This week they’re selling 24 tickets for $24 each.
48. Ski Chalet customer appreciation days: Thursday 1/15 $2 Timberline, WV; Thursday 1/22 $10 Wisp, Md; Thursday 2/5 $15 Liberty Mtn, PA; Thursday 2/12 Whitetail, PA $15.
49. The Zumiez bonus pack is a steal for $25. Comes with a 2 for 1 at Heavenly, t-shirt, and a DVD. Gift the goodies, keep the twofer for yourself. You deserve it.
50. The Snow Junkies. Enough said.