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Magic Mountain – 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 Mobil Ski+Ride=FREE at 48 Ski Areas! http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/12/26/mobil-skiridefree-at-48-ski-areas/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/12/26/mobil-skiridefree-at-48-ski-areas/#comments Sat, 26 Dec 2009 20:04:11 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=3895 exxon_mobilThe Deal: Fill up 3 times at participating Mobile stations with a minimum 8 gallon gasoline purchase, get a 2 for 1 lift ticket voucher

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.

New York

  • Buffalo Ski Club – No blackout days
  • Catamount – Blackout days: 12/24/09-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-21
  • Cockaigne – Blackout days: 1/30
  • Gore – Valid on non-holiday Tuesdays. Blackout days: 12/26/09-1/2/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-20
  • Greek Peak – Blackout days: 12/25/09-1/4/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-21
  • Ski Hickory – Valid on Saturday and Sundays. Blackout days: Blackout days: 12/24/09-1/1/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-20
  • Holiday Mountain – Blackout days: 12/23/09-1/1/10 and 2/16-18
  • Hunter – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26/09-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-21
  • Kissing Bridge – Valid Monday thru Saturday 4pm-10pm & Sunday 4pm-8pm. No blackout days
  • Maple Ski Ridge – Valid Tuesday thru Saturday 3pm to 9pm. Blackout days: 12/24/09-1/3/10 and 1/18 and 2/13-21
  • McCauley Mountain – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26/09-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-22
  • Mount Peter – Blackout days: 12/26/09-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/12-21
  • Oak Mountain – Valid Thursday thru Sunday. Blackout days: 12/26/09-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/12-21
  • Peek’n Peak – Valid Monday thru Thursday. Blackout days: 12/25/09-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-15
  • Plattekill – Blackout days: 12/26/09-1/2/10 and 1/16-17 and 2/13-14
  • Sawkill Family Center – No blackout days
  • Snow Ridge – Blackout days: 12/23/09-1/1/10 and 1/18 and 2/15-19
  • Song Mountain – Valid Monday thru Friday Blackout days: 12/18/09-1/1/10 and 1/18 and 2/15-19 and 4/2
  • Swain – Blackout days: 12/24/09-1/1/10 and 1/18 and 2/13-19
  • Thunder Ridge – Blackout days: 12/24/09-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-23
  • Titus – Blackout days: 12/26/09-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-21
  • Tuxedo Ridge – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/24/09-1/1/10 and 1/15-19 and 2/14-20
  • Whiteface – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days:  12/26/09-1/2/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-20
  • Windham– Blackout days:  12/26/09-1/2/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-21

Vermont

  • Ascutney Mountain Resort – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/27-31 and 1/17-18 and 2/14-20
  • Bolton Valley – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-31 and 1/16-17 and 2/13-14
  • Bromley Mountain – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-1/2/10 and 1/16-17 and 2/13-19
  • Burke Mountain – Blackout days: 12/25-1/2/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-20
  • Jay Peak – Blackout days: 12/26-12/31
  • Mad River Glen – Valid Monday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/14-21
  • Magic Mountain – Blackout days: 12/26-1/3/10 and 1/16-17 and 2/13-21
  • Middlebury College Snow Bowl – Valid Monday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-1/3/10 and 1/16-17 and 2/13-21
  • Pico – Valid Monday, Thursday, and Fridays. Blackout days: 12/25-1/2/10 and 2/13-20
  • Smuggler’s Notch Resort – Valid Monday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-1/3/10 and 1/17-19 and 2/13-26

Massachusetts

  • Berkshire East – Valid Monday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/21-1/1/10 and 1/18 and 2/15-19
  • Bousquet – Blackout days: 1/16-18 and 2/13-2/21
  • Nashoba Valley – Valid Monday thru Thursday. Blackout days: 12/23-1/3/10 and 1/18 and 2/13-21
  • Ski Butternut – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/23-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-21
  • Otis Ridge – Blackout days: 12/26-1/3/10 and 1/18 and 2/13-21

Connecticut

  • Woodbury Ski Area – Blackout days: 12/25-1/3/10 and 1/18 and 2/15-21

New Hampshire

  • Cranmore –  Blackout days: 12/26-1/2/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/13-20
  • Granite Gorge – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-1/2/10 and 1/16-17 and 2/18-20
  • Pats Peak Ski Area – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-1/1/10 and 1/18 and 2/15-19
  • Ragged Mountain Resort – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-1/3/10 and 1/17-18 and 2/14-21
  • Wildcat Mountain – Valid Sunday thru Friday. Blackout days: 12/26-1/3/10 and 1/16-18 and 2/14-21
  • Whaleback – No blackout dates
  • Black Mountain – Blackout days: 12/26-1/3/10 and 1/18 and 2/13-21
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Deals of the Week: 3/26 – 4/1 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/03/23/deals-of-the-week-326-41/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/03/23/deals-of-the-week-326-41/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:28:11 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=1490 Corn snow. Drinking beer on the deck. Sunny days. It’s that time of year again. Spring skiing is in the air and to celebrate we’re posting our favorite deals for the upcoming week. If you think ski season is over, think again.

PICKS OF THE WEEK

Friday, Mar 27 @ Schweitzer, ID: It’s a $10 ticket benefit with 100% of the proceeds going to a local charity for cancer patients.

Saturday, Mar 28 @ Magic Mountain, VT: It’s Retro Day, which means a $35 ticket and the only time of year that your Members Only jacket is cool again.

Saturday, Mar 28 @ Ski Butternut, MA: $20 lift tickets in celebration of Jimmy Buffet. Yep, it’s a Parrot Head Festival at a ski area.

Sunday, Mar 29 @ Alpine Meadows, CA: The money from this $35 ticket benefits the Sierra Avalanche Center, an organization we need now more than ever.

Monday, Mar 30 @ 47 Degrees North, WA: It’s finally here. Seven days of FREE lift tickets and one of the best deals of the season.

Wednesday, Apr 1 @ Okemo, VT: We never joke about free tickets. Bring three cans of food and Okemo gives you a FREE ticket.

Wednesday, Apr 1 @ Mad River Glen, VT: The deals keep coming on April Fool’s Day. How about a ½ price ticket at MRG?

Wednesday, Apr 1 @ Waterville, NH: If you’re still not convinced you should be skipping work, we present the April Fool’s Dollar Day. $1 gets you 1 ticket.

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Cheap Lift Tickets at End Of Season Parties http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/03/10/cheap-lift-tickets-at-8-spring-parties/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/03/10/cheap-lift-tickets-at-8-spring-parties/#respond Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:27:45 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=1415 party

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.

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Deals of the Week: 1/15 – 1/21 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/01/12/deals-of-the-week-115-121/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/01/12/deals-of-the-week-115-121/#respond Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=898 It’s been a busy week digging up lift deals.  First, we posted our Top 50 Deals of 2009. Then we showed the ladies how to save some cash on tickets.  And finally, we uncovered some shiny money saving discount days at the following resorts. Remember, it’s a holiday weekend, so your favorite weekly deals are likely to be void.  

Thursday, Jan 15 @ Timberline, WV: A $2 ticket.  How’s that for some customer appreciation from Ski Chalet? 

Thursday, Jan 15 @ Bridger Bowl, MT: It’s Bridger’s Birthday and they’re celebrating with $15 tickets for all carloads of 3 or more. 

Thursday, Jan 15 @ Homewood, CA:  It’s another $29 day at Homewood.  And also 1/21, 1/22.

Friday, Jan 16 @ Jack Frost, PA: Buckmans rewards customers with a $24.95 ticket.

Friday, Jan 16 @ Magic Mountain, VT: A $15 dollar ticket in celebration of Ski Vermont Specialty Products Day.  They also promise a visit from Ski Vermont’s “VP of Fun”. 

Tuesday, Jan 20 @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA: Celebrate the presidential inaguaration of the 44th US President with a $44 ticket.

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Top 50 Lift Ticket Deals for 2009 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/01/06/top-50-lift-ticket-deals-for-2009/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/01/06/top-50-lift-ticket-deals-for-2009/#respond Tue, 06 Jan 2009 22:17:28 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=748

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.  

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Ski Deals for Carpooling http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2008/12/22/ski-deals-carpooling/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2008/12/22/ski-deals-carpooling/#respond Tue, 23 Dec 2008 06:33:39 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=582 Carpoolin

Carpooling is awesome. It saves gas money, as well as vehicle wear and tear. It alleviates traffic. It helps keep the Earth clean.

Oh, and some resorts will give you some sweet deals for stuffing you and all your friends (and all their) gear into one ride. We dug up nine resorts offering perks for leaving your car at home. Click on the orange links to get more information.

Shawnee Peak, ME: Mondays $75/carload
Mondays are Carload Dayz at Shawnee. Get to the mountain before 11am and everyone in the car gets a lift ticket for $75. Everyone must be riding legally.

Ragged Mountain, NH: Wednesday $99/carload
Bring a carload of people to ‘get ragged’ and the whole car skis for $99 (up to 8 passengers). Only good on non-holiday Wednesdays.

Mt. Abram, ME: Fridays $75/carload
Best reason we’ve found to skip work/school and start the weekend early. No special pricing during Christmas holiday week, MLK weekend, and President’s weekend.

Jiminy Peak, MA: FREE Ticket/4 person carpool
This only takes place on January 9-10. Fill out the online coupon, arrive before 10am with 4 or more people in the car, and a ticket from last year to get one FREE ticket.

Araphoe Basin, CO: Discounted tickets
Carpool up the dreaded I-70 with four or more people and receive discounted lift tickets at the window. Can’t find a ride? Check out www.skicarpool.com

Snow Summit & Bear Mountain, CA: Discounted tickets
Check online for special carpool days (none listed yet). Typical deal is cars with two or more people get 10% off tickets, rentals, and food. Each site has an excellent rideshare board.

Waterville Valley, NH: All Season / Discounted Tickets
Pick up a car from Zipcar, a carsharing service, drive to Waterville and everyone in the car gets a $15 discount off lift tickets and $28 rentals.

Aspen Highlands, CO: All Season/ Free Parking
High Occupancy Vehicles (4 or more People) park for FREE at Aspen Highlands.

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