Shanty Creek, MI: Sardine Special. Everyone in for one price, no matter how you cram into a vehicle. Dates and costs are $100 on Jan. 8 and Feb. 5, $90 on Jan. 18.
Crystal Mountain, MI: 5-for-Fridays. Five people can ski for $50 on Dec. 10, Jan. 7 and March 11.
Shawnee Peak, ME: Mondays $79/carload
Mondays are Carload Dayz at Shawnee. Get to the mountain before 11am and everyone in the car gets a lift ticket for $79. Everyone must be riding legally. Special $99 Carload Dayz price on February 28, 2011.
Ragged Mountain, NH: Monday $119/carload
Bring a carload of people to ‘get ragged’ and the whole car skis for $119 (up to 6 passengers). Only good on non-holiday Mondays.
Mt. Abram, ME: Fridays $75/carload
Price includes a ticket for each passenger legally seated in a passenger car, SUV or minivan. No buses or large vans. Pull up front of ticket center and send one representative; our staff will then come out and verify eligibility.No special pricing during Christmas holiday week, MLK weekend, and President’s weekend.
Araphoe Basin, CO: 20% off every day
Carpool to The Legend with four or more people and receive discounted lift tickets at the window. Find a ride at www.skicarpool.com
Bridger Bowl, MT: $15 Lift Tickets Jan 14, 2011
Get three or more people and get $15 tickets for Bridger’s 56th birthday.
King Pine Ski Area
Pats Peak Ski Area
Ragged Mountain Resort
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.
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.
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.