The Mountain: Waterville Valley, NH
The Deal: The number of points scored by the New England OPPONENT is the price you pay for a lift ticket the following Tuesday.
How It Works: If the final score is: New England – 45 , Opponent – 3. Your lift ticket at Waterville Valley the Tuesday following that game is just $3! And if the New England defense shuts out their opponent, you’re skiing for free down 52 awe-inspiring trails in the White Mountains.
Dates: Nothing on Dec. 28, but as long as the Pats are playing football.
Our Take: We finally get rewarded for the Pats being the best team in football. Defense! Defense!
More Info: Waterville Valley]]>
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Why does New England have so many St. Patrick’s Day deals than anywhere else in the country? Maybe because they’re so close to Ireland. We don’t care as long as it means cheap lift tickets. Here’s the short list of deals for Thursday, March 17th, 2011:
Mad River Glen: $17 ticket for wearing green.
Waterville Valley: Ski for $17 ticket and spend the night for $17.
Jiminy Peak: $17 E-coupon on the site.
Suicide Six: All lift tickets are $6.
Mt. Snow: $17 tickets.
Cannon Mountain: Wear whatever you want. Its 2 for 1 Thursday
If that wasn’t enough, here are a bunch more cheap tickets from from Liftopia.]]>
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.
But our favorite discount cards are the ones that work at multiple resorts. Here are five deals that may have slipped under your radar. They give you free or discounted lift tickets, lodging deals, and free tune-ups. As always, it’s a good idea to doublecheck our findings — It’s New Year’s Eve and we started our celebration a little early.
The Ride and Ski New England Card
This card benefits the Childern’s Hospital in Dartmouth. It comes with two free lift tickets to Cranmore and Waterville Valley and a mess of discounts to 22 resorts in the East.
Tahoe Card from Snowbomb
One of our favorite cards. It’s $39.99 for the next four days, then kicks up to the regular price of $80. You get a free ticket to Donner Ranch, free rentals, free tune-ups, discounted tickets and lodging, and a one year subscription to Transworld Snowboarder or Skiing. Phew…
White Gold Card
For only $189 dollars you get a free lift ticket to 29 resorts in the Michigan area. The first person to ski all 29 gets a free card for next year. Roadtrip!
ALA Ski Card 2009
We stumbled across this card the other day on the Internet and had to post it. $130 for 11 tickets at resorts in New Mexico and Colorado. Only 1000 of these cards for sale from the American Lung Association of New Mexico. This one you’ll want to double check. The site doesn’t excactly scream legitimate ski deal.
Pow Pow Platter
It’s not a discount card, but it’s such a good deal we had to post it somewhere. A sampler of three mountains — Steamboat Springs, Copper, and Winter Park. $99 for one lift ticket to each resort. Plus, you get a to-go container gift box. After Jan. 3, the price goes up to $129.
What discount card are you rocking this season? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.]]>
Friday, Jan 2: Shell 2 for 1 program begins. Fill up your gas tank and get a voucher redeemable at 28 resorts in the Northwest. Twofer deals are scarce in the West, so this will probably be your best chance to save some cash. Check our West Coast calendar for days and mountains.
Sat&Sun, Jan 3-4 @ Waterville, NH: $30 lift tickets and free rentals for college students when you show up in a zipcar.
Sunday, Jan 4 @ Mad River Glen, VT: Ski it if you can all afternoon for only $35. This deal lasts until the end of the season.
Sunday, Jan 4 @ Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA: Get a $25 pre-purchased lift ticket to benefit local schools. You have to pick it up at a local Porters sports store.
Monday, Jan 5 @ Waterville Valley, NH: Twofer Mondays start up at Waterville Valley…and your chance to spin the infamous Wheel of Deals.
Tuesday, Jan 6 @ Hoodoo Mountain, OR: Tightwad Tuesday starts up this week. $19 to ride all day.
Tuesday, Jan 6 @ Bromley, VT: Get a lift ticket and and a sit down lunch for $39.]]>
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.
Lost Valley: Tuesday and Wednesday
Mt. Abram: Thursday
Shawnee Peak: Tuesday
Crotched Mountain: Tuesday
King Pine: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mount Sunapee: Wednesday
Waterville Valley: Monday, Friday (Starts 1/5/09)
Mad River, Bromley, Jay Peak, Bolton: Mon-Thu w/ coupon from Otter Creek
Know any other Twofer deals out there? Let us know at email@example.com.]]>