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Vermont lift ticket discounts 2019 - 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Because of COVID-19, ski resorts made changes to how they sell pass products, frequent skier programs and daily lift tickets. We have not been able to keep up with the changes at this time. After you look at these past deals, check the website of your favorite Vermont ski areas. 

Updated 2/23/2020

Each year we compile a list of some of the best skiing deals, discount days, resident discounts and frequent skier deals in Vermont. Here's the list of deals for the 2019-2020 ski season.

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We may mention a few exceptional season passes but we really do not cover them here. You need to look at how many days you want to ski to calculate if a season pass is worthwhile. And if you are under age 40, some Vermont ski resorts are offering you cheap season passes, so look for them!

If you live away from the mountains and you are planning a Vermont ski vacation, be sure to look at lodging packages that include lift tickets. And everyone with kiddos: Examine ski school packages to see if they include lift tickets before you buy tickets for your children.

Vermont resorts temp skiers and riders into buying tickets in advance online at rates that are less than if you were to walk up to the ticket window in your ski boots. Do check out their online pricing before you go.

With the help of social media, special online deals appear from time to time. They usually require an advance, online purchase to get the ticket deal. These links can help you keep tabs on the resorts' announcements:

  • On Twitter, our list of Vermont ski resorts that you can subscribe to.
  • On our website, the Vermont Ski Resorts page has a link to each ski resort in Vermont.

Avoid disappointment; carefully verify any offer that entices you. Also do not forget your ID if you are planning to take advantage of a resident-based discount!

Northern Vermont Lift Ticket Deals

Bolton Valley Resort ticket discounts

Available through November 29, buy $25 - $29 early-season lift tickets that are valid through December 25. Available through December 15, the Powder Pass buys you a total of five lift tickets for $219 for adults, or $159 for juniors or seniors. The Ski Bum All-Access Pass is for anyone ages 18-25, or any full-time college student, and the price through October 31 is $199. (After that date the price goes up.) Through the ski season, go night skiing for $25. Ski or ride during the day on non-holiday Mondays for $25. On Wednesdays, college students score a $25 ticket for afternoon and night skiing. Active members of the military and their dependents get half-off season passes and all-day tickets. Veterans and their dependents get 25% off. New this year: If you want to skin up Bolton’s trails any time, you need to buy a $17 ticket online or have a Nordic or full season pass on you. From February 24 through March 3, Vermonters who bring proof of residency get 50% off the all-day lift ticket rate.

Burke Mountain skiing deals

On non-holiday Wednesdays, purchase one lift ticket at $75 and receive two more same day tickets free. For skiers and riders 55 and older, $35 tickets are available on non-holiday Tuesdays and Thursdays. Locals rates are available every day (not including holiday periods) to residents of Vermont and Coos and Grafton counties of New Hampshire: $60 adults; $51 juniors. Everyone skis on non-holiday Sunday afternoons for $30. Active members of the military and their immediate families can ski free. Canadians can buy tickets with cash at par. If you’ve got a season pass at another resort, you can ski Burke for $45 any day.

Cochran’s Ski Area = family value

They’ve actually lowered prices at the family-friendly Cochran's. It costs $19 for an adult lift ticket and $14 for a child/student. On Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 3-6 p.m. the price is $10 adults, $8 child/student. Seniors 72+ ski free, as do kids 5 and under when with an adult. For a slim $5 bill, you can ski on Friday night under the lights. They often have a good combo deal that includes Friday night dinner.

Jay Peak lift ticket discounts

Full-time college students should look at a season pass combo with Burke Mountain for the best deal: $289 before December 25. If you are between the ages of 19 – 29, check out their discounted season pass. Know someone who just needs access to the beginner lifts on the lower mountain? They can get their ticket for $56 adults and $44 juniors. Canadians can buy tickets with cash at par.

Lyndon Outing Club bargains

Kids in 8th grade or younger ski at this community ski hill for $10. If you are older it's $15. Just want to use the rope tow? That'll be $5. Punch card offered for six visits for $50.

Mad River Glen skiing discounts

The Mad Card goes for $175 and you get yourself three transferable day tickets good any time during the ski season, plus $5 off additional full-day lift tickets purchased throughout the season. Mad Cards are sold until December 15. Before October 15, you can get a Family Mad Card for $225 that also includes free season passes for your kids 12 and under. If you are aged 19 - 29, get a midweek pass for $299. Full-time college students should consider a $399 combo season pass that's also valid at Sugarbush (buy it by Nov. 6). On January 28, roll back the clock with $3.50 tickets. On March 3, Town Meeting Day, students in grade 12 or less can ski for free.

Ticket deals at Smugglers’ Notch

Buy a Bash Badge for $149 adults/$139 youth (price is less if bought before October 31) and pay $30 per day for an all-day lift ticket, or $20 for a half-day afternoon lift ticket — all season long with no restrictions. A Bash Badge Plus for $239 adults/$209 youth (price is less if bought before October 31) adds on free early-season and late-season skiing. Bring a non-perishable food item for the local food shelf on November 29 and save $20 on a full-day lift ticket.⁠ from February 24-28, Vermonters with proof of residency save up to 50% on lift tickets, lessons and rentals.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠⠀

Stowe lift ticket deals

Full-time college students get the best deal at Stowe with the $409 college pass, which is not valid during some peak periods but also includes access to Okemo. Otherwise, the resort is promoting various Epic season passes for everyone else.

Sugarbush skiing and riding deals

For sale online through the end of November is the $279+tax Quad Pack, a pack of four transferable tickets to Sugarbush with no blackout dates. Skiers and riders aged 30-39 get a discount on a season pass, while folks aged 19-29 get an even better deal. Seniors 65+ can get a midweek season pass for $169. Full-time college students should consider a $399 combo season pass that's also valid at Mad River Glen (buy it by Nov. 6). On non-holiday Thursdays, ski or ride at Mt. Ellen for $30. Active members of military, veterans and dependents get half-off full season pass prices.

Central Vermont Lift Ticket Discounts

Ascutney Outdoors ski hill

At this community ski hill on Mt. Ascutney, use the T-bar for $15 (age 15 and up); $10 (ages 7-14); and free for ages 6 and under.

Killington lift ticket discounts

On non-holiday Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the ski season, Vermont and New Hampshire residents can get a full-day ticket for $59. For those who plan to ski or ride four or more days a season, buying a Killington Express Card gets you 50 percent off midweek and 25 percent off weekend and peak day ticket rates. Use the Express Card six times and your seventh visit will be free. The sticker price for the card is now $105 adults; $90 seniors; and $85 juniors. Active duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military can get a free Express Card. Register a friend or family member (age 7 or older) for a Learn to Ski or Ride package, any day during the season, and get a free lift ticket for yourself valid on the same day. Advance reservations required.

Middlebury Snow Bowl deals

Middlebury Colege students, alumni, faculty and staff get the best deals on season passes and tickets here. But younger students do, too, making it a family-friendly ski area.

Northeast Slopes bargains

Affordable is the name of the game at Northeast Slopes: $15/day on weekends/holidays and $10 on Wednesday afternoons (only $6 if you are 18 or younger). Do your kids only need the Little Tow? That'll be $5.

Pico Mountain ticket deals

Before December 19, you can get a Pico 3-Pack for $139; it gives you three tickets good any day of the ski season. New for this year, with the purchase of every adult season pass, a free season pass for kids ages 12 and under is included. Vermont students in grades K-12 can get an $99 Vermont Student Pass for unlimited access to Pico all season long, plus perks for themselves and their families. For those who plan to ski or ride four or more days at Pico this season, buying the Express Card gets you 50 percent off midweek and 25 percent off weekend and peak day ticket rates. Use the Express Card six times and your seventh visit will be free. The price for the card is now $99 adults; $84 seniors; $77 juniors. Members of the military get a complimentary Express Card. Residents of Vermont and New Hampshire ski for $40 on non-peak Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Everyone can ski on non-peak Sunday afternoons for $40. On December 14 bring three non-perishable food items for the local food shelf and buy a $45 all-ages lift ticket. (Add $5 for a RFID card if you don't have one already.)

Quechee Ski Area discounts

The Friday Special ticket is priced at $35 adults/$25 juniors; it’s offered on non-holiday Fridays. Active military receive 15 percent off regularly priced lift tickets.

Suicide Six best ticket prices

On non-peak weekdays, lift tickets are $45 for adults or $35 for children and seniors — that's about half the weekend or holiday rate. Got a beginner who just wants to use the J-bar? That'll cost $10 on a non-holiday weekday. Skiers who are ages 18-26 can score a full season pass for $249.

Southern Vermont Discounted Tickets

Bromley Mountain ski ticket deals

The Sun Mountain Card costs $92 adults / $67 juniors and it offers one free non-holiday day of skiing then $20 off non-peak period tickets or $10 peak period tickets.

Brattleboro Ski Hill at Living Memorial Park

At this Brattleboro, Vt., community hill it will cost you a mere $5 to ski or ride — even for night skiing. Get a punch card of 12 tickets for $50.

Magic Mountain discount tickets

The Throwback Card for $139 - $149 (depending when you buy it) will get you $29 lift tickets all season; the price of the card price goes up as winter gets closer. The Freedom 4-Pack at $209 is four transferable tickets good anytime (and by anyone) this season; they are only sold through November 30. Vermont school kids aged 6-17 can get an unlimited season pass for $179. A Vermont parent or teacher can add on a pass for themselves for $319. If you are age 18-24, you can sign up for a free Zero Commitment Card and ski anytime for $39. During the ski season, on non-peak, non-powder day Throwback Thursdays, ski for $29. On non-peak, non-powder day Fridays, a carload of up to four ski for $149, and Vermont and NH residents ski for $44 adults; $34 kids. On non-peak Sundays, Vermont and NH residents ski for $54 adults; $38 kids. Active/veteran/retired military and active/retired police and fire professionals get discounts, too — check for details.

Mount Snow skiing deals

On December 13 to celebrate Founder's Day, Mount Snow offers tickets as low as $12 when bought online in advance or $49 at the window. On March 17, feel the luck of the Irish with tickets as low as $17 when purchased online in advance or $49 at the window. Skiers and riders aged 18-29 get a deal on a multi-mountain season pass that includes Mt. Snow: $419. Members of the military get 40% off midweek/non-holiday lift tickets and 25% off weekend/holidays.

Okemo Resort ticket deals

Full-time college students get the best deal at Okemo with the $409 college pass, which is not valid during some peak periods but also includes access to Stowe and Mt. Sunapee. Active duty and retired members of the military and dependents get discounted daily lift tickets at $72 adult and $55 junior; check for details.

Stratton discounted lift tickets

At $330+tax, the Flex 4 buys you four tickets for yourself valid any day. Additional visits are then $89 a day.

Other Ski Ticket Discount Cards and Programs

Vermont ski resorts that are now part of multi-mountain season pass offerings:

  • Bolton Valley – Indy Pass, Freedom Pass
  • Magic Mountain – Indy Pass, Freedom Pass
  • Suicide Six – Indy Pass
  • Killington – Icon Pass
  • Pico – Icon Pass
  • Stratton – Icon Pass
  • Sugarbush – Icon Pass, Mountain Collective Pass
  • Mount Snow – Epic Pass, Peak Pass
  • Okemo – Epic Pass
  • Stowe – Epic Pass

Catamount Trail Association coupon book

When you become a member, Vermont’s Catamount Trail Association gives you get a booklet with coupons for discounts at a handful of Vermont alpine resorts and a number of Nordic ski centers.

Fifth Grade Passport from Ski Vermont

Fifth-graders can get up to 88 days of skiing and riding at Vermont’s alpine and cross-country resorts for just a $20 processing fee. Registration is required. See the Ski Vermont website.

Green Mountain Club member ski days

As a member of the GMC, you can ski at a discount at two Vermont ski areas on certain dates (to be announced): Mad River Glen and Jay Peak Resort.

My Champlain Valley Nordic Ski Card

This $35 card gets you a day of cross-country skiing at 11 Vermont Nordic centers.

My Champlain Valley Ski & Ride Card

This $165 card gets you a day of skiing at Smugglers’ Notch, Magic Mountain, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Burke Mountain, Northeast Slopes and Mad River Glen, plus others in the region.

Ride and Ski Card

This $40 card includes one lift ticket and discounts to Vermont's Bolton Valley, Jay Peak, Killington, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow, Pico, Smugglers’ Notch and Sugarbush ski resorts, plus others in the region.

Ski & Ride with the Point

The Point radio station in Vermont sells a $5 coupon book with coupons for half-price skiing on predetermined Fridays at predetermined ski areas.

Take 3 Beginner Package from Ski Vermont

For $129, take three beginner ski or snowboard lessons at participating Vermont resorts. Each pass will include rental equipment for the day plus a group lesson with a professional instructor and a lift ticket to access limited beginner terrain. See the Ski Vermont website.

Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum coupons

A $60 museum membership gets you skiing coupons for some Vermont ski resorts and Nordic centers. Details to come.

Vermont Travel Club Card

This card gets you various lift ticket discounts at nine Vermont ski resorts. Pricing starts at $45 for one person or $150 for the family card. Resorts include: Burke, Bolton Valley, Jay Peak, Killington, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow, Pico, Smugglers' Notch and Sugarbush.

Daily deal websites

Websites such as WCAX Jump On It and Groupon will occasionally offer a lift ticket deal.

Have you come across a good Vermont skiing discount? Let us know in the comments below!

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