SkiMaven's annual Vermont lift ticket discount post for 2013 - 2014. Bring on the skiing deals!
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Everyone wants to find a good deal once in a while and skiers and riders are no different. We've taken a look around the Web to locate some of the best lift ticket deals at Vermont ski resorts.
This list covers frequent skier cards, special discount skiing days, Vermont resident lift ticket deals, and similar. It does not cover season passes — so if you are going to ski for eight or more days at a single Vermont ski resort, also compare season pass pricing at that resort. If you are planning a ski vacation, be sure to review a ski area’s website for multi-day ticket rates (buying ahead online typically saves cash) and lift-and-lodging packages, as well.
Another tip: Keep on the lookout for online-only deals that pop up in the fall and during the ski season. They are publicized via a resort’s website and social media (Facebook and Twitter) and they typically require that you purchase your ticket online before hitting the mountain — sometimes well in advance.
We maintain a list of Vermont ski resorts on Twitter if you’d like to follow that list.
Our Vermont Ski Resorts page has a link to each ski resort in Vermont.
Consider how many days you want to ski at Vermont ski resorts and take a look at the deals below. Another tip: Ski midweek (non-holiday) because the lift ticket deals are much better and you’ll get more runs in without the crowds! Plan ahead and take some midweek vacation days. You won’t regret it.
Double check on the details before you drive to a ski resort! And don’t forget your ID if you want to cash in on a Vermont or New Hampshire resident ski discount.
We’ll update this list during the fall and ski season as more Vermont skiing and riding discounts are announced!
Northern Vermont Skiing Discounts
Bolton Valley Resort deals
If purchased by December 13, the Powder Pass buys you a total of five lift tickets for $199 for adults, or $149 for juniors, college students and seniors. Purchase $25 lift tickets by December 15 for use from opening day through December 25. On December 15 dress head-to-toe as Kris Kringle and you'll ski for free. From January 1-17 midweek, full day tickets for college students are $19. On non-holiday Wednesdays from Jan. 8 - March 20, college students can buy a $19 ticket starting at noon. Starting January 5, Saturday night skiing is $19 for all ages. On non-holiday Mondays beginning January 7, snow riders 50 and older can enjoy 50% off all-day tickets, rentals and group lessons. On Sunday afternoons, a parent can get a lift ticket plus daycare for a child for $79. Reservations recommended. Every Friday night in February, get a $19 ticket valid from 7-10 p.m.; pizza deal, too. On four days, owners of Subaru and Hyundai cars get a free ticket. Check the BV website for details.
Burke Mountain deals
Vermonter rates are available every day (non-holiday periods) to residents of Vermont and Coos and Grafton counties of New Hampshire: $55 adults; $42 seniors and juniors. Burke offers free season passes to all immediate family members of Vermonters currently deployed, or about to be deployed, overseas. Spring deals starting March 17 include: Two-for-One Wednesdays, $45 Thursdays ($35 for seniors), and $29 tickets on Friday afternoons.
Cochran’s skiing deals
At the petit Cochran's Ski Area, it costs $20 for an adult lift ticket and $14 for a junior. Friday nightskiing will cost you $5. Hard to beat!
Jay Peak ticket deals
Residents of Vermont and Clinton County, NY, can buy a $56 adult ticket or $46 junior ticket. Multiday resident rates also available. After you've visited the resort once and have your RFID card, you can reload online and save a few dollars on regular tickets and resident tickets. Jay Peak offers free season passes to all immediate family members of Vermonters currently deployed, or about to be deployed, overseas. Just want to hit the beginner lifts? $45 (or $35 for juniors) gives you access to the Taxi Quad, Metro Quad, Moving Carpets, Queen’s Highway T-bar, and Village Chair for the day.
Mad skiing deals at Mad River Glen
The Mad Card goes for $144 and you get yourself three transferable day tickets good any time during the ski season, plus $5 off any additional full-day lift tickets purchased throughout the season. Mad Cards are sold until December 15. On non-holiday weekends, buy a two-day ticket and ski on Monday or Friday for only $1 more. Active US military personnel and their immediate families are eligible for free lift tickets throughout the ski season. Special lift ticket discount days are sprinkled through the season at MRG: On January 4 - 5, Green Mountain Club members ski half price. On January 28, roll back the clock with $3.50 tickets. On Valentine's Day, kiss at the ticket desk and ski for $14 each. On March 4, Vermont school students (elementary to high school) ski free for Vermont's Town Meeting Day. On March 17, wear green for St. Patrick's Day and ski for $17. And on April 1, act like a fool at the ticket booth and ski two-for-one.
Best ticket deals at Smugglers’ Notch
Buy a Bash Badge for $139 and pay $25 per day for an all-day lift ticket, or $15 for a half-day afternoon lift ticket — all season long with no restrictions. A Bash Badge Plus for $209 adds on free early-season and late-season skiing. On Tuesdays during the ski season, present proof of Canadian residency for a buy-one-get-one-free lift ticket. On Wednesdays, women get half off a full-day ticket and moms get a childcare discount. On non-holiday Fridays, Vermonters with proof of residency pay half price for lift tickets, group lessons, and rental equipment. Present a valid military ID any non-holiday midweek day and pay $29 for a lift ticket. All of the above specials are valid from 12/9- 4/4, excluding holiday times.
Stowe discount lift tickets
With Stowe's RFID cards (reusable plastic tickets) and its ByPass Program, if you load your ticket onto your card online in advance, you can skip the ticket line and save a few dollars ($14 off the window rate during mid-season, non-holiday periods, for example). Guests are charged a one-time $5 RFID fee when they purchase any ticket at Stowe if a new card is issued. Military personnel and their immediate family members ski free on January 26 and February 23 and March 30. Vermont residents can buy a discounted ticket ($55) on four Mondays: January 6, February 3, March 3 and April 7. Buy a St. Patrick's Day ticket online in advance for $49.
Sugarbush skiing deals
For sale online during the month of November is the $199 Quad Pack, a pack of four transferable tickets to Sugarbush with no blackout dates. The SugarDirect card at $99 includes one lift ticket; about 25% off midweek rates; 20% off weekend and holiday rates; and a free ticket after 10 purchased tickets. Purchase the card by December 18. Celebrate 50 years of Mt. Ellen with $6.50 tickets on January 9, 2014. Ski non-holiday Thursdays for $30 at Mt. Ellen side of Sugarbush. For sale online during month of February, $159 for a three-pack of tickets valid for spring skiing after March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17 with $17 Mt. Ellen lift tickets.
Central Vermont Lift Ticket Deals
Killington best ticket discounts
Through December 15, present a 2012/13 or 2013/14 season pass or lift ticket from any mountain and receive 20% off a ticket at Killington. For those who plan to ski or ride four or more days a season, purchasing the Killington Express Card gets you 50 percent off weekday and 25 percent off weekend and peak day ticket rates. With the card, you'll pay $67 tickets for adults; $57 for seniors and $52 for juniors during weekends and peak times. Use the Express Card six times and your seventh visit will be free. Card purchase price before December 31 is $109 adults; $93 seniors; $85 juniors. Non-holiday Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Vermont and New Hampshire residents get a $40 lift ticket, $25 rental equipment, $25 adult group lessons and $25 half-day children's programs. Active duty and retired members of the US military can receive a complimentary Killington Express Card. Bring a friend or family member to the slopes and when your friend purchases a Learn To Ski & Ride package (reservations required), you’ll receive a free lift ticket valid the same day.
Middlebury Snow Bowl deals
At the Snow Bowl, it'll cost you $30 midweek and $50 weekends & holidays for adults. Full-time students (age 6 to college) and Middlebury College alumni get a better deal: $25 weekdays; $38 weekends & holidays.
Northeast Slopes steals
At the cozy Northeast Slopes, an all-day ticket is $15, and kids 14 and under can ski Wednesday afternoons for just $6!
Pico ski ticket values
The Pico Express Card (purchase by December 24) offers 50% off midweek and 33% off weekends and peak dates. Adults purchase it for $45 and tickets are then $26 midweek and $45 weekends and holidays. Juniors and seniors have lower rates. By December 13, purchase tickets online that can be used through the season by you, your friends or family: $40 for non-peak tickets; $50 for use on peak-days. Purchase six and get one free. Discounted single-day lift tickets will be available December 14-15 with a donation of two non-perishable food items: $25 for all ages and the VT Student Pass will be discounted to $75. Skiers over 50 can get a $24 ticket on non-peak Mondays. Women can purchase a $24 ticket on non-holiday Thursdays. Men can purchase a $24 ticket on non-holiday Fridays. Active duty and retired members of the US military can receive a complimentary Pico Express Card. Vermont and New Hampshire residents ski for $29 on non-peak Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. College students save 15% on adult lift tickets.
Quechee Ski Hill discounts
On non-holiday Fridays, find $25 adult lift tickets and $20 children’s lift tickets. Both include $5 lunch vouchers at the base lodge.
Ski non-holiday Mondays for $10 and ski non-peak Fridays for $25 adults and $20 juniors and seniors. Military personnel and college students receive a 50% discount off a midweek, non-peak ticket.
Southern Vermont Lift Ticket Discounts
Bromley Mountain deals
The Sun Mountain Card costs $75 for adults, and $65 for juniors, teens and seniors and it offers one free non-holiday day of skiing then $15 off any non-holiday ticket, and $10 off a holiday ticket. Ski non-holiday Sunday afternoons for $32. On non-holiday Fridays, you can combine Bromley’s $49 adult ticket with up to three $15 youth tickets. Value Tickets are transferable and save skiers up to $15 off holiday lift tickets – if that’s the time that you are planning to ski. Must purchase at least 5 Value Tickets before December 4. Mom's Day Off is February 7; moms show a picture of their kid and ski or ride for $15. Show your college ID and save $10 off the posted all-day rate. Show your active military ID and save $15 off the posted all-day rate; a deeper discount is offered in March. Purchase your lift ticket online in advance and get a 2-for-1 deal on Tuesdays. Print a coupon from Bromley’s website to ski on January 20 (MLK Day) for $49 and save your ticket for $10 off your next weekend or holiday ticket. Check their site for other occasional coupons. Starting February 24, buy a four-pack of non-transferable tickets online for $99. Wear green on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, and get a lift ticket for $17.
Magic Mountain discount tickets
For $139, the Magic Tri-Pack buys you three transferable lift tickets valid all season long with no blackout days. The Tri-Packs must be purchased by November 30. The Magic Card, sold for $63, gets you $34 Friday lift tickets and $10 off weekend and holiday lift tickets, as well as one free ticket good in March or April. Throwback Thursday lift tickets are $15 for all skiers and riders on non-holiday and non-powder day Thursdays. Ski or ride any non-holiday Sunday afternoon starting at 1 p.m. for $30. For Vermont and New Hampshire residents, non-holiday Sunday full-day tickets are offered at Friday rates ($49 adult), and non-holiday Friday full-day tickets are offered at half-day rates ($39 adult). If you hold a pass at another Vermont ski resort, show it at the Magic ticket booth for $53 adult, $45 teen, $33 junior/senior tickets on weekends and holidays; $44 adult, $39 teen, $28 junior/senior tickets on Fridays and when the resort opens for powder days. Active military members pay the junior rate at Magic.
Mount Snow skiing deals
With the $79 FanFare card, save 50% on midweek, non-holiday lift tickets, 25% on non-holiday weekends, and 10% during holidays. Valid on full-day tickets only. Starting December 1, you'll find $29 lift tickets on non-holiday Sunday afternoons, 12 - 4 p.m., or get four of your friends or family together on non-holiday Sunday afternoon for $99. Active and retired members of the military receive a free Fan Fare card. Also, show a valid military ID and get $10 off a full-day ticket throughout the season. On January 5, kids 18 and under pay their age for a lift ticket. Buy tickets online in advance and find $17 St. Patrick's Day lift tickets and a $75 two-day ticket for March 16 & 17.
Okemo Resort discounts
The Super 7 card for $89 gets you varying discounts on your first six ski days, then a free day, then 40% discount thereafter. Bring at least five non-perishable food items to the ticket window and ski/ride on December 7 or March 30 for $39. College students get $52 midweek tickets and $72 on weekends/holidays. Active duty members of the U.S. military can purchase online lift tickets in advance for themselves and their dependent family members for $41 midweek and $66 weekends and holidays (adult ticket price). Vermont and New Hampshire residents can ski/ride on non-holiday Wednesdays for $39 (or the afternoon for $29); selected early-season dates are $29. Vermont and New Hampshire residents also can get a non-peak Sunday morning ticket for $35 adults, $30 for young adults/seniors, and $24 for junior/super-seniors. Sunday afternoon resident tickets go for $29. The Spring Skiesta Card for $99 gets you unlimited skiing and riding from March 17 through closing day of the season.
Stratton ski and ride deals
The X2 Card gets you one day of non-holiday skiing plus $30 off midweek tickets; $20 off weekends; and $10 off holiday tickets. The card costs $79 or $89 depending when you buy it. When you buy in advance online, you can get a lift ticket and a friend gets a beginner lesson, learning park lift ticket, and ski rental – all for $49 through December 20. On non-holiday Sunday through Thursday afternoons, purchase four afternoon tickets for $99.
Other Lift Ticket Discount Programs
Catamount Trail Association Vermont skiing coupon book
As a benefit of becoming a member of Vermont’s Catamount Trail Association, you get a hefty ski coupon book with coupons for half-price and other great discounts at alpine resorts, Nordic ski and mountain bike centers, sport retailers, and more.
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Ride and Ski New England Card
This $50 discount card includes deals at Bolton Valley, Burke, Jay Peak, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Killington and Pico ski resorts in Vermont.
Ski Vermont Fifth-Grade Passport
Vermont fifth-graders get free skiing vouchers for Vermont alpine and cross-country ski resorts for a mere $10 application fee. Visit the Ski Vermont website for details.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, where Vermont alpine resorts offer beginner programs by reservation for $29 — including a beginner lift ticket, rentals and lesson. Details are posted on the Ski Vermont website.
Ski & Ride with the Point
The Point radio station in Vermont typically sells a $5 button and coupon book with coupons for half-price skiing on predetermined Fridays at predetermined ski areas.
Vermont Travel Club Card
This $44 card gets you various lift ticket discounts at the following Vermont ski resorts: Stowe, Sugarbush, Jay Peak, Bolton Valley, Smugglers' Notch, Killington, Okemo, Stratton, Mount Snow, Burke and Mad River Glen.
Lift Ticket Aggregators
Consider checking online lift ticket retailers such as Liftopia. You purchase tickets for specific dates of the ski season.
Photos, top to bottom: Bolton Valley Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, Middlebury Snow Bowl & Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont.
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