Vermont lift ticket discounts, skiing deals in 2010 - 2011 for Vermont residents and our friends everywhere!

Monday, November 8, 2010 at 09:45 AM




Updated 3/30/2011

Save a little here, save a little there.

Peruse this list and soon you could be saving some good money with Vermont lift ticket discounts! Then you can afford to buy more lift tickets, of course! We've scoured the Internet for some of the best lift ticket deals at Vermont ski resorts.

Do keep in mind that most Vermont resorts have multi-day lift ticket rates and season passes, too, which might warrant consideration, depending on how many days you plan to ski at a resort. More and more today ski areas are giving you a deal when you buy your multi-day lift ticket in advance and online. And of course, if you are factoring lodging into a visit to Vermont, check with hotels and the ski resorts for combo deals that give you reduced-price ski tickets.

DO check with the ski resort for the details and possible changes in ticket deals that you might be interested in. And for Vermonter lift ticket deals, DON'T forget your ID!

Please fill us all in on any notable savings that you stumble upon by leaving a comment below. Sharing is good!

Bolton Valley Resort deals

The Nor'easter Powder Pass buys you five lift tickets that you can use anytime, and you can use them with people you are skiing with, as well. It's $239 for adults and $179 for kids. Feeling a bit jolly? On December 19, if you dress as Santa you can ski for free at Bolton. December 20-24 lift tickets are $15; nordic tickets drop to $5. Pre-purchase those tickets at the ECHO center in Burlington and a portion is donated. On midweek days from January 3 - 14, college students can ski for $19. Members of the military get half-price tickets. From March 28 – April 1, full-day lift tickets are $39 for adults; $29 for youth, college students and seniors. On April 2 - 3, full-day lift tickets are $29 for adults; $19 for youth, college students and seniors. In addition, nordic tickets are half-off, as are alpine and nordic rentals.

Bromley Mountain discounts

The Sun Mountain Club Card costs $69 for adults, and $59 for juniors, teens and seniors and it offers one free non-holiday day of skiing then $10 off any day of the season. Ski non-holiday Sunday afternoons for $29. On many Tuesdays, you can get a $49 lift and lunch ticket deal. On non-holiday Fridays, you can combine Bromley’s $44 adult ticket with up to three $15 youth tickets. Show your college ID and save $10 off the posted all-day rate. Show your active military ID and save $10 off the posted all-day rate. Dress up as Santa on December 24 and ski or ride for free. Ski on January 17 for $49 and save your ticket for $10 off the next time you ski. On February 4, moms who show a photo of their kids can ski for a $15 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Smooch at the ticket booth on Valentine's Day and receive a 2-for-1 lift ticket discount.

Burke Mountain deals

College students can ski on non-peak days for $48. Vermonter lift ticket discounts are available every day except Saturdays and holidays: $45 adults, $35 seniors, $35 college students up to age 24, and $35 kids 6 - 17 years old. On March 17, get 3 lift tickets for the price of 1 for St. Patrick's Day.

Cochran's Ski Area values

Ski all-day at this family-friendly ski area for $20 adults and $14 kids. Afternoon are just $14 and $12.

Jay Peak discounted tickets

The 581 Card sells for $99, and your first ski day is included in that price, while subsequent visits are $50 — a $19 discount off the regular adult rate. Dependents can purchase a card for $5 and use it to purchase junior lift tickets for $35. Guests with a current season pass from any ski resort in North America can purchase a discounted lift ticket for $49 for adults and $39 for kids. Vermont residents get a lift ticket discount, as do Clinton County, NY, residents: with an ID they can ski for $49 adults; $39 juniors. Active duty military personnel and their immediate family members get $20 lift tickets on December 18. Vermonters serving in, or about to deploy to, Afghanistan or Iraq get free season passes, as do their families.

Killington skiing deals

The Killington Express Card is for those who will hit the slopes at Big K between 4 and 10 days this season. The card is $79 and you buy it before February 1, 2011. You'll get lift tickets for the following rates: $39.50 mid-week, non-peak; $63 weekend; and $64.50 peak day rates. Present a valid Vermont or New Hampshire driver's license any non-peak Tuesday or Wednesday for a $39 adult lift ticket. College students and military are eligible for a 15% discount off adult lift ticket rates. Anyone can pre-register for a free day of ski and snowboard lessons on Friday, December 10.

Mad River Glen bargains

The Mad Card goes for $139 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. Now for the lift ticket deal madness: January 8-9 Green Mountain Club members ski half price. January 25 Roll Back the Clock with $3.50 tickets. February 14 kiss at the ticket desk and ski for $14 each. March 1 Vermont school students (elementary to high school) ski free for Town Meeting Day. March 17 wear green and ski for $17. April 1 act like a fool at the ticket desk and ski for half price. Ski every non-holiday Sunday afternoon for $35.

Magic Mountain deals

Ski or ride any non-holiday Sunday afternoon for $25. The Magic Card for $39 gets you $25 midweek lift tickets and $10 off weekend and holiday lift tickets. For $120, the Magic 3-Pack buys you three lift tickets valid all season long with no blackout days. The 3-Packs must be purchased before December 5. Tickets are $25 for all ages on April 2 - 3.

Middlebury Snow Bowl deals

Bring a non perishable food item on a non-holiday weekday and get an all-day ticket for the half-day rate. The Snow Bowl offers $26 student tickets (age 6 through college students) and a $26 ticket for Middlebury College alumni. From March 2 through end of season, ski midweek for $20. And ski for $20 on April 2 - 3.

Mount Snow skiing deals

January 6 & 13 feature $29 lift tickets for college students. College students learn to ski for free Jan. 3-7 and 10-14; register in advance. On January 9 and March 27, children ages 6-18 pay their age at the ticket booth. On Valentine's Day, get two tickets for $49. On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, ski for $17. With the $99 FANfare card, save 50% on midweek lift tickets and 25% on a ticket on the weekend. Valid on full-day tickets only.

Northeast Slopes steal

An all-day ticket is $12 and you can ski Wednesday afternoons for just $5!

Okemo Resort discount offers

Buy the Okemo Flex Card and get 50% off midweek, non-holiday lift tickets, and other select periods at 50% off, while weekends and holidays are 25% off. The card costs $99 for adults before November 15, and more after. Bring at least three non-perishable food items to the ticket window and ski/ride the entire day on December 19 for $35. United States military personnel who are on active duty and their dependent families get discounts. U.S. veterans, fire, police and ambulance personnel get half-priced tickets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January. Bring three non-perishable food items to Okemo on April 1 and ski the entire day for $10. New Hampshire and Vermont residents get a discount lift ticket on non-peak Sundays from 8 am - 1:30 pm for $35 adults, $30 for young adults/seniors, and $24 for junior/super-seniors. Vermont and New Hampshire residents can also ski/ride on select Wednesdays for $39 (or the afternoon for $29). Selected early-season dates and April dates are $29. Women ski for $39 on select Tuesdays when they purchase a ticket in advance online. Anyone can ski for $39 on select Thursdays when they purchase a ticket in advance online. Go to their site for details.

Pico savings

Vermonter Days: Tickets are $25 for an adult lift ticket when a Vermont ID is presented at the ticket window on non-peak Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. For college students, on non-peak Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, pay $25 for a full-day lift ticket. If you plan to ski/ride 4-10 days this season, the Pico Express Card is $39 and with it you'll hit the slopes for $29 for midweek, non-peak tickets and $39 for weekends and peak times. The card is available through February 1. Purchase the card on Dec. 17 and get free skiing on that day, with some proceeds going to United Way.

Smugglers' Notch smuggled deals

On non-holiday Mondays, drop your business card at the ticket booth and receive $15 off an adult full-day lift ticket. Present your college ID on non-holiday Thursdays and pay $29 for a ticket. 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 Monday and pay $29 for lift ticket; any other day of the week receive $10 off. All of the above specials are valid from 12/11/10 - 4/3/11, excluding holiday times. At a variety of northern Vermont ski shops and other retailers, buy vouchers for $52 adult tickets and $42 youth tickets. Buy a Bash Badge (now priced at $129 for adults) 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. Wear red on Valentine's Day and receive $15 off an adult, full-day lift ticket. Wear green on March 17 and receive $15 off a full-day, adult lift ticket.

Stowe discount days and card

Ski on February 2 for $39, or March 17 for $39 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The $75 Stowe Points Card gets you discounted lift tickets ($63 adult, $46 junior, $53 senior) — but not valid on Saturdays, early-season, late-season, or holidays.

Stratton card

The X2 Card gets you one day of non-holiday skiing plus $30 off midweek, non-holiday tickets; $20 off non-holiday weekends; and $10 off holiday tickets. The card costs $69 through November 23.

Sugarbush discounts

Ski Sugarbush for $14 on Valentine's Day; ski Mt. Ellen for $17 on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The SugarDirect card offers one included lift ticket; 25% off midweek rates; 20% off weekend and holiday rates; and free skiing/riding after 10 purchased tickets. Purchase the card for $99 until December 19. Families of Vermont Guard members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan receive free season passes; contact the resort for details.

Suicide Six discounts

College students and military personnel receive a 50% discount off daily ticket price — midweek, non-holiday periods only. On non-holiday Tuesdays, purchase one lift ticket at full price and your second ticket is free. (Not available February 22.) Frugal Friday special gets you a lift ticket for $20 for skiing from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Not available February 25.)

Other Vermont ski resort discount ticket programs

Catamount Trail Association skiing coupon book

As a benefit of becoming a member of Vermont's Catamount Trail Association, you get a substantial ski coupon book with half-off or two-for-one skiing at a number of Vermont ski resorts and nordic centers (and retailers, too), valued at about $1,000. You can't go wrong for a $35 membership.

Ski and Ride with the Point

The Vermont radio station called The Point organizes this program. You buy a button and coupon book for a few bucks then present them on Fridays at the ski resort du jour to get half-price skiing. You'll hear more about this as the ski season gets going.

Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Ride and Ski New England Card

This $29 discount card includes deals at Bolton Valley, Burke, Jay Peak, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow and Sugarbush.

Vermont Travel Club Card

Obtain this card for $39 and you get discounts at ski resorts that include Stowe, Mt. Snow, Sugarbush, Stratton, Jay Peak, Okemo, Magic, Killington, Smugglers' Notch and Bolton Valley.

Photos (top to bottom): Mad River Glen, Bolton Valley, Northeast Slopes, Jay Peak, Burke Mountain, Okemo.

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