More ways to buy tickets
Buying lift tickets at the resort window is so 1980s. And, so expensive. Most major eastern ski resorts sell tickets online with savings up to 50 percent. Prices vary by the dates with weekends and holidays costing more. The catch? You need to select the dates early and tickets are not refundable if you can’t use them. The best deals are midweek, early and late seasons.
There are so many cards and pass offers out there, I can’t list them all. The best way to find them is go to a resort’s website, find and passes/tickets and look for the best one that works for you. Often it’s a matter of just doing the math; divide the cost of the pass with how many times you plan to ski or snowboard.
This season there are more multi-mountain passes; cost varies on age, how many days and unlimited access.
The Ikon Pass The pass offers access to 37 areas in the west, east and foreign destinations in Japan, Chile and Australia. Eastern resorts include Killington, Sugarbush, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon and Stratton.
The Peak Pass good for 10 northeastern resorts including Hunter Mountain, Mount Snow, Wildcat and Attitash.
Finally, where do you find the cheapest lift tickets?
Psst, join a Connecticut ski club. Because on selected Awareness Days, you show up at designated resort, show your Connecticut Ski Council membership cards and you’ll often pay for a lift ticket.
Details are at skiclub.com.