There are many ways you can get Free lift tickets or get the best prices to save money so you spend it on your gear.
Go to one of the pre-season consumer ski and snowboard shows such as the Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show. There you will find lift ticket vouchers given as well as great deals on gear and clothing at the swap.
Go on a group trip with a ski and snowboard club. You will not get a better deal than the group rates. And when you go with a club all the organizing is done for you. In the Midwest you can find a CMSC member club where you will find great deals on trips and meet many great people to go out on the slopes with.
Put together your own group to get group rates and Free lift tickets. Most areas have a minimum of 15-20 to be eligible for the group rate, and you get a free lift ticket when 15-25 or more tickets are purchased.
Depending on the resort to qualify for discounted group lift tickets you will need:
• A ski group of 15 – 20 or more
• A single form of payment (cash or credit card)
• 10 – 14 day advance purchase and Same start date for all group members
• For every 15 – 25 tickets purchased, your group will receive one FREE lift ticket
• Lift tickets can be sent to your group leader or picked up when you arrive at the resort ticket window.
Ski Patrol: Volunteer at your local area for ski patrol and you will get free lift tickets to the area you patrol at. You will also get discounts at many other areas. Go to the main ticket office and show your Ski Patrol ID card to get your discount.
Work part time at a ski area as an instructor, ticket counter, rental desk, and get free lift passes for the area you work at.
Season Passes: Many know about the EPIC pass deal. The EPIC pass ranges from $389 to $669 depending on the areas and restrictions chosen. Save even more when you buy during the summer months.
At Mount Bohemia MI you can get a season pass during their one day only sale on Dec. 3rd for $99.00 – regularly $340. So if you ski at $50 per lift ticket you break even at 2 days or 7 days of skiing at the regular rate. At Wilmot Mtn. WI the season pass is ranges from $345 to $555 depending if you buy the pass during the summer or once the snow is flying.
Early Season Deals: Get on the email list for your local area to get notification of special events and lift ticket deals. For example, from opening day to December 16th you can get a lift ticket for only $15.00 at Chestnut Mountain in Galena IL. Chestnut also has Two-fer-Tuesdays.
Cascade Mountain has a NEW- 3-day lift ticket for only $88! Buy a 2-day lift ticket for only $88 and your 3rd consecutive day is free!
Many areas offer military discounts. Be sure to bring your ID to get the discount.
Senior discounts: The age for senior rates has been creeping up since many older skiers are sticking with the sport, usually 70 and up.
Kids Ski Free: Many resorts have free lift tickets for kids 5 and under. When you arrange a ski package including lodging with the resorts central reservations, kids under 12 ski free.
Many shops offer lift tickets for a discount. Go to area ski shops or grocery stores for discount tickets.
Skiing Wisconsin has put together a great lift ticket package so you can get to know the Wisconsin ski and snowboard area resorts. For only $89.95, you can get 1 lift ticket to each of the following areas; Alpine Valley, Cascade Mountain, Christie Mountain, Grand Geneva, Highlands of Olympia, Mt La Crosse, Sunburst, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin and Wilmot Mountain. That’s $89.95 for 10 lift tickets!
Free Lift Tickets with Descente Ski Jackets! Descente has done it again! When you buy a Descente Passport ski jacket you will receive a book of Free Lift Ticket vouchers to 35 resorts. When lift tickets cost up to $90 you could easily make up the cost of the new jacket in free lift tickets. All you have to do to get the free lift ticket is to bring the book of vouchers to the lift ticket window and you are given a free lift ticket. It’s that easy.
The models you will find at Alpine Accessories are the Men’s Course, Hudson, Trek and Adventure jackets and the Carrie jacket for the women. Order yours now so you can start using the Free Lift Tickets as soon as the snow flies.
Geigerrig Hydration Packs also offer Passport books which includes vouchers for free lift tickets and discounts.
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