When the ski season is upon us, in places such as Maine, Sunday River, Vermont, and Killington, this only translates into one thing – and that’s high prices. You may want to think about grabbing early season deals before the next season starts. Like everything else, there are ways how you can grab the best deals without overburdening your pockets.
1. Early and Late Season Discounts
August brings with it the biggest early season discounts, but you always have offers until mid of November. You may get up to 30% off. Telluride allows you to book your package by November 20 and you would get entitled to a price reduction if the price drops later. Once the winter vacations are over, you would get to see all sorts of late-season deals popping up during spring break.
2. Mark Early January in Your Calendars
Apart from early and late seasons, the season for highest discounted deals is between the weekends of New Year’s holiday and Martin Luther King Jr. day. This time it will be between January 4-16. January is also famous for being the month of learning how to ski and snowboard. There are websites that give a variety of deals on lessons, ski rentals, and lift tickets. You can easily find them online.
3. Grab Ski Resorts near Airports
You can reduce your costs considerably if you make sure that your ski resort is just a bus or shuttle drive away from your airport. The seven ski mountains near Salt Lake City are just a 5-minute drive away. If your only option for skiing is the peak time at Christmas or New Year’s and there are no accommodations available near the slopes, then you can immediately opt for comparatively cheaper hotels in Salt Lake City. These hotels cater to business travelers and by booking with them you can enjoy a different mountain every day.
4. Follow On Social Media
Ski resorts tend to make use of Facebook and Twitter for flashing their latest deals on ski packages and lift tickets. The ‘Like’ you make on Facebook and ‘Follow’ resorts on Twitter will be totally worth the effort. There are all kinds of sweepstakes that you will come across, which run on social media accounts on monthly basis.
5. Opt For Vacation Rental
Another way of saving considerable amount of cost is to rent out a private home or a large condominium and share the cost among family and friends.
6. Go For Multi-Resort Pass For More Than One Ski Trip
You need to have the right pass in order to be able to enjoy huge discounts at different ski venues. In case you might not know, the Mountain Collective Pass allows two days at every of the 11 resorts in Canada and the U.S.; this could mean as little as $30 for a day of your lift-ticket cost.
7. Go For Ski-Free Deals for Kids
In case you don’t know, many resorts offer these ski-free deals. You just need to have an eye for them. Kids programs allow kids to enjoy skiing for equal numbers of days as their parents do. Aspen Snowmass lets you rent equipment for your kids aged from seven to twelve and they get to enjoy free lift tickets for the entire season. Whistler Blackcomb, Arapahoe Basin, and Keystone are some of the many resorts that allow room for free ski days for kids.