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    Cool Skiing on the Cheap - 2017-18 Edition

    So I am going to start the thread for next year's skiing on the cheap! Just checked my email, and found that Wachusett will be giving away a free lift ticket for early season next year for participating in the Earth Day Cleanup on May 20th. Arrive before 10AM to get a free lift ticket and BBQ for helping clean up the hill!

    http://www.wachusett.com/EventsActiv...y%2016,%202017


    Bring on the 17/18 season!

    Skiing for 2016-2017 - 23 outings:

    Crotched: ​12/11/2016, 1/8/2017, 3/11/2017
    Gunstock: ​12/3/2016, 12/23/2016, 12/31/2016-1/1/2017, 1/14/2017, 1/21/2017, 2/20/2017, 2/25/2017, 3/26/2017
    Killington: 4/29/2017
    Mount Snow:
    11/26/2016, 12/2/2016, 1/16/2017, 2/11/2017, 4/8/2017
    Nashoba: ​3/19/2017

    Ragged Mountain:
    3/17/2017
    Wachusett: 1/28/2017, 4/1/2017
    Wildcat: ​4/15/2017

    Seasons Past:
    2015-2016 - 17 Visits; 2014-2015 - 20 visits: 2013-2014 - 19 visits: 2012-2013 - 13 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits;
    2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2010-2011 - 19 Visits; 2009-2010 - 16 Visits; 2008-2009 - 15 Visits

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    Here is list of often mentioned deals - some may not exist any longer like the Geigerig Pack Special.

    Watch The Clymb for Geigerig Pack Special - http://www.geigerrig.com/hydration-pack/ - no sure if this still happens

    Ski Club Days - join a ski club in CT - http://www.skiclub.com/ for now check out Awareness Days

    Vermont Ski Pass (October 1 sells out quickly) - http://www.skivermont.com

    Vermont Travel Club Card - http://www.vermonttravelclub.com/

    Gas station fillup deal - http://www.SkiRideFree.com and Irving does something similar

    The Ride and Ski Card Two fer deal tour dates every Saturday plus numerous other discounts (pre-order around August) - http://www.RideandskiNE.com

    Crotched Mountain
    2 for 1 lift ticket, Mon. to Fri., non-holiday or Free Child lift ticket with purchase of adult lift ticket Sun. - Fri.
    Ragged Mountain
    2-for-1 Mon-Fri non-holiday (SAVE $69)
    Waterville
    2-for-1 Sunday–Friday at the Ticket Window, non-holiday
    Whaleback Mountain
    2-for-1 on full day tickets 7 days a week
    Shawnee Peak
    2 for 1 lift tickets, Mon. through Fri., non-holiday.
    Bolton Valley
    $39.00 lift tickets any day including holidays
    Jay Peak
    2-1 Sunday–Friday non-holiday
    Sugarbush
    2-1 Monday-Friday*
    Windham
    2-for-1 Adult full-day lift tickets, Sunday to Friday, non-holiday

    Mad Card 3 tickets - http://www.madriverglen.com/skiing/lift-ticket-deals

    Ski Movie Premiers - lift ticket w movie, however not all. Warren Miller, Boston Winter Film Festival

    Skiing discounts - http://www.Mountainsportclub.com

    St Pat's, Valentives Day, Super Bowl Sunday, April Fools Day - Someone will post a list I am sure.

    Killington - Late Season 4 Play $199 http://www.killington.com/

    Killington - K57 (number will be different) advanced purchase lift tickets

    Killington - Express Pass with 50% off midweek and 25% off on holidays and weekends plus after every 6 uses you get a free day - free for veterans. Price generally discounted preseason.

    Killington - early season 2 fer's by signing up for killiington news letter around late August

    Sites to monitor - http://www.Liftopia.com and http://www.Groupon.com

    Get a $5 credit voucher for Liftopia - http://echo3.bluehornet.com/phase2/s...hxa&1331059336

    Try to score comp tickets at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo (getting harder to do) November 9th-12th - http://skisnowboardexpo.com/expos/boston/

    Look for resorts that have good Sunday half day deals like Okemo ($29 VT/NH), Burke ($25), Bretton Woods ($25) etc.

    2 fer deals to Attitash, Loon, Cranmore, Black, and more plus summer attractions too - https://www.breathenh.org/funpass-20...ions-discounts

    Look for quad packs Bolton Valley, Sugarbush etc.

    Great deals on packaged ski vacations - http://greateventsandescapes.com/ski/index.html

    Fox 44 Ski Card (Novenber) - http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/ski-and-ride-guide

    Gunstock 2 for 1 Tuesday Nights - Will probably be around $18 in 2017-2018 season

    The Gems Card $25 for 16 2 for 1's for eight Colorado Ski Areas - http://coloradoski.com/gems-card/

    Complete listing of Kids (4th-6th grade) Passports loaded with free skiing http://blog.winterkids.com/outdoor/s...port-programs/ Technically a small cost to get the booklet.

    Do not have to be a resident

    https://skivermont.com/fifth-grade-passport (5th grade)
    http://www.skinh.com/deals/snowsports-passport (4th & 5th grade)
    https://www.iskiny.com/i-ski-ny-passport-program (3rd & 4th grade)
    https://www.skiutah.com/passes/passports (5th and 6th grade)
    http://coloradoski.com/passport (5th and 6th grade)
    https://skiidaho.us/programs/passport (5th and 6th grade)

    Sunday River summer lift ticket sale - http://www.sundayriver.com/media-cen...ses/cold-front - wait for it!

    Jay Peak tix - http://highgatefamilyski.webs.com/

    C & B Sports Skier appreciation lift tickets - http://www.skicbsports.com/appre.htm

    UNH Ski Team funds raiser - http://www.unhwildcats.com/news/2016...aspx?path=mski
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    2013-2014 (36)
    2014-2015 (51)
    2015-2016 (47)

    2016-2017 target - 50

    If you take what the mountain gives you, you will always have fun!

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    in with the new, out with the old. sticky time
    2016/2017: * = powder day
    Berkshire East [January 16, February 10]
    Bolton Valley [January 1, February 5*, February 19]
    Burke [December 17*, January 28*]
    Heavenly [March 5*, March 11]
    Jay Peak [January 29*, April 9]
    Jiminy Peak [November 26]
    Killington [December 4, December 10, April 8*, April 15]
    Kirkwood [March 8]
    Mad River Glen [February 25]
    Magic [February 13*]
    Mt Rose [March 7*]
    Mountain Snow [April 3]
    Northstar [March 10]
    Okemo [November 23]
    Pico [January 7*, February 18, March 19]
    Smuggler’s Notch [January 22]
    Stratton [February 4]
    Stowe [January 21]
    Sugarbush [January 2]
    Telluride [March 27, March 28*]
    Whiteface [February 12]

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    EDIT: SORRY JUST REALISED THERE IS IN FACT A CHAIN FOR THIS!!

    I can't believe I am thinking snow already!!

    I'm not sure to what extent this has been mentioned before in the past, if at all, but I always thought that the M.A.X. Pass was a really good deal but have never tried it...well this season I have pulled the trigger on it and will let you know what I think at the end of upcoming season.

    44 mountains nationwide (including Canada), 5 days each, no black out dates!

    If, like me, you don't happen to have a home mountain, then you sure can make good use of this card. Just plan your skiing around the featured mountains.

    At the present price ($679 - OUCH, I know, doesn't seem like anything that should be featured on this chain, but hear me out), if you manage to ski 20 days across the network your cost per mountain works out to be only $34 a day regardless of the mountains you visit!!

    East Coast mountains are fairly decent with a couple of gems:
    Belleayre*
    Blue Mountain (Canada)
    Gore
    Killington*
    Loon
    Mont Saint Anne (Canada)*
    Mountaincreek
    Mount Sunapee
    Okemo*
    Pico*
    Snowshoe
    Stoneham (Canada)
    Stratton*
    Sugarloaf
    Sunday River
    Tremblant*
    Wachusett
    Windham*
    Whiteface*

    I am targeting the 9 starred locations which brings my daily total to $15 a day (in the unlikely event I make 5 days for all). It is more realistic that I will only make 5 of them which still puts my daily total at $27 a day. And if we are able to make the dream West Coast trip then that number only goes down more!

    ...what say you?

    https://www.themaxpass.com/?utm_sour...kBnA&gclsrc=ds

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    If any of you are planning trips to Colorado, The Gems Card is now available for purchase. You can purchase as many as you need apparently - we bought 4. Each card gives you 2 BOGO's for each participating resort or 2 30% off discounts. The Gems Card is valid at Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn and Sunlight. - See more at: http://www.coloradoski.com/shop/shop...313.1500383994


    If you have children that will be tagging along and the plan is to go to any of Colorado Ski Country USA resort well they can possibly go for free. There are 21 Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts participating in the Passport Program. They include Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Howelsen Hill, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.

    5th Grade Passport - FREE = three days at each
    6th Grade Passport - $105 = four days at each

    http://coloradoski.com/passport
    Last edited by dlague; Aug 1, 2017 at 3:22 PM.
    2012-2013 (39)
    2013-2014 (36)
    2014-2015 (51)
    2015-2016 (47)

    2016-2017 target - 50

    If you take what the mountain gives you, you will always have fun!

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    Black Mountain of Maine: $37 Saturday and Sunday; $20 Friday. Price includes night skiing on Friday and Saturday.



    http://www.skiblackmountain.org/
    Last edited by Cat in January; Oct 13, 2017 at 4:14 AM.

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    Liftopia has Wildcat/ attitash tix on sale

    2010/11 - 30days 2011/12 - 29days 2012/13 - 40 days 2013/14 - 39 days 2014/15 - 42 days
    2015/2016 -27 days 2016/17 - 51 days

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    2010/11 - 30days 2011/12 - 29days 2012/13 - 40 days 2013/14 - 39 days 2014/15 - 42 days
    2015/2016 -27 days 2016/17 - 51 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    2016/2017: * = powder day
    Berkshire East [January 16, February 10]
    Bolton Valley [January 1, February 5*, February 19]
    Burke [December 17*, January 28*]
    Heavenly [March 5*, March 11]
    Jay Peak [January 29*, April 9]
    Jiminy Peak [November 26]
    Killington [December 4, December 10, April 8*, April 15]
    Kirkwood [March 8]
    Mad River Glen [February 25]
    Magic [February 13*]
    Mt Rose [March 7*]
    Mountain Snow [April 3]
    Northstar [March 10]
    Okemo [November 23]
    Pico [January 7*, February 18, March 19]
    Smuggler’s Notch [January 22]
    Stratton [February 4]
    Stowe [January 21]
    Sugarbush [January 2]
    Telluride [March 27, March 28*]
    Whiteface [February 12]

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    Sunday river is having there summer lift ticket sale https://buy.sundayriver.com/ecomm/sh...&startMonth=11
    Last edited by Smellytele; Aug 10, 2017 at 6:33 AM.
    2010/11 - 30days 2011/12 - 29days 2012/13 - 40 days 2013/14 - 39 days 2014/15 - 42 days
    2015/2016 -27 days 2016/17 - 51 days

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