Online Ski Deals

These secrets of the Web will help you save on lift tickets, gas, lodging, and real estate.
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CheapSkiingGuide.com:

This charmingly low-budget, East-specific site aggregates resort ski and lodging deals, sorts them by state, and links directly to the resorts’ deal websites.

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CouchSurfing.com:

A global social-networking site with an emphasis on connecting travelers with those willing to lend couches to sleep on.

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Digsville.com:

Swap homes with like-minded travelers around the world and save tons on lodging costs.

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Hiusa.com:

Search for hostels on the West and East coasts.

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Kayak.com:

Search for flights, hotels, cars, or vacation packages, listed by price. The “Buzz” tab lists the best flight deals.

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Liftopia.com:

Save up to 70 percent on lift tickets.

Check out an interview with cofounder Evan Reece.

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Rockies.Craigslist.org/swp:

Swap houses with skiers in the Rocky Mountains. Other regional Craigslist sites also offer house-swapping forums.

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SkiCoupons.com:

Find deals around North America on lodging, lift tickets, and shops.

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SkiNet.com/TravelMarket:

A collection of lodging, lift, and real-estate deals.

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SkiNet.resortscape.com:

Find cheap property to buy. We discovered a $10,000 property in Vail.

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Snowpack.com:

Browse lodging deals, mountain webcams, and snow reports for resorts around the U.S.

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Vail.snow.com/winter/vailallthelove.asp:

Choose from last-minute lodging (and dining and ski-school) deals in Vail, Colorado.

- SKIING MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY/MARCH 2009

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Buy Cheap Lift Tickets

In 2006, Evan Reece cofounded Liftopia.com, a purveyor of discounted lift tickets that can save you up to 70 percent. Here, Reece explains ticket-buying strategy. As told to Skiing Magazine contributor Katie Matteson.

Secrets Map

Map o' Deals

We understand: The economy may be affecting your ski-travel budget this winter. But don't fret. We've put together a handy map of travel and resort deals—where to find discounts on lodging, lift tickets, and more, at your favorite resorts around the country, including links to our guides on how to ski those resorts once you're there. We'll be updating the map regularly—so bookmark this page and check back before you plan your next trip.