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Imagine your perfect ski day: fat flakes lazily falling from the sky as you boot over to a chairlift waiting to whisk you up to the summit of the mountain. There, you find a veritable cornucopia of untracked powder stashes waiting for an intrepid skier to spend hours exploring. Your rosy cheeks sting from the frosty cold and your quads burn from the sustained effort. Holy-mother-of-powder; it’s a good day to be outside.
The only downside: skiing isn’t cheap. Thigh-deep snow, face shots, and huge days full of vert come at a price steeper than any mountain you will shred on your vacation. Lift tickets, rental gear, on-mountain lunch, and potential evening accommodations can add up to a staggering amount. In fact, the 2018 numbers show that an average day of skiing (lift ticket, lunch, rental, and lodging) costs $250. If you have a family, the price keeps on climbing. Wouldn’t it be nice to save some of that hard-earned cash for subsequent ski days? Or, you know, food?
The solution is right in front of you—or rather, on you, so to speak. We’re talking about Helly Hansen’s promotion to help ease the financial burden of epic ski vacations. Helly Hansen has continued their Ski Free promotion and is offering a free lift ticket to anyone who buys a qualified ski jacket or pair of pants (including select Junior’s products). No gimmicks or sleight of hand; the Ski Free hang tag grants you access to deals ranging from a free one-day ticket to 2-for-1 deals at over 60 of their partner resorts.
After your purchase, snagging a free lift ticket is as easy as an enjoyable run down a nice, long groomer full of corduroy. Validate your Ski Free tag via Helly Hansen’s website by entering in the pertinent info. Once you receive the validation email, bring that along with the hang tag and receipt to any one of the partner resorts.
Now, your toughest decision is choosing where you want to spend that perfect ski day. If you are based in North America, choose from 30 resorts like Aspen Snowmass, Fernie, Mt. Hood Meadows, or Mad River Glen. If you live in Europe or are planning a trip across the pond, select one of the 32 options for partner resorts including Chamonix Mount Blanc, Hafjell Alpinsenter, or Switzerland’s Gstaad. You can’t go wrong.
What are you waiting for? Grab your gear, load up the car, and hit the piste. Skiing just got more affordable.