Feeling too broke to ski? Before you take out a second mortgage or pawn your grandmother’s brooch, check out these multiday lift-ticket deals.
Snowfest Gold Ticket $299
Good for 22 days of downhill and 11 days X-C skiing at 17 North Lake Tahoe and Donner Summit ski areas. The pass is valid midweek, as well as on weekends during Snowfest (March 1-10). The pass is transferable, and multiple tickets may be redeemed on the same day. Holiday blackout periods apply, except during Snowfest. On sale now; 250 available.
Info: 530-581-1283, snowfest.com
Best-Case Scenario: Use every ticket, and you’re skiing for about $9 a day.
Likely Scenario: Use only the downhill tickets, and you’re skiing for less than $14 a day.
Ski Maine Passport $535
Forty-six tickets to 16 areas: four each to Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and five other big areas; two each to Maine’s nine smaller areas. Tickets are fully transferable, valid any day of the week, and you can redeem all of a specific area’s on the same day. On sale now; quantities limited.
Info: 207-761-3774, skimaine.com
Best-Case Scenario: Use every ticket, and you’re skiing for under $12.
Likely Scenario: Use only the tickets to the big areas, and you and three buddies can ski on a Saturday at Sunday River for under $20 each.
White Gold Card $149
Punch card good for one ticket at each of Michigan’s 24 ski areas. Tickets are valid any day of the week except for a Christmas blackout, and a free ski tune is included. Cards are nontransferable and go on sale in October; 400 available.
Info: 248-620-4448, goskimichigan.com
Best-Case Scenario: Use every ticket, and you’re skiing for $6 a day.
Likely Scenario: Use only half of them, and you’re skiing for less than $13.
Ski N.H. Value Pass $1,025
Forty vouchers to your choice of 17 participating resorts, including Waterville Valley, Loon, Cannon, and Wildcat. Tickets are fully transferable and can be redeemed on the same day. No blackouts apply. On sale now.
Info: 603-745-8101, skinh.com
Best-Case Scenario: Use all of the tickets, and you can ski Waterville or Loon for half price. Potential savings: $935.
Likely Scenario: Go in on it with a three friends, and you each get 10 $26 tickets.
Ski Sampler Card $195
Sixteen tickets, two at each of eight participating resorts, including Taos, Angel Fire, Pajarito, and Ski Santa Fe. Two tickets may be used on the same day; tickets are valid any day of the week, save holidays. Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Info: 505-982-5300, skinewmexico.com
Best-Case Scenario: Use every ticket, and you’re skiing forabout $12.
Likely Scenario: Use only half of the tickets, and you’re at $24 a day.
Ski Vermont Passport $105
Three nonholiday tickets to 16 participating areas including Stowe, Killington, Stratton, Okemo, and Mad River Glen. Ticket coupons are not transferable, and two tickets in a passport cannot be used at the same resort. On sale in October. Limit two passports per person; 2,000 available.
Info: 802-982-5300, skivermont.com
Best-Case Scenario: Ski Stowe, Okemo, and Killington for $35 a day.
Likely Scenario: What? You’re not gonna ski three times?