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Early-Bird Lift Ticket steals

A costly season pass can be hard to commit to, so savvy resorts are offering 10-, 15- and 20-ticket packs at cut rates-when you buy early enough.

>The call: 888-333-7766. Jackson Hole's 20-pack Trailblazer pass is just shy of $800 before Aug. 31. Purchased separately, 20 tickets will set you back almost $1,300.

>The call: 800-232-9542. At Utah's Snowbird, 10 days runs $399 when purchased before Sept. 6. That's $41 per ticket vs. the almost $60 a day you'll pay individually.

>The call: 866-218-9690. Buy 15 days' worth of passes at Whistler/Blackcomb between early September and mid-October and pay less than $800. Buy them separately, and you'll spend over $1,000.