Ski guide: 10 peak places in the northeast to save money

 
LA Times | Travel
 

Bolton Valley, Vt. 877-926-5866, boltonvalley.com WHEN Dec. 15-19 THE DEAL A Happy Holidays $14 daily lift ticket for any day. Hunter Mountain Hunter, N.Y. 800-486-8376, huntermtn.com WHEN All season THE DEAL The resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a $49 Big Li...

By Ron Bernthal // 11.12.08
 

Bolton Valley, Vt.

877-926-5866, boltonvalley.com

WHEN Dec. 15-19

THE DEAL A Happy Holidays $14 daily lift ticket for any day.

Hunter Mountain

Hunter, N.Y.

800-486-8376, huntermtn.com

WHEN All season

THE DEAL The resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a $49 Big Lift Card that will offer season- long discounts of 25 percent off weekend tickets,

50 percent off midweek and discounts at Hunter's sister resort, Telluride Ski Resort.

Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe, Vt.

888-253-4849, stowe.com

WHEN All season

THE DEAL Purchase a multiday lift ticket seven days in advance at Stowe Mountain Resort and you'll receive a 15 percent discount off the resort's multiday day ticket rates, including holidays. Also can be combined with Vacation Rewards Program at area lodges.

Waterville Valley, N.H.

800-468-2553, waterville.com

WHEN Jan. 9-11, Jan. 23-25, Jan. 30-Feb. 1

THE DEAL Families visiting Waterville Valley during the resort's Kids Ski Free Weekends save money on accommodations, lift tickets, Kids Venture Kamps, group lessons and even valet parking.

Okemo Mountain

Ludlow, Vt.

802-228-1600, okemo.com

WHEN Dec. 1-19

THE DEAL First-time or beginner skiers and snowboarders visiting Okemo during this time can get lessons, a lower- mountain lift ticket and introductory-level equipment rental for free. Ages 7

and up, reservations encouraged.

Smugglers' Notch

Notch, Vt.

800-419-4615, smugglersnotch.com

WHEN Dec. 12-20; Jan. 4-24

THE DEAL Parents with small children get a break at Smugglers' Notch with the Club Smugglers' Advantage Package, which provides 50 percent discount off regular child-care rate of $85 a day at Treasures, the area's extensive slope-side children's center. Ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

Stratton Mountain, Vt.

800-787-2886, stratton.com

WHEN Daily through Dec. 26; midweek all season. No holidays.

THE DEAL For $99 a person per night, early season skiers at Stratton Mountain booking the "Innclusive" package get a room at the centrally located Inn at Stratton Mountain, lift ticket, rentals, continental breakfast and lunch. Kids $35 a night with same inclusions.

Pennsylvania ski areas

570-443-0963, skipa.com

WHEN All season

THE DEAL Twenty-two Pennsylvania ski areas offer fourth- and fifth-graders from any state free skiing with the "4th and 5th Grade Snowpass." A Snowpass booklet contains the free coupons and other information.

Whiteface Mountain

Lake Placid, N.Y.

800-754-3223, whiteface.com

WHEN Wednesdays (except Dec. 31 and Feb. 18)

THE DEAL As part of " Coca-Cola Why Not Wednesdays" promotions, present any Coca-Cola product and get a one-day adult lift ticket for $38 at Gore or Whiteface Mountain (Whiteface regular adult lift ticket $74; Gore, $52).

Mad River Glen

Waitsfield, Vt.

802-496-3551, madriverglen.com

WHEN Various dates

THE DEAL Under the "Ski for $1" deal, when you buy a two-day weekend ticket, you can ski Friday or Monday (non-holidays) for only $1 more. The "Sunday Afternoon Half-Day Special" offers $35 lift ticket for Sunday afternoon skiing (non-holiday). AARP members always receive $10 off a full-day lift ticket every Sunday with valid AARP card. On Jan. 27, ski for only $3.50 to celebrate that resort's 61st anniversary.

Bernthal is a Newsday writer.