Skiing is an enjoyable experience, if one can afford to do it. There are ways to cut the cost down into something a little more palatable, though. Taking advantage of online sales and using coupons can help you save a little on the upfront costs for a day of skiing, or if you have a favored place to go skiing, considering a season pass can save you quite a bit in the long haul. Taking advantage of these deals can help you get to the slopes without breaking the bank.
- January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, when many resorts offer deals that typically include a lesson, gear rental and a lift ticket to the beginner slopes.
- Many regional ski areas distribute coupons through grocery stores, sporting goods stores, chains like Costco and even local eateries.
- Drive-to regional ski areas are usually cheaper than big-name resorts. And if you can drive or take a bus to the slopes, you’ll save on food by packing lunch and snacks.
“If you have a favorite resort, season passes save a bundle. But they’re cheapest when purchased in spring for the following winter.”