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Ski resorts offer price breaks in March

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March is the month for price breaks at New England resorts, and every year the spring deals get more competitive.

As usual, expect aggressive day-ticket discounts to combat the much-ballyhooed “backyard effect” (when there’s no snow in Boston backyards, people tend to forget there’s still good skiing in the mountains).

But a new trend of “spring passes” has emerged that specifically targets customers who do the bulk of their skiing from March through May (or wishfully, June). If you know you’re going to hit the slopes on more than a handful of occasions, and/or plan on attending one of the weekend spring concerts, craft brew extravaganzas, or reggae festivals, the cost of such a pass typically trumps shelling out for multiple single-day tickets.

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