Lunch won't be free. The skiing will be.
Thanks to a variety of local sponsors, Black Mountain of Maine is offering free skiing every Friday this month, including tubing. The deal is good from 4-9 p.m. at the Rumford mountain, which boasts 22 trails. Normally, night skiing runs from 6-9 p.m. and costs $10.
Speaking of free skiing, Shaw's is offering 500 free lift tickets to either Wachusett or Waterville Valley with the purchase of four boxes of Quaker oatmeal. Lift ticket requests are first come, first served. One grand prize winner will win a two-day stay at Smuggler's Notch.
And speaking of Wachusett, the Mass. ski area just announced its end-of-season pass, which is good beginning March 1 through closing day, for just $139.
Speaking of closing day...let's not, shall we?
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.