A season pass for $99? Well, sort of.
Vermont’s Stratton Mountain Resort announced this week that it is offering a $99 early-season pass, good for any day between the ski area’s Nov. 21 Opening Day and Dec. 21. When you consider that the walk-up ticket window rate for weekends and non-holidays is $72, the “Launch Pass” is a no-brainer if you plan on visiting Stratton even one weekend over the next month.
The pass is available at www.stratton.com/lift-tickets-and-passes/99-dollar-pass.aspx only through Monday.
Meanwhile, to the north, Sugarbush has introduced an intriguing lift ticket option this season with its “Quad-Pack,” a set of four tickets, completely transferrable, and – the best part – no blackout dates. If you plan on skiing over the Christmas vacation week, for instance, that’s a daily savings of $39 off the holiday ticket rate of $89.
The Quad-Pack is only available through the end of November. You can check it out here.
Both deals will also be available at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo, which kicks off today at the Seaport World Trade Center. We'll have a more comprehensive roundup of deals you can expect at the show coming tomorrow.
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.