New England is gearing up for Super Bowl XLIX, in which the New England Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks.
But if you care more about terrain parks than touchdowns and corduroy than completions, you’re more likely to hit the slopes than a Super Bowl party on Sunday.
As if you need extra motivation to ski this weekend, the Blizzard of 2015 dropped the rare and coveted champagne powder on our New England mountains. Resorts are also offering up Super Bowl specials as well.
Head over to Attitash in Bartlett, New Hampshire on Sunday, where full-day lift tickets will cost just $39 (a $36 savings for adults and a $21 savings for kids age 13 to 18). Attitash offers 67 trails and 11 lifts across two connected mountains, as well as a freestyle terrain park and acres of glades and tree skiing.
Save the same amount at Wildcat Mountainin Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, where all ages also pay $39 for a full-day lift ticket on Sunday, a savings of $36 for adults and $21 for kids. Wildcat offers 49 trails, 5 lifts, and a terrain park. It is also home to Polecat Trail, the longest novice ski trail in New Hampshire. It is a 2.75-mile beginner trail from the summit.
Cannon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire, will reward you on Sunday for skiing with a buddy. The mountain is offering a two-for-one special for $74 (a $74 savings). The mountain offers 81 trails, 10 lifts, and has made $2 million in improvements this season.
Over at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont, Super Bowl weekend is also College Weekend and that means big discounts for college students. A single-day college lift ticket will cost you $55 if you buy online and $65 if you purchase on the mountain (a $19 and $9 savings, respectively). A two-day college lift ticket will cost you $89 online and $99 on the mountain (a $59 and $49 savings, respectively). Okemo offers 120 trails, 19 lifts, and 7 terrain parks and rolled out a new orange six-passenger bubble chairlift this season.
Lastly, enjoy a free day of skiing — that’s right, free — at Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire on Tuesday, February 3 if the Pats win Sunday’s game. That’s a $75 savings off weekend-priced tickets for adults and $65 savings for kids age 13 to 17.
We’d say that’s reason enough for all of you skiers and riders with zero interest in football to keep tabs on Sunday’s score from your mountain getaway.