This is the fifth Heads Up post- in case you just tuned in, most ski resorts have discounts before the resorts open but there are deadlines......... check past Heads Up posts if you don't see your hill here.
ATTITASH and WILDCAT- NH
The classic season pass for these two mountains is $599 (you need to go nine times to break even), but there are some blackout days. The Granite season pass has no blackout days and is also good at Crotched (http://www.crotchedmountain.com/). This pass is $699 (ten times to break even). There is then the Nor'Easter, the baller pass with no black out days at: Attitash (http://www.attitash.com/), Wildcat, Crotched, Jack Frost Big Boulder (PA- http://www.jfbb.com/explore), and Mt Snow (http://elevatedlocals.blogspot.com/2011/02/mt-snow-gateway-mountain.html)- this pass is $1099. The midweek pass for Attitash and Wildcat is $469 (eight times to break even). These deals are good until 10/10/11.
If you are in or are close to New Hampshire check out SkiNH's anywhere ticket package:
There are discounted tickets for 17 ski areas until 10/11/11:
Bretton Woods (http://brettonwoods.com/), Loon Mountain (http://www.loonmtn.com/), Attitash, Mount Sunapee (http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/index.asp), Waterville Valley (http://www.waterville.com/), Wildcat Mountain, Cannon Mountain (http://www.cannonmt.com/), Gunstock Mountain Resort (http://www.gunstock.com/), Ragged Mountain (http://www.raggedmountainresort.com/), Cranmore (http://www.cranmore.com/), Crotched Mountain, Pats Peak (http://www.patspeak.com/winter/), Black Mountain (http://www.blackmt.com/), Dartmouth Skiway (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~skiway/), Granite Gorge Ski Area (http://granitegorge.com/), King Pine (http://www.kingpine.com/), McIntyre Ski Area (http://mcintyreskiarea.com/)
MT SNOW- VT
These deals end 10/10/11. There is the baller pass that I just wrote about under Attatash and Wildcat (the Nor'Easter). The Classic season pass is $749. It doesn't say how much the tickets are this year, but last year I remember them being $79, so it would be ten times to break even with the Classic Season Pass. The Midweek season pass is $549 (seven times to break even). The Midweek plus Sunday is $649 (nine times to break even). The Sunday only pass is $374, (five times to break even) which could be a sweet pass to have if you wanted to go further north or east on Sat. and then head closer to the city on Sun. All of these passes have black out dates except for the Nor'Easter.
THE CANYONS- UT
The Canyons have 14 different season passes depending on age, residence, school, and profession. The Regular Season Pass is $1149. The daily lift ticket prices are still TBA, but they are selling 2 out of seven day passes for $184. That makes a lift ticket the crazy price of $93.50. So you would need 13 days to break even for the Regular Season Pass. The Midweek Season Pass is $899 (10 days to break even) and includes Sundays. If you are a local you can also buy seven different 5-10 day passes. The Cherry Picker is $289 for five days (57.80 per day), there are blackout days. The adult 10 day is $599 ($59.90 per day). You have until 10/15/11 to take advantage of all of these prices.