There are ways to afford your upcoming season.
I went to the Chill fundraiser in NYC last weekend and got a Ronin (never worn) jacket and Foursquare (brand new) pants for $60- and the money went to the Chill foundation! Check out your local swaps.
At a lot of film premiers, free lift tickets are given. We got Sunday River tickets at Jeremy Jones's Further premiere. Gore, Jiminy Peak, and Sugarbush tickets will be given away at the new Warren Miller's Flow State (http://www.chestnutmtnproductions.com/warren_miller/warren_miller_nyc.htm). At TGR's Dream Factory they are giving Sunday River vouchers (http://www.tetongravity.com/films/the-dream-factory/tour/). You can also win prizes at these premiers. Last year the giant won a season pass to Killington at the TGR premier! I'm sure there will be sweet prizes at this Yes premier and Hood to Woods fundraiser- http://www.facebook.com/events/292458844206391/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
Right now you can buy:
half off Sugarbush tickets ($49) until Fri. at 6:59 PM
half off Saddleback ($30) until Sun. at 11:59 PM
$22 Owlshead tickets until Sat. 11:59 PM
Whaleback Mountain tickets are 56% ($20) off until Fri. at 11:59 PM
$39 Shawnee tickets until Fri. at 11:59 PM
$35 Ragged Mountain tickets until Fri. at 11:59 PM
Colorado Gems Card
This card is $10. It will get you deals at A-basin, Aspen, Copper, Crested Butte, Loveland Pass, Cooper, Granby Ranch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Steamboat, and Winter Park.
Here are an example of some of the deals:
A-Basin- 4 days for under $40
Cooper- 4 days for $90
Steamboat- 3 days of early season skiing for $115
2 days at Winter Park and 2 days at Steamboat for $199
(thanks ski coupons)
4 tickets for $129 ($32.25 a day)
Save 15% with the promo code LETSFLY. Book before 11/21/12 for your snow vacation. Flights must be between 1/7/13- 2/13/13.
Bring 3 cans food to donate on Sat. or Sun. and get $10 off your lift ticket.
MOUNTAIN SPORTS CLUB
This membership is $25 with the promocode thanks12, the price will go up as we get further into the season. Deals at:
Jay Peak (VT), Smugglers Notch (VT), Monarch (CO), Sunlight (CO), Magic (VT), Shawnee (PA), Cooper (CO), Pats Peak (NH), Cranmore (NH), Crotched (NH), Saddleback (ME), and Canyons (UT).
2 for 1 tickets at Jay Peak
2 for 1 tickets at Cranmore
2 for 1 tickets at Crotched
6 tickets for $299 ($50 a day)
THE RIDE & SKI CARD
This card is $50.50. A portion of the money for this card goes to the Children's Hospital in NH.
Discounts for: Attitash, Black Mountain, Crotched, Cranmore, Gunstock, King Pine, Pat's Peak, Ragged, Waterville Vally, Whaleback, Wildcat, Bolton, Burke, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Magic, Mt. Snow, Peko, Smuggler's Notch, Sugarbush, Windham, Plattekill, Mt. Abram, Saddleback, Shawnee, Jiminy Peak, Blue Hills, Owl's Head, Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Lousie.
Most of these discounts are 2 for 1 lift tickets.
Buy the card for $25.99 at Boston deals until Fri. at 11:59 PM
Buy 5 days and ski and stay for 7 days at Canyons.
(thanks ski utah)
$44 lift tickets