Good Deals for the 2009-2010 Season
Good idea, Colonel! As this season ends (for many of us at least), it's time to look ahead to saving money on the snow in 2009-10.
Snowtime (i.e., Whitetail-Liberty-Roundtop) has announced that it's keeping its early-bird season pass rate at $399. Assuming that the Mountains of Distinction program will continue, that deal includes 50% off midweek prices at Wintergreen and Seven Springs, plus several ski areas out of the mid-A.
My wife and I are heading up to Steamboat which is offering free ski passes with hotel reservations April 1st thru April 12th (closing day). Made the reservations about a week or so ago --- wasn't planning on it but, when I saw the prices I couldn't refuse. Five nights lodging and four days ski passes (for two) came to $585 complete (that's at the Rabbit Ears Motel in downtown. Could have done it for about $125 less elsewhere!). Got the plane tickets for $200.80 each roundtrip out of Pittsburgh into Denver on Southwest which has no added fees for skis or extra baggage. Did a priceline 'name your own price' and got a full size car for $22/day. Whole deal came in just under $1,200! And, about 3-4 ft fresh snow over this week.