Mid-Atlantic Skiing on the Cheap 2013-14
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
November 14, 2013
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Mid-Atlantic (and beyond) Skiing on the Cheap 2013-14

This is where you post any good skiing-related deals you want to share with the community.

Thanks to fishbane, our first entry:  WNEP Ski Card - Ticket at 9 resorts for $129.99

You get a lift ticket at each of the following ack Frost, Big Boulder, Ski Denton, Gore Mountain, Montage, Mountain Creek, Shawnee, Ski Sawmill and Swain for $129.99 even on weekends.  Good deal.  I’ve got this card in previous season.  There are more participating resorts this year.

http://wnep.upickem.net/engine/Splash.aspx?contestid=44331

JimK - DCSki Columnist
November 17, 2013 (edited November 17, 2013)
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Thanks to HockeyDave's steer to Pittsburgh Post Gazette, here are some deals listed by Gazette writer Lawrence Walsh:  

Snowshoe will celebrate its 40th birthday Dec. 19 with $14 lift tickets, the rate it charged in 1973. They can be purchased only online at www.snowshoemtn.com

Wisp discontinued its annual low-cost December birthday weekend but has continued its Monday Deal Days. They begin Jan. 6, excluding holidays that fall on Mondays, and offer a lift ticket, rental equipment and a one hour clinic for $39.

Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands will open a new terrain park with a variety of features. Its Neighbors and Friends Night includes a lift ticket and rental equipment for only $25 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays beginning Jan. 3.

The Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (www.skipa.com) offers a program for fourth- and fifth-graders.

Not a bargain, but pretty interesting Gazette article on all the things Buncher Co did to improve/operate Hidden Valley in their 6 year ownership of the mtn:  http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ski/2013/11/17/Buncher-Co-improvements-at-Hidden-Valley/stories/201311170037  As a minimally informed outsider it seems the longtime HV property owners could tip their hats in thanks to that group for saving their bacon.

bousquet19 - DCSki Supporter
November 25, 2013
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Snowshoe is doing its Kroger lift ticket deal again for the 2013-14 season.  Here's the link to the details: http://www.snowshoemtn.com/plan-your-trip/deals-and-packages/kroger-coca-cola-promotion.aspx

This year you buy three six-packs of the one-quart (500 ml) -sized Coke products.  The usual limitations apply: M-F only, must also buy full-priced ticket, holidays blacked out, and so forth.  A new twist this year, if I'm not mistaken, is that the coupon you receive from Kroger must be redeemed at the Depot in Snowshoe Village.  For those of us riff raff who stay elsewhere and must park in the Soaring Eagle or Silver Creek lots, it looks as if we have to haul over to the Depot before we receive a ticket.  

For the value of the ticket: OK, but it'd be nice if the process were simpler.

Woody

marzNC - DCSki Supporter
November 25, 2013 (edited November 26, 2013)
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skipa.com has a $5 couple [Edit: coupon for $5 off] for a mid-week lift ticket

http://www.skipa.com/deals/5-off-midweek-coupon

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JohnL
November 26, 2013
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marzNC wrote:

skipa.com has a $5 couple for a mid-week lift ticket

http://www.skipa.com/deals/5-off-midweek-coupon

Thanks for the link. If I read the link correctly (actually url of the link), it's $5 off, not a ticket for $5. Correct?

Blue Don 1982 - DCSki Supporter
November 26, 2013
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Thanks for the link. If I read the link correctly (actually url of the link), it's $5 off, not a ticket for $5. Correct?

You are correct - I got all pumped up for a $5 ticket.

marzNC - DCSki Supporter
November 26, 2013
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Sorry, between auto-correct and typing too fast, wasn't clear.  Fixed now.

fishnski
November 26, 2013
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Can of veggies on mondays give you an all day lift ticket at Canaan for 15 bucks...was 10...im guessing that they will be doing this again this year...cheapest skiing in the country!
Tucker
November 27, 2013
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noticed this deal on canaan's website...sure hope their efforts in snowmaking/skiing product mirror their new aggressive/proffessional marketing/advertising on their new website and social media...

From Canaan's new website:

Ski Area ”“ Opening Weekend Deal

Valid: December 13 ”“ 15, 2013

Join us for the opening weekend of the 13 -14 ski season. Enjoy luxurious accommodations in one of our NEW 160 guest rooms, check out the renovations to the Main Lodge, and make the first tracks of the season on the ski hill. Discounts deals for the weekend include the following:

Call for reservation assistance and availability: 800-622-4121 ext. 1. 

Lodge Rooms: Standard Queen or King Room $79 per night (tax/resort fee additional). 

Lift Tickets: $25 per person, per day

Lift Ticket/Ski Rental: $35 per person, per day

Lift Ticket/Snowboard Rental: $45 per person, per day

Restrictions:

*This offer is valid toward standard queen or king rooms only and does not include 1 Bedroom Suites or Governor’s Suite rooms. Advanced reservations required/subject to availability.  Room rate is based on single or double occupancy. An additional charge of $10 per adult sharing the room will be added. Lift/rentals may be purchased at the ski area on your ski date. Lodging offer valid nights December 13 & 14; skiing offered December 14-15. Note: If the ski area’s opening date is moved due to weather conditions, the offer will be available the following weekend only (Dec. 20-22, 2013). This offer cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions, or lodging packages. Contact us with questions or details.

fishbane
December 3, 2013
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Timberline's Customer Appreciation day is Thursday January 9th.  $5 Lift tickets are available at Sun and Ski good from 9am-5pm.

JimK - DCSki Columnist
December 4, 2013
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If you are heading anywhere north of DC to ski you might want to check this link to the mother of all "skiing on the cheap" threads.  It's from AlpineZone and relates to mostly Northeast US ski bargains (2013-14):    http://forums.alpinezone.com/showthread.php/123861-Skiing-on-the-Cheap-2013-14-Edition

Since this is supposed to be a mid-Atlantic oriented thread I won't cite specific New England bargains, besides, then you'd miss the fun of paging through it yourself.  60 pages already by 12/4/13.

MephitBlue
December 4, 2013
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Tucker wrote:

noticed this deal on canaan's website...sure hope their efforts in snowmaking/skiing product mirror their new aggressive/proffessional marketing/advertising on their new website and social media...

From Canaan's new website:

Ski Area ”“ Opening Weekend Deal

Valid: December 13 ”“ 15, 2013

Join us for the opening weekend of the 13 -14 ski season. Enjoy luxurious accommodations in one of our NEW 160 guest rooms, check out the renovations to the Main Lodge, and make the first tracks of the season on the ski hill. Discounts deals for the weekend include the following:

Call for reservation assistance and availability: 800-622-4121 ext. 1. 

Lodge Rooms: Standard Queen or King Room $79 per night (tax/resort fee additional). 

Lift Tickets: $25 per person, per day

Lift Ticket/Ski Rental: $35 per person, per day

Lift Ticket/Snowboard Rental: $45 per person, per day

Restrictions:

*This offer is valid toward standard queen or king rooms only and does not include 1 Bedroom Suites or Governor’s Suite rooms. Advanced reservations required/subject to availability.  Room rate is based on single or double occupancy. An additional charge of $10 per adult sharing the room will be added. Lift/rentals may be purchased at the ski area on your ski date. Lodging offer valid nights December 13 & 14; skiing offered December 14-15. Note: If the ski area’s opening date is moved due to weather conditions, the offer will be available the following weekend only (Dec. 20-22, 2013). This offer cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions, or lodging packages. Contact us with questions or details.

They changed this recently to this upcoming weekend - Dec 6 - 8th, with skiing on the 7th and 8th.  I will be taking advantage of the deal this weekend.  PM me if any DCskiers want to meet up at Canaan to make a few turns Saturday or Sunday morning (heading home around noon Sunday)

Keith

HardcoreLooper
December 13, 2013
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Wintergreen is offering 20% off lift tickets December 14-20.  

Should be a decent amount of terrain open tomorrow.

HardcoreLooper
December 13, 2013
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WTVR in Richmond, VA is selling Canaan Valley tickets for $35.

HardcoreLooper
December 13, 2013
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Wintergreen is offering three free passes for 5th and 6th graders (Sun - Fri) and discounts for adults from 1/6 onward with their Snow License program.  Other restrictions apply.

HardcoreLooper
December 13, 2013
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Depending upon when you go, Bryce Mountain is offering some fairly aggressive pricing on Liftopia.

SCWVA
December 28, 2013
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fishbane wrote:

Timberline's Customer Appreciation day is Thursday January 9th.  $5 Lift tickets are available at Sun and Ski good from 9am-5pm.

Sun and Ski actually has two Customer Appreciation days, where you can ski for $5.

Timberline - January 9, 2014

Canaan Valley - January 21, 2014

 

 

fishnski
December 28, 2013
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How can you get those tickets...can you get that price at the ticket window at TL?...
marzNC - DCSki Supporter
December 28, 2013
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Massanutten Monday Night Madness starts Jan. 6.  $18 for night skiing 4-9pm, also $18 rentals and free beginner lessons at 5pm or 6pm.  Pretty sure this applies on the holiday Mondays too.  Note that all slopes are lit, including all the blacks.

David
December 28, 2013
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Timberline's customer appreciation day is my birthday. And I have the day off! How about that one?

SCWVA
December 30, 2013
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David wrote:

Timberline's customer appreciation day is my birthday. And I have the day off! How about that one?

Hey Doogie, glad you finally reached puberty.  :)

The 9th is on my radar.

Fish - The tickets have to be bought at one of the Sun and Ski stores.  You gonna be in the Valley on the 9th? 

 

 


 

jimmy
December 30, 2013
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Doogie, That's funnay. A college student on the lift at Timberline Saturday told me they are still doing $18 tickets with a College ID.

David
December 30, 2013
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SCWVA wrote:

David wrote:

Timberline's customer appreciation day is my birthday. And I have the day off! How about that one?

Hey Doogie, glad you finally reached puberty.  :)

The 9th is on my radar.

Fish - The tickets have to be bought at one of the Sun and Ski stores.  You gonna be in the Valley on the 9th? 

 

Pick me up one?? 


 

 

SCWVA
January 4, 2014
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Stopped by Sun and Ski yesterday and they are sold out of the $5 lift tickets for Tline.  I was told they had been out for a long time.  They still have $5 tickets for CVR on 1/21/14.  I guess Sun and Ski only appreciates a limited number of their customers.

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