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The Complete Guide to Ski Lift Ticket Deals (2019-20 Season)

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Here is a deal that I have looked into if you are an individual that would like to support the "Indy" ski areas, and not wanting to go with the Ikon or Epic pass this season. It is the Indy Pass that gives you 36 independently operated ski areas by offering a pass that allows you 2 daily lift tickets to each of the 36 areas, giving you the potential for 72 ski days. The pass is at $199 USD at the moment. Some of the areas include Bolton Valley, VT, Suicide Six, VT and Magic Mountain, VT just to name a few of the closer areas to Quebec residents. The pass offers areas in the East, Midwest, and Western regions. Pat's Peak, NH, Catamount Mountain on the NY/Mass border, and Greek Peak, NY that could be of interest for Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario residents , in terms of travel times. If you are someone who wants to commit to 3-4 trips to anyone of these areas, it might be something to look into. With the ever rising costs in daily lift ticket prices, this might make costs a little easier. 

Example Based on Weekend Ticket Rates:

Magic Mountain, VT = $74.00 USD

Bolton Valley, VT = $79.00 USD

Suicide Six, VT = $75.00 USD

Total for the 3 lift tickets = $228.00 USD. This is just an example if you purchase each ticket at the above mentioned areas on a walk up basis to the ticket window. The Indy Pass is $199.00 USD, you save $29.00 USD. Sure with this example it is a small savings, but a savings nonetheless. 

The more you use the Indy Pass, the larger the savings. You ski more at the included areas, the more the savings would increase. Of course do your research based on your skiing habits, how many times you will go to any one of the areas, lift ticket specials that you might find online, are you a mid-week skier or a weekend skier etc. You may find this may be your savings to some great skiing at great Independent ski areas. Also take into mind the daily exchange rate in making your decision on if this pass is right for you. Of course like any other pass available out there, it depends on your skiing habits. are you a weekend warrior who is out as much as you can , or the causal skier who only skis a few times a season. You may find a pretty good deal here, it all depends on you and your skiing habits. Please read the details on each area you may want to ski as there may be some restrictions on peak periods during the season. Some may have restrictions while others may not.

Here is the link to get all the info needed on the INDY Pass:

https://www.indyskipass.com

 

 

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MEC as a lift ticket deal with Tremblant.

https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/mont-tremblant

Ski in total freedom

Exclusive: hit the slopes for $59 a day*!

This year, get the most out of winter with the help of MEC and Tremblant. Select 2 to 7 days of skiing for just $59 a day – the lowest rate anywhere – and get exclusive gifts too. (Choice of 1-day access to First Tracks or two 1-day access passes for Alpine Touring). So the conditions are perfect to get out on the mountain this winter.

This exclusive offer is only available at the following MEC stores:

MEC Longueuil: November 3-4, 2018

MEC Barrie: November 10-11, 2018

MEC Ottawa: November 16-17-18, 2018

MEC Laval: November 24-25, 2018

*Some conditions apply.

The Latitude Card is valid at all times during the 2018/19 ski season, except December 26, 2018 to January 2, 2019 inclusive.

The Latitude Card, including the Holiday Season is on sale at a different price.

The Holiday Season Latitude Card is valid at all times during the 2018/19 ski season, including December 26, 2018 to January 2, 2019. 

The Latitude Card can be refunded until November 22, 2018.

The Latitude Card is offered exclusively to Canadian residents. Passes cannot be activated for non-Canadian residents.

Non-transferable (product and discounts cannot be transferred from one person to the next).

3% Royalty and federal and provincial taxes not included. Rates, dates, royalty and taxes are subject to change without notice. Details here

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Here's an update on the Indy Pass. There has been an addition of 8 ski areas to bring the total to 44 areas and a possibility of 88 days of skiing. The new additions are:

Sunrise Park, AZ; Caberfae Peaks, MI; Shanty Creek, MI; Swiss Valley, MI; Cannonsburg, MI; Powder Ridge, MN; Terry Peak, SD; Shawnee Mountain, PA; Mohawk Mountain, CT; Ober Gatlinburg, TN

A little out if our way, however if you are going to be in any of these regions, go check them out.

www.indyskipass.com 

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Pico offers a 3-day ticket package @ $139USD (all access, $129USD blackout dates). Which given the Killington tickets are like a hundred and something now at full cost and Pico often has less travelled terrain, sounds like a good and affordable deal to me. More reasons to go to VT and bring home those mighty delicious Vermont Coffee and English Muffins they sell at the old Phat Italian (renamed something else now). Pico also has a lot of natural snow runs. https://www.picomountain.com/plan-your-trip/tickets-passes/lift-tickets/three-packs

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Costco has a deal on for Tremblant tickets till Dec 2nd.  Two tickets for $135 which includes a $10 food voucher.  Pretty good deal.  

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7 hours ago, Gordo said:

Costco has a deal on for Tremblant tickets till Dec 2nd.  Two tickets for $135 which includes a $10 food voucher.  Pretty good deal.  

meh. The Latitude card which allows you to purchase 2-7 days max, would have been a better deal when it was on sale (I think the lowest fee this year was $59, up from $52). Also, if you don't plan to ski Tremblant until the spring (late March), the tickets are way cheaper to just buy at that time as I learned last season. In fact, they were cheaper than what I paid for a full Latitude day. Also: you can show up at 2PM, pay $27 and ski until 5PM in the spring.

 

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3 minutes ago, Ocean said:

meh. The Latitude card which allows you to purchase 2-7 days max, would have been a better deal when it was on sale (I think the lowest fee this year was $59, up from $52). Also, if you don't plan to ski Tremblant until the spring (late March), the tickets are way cheaper to just buy at that time as I learned last season. In fact, they were cheaper than what I paid for a full Latitude day. Also: you can show up at 2PM, pay $27 and ski until 5PM in the spring.

 

I did pick up a Latitude card when the Tremblant people were at MEC a couple weeks ago.  It also included a first tracks pass or an alpine touring pass.  The Costco one works out almost the same as you get the $10 food voucher with each ticket. 

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On 2019-11-30 at 3:24 PM, Gordo said:

I did pick up a Latitude card when the Tremblant people were at MEC a couple weeks ago.  It also included a first tracks pass or an alpine touring pass.  The Costco one works out almost the same as you get the $10 food voucher with each ticket. 

imo the fact that you need a pass for first tracks is so ridiculous. Why not let it be first in the lift line, first served? (not that I'm ever going to be awake for first tracks lol).

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