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Tips for cheap ski vacations and where to find deals for:

Ski Like the Locals

Save money on lift tickets with these tips:
  • Ask friends about "buddy passes."
  • Get a local savings card.
  • Buy package deals, like 4-packs of tickets.
  • Check Craigslist.
  • Check local grocery stores for discounts.
  • Book online and in advance.
  • Ski on midweek days and during the off-peak season (early or late in season).
  • Check local equipment retailers.
  • has discounted offers up to 90% off.
  • Ask about discounts for military, industry pros and travel agents.

How to Save Money on Ski Gear

Buying equipment is a balance of pricing, availability and timing.
  • Don't buy in the holiday shopping season - wait until February-April.
  • Look for summer sales on ski gear.
  • Buy last-season's closeouts.
  • Rent if you only ski or snowboard a few times each year. Save at a local outfitter over the resort.
  • Buy gently used equipment that doesn't require customization.

Ski Day Savings

Ski like a local by...
  • Skiing midweek.
  • Staying in a vacation rental at the mountain instead of the high-priced resort.
  • Packing a lunch and refillable water bottle.
  • Check ski resort Facebook and Twitter pages for last-minute specials.