Q: This first nip of cool air is making me dream of ski season. I’d love to go up to Vermont this winter, but when is the best time to get deals on ski lift tickets? Do you know just how early, when and how to book? ~ Thanks! Andrea S.
A: Hi Andrea! Although I’m not quite ready for snow yet, now is the best time to start planning for winter ski season in Vermont. In fact, most ski pass deals are well underway and some even wrap up in a few weeks. The early bird definitely catches the deals!
Here are a few of the early deals currently being offered for ski passes (this is what you want if you’ll be spending more than just a single weekend up in Vermont this winter). I picked a few of my favorites for families; for the full list visit SkiVermont.
Bolton Valley — Pricing Deadline: October 31, 2016
The Ski Bum Pass- $179
The Ski Bum All Access Pass is for anyone ages 18-25 and full time college students.
Mad River Glen — Pricing Deadline: October 15, 2016
A free season pass is available for kids 12 and under (as of 1/1/17) with the purchase of a Family Mad Card or any Adult Season Pass.
The Family Mad Card-$209
Get 3 transferable day tickets good any time during the ski season plus free season passes for all kids who are ages 12 and under (as of 1/1/17). Receive $5 off any additional full day lift ticket purchased throughout the season.
Quechee Ski Area — No Deadline
Family of 4 Season Pass-$625
The whole family can enjoy Quechee ski areas all season with a single pass.
All passes can be found at
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Photo Credit: Bromley Mountain, courtesy of SkiVermont