It's Discover NY Ski Day, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. This program allows individuals to purchase a discount lift ticket voucher or a value-priced learn to ski/snowboard voucher valid that day only at most mountains around New York state.
You can get lift ticket vouchers online starting at $12 each at participating I Ski NY mountains. Learn To Ski or Snowboard packages are available starting at $25 each. Larger mountains are offering tickets for the day for $24.
The program began in 2012 and allows skiers and snowboarders to head to the mountains and discover what New York skiing is all about.
“We started three years ago with the idea to have a midweek day that would give people incentive to take a day off and go skiing at an ‘unreasonable rate’,” I Ski NY’s Scott Brandi told SnoCountry.com.
Brandi added that in addition to the exceptional deal on learn to ski and snowboard packages for first-timers, the $12 midweek lift ticket really appeals to experienced skiers and riders who want an excuse to take a day off and check out a new mountain. More than 10,000 tickets were sold for the event in 2013.
You may buy up to eight transferable vouchers for you and your family. These vouchers are good for a day or night lift ticket depending when you go skiing.
Brandi suggested that skiers and riders check the weather and snow conditions ahead of time. I SKI NY will not offer refunds, but the online store will be open until the night before the event, “so many people watch the weather and wait to see which mountain has the best conditions before deciding where they’ll head for the day.”
WHAT: Discover N.Y. Ski Day
WHEN: Thurs., Jan. 8, 2015
WHERE: Many participating ski areas
COST: Lift tickets $12; Learn To Ski Packages start at $25
Photo: Top -- Getting some air at Whiteface (ORDA/Dave Schmidt); Below -- It's a bluebird day at Hunter Mt. (Facebook)