Lift Ticket Deals Still Abound At Montana Ski Areas
Season pass deals at Montana ski resorts may have ended, but several lift ticket deals remain. Frequent skier cards, packs and punch cards can substantially lower your daily lift ticket cost. Check them out.
Whitefish Mountain, scheduled to open Dec. 6 is looking forward to all the new terrain there is to discover with the opening of the new Flower Point lift. Whitefish offers a Frequent Skier Card, available through Dec. 24, which costs $50. It allows an adult pass holder to purchase a daily lift ticket for $46. A teen daily lift ticket with the card is $43 this season, and juniors (7-12) are $23. Daily adult lift tickets are $71 this coming season, teens $63, and juniors $37.
Big Sky, the largest ski resort in the USA opened even more terrain this past summer including more glades. They offer a Sky Card for $179. It provides 14 days of free skiing, Dec. 1-7 and April 13-19, and gives you $25 off the regular daily rate, which this season is $103 for an adult lift ticket. Opening day is slated for Nov. 27.
Red Lodge, located in the southeast corner of the Treasure State and popular with Heartland skiers and riders from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa, has 6-Tix and 10-Tix passes. It allows you six or 10 days of skiing anytime throughout the season. Individual cost for the 6-Tix is adult $255, junior (13-18) $215, and child (6-12) $110. For the 10-Tix it’s respectively $390, $330 and $170. They can be reloaded anytime during the season at the same discounted rate. Adult daily lift tickets are $51 this season. Opening day is set to take place Nov. 28.
Montana Snowbowl is selling lift ticket coupons through Dec. 1 that save you $8 per lift ticket. They are good anytime during the season, are transferable and you can buy as many as you like prior to above date. An adult coupon is $37, student and senior coupons are $34 each and child (6-12) is $11. An adult lift ticket is $45 this season. Snowbowl expects to open Dec. 5.
Showdown has the Showup Card, which is available for $105 through Dec. 11. The card provides three adult lift tickets, which can be used anytime during the season and are transferable. They only print 1,000 cards each season and once they are gone that’s it. An adult lift ticket is $42 this season, which is slated to start Dec. 12.
At Great Divide snowmaking is seriously underway, and they hope to open either Nov. 22 or 23. The Divide offers a Half Price Passport for $59, which is transferable. The Passport, a 10-punch card, allows the holder to purchase a half-price lift ticket with each punch. There’s no daily use limit so 10 friends could get half-price lift tickets on the same day. Purchase as many Passports as you like. The daily adult lift ticket is $40.
Discovery, offers a package of five transferable lift tickets. Last season the package was $190 and it was available through Dec. 25. All it currently says on their website is that they will be available in November. The last time I checked it is November. There is also no opening date slated on the website. Adult full day daily lift rates were $40 last season.