Whitefish Mountain powder day. (Whitefish)
It’s not too late to find lift ticket deals at several Montana ski resorts. Frequent skier cards, packs and punch cards can substantially lower your daily lift ticket cost. Check it out.
Whitefish Mountain, scheduled to open Dec. 7, offers a Frequent Skier Card, available through Dec. 24, for $50 allowing an adult pass holder to purchase a daily lift ticket for $48. A teen daily lift ticket with the card is $45, and juniors (7-12) are $24. Daily adult lift tickets are $76 this coming season, teens $66, and juniors $39.
Red Lodge has 6-Tix and 10-Tix passes which allows six or 10 days of skiing anytime throughout the season. Individual cost for the 6-Tix adult $275, junior (13-18) $225, and child (6-12) $120. For the 10-Tix it’s respectively $415, $340 and $180. They can be reloaded anytime during the season. Adult daily lift tickets are $55 this season. Opening day is tentatively set to take place Saturday, Nov. 26.
Montana Snowbowl is selling lift ticket coupons through Dec. 1 that save you $8 per ticket. They are good anytime during the season, transferable and you can buy as many as you like. An adult coupon is $39, student and senior coupons are $36 each and child (6-12) is $12. An adult lift ticket is $47 this season. Snowbowl expects to open weekends Dec. 3 and open daily starting Dec. 17.
Showdown’s Showup Card, available for $110 through Dec. 8, provides three adult lift tickets that can be used anytime during the season and transferable. They only print 1,000 cards each season and normally sell out. An adult lift ticket is $45 this season, which is slated to start Dec. 9.
Great 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. They are trying to open at least one chair and one run for Thanksgiving weekend.
Discovery offers a package of five transferable lift tickets for $205 available through Dec. 25. Adult daily lift tickets are $46 this winter. They are hoping to open over Thanksgiving weekend, but no assurances.