Smart Stowe kids know where to find the deals. (Stowe)
If you haven’t already, now is the time to plan your Presidents week getaway to the mountains. Many families have the week off from school, and resorts are ready with many kid-friendly deals and activities to keep everyone smiling.
If you are looking for the best price on lift tickets, buying online from your favorite resort is an easy way to save. Just about every mountain offers deals for pre-purchasing tickets. For example, save up to 45 percent at Mad River Glen when you buy online.
The ByPass program at Stowe gets you savings of 26 percent on lift tickets. Register online for free, then go direct to the lift. You’ll automatically pay the discounted ByPass rate the first time you’re scanned at the lift each day.
At Cannon, N.H. Residents are just $25 every Wednesday, including the holiday week.
With the King Pine Moonlight 4-Pack, available every Saturday night and during holiday periods, gather up your friends or family and get four night lift tickets for $66.
At Granite Gorge, get a burger and a beer (soda for those under 21) and a tubing ticket for $25 with the weekly Friday night three-hour tubing special, 5-8 p.m.
The $25 Powder and Pasta deal at Bretton Woods gets you skiing or riding 4-8 p.m. and a pasta dinner Friday and Saturday nights through March 11, plus nightly Feb. 17-25. Or hit the slopes, then soar above them on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour with the $110 Zip and Ski package.
POP Goes February Vacation Weeks at Pats Peak, Feb. 18 - Mar. 4 (except Sun, Feb. 26). $49 Pay-One-Price (POP) starts at 3 p.m. and includes skiing, snowboarding, rentals, lesson tips and Snowtubing (snowtubing starts at 5 p.m.).
All lift tickets and season passes includes full access to Gore’s new Nordic/snowshoe trail system and night skiing, all at the North Creek Ski Bowl.
Sunday River ski and stay packages, starting at $149, include slopeside lodging, 12-hour lift tickets with night skiing and breakfast daily. Prices may increase as the holiday approaches.
Choose one of the Club Smugglers' vacation packages that includes something for every age and interest, stay six nights or more, and get the next night free.
With Killington’s Presidents Week Bash, stay at least four nights and ski at least four days anytime Feb.16-26 for package savings. Save on lodging, lift tickets, lessons, and rental equipment.