Take Advantage of 2012-13 Season Pass Deals Now And Save
We’re not near time to formally say goodbye to the 2011-12 season.
But many Northeast resorts are planning ahead and that can mean big savings for you if you act quickly. Here’s a sampling:
Waterville Valley in New Hampshire is offering several kinds of season passes: Plus Pass, Value Pass, and NH College Pass. Purchase your Adult Plus Pass (18 years and over), valid every day on all lifts next season, before May 31 at $699 at no price increase. Use Snow’s Mountain chairlift during the summer, too. The price goes up to $785 from May 31 until Nov. 31, when it hits $845.
The Value Pass (6-64 years old), valid Sunday through Friday on all lifts, is available at $499 through May 31. Prices increase to $499 after May 31, then $535, and $555.
The NH College Pass has no blackout dates and is $289 through May 31, then $309 until Nov. 31, and $329 thereafter. You must have a valid student ID, proof of full-time (12+ credits) enrollment, and a letter from the Registrar’s office with a printed college schedule. Waterville has teamed with Cranmore Mountain Resort, Mount Washington Resort's Bretton Woods, and Cannon Mountain on the pass. That means unlimited skiing and riding on 255 trails, 37 lifts, 1,061 acres, and 13 terrain parks.
Vermont’s Mount Snow season passes are available March 3 through June 1 with several different pass options, including daily, midweek, Sundays only, Sundays plus midweek, and a college pass.
Mount Snow’s Nor’Easter Pass is a multi-resort pass that can be used out-of-state at Crotched, Attitash, and Wildcat, N.H., as well as Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pa., and can be purchased for $949. It rolls up to $1,249 by Oct. 9. Savings start at $150 up to $300.
New Jersey’s Mountain Creek in Vernon is about an hour’s drive from New York City. Their All Access Season Passes for adult (19+) are $299.99; Youth All Access (7-18) is $259.99. Sales prices are valid until April 18, 2012.
You can ski and ride free the remainder of this season, as well as receive a free Mountain Creek Waterpark Midweek Season Pass valid Monday-Friday this summer. Other benefits include mountain biking and golf rounds. Every 2012 Spring Pass purchaser will be entered into a drawing for a free SGT Travel Summer Shred Session Argentina, which includes lodging, lifts, and meals.
Ski Butternut in Gt. Barrington, Mass., is selling its 2012-13 season passes now, and you can use it for the rest of this season and, of course, all next winter. The Adult (14-69) pass is available for $275 if you buy before Nov. 30. Other available passes include Junior (7-13) for $225, Child (6 and under) $100; Senior (70+) $100, and Corporate (transferable) $500. These passes go up in November, too.
Butternut’s pass also entitles you to special lift ticket discounts at Okemo, Jay Peak, Pats Peak, Thunder Ridge, Catamount, Bousquet, Otis Ridge, and others. Discounts at local restaurants in the Great Barrington area are included.
Jiminy Peak, in Hancock, Mass., has season passes are on sale now with no price increase for the 2012-13 season. Prices will be at their lowest until June 15. Jiminy Peak offers an array of season pass options including anytime passes, twilight passes, college passes, and more. Adult all day/all night/7/7 pass can be purchased for $699 until June 15. It is $875 after Oct. 16. There are more benefits, including discounted lift tickets at sister resorts Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vt. and Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, N.H.
Photo Courtesy Bromley Mountain, Vt.