To celebrate the first snowfall in my area (which happened today, mid-November!), the first post of my usual lift ticket rate roundup is here! This year, I outline the top 5 ski resorts near and dear to my heart. These ended up including a few of the larger ski areas that I can’t stop thinking about. I’m including deals for skiers and snowboarders as well as lift ticket rates, late season pass purchase payoff rates, and the new multi-pack options that are great for those that just aren’t getting to the mountain enough.
Ski Area Map – ChristinaSkis’ Version of the Mid-Atlantic
If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that every year I post a pre-season Lift Rate Roundup in honor of the first snow. With a new state, new job and rounding into my final year of a masters program, I just don’t have the bandwidth for full-time snow fun research. So, the 2019-2020 rates and deals will come out in phase posts (someone remind me).
Of course, it’s extremely opportunistic to purchase passes early to get the best rates on skiing and snowboarding this winter. If you haven’t, this table is for you. If you’re not sure of what something means, see the Key below this table.
My Favorite Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts (in no order)
|RESORT||ADULT W/E LIFT||GOOD DEALS||PASS X PAYOFF||MULTI CARD|
33 trails, 750′ vert
Super7 the Deal
|$695/7.8x||Super 7 Card = $435|
16 trails, 620′ vert
|$77 day||Epic Local|
value w/ Peak
|$739/9.5x||3x Card = $159 |
34 trails, 700′ vert
|$49 Mondays, |
|$599/7.1x||4-Pack = $189 |
thru Nov 24
60 trails, 1500′ vert
|$109 day |
|Redic. Pass in|
March for $259
|$559/5.1x||3-Pack = $159 |
thru Nov 14
60 trails, 750′ vert
& save up to $10
8 night tix = $207
- LLR = Lift, Lesson & Rental, W/E = weekend, ES = Early Season
- Pass X Payoff = how many times you have to ski or ride at the mountain to pay off your season pass *multi-packs are a good option if you don’t think you’ll go that much.
Payoff if you purchase early season can result in amazing savings…
- Wisp – Early Season (March) $279 unlimited Adult 30+ = 6x
- Snowshoe – Early Season Pass (March) Adult 13+ $459 = 4.2x
*Rediculous Pass is Rediculous early March Sale at $259 = 2.3x
- Season Pass rates in the grid are listed at regular rates, if you buy now.
When the time comes, you’ll see two or three more posts with more stats. I am thinking of 1.) listing just Southwestern Pennsylvania resorts, 2.) a post with my favorite southwestern New York, Maryland and West Virginia mountains, and 3.) a fun one – “micro mountains” and the best places to learn. I’ll list Learn to Ski Day deals to kick-off January, to boot!
Now that I’ve set some winter-season blogging goals, let’s see if I stick to it…
Update August 6, 2020: I did not stick to it…