My annual Lift Rate Roundup is back with all the info on mountain resorts in the tristate area. Here’s to the the non-season passers; the forgetful, the lazy and the last-minute (aka me), or the beginners that aren’t quite sure they love it (you will).
Below is an outline of ski areas in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia, along with New York for good measure. I simplified it this year with all prices reflecting adult rates. Because we’re all adults here, right?
*I guesstimated what was considered tristate somessage meif I am missing one of your favorites.
Ski Resorts PENNSYLVANIA
Weekend Lift Rate
Weekday Lift Rate
Late-Term Season Pass
Highlands Pass Above 3 Collective
NEW YORK for good measure
Peek n Peak
If you live nearby: Snowshoe is your best deal considering pricing and terrain.
2. If you’re going to purchase a pass late: Absolutely buy a Highlands Pass in lieu of any individual season pass this late in the game.
3. Make note of the Regional Resort Swap Program: If you have an Unlimited Season Pass to…
You are eligible for 1 complimentary pass and 50% off any full-priced pass after that, excluding Saturdays and holiday periods. *It looks like Snowshoe is out for 2018, with the Aspen Skiing / KSL Resorts purchase of Intrawest this year.
So there you have it! No excuses even if a season pass is not in sight. You have all the information you need to get out there and burn a hole in your pocket – all for the love of snow!
Even though it’s raining I figure I’d better start posting some ski content on here. It’s time to switch my mindset into full gear with or without snow on the ground. Last year’s Rate Roundup was updated on Dec 14, 2015 with no flakes in sight. There’s hope still. See below for my comprehensive list of lift rates from area ski resorts and other mid-atlantic mountains for 2017.
2017 LIFT TICKET RATES Please note there are about 5 billion pricing tiers on each website. I took the simplest measures I could, finding Adult Full-Day Prices and flex pricing that I am really going to take advantage of this year. Feel free to click to download the full .pdf for printing.
SEASON PASS EXTRA-MOUNTAIN BENEFITS
It’s too late to buy, I know. You weren’t thinking about it in May and now season pass pricing is through the roof. But get this, other than unlimited skiing and riding, there’s a few more awesome advantages! Play your cards right if you have a pass from one of the mountains around here, and listen up.
1. Regional Resort Swap Program: If you have a Full or Unlimited Season Pass to…
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Receive one complimentary full day lift ticket and afterwards a 50% discount on regularly priced ski and snowboard lift tickets for any additional visit to the other mountains listed (excluding Saturdays and holiday periods). Um, YES!
2. Wisp’s Sister Resort Program: Wisp Season Passholders can get 6 complimentary lift tickets at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia, Ragged Mountain Resort in New Hampshire and Mount Washington Alpine Resort in British Columbia. Also, YES.
Ski on Thanksgiving, anyone? When was the last time that happened? The bit of snow that hit the area over the weekend has skiers and riders ready to go, and resorts blowing snow. Snow making has been in process at a few larger areas and it looks like the consensus is Friday as opening day. See who’s open and early ski season pricing below:
Seven Springs, PA Opening Day: Fri, Nov. 25: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Sat & Sun, Nov. 26-27: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
This weekend’s pricing: $58 (Adults) / $45 (Kids)
Snowshoe, WV Opening Day: Fri, Nov. 25: 9 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Value Season thru December 15: $59 (Adults) / $49 (Kids)
Holiday Valley, NY Opening Day: Sat, Nov. 26: 8:30 A.M. – 10 P.M.
This weekend’s pricing: $50 (Adults) / $40 (Kids)
Seven Springs’ sister resort Hidden Valley and needs another 24-hours to make the game call, and it’s doubtful their newly acquired Laurel Mountain is ready to open; it seems that the snow guns have not been operated there, yet – anyone have news?
Looks like the rest are on-hold until December, once snowmaking can kick up when the weather is right. It looks like we have some rain in the forecast and a few more flakes are set to fly December 2. You know that changes. Here’s to ski season! Pray for snow.