2016-17 Lift Rates Roundup

2016-17 Lift Rates Roundup

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.

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.

Ski Lift Rates 2017 - ChristinaSkis.com Blog

Ski Lift Rates 2017 - ChristinaSkis.com Blog
(click to download .pdf)

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
  • Hidden Valley
  • Laurel Mountain
  • Wisp 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.

Good luck and pray for snow!

An Early Ski Season Is Here!

An Early Ski Season Is Here!

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)

Sisters ski Selfie

Snowshoe, WV
Opening Day: Fri, Nov. 25: 9 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Value Season thru December 15: $59 (Adults) / $49 (Kids)

west virginia mountains at snowshoe ski area

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.

now i lay me down to bed, i pray the lord for pow to shred, and if its waist deep when i wake, epic lines i vow to take

The Truck-load List

Why do we have to put it in a bucket? There are so many things I want to do and see in life, and opportunities to conquer those desires are few and far between. My life has consisted of a lot of “I want” instead of “I have done,” and this blog started as almost a half-push to get my ass going.

travel, states
This is the saddest visit map I’ve ever seen. Add California, Arizona and Texas if you want to count ages 0-1 years.
  • Australia, Philipenes, Galapagos, Brazil, Ireland, Greece, Italy (again), Spain (Again), too many to count. Don’t even get me started on the States. All of them, starting with Alaska. National Parks, State Parks, I want to see it all.
  • Skydiving – this is happening. I just so happen to know a guy…
  • Waterfall Hunting, everywhere. I will hit Rickets Glen, PA and Blackwater Falls, WV this summer.
  • Snorkeling… I would love to scuba but I am terrified of sharks. Need to do it now. Thank you media.
  • And of course, ski (or snowboard) unlimited powder runs all over the West, North and into Canada.
  • Bonnaroo. See Pearl Jam live. See a festival out of the country. A DJ Koze show. Beardyman live.
  • Ride a cutting horse. Compete in reined cowhorse competition. Show at Congress. Wait… own a horse.
  • Turn any children I have into little rippers immediately.
waterfall, nature, ice, winter
A Frozen Cucumber Falls – Ohiopyle, PA
trail, hike, trees, outdoors, woods
View from McCune Trail – Sugarloaf, PA

I can’t even fit most of my adventure dreams and travel lists into one bucket. I don’t even have one genre of bucket. Travel, adventure sports, horses, music… It’s all over the place. How can you ask me to fit THIS into a bucket? It’s a truckload.