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Hello,

Im an Army Veteran (Still in National Guard) and am wondering where are the best deals at for the sport? At the ski locations in Upstate NY, you can get an all day lift ticket for around $20.

post #2 of 9

Welcome and thanks for your service

 

Tell us what you are looking for. It will help keep us busy in the summer...  right now there are still some good deals to be had with leftovers and you will start to see a lot more used stuff here for sale.

 

in general,

 

there are some great deals right here and look around at the MARKET PLACE section

 

seirratradingpost.com (STP)  not my favorite, expensive shipping and products aren't always as described but if you know what you are looking for and can verify the product, they are OK,  Good for closeouts

 

STEEP AND CHEAP (SAC) this is a live feed that offers products one at a time at great prices but you have to watch it. www.steepandcheap.com

 

Evo gear

 

Christysports

 

Backcountry.com and their affiliate sites (also owns SAC)

 

REI.com

post #3 of 9

I have a friend who is retired National Guard.  He's able to get pre-paid discounted tickets for Whiteface, from the NG offices.  IIRC they were ~$35, good any day.  I'm not sure if you can get them for your friends, or for other areas.

I think a lot of areas offer discounts at the window for active military, but I don't know if that includes NG.

 

BK

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

Welcome and thanks for your service

 

+1.

 

There are some good discounted lift ticket deals out there for you (with military ID card), but you kind of have to scout them out/google them outsmile.gif  Many ski areas offer an everyday discount for military, some offer a free day once a season, usually a weekday.  A few (Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, CA)have been known to offer free skiing all season to military.  Here’s info on a few resorts from a year old link, these deals may be over, but something similar may be offered in 2012-13?

http://www.militaryspot.com/travel/military-vacation-top-ski-resort-vacation-spots/

 

Here are more listings, again could be out of date:

http://usmclife.com/info/winter-skiing-deals/

 

http://snowboarding.transworld.net/1000086042/uncategorized/military-appreciation-resort-deals/

 

http://www.skimaven.com/post/vermont-ski-ticket-deals-discount-lift-tickets-for-2011-2012-for-vermont-residents-and-all-skiers/

 

I made a quick search of this forum and found an old thread with relevant discount info, again it is OBE, but some of the same places may offer similar deals this coming season.  You may want to examine individual ski resort websites for this info:

http://www.epicski.com/t/42708/military-discounts

 

OR, You could generate a form letter/email asking about military discounts and blast it out to a dozen of your favorite nearby ski areas.  You might be surprised at the responses.  Definitely mention that you are just returned from a war zone and I guess you should explain your exact status, retired, active duty military, active NG, etc.

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Originally Posted by Mattsch View Post

Hello,

Im an Army Veteran (Still in National Guard) and am wondering where are the best deals at for the sport? At the ski locations in Upstate NY, you can get an all day lift ticket for around $20.

Along with what has been mentioned, many resorts offer discounts to active duty and some (Brettonwoods in NH) offer to retirees too. 

 

You may be familiar with Promotive.com.  Offers deals to large groups of like minded purchases, like Pro deals.  I believe they have a group for the Army.  I joined the Marine Corps one (open to active and retirees - I'm retired) and I can now get discounts at 200+ companies.

 

Also you should look at US Standard (I think).  It's Oakleys site for active and retirees and is 50% off.  It doesn't carry there full line but enough as long as you aren't in to a lot of "bling".

 

 

S/F,

Ken

post #6 of 9

It's been a few years, but back around the '07-'08 season, Loveland in CO offered free season passes to military. I simply asked if they had offered military discounts, thinking the possibility of a few bucks off an already great price would be cool, but then they took my picture and handed over a pass! I was only there for a weekend, but that still earned my loyalty, and have been back a bunch since (sans military freebies). Don't know if they still do that, but man that was cool of them. Worth checking into. Great place.

post #7 of 9

Hey finally a topic I can actually help with!

 

I am not familiar with the east coast deals but here's a break down for you in terms of Colorado and New Mexico.

 

Through the Air Force Academy you can get a season pass to either copper and winter park or abasin and keystone for right around $200(disclaimer: you should be able to get that as a retiree but not 100%). If you don't want a season pass you can get discounted passes for $60 a day at most of the vail resorts and you can definitely get these.

 

IN New Mexico Taos offered a pass for $230 last year not sure about this year and this pass also included a whole bunch of free/heavily discounted days at many of the NEw MExican/ Southern Colorado resorts.

 

In Califronia squaw offers free tickets to Active duty but don't now about retirees. I have heard there are some offer good discounts in California but I don't know much about them.

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prices haven't been posted yet,but typically can get those prices also from MWR at Fort Carson and Buckley AFB; not sure like LoneWolf on the use of Reserve or Retired ID
 

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Originally Posted by lonewolf210 View Post

Hey finally a topic I can actually help with!

 

I am not familiar with the east coast deals but here's a break down for you in terms of Colorado and New Mexico.

 

Through the Air Force Academy you can get a season pass to either copper and winter park or abasin and keystone for right around $200(disclaimer: you should be able to get that as a retiree but not 100%). I

Yes, you can. My parents get them. They are cheaper than the 70-plus passes.

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