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Season Pass Holder Discounts at OTHER Resorts?

post #1 of 10
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What resorts out there have deals where a season pass holder at another mountain, ANY mountain can get some sort of a discount to ski at a different resort where they do not have a season pass? I’m not talking about pre-arranged agreements like the Powder Alliance, Mountain Collective, Monarch, Epic Pass, etc. where you know the mountains involved have an official agreement between each other before you buy the pass.

 

For example, this year I have a season pass to Perfect North Slopes in Indiana (doing the best I can locally). Last year I could ski any Monday during March at Seven Springs PA for free just by showing my season pass at the ticket window. Snow Trails, a tiny area north of Columbus had an open-pass-week last year where a current season pass holder to ANY mountain could ski for free during the first week of March. Although I was not able to do either one of them it would have been a nice perk and I’d like to know what other areas do something similar. 

 

I’m pretty sure that ski areas recognize that oftentimes when people buy a pass somewhere that they will be reluctant to ski somewhere else because they have already committed to skiing at one place most of the winter. They are not as motivated to spend money somewhere else. However, by giving a pass holder to another mountain a free day or a 2 for 1 they can possibly be convinced to ski another mountain. The ski area benefits because they gained a customer who normally would not have skied there. That person may also buy concessions or items in the shop or they may come back again.

 

What other resorts do this kind of thing?         

post #2 of 10
Unless something's changed, all the Montana resorts discount for passes to the others. Now, locally, Whitefish used to discount even for passes from Pa., but that's been maybe 12 years since I did that, so I'd call them first and ask.

I do see a posting from a New England skier on Trip Advisor saying they did the same thing, but no info about how long ago.
post #3 of 10

WA/ID offer $5 off lift tickets if you hold a pass in the same state. I think Montana offers half-day ticket rates (about the same discount).

 

Most the larger discounts I've seen locally are late season and limited-time type of promotions.

post #4 of 10
Really? It's only $5 now? Used to be full day ticket for the half day rate. If it's only $5, you'd be better off buying them at Costco.

I'd email them, but my name is already bandied about too much over there..
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Originally Posted by spknmike View Post
 

WA/ID offer $5 off lift tickets if you hold a pass in the same state. I think Montana offers half-day ticket rates (about the same discount).

 

Most the larger discounts I've seen locally are late season and limited-time type of promotions.

Not the entire state of WA.  I know for a fact that Mt. Baker don't do no lousy discounts for NOBODY!  Stevens Pass discounted for Baker in the past, but with new management I don't know.

 

I've gotten a discount at the window at Silver Star for my pass at Stevens Pass, and they probably give one for Baker too, but I have not tried that one.

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Really? It's only $5 now? Used to be full day ticket for the half day rate. If it's only $5, you'd be better off buying them at Costco.

I'd email them, but my name is already bandied about too much over there..

 

You're probably right... the discount is likely larger than $5 at other resorts. It only comes out to $5 off at Lookout Pass.

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Not the entire state of WA.  I know for a fact that Mt. Baker don't do no lousy discounts for NOBODY!  Stevens Pass discounted for Baker in the past, but with new management I don't know.

 

I've gotten a discount at the window at Silver Star for my pass at Stevens Pass, and they probably give one for Baker too, but I have not tried that one.

 

If they belong to "Ski Washington" organization then they do the discount? Or has that been ended? :(

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Not the entire state of WA.  I know for a fact that Mt. Baker don't do no lousy discounts for NOBODY!  Stevens Pass discounted for Baker in the past, but with new management I don't know.

 

I've gotten a discount at the window at Silver Star for my pass at Stevens Pass, and they probably give one for Baker too, but I have not tried that one.

 

If they belong to "Ski Washington" organization then they do the discount? Or has that been ended? :(

Baker has never in my memory offered any discounts.  They are off on their own in more ways than just location.

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Really? It's only $5 now? Used to be full day ticket for the half day rate. If it's only $5, you'd be better off buying them at Costco.

I'd email them, but my name is already bandied about too much over there..

 

You're probably right... the discount is likely larger than $5 at other resorts. It only comes out to $5 off at Lookout Pass.

 

They just TODAY, in fact since I posted earlier, put up their ticket prices.  The discount here would be $9.  Definitely better to hit up Costco for the 2 for $99 deal.

 

Here's the new prices for Whitefish window prices:

 

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Bump since it's later in the season and figure other places may be doing this.
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