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UPDATE: Where possible I have linked the resort's page detailing their military programs. I will update this post as I get more info

 

I have been meaning to do this for a while and with my upcoming PCS I have found myself with some time. We get quite a few military folks looking for advice on skiing and there are some killer deals out there if you know about them. So without further delay:

 

The first and best place to look for deals in general is at the local base Outdoor Rec Center, they will know about most of the local deals at all the mountains and often sell tickets there. They are also super cheap to rent from with package deals that are usually around $20 a day for everything. They usually have standard rental fleet equipment, nothing high end but every once in a while you will find one that has better stuff. They also organize trips that can be ridiculously cheap. Last year I visited my friend at Fairchild AFB and we did a trip to Schweitzer for $45 we

got two days of lift tickets, two nights at a hotel, transportation for the weekend and rentals. Most bases close to ski resorts will have free skiing days or something similar.   

 

Here are more specific deals I know of for resorts:

 

For most of these Active Duty includes Reservists and National Guard but call/check their website to make sure 

Northeast:

 

Smuggler's Notch offers a $39/day three mountain ticket during the midweek

 

Whiteface has a 35% discount off the day's lift ticket price

 

Sunday River offers $10 off the regular season day rate and has specific days with special pricing.

 

Colorado Resorts:

 

Vail Resorts offers active duty military lift tickets for $80/day to most resorts (a few are cheaper). Retired are $90/day

They also offer the Liberty Pass which is unlimited skiing at Keystone and Abasin for $239. This must be purchased at an Air Force base

 

Copper and Winter Park offer discounted season passes. There is also the Patriot Pass that includes both resorts (part of the WP link). The passes also come with days at a number of other resorts. Copper and Winter Park did offer discounted day tickets but I can no longer find the rates on their websites.

 

Monarch offers a season pass for $199 and it does qualify for the exchange rates.

 

Wolf Creek offers discounted lift tickets for $43/day.

 

New Mexico:

 

Taos Ski Valley offers a $350 season pass to military and has a discounted day rate of $72/day. The season pass does not qualify for the exchange days. They also do a military appreciation weekend every year with $25/day tickets.

 

Sipapu is free for military most days. Major holidays and the spring break period they are not offered

 

Ski Santa Fe offers a discounted rate of $60/day

 

California:

 

Perhaps the most ridiculous deal out there is Squaw/Alpine Meadows offering military a silver level season pass for a $25 donation to their Military to the Mountains program. It's a program that brings disabled veterans to Squaw to learn adaptive. It is just kicking off this year and looks to be a fabulous program that deserves donations on it's own merits.

 

Mt. Rose offers a discounted rate of $54/day

 

Homewood offers free military tickets on non-peak days and a 50% discount on peak days

 

Heavenly and Northstar offer the same rates as Breck, Vail and Beaver Creek. Follow the Vail link above for more info.

 

 

 

There are too many mountains out there for me to know them all so leave a post if it's not listed here or send me a PM and I'll do what I can to find out. If you know of a discount feel free to make a post adding it.     


Edited by lonewolf210 - 1/8/16 at 1:43pm
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Military members and their dependents get 50% off here. Since we're pretty cheap to begin with, that's just $36.50.



More discounts:

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Great idea for a thread! 

 

Powder Mountain has $48/day military lift tickets. It also has a military season pass. 

 

Better yet, here's Ski Utah's chart of military and senior day ticket info for all Utah resorts:

 

Alta Ski Area Military Day Ticket
none
Senior Day Ticket
80yr+/ FREE
 
Beaver Mountain Military Day Ticket
$38
Senior Day Ticket
65yr+/ $38
 
Brighton Military Day Ticket
TBD
Senior Day Ticket
TBD
 
Brian Head Military Day Ticket
10% off Full Adult
Senior Day Ticket
65yr+/ $39
 
Cherry Peak Military Day Ticket
$38
Senior Day Ticket
65yr+/ $38
 
Deer Valley Military Day Ticket
$80
Senior Day Ticket
65yr+/ $85
 
Eagle Point Military Day Ticket
TBD
Senior Day Ticket
TBD
 
Nordic Valley Military Day Ticket
TBD
Senior Day Ticket
TBD
 
Powder Mountain Military Day Ticket
$48
Senior Day Ticket
62-74yr/ $55 | 75+/ FREE
 
Park City Military Day Ticket
none
Senior Day Ticket
65yr+/ $59
 
Snowbasin Military Day Ticket
TBD
Senior Day Ticket
TBD
 
Snowbird Military Day Ticket
TBD
Senior Day Ticket
TBD
 
Solitude Military Day Ticket
$51
Senior Day Ticket
70yr+/ $55
 
Sundance Military Day Ticket
$35
Senior Day Ticket
65yr+/ $21
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Even small places have military discounts.  Massanutten in VA does a special day in late season too.  Many military families drive over from DC or Norfolk.

 

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Does anyone know of places that have military discounts for Department of Defense civilians? I know that Crested Butte still does. From their website: "Valid for active military, retired military, their legal dependents and Department of Defense employees." A couple of years ago it was only 50 bucks for adults and 25 bucks for kids. Our family of 4 could ski for $150 bucks for a day. It looks like they've upped it a bit since then to $190, but still a great deal.

 

I have guys that I work with that use their civilian CAC cards to get the military discount, but I think that is pretty shady.

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Originally Posted by ksampson3 View Post


Does anyone know of places that have military discounts for Department of Defense civilians? I know that Crested Butte still does. From their website: "Valid for active military, retired military, their legal dependents and Department of Defense employees." A couple of years ago it was only 50 bucks for adults and 25 bucks for kids. Our family of 4 could ski for $150 bucks for a day. It looks like they've upped it a bit since then to $190, but still a great deal.

I have guys that I work with that use their civilian CAC cards to get the military discount, but I think that is pretty shady.

A lot of them simply require a current CaC if you read the fine print rather then stating you must be active duty. I think the intent is often to include DoD personnel. For instance, the $25 pass at squaw, the website only says active duty military but if you watch the promotional video they released the CEO says active duty military and members of the DoD.
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Updated the top post to make it more readable and add a few resorts.

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Sugar has decent military discounts and also extends them to the families of military..

 

Military Discounts

 

2015-2016 Season
Military Slope/Lift Ticket Prices
  Full Day Half Day Twilight Night
Monday – Friday 26 20 26 19
Saturday & Holiday 51 40 51 28
Sunday 51 40 51 19

 

 

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Killington in Vermont will give you a free Express Card which gets 50% off midweek and 25% off weekends and holidays.

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Perfect North offers a $35 lift ticket for active duty military.
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Years back, I learned to ski at Mad River Mountain when Wright-Patt closed down for snow days.  It was $5 for lift ticket, rental, group lesson (which was private most times).  You can point your tips straight down hill, but I learned to turn.  It looks like they still have a similar deal.

 

http://skimadriver.com/military.html

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