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Thread Starter 
Has anyone ever used this website for discounted lift tickets? The discounts aren't huge - $52.99 as opposed to $61 full price - but at the same time any discount means more money in my pocket! Thinking of heading to Windham on Saturday, so any other advice on how to save money on tickets would be appreciated. I know Potter Brothers sell discounted lift tickets, but I don't think any of their stores are on the way from NYC. Thanks for the feedback.
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I know Potter Brothers sell discounted lift tickets, but I don't think any of their stores are on the way from NYC.
But they are!

I wish I knew about them earlier. Their Kingston location is (according to the map) right off the exit of the Throughway. Map it, you'll see what I mean.
post #3 of 15
It's still there, eh? We picked up tickets there when I lived in Kingston and Woodstock back in the early '80s. Decent shop back then...
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Right under the "Skytop Motel" sign.
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Also, Windham just updated their prices on Liftopia, Saturday is $51.99, but Sunday is $42.99, and most of midweek next week is $26, with $43 for next Saturday.

Limited quantities, however
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
It seems I'm just not meant to save money! Bought the tickets on Thursday evening on Liftopia for $52.99 and then the price goes down a dollar. Went into Princeton Ski on Friday afternoon to discover that they sell Windham lift tickets for $51 - they also sell discounted tickets for Hunter and Mountain Creek. I think I'll live with the loss of $2. I had a great day skiing. First day of the season for me and once I remembered how to ski, I had a blast.
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Anyone else used Liftopia? Looking for how it works, and if anyone has had any problems. Got a ski trip to Snowshoe WV coming up in a month and my group could save about $30 a person if we use this service, but I don't want to get burned either.
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Hi Hedgj,

Feel free to get in touch with me (via PM or simply email us at info at liftopia dot com) and I'd be happy to walk through it with you.

The Snowshoe deals are some of our better ones, and a piece of insider info (referencing the Windham post above), is that Snowshoe doesnt update their pricing as often as Windham, so the price will likely stay the same for a while.

Hope this helps, feel free to be in touch.

Evmo
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hedglj, just to clarify, I was very happy with how Liftopia worked. Once I got to Windham I just handed over the e-mail receipt and was handed back my lift tickets. It all took about 5 seconds! I understand that the pricing works a bit like air fare pricing, so it goes up and down according to demand. At the same time, I think it's never going to be more expensive than buying your tickets at the resort on the day, so you'll always save something? So even though on this occasion I could have saved a little more on tickets, I will certainly check out liftopia again for future ski trips.
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Hi all, DeeSki, you are correct. The price on Liftopia will never be more than on-mountain (the system will actually not allow a ticket price to go above the on-mountain price). You are also correct about pricing going up and down like airlines. As an example, another inside tip, is that some resorts will load a fixed, higher price for longer out, and then bring in a better price as a date approaches. Others, however, will do the exact opposite, where they will give customers incentive to buy well in advance with a limited quantity of low priced tickets, that can definitely 'run out' much like seats on an airplane...

I hope this helps...

E
post #12 of 15
A group of 9 of us used Liftopia for presidents day weekend (friday through sunday) at Snowshoe in WV. No problems getting tickets, and we all saved about 30 bucks a person from the in person price.
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A group of 9 of us used Liftopia for presidents day weekend (friday through sunday) at Snowshoe in WV. No problems getting tickets, and we all saved about 30 bucks a person from the in person price.
Great to hear Hedgelij! Let me know if you have any feedback, we listen hard.

In case anyone wants to get out there... we just locked in $29 tickets for Leap Day (you know you want to take Friday off) at a bunch of resorts... More details here
Have fun out there!
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Thought I'd give this thread a bump for a la carte ticket buyers as we enter the trip planning season.
Anybody else use Liftopia for online discount lift ticket purchases?
As a consumer it seems like a big winner to me, especially at a time when most economic news remains dim. You'd think ski areas would like the idea too, for guaranteed income, albeit at a markdown. The only downsides I've noticed are that participation is not universal, you commit to a future ski day regardless of changes in weather/conditions, the deals sometimes sell out if you wait too late to pull the trigger, and at times there are better discount options. Recent media coverage:
http://www.saminfo.com/news/article.php?tid=3841
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/ind...splay&sid=5258
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
Thought I'd give this thread a bump for a la carte ticket buyers as we enter the trip planning season.
Anybody else use Liftopia for online discount lift ticket purchases?
As a consumer it seems like a big winner to me, especially at a time when most economic news remains dim. You'd think ski areas would like the idea too, for guaranteed income, albeit at a markdown. The only downsides I've noticed are that participation is not universal, you commit to a future ski day regardless of changes in weather/conditions, the deals sometimes sell out if you wait too late to pull the trigger, and at times there are better discount options. Recent media coverage:
http://www.saminfo.com/news/article.php?tid=3841
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/ind...splay&sid=5258

Hey James,

Thanks for the feedback (I work for Liftopia), please let us know how you think we can improve our service. We definitely are doing our best to add resorts (re: not universal), so thanks for your patience as we build our list of partners.

Have a great season, and please send any feedback along my way
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