Soon the green mountains of Vermont will be white and that means skiing and riding! The leaves that cover our hiking paths now will give way to trails that are groomed to a corduroy finish. For some, the ski season can’t come fast enough. Whether you live here, or are planning a visit, these discounts will help your family get the most on and off the slopes.
Our kids have spent plenty of time skiing and riding at Sugarbush. I’ve even been to a Women’s Ski Camp to help me keep up with good my kids. However, if it is your teen’s first time skiing or boarding then you should check out the First Timer Package — a three lesson series for those ages 13+ who have never tried skiing or riding. The first timer package includes the rental of specially designed beginner equipment, a series of 3 lessons that take your child from booting up; to skating and gliding; making first turns; to using the lifts. The second and third lessons include upgraded lift passes. Bonus: After the 3 lessons are complete your kid will be entitled to a Sugarbush All-Mountain Season Pass for the remainder of the season. Yes – the pass is FREE! What are you waiting for?
Families that visit Bromley should take advantage of the savings offered on Family Fridays when each paying adult pays just $20 per kid. Family Fridays are good every Friday this winter season except during the holiday periods!
Jay Peak Resort
FindandGoSeek users can’t stop raving about the new Pump House Waterpark at Jay Peak! This winter a family of four can Ski, Splash and Stay at resort from $330 a night. That includes daily access to the Pump House indoor waterpark, lift tickets and free daycare.
We know first hand there is so much to do at Smuggs. That is why we think it’s great they offer vacation packages catering to individual families needs and budgets! Each package includes mountainside condominium lodging; lift tickets; snow tubing; use of the indoor pool and hot tub, Nordic and snowshoe terrain, indoor FunZone, and the teen center. You can choose from Base, Classic or Summit packages. The Classic and Summit package include free childcare.
Passport to the Valley
Can’t decide where to ski? Or perhaps your family likes to change it up during your stay? Now you you can with the Mad River Valley Chamber’s Passport to the Valley. When you book your 3-day weekend or 2-day midweek stay at any of the participating hotels, you will also be able to choose where you ski and ride. The package includes a lift ticket good for Sugarbush, Mad River Glen or Ole’s Cross-Country Nordic Ski Center. Also enjoy extras like free apps, movie tickets, ice skating and more.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month – first-timers can learn for as little as $29. The package includes a beginner lesson with a professional instructor, a full day beginner lift ticket, and full day equipment rental (skis or snowboard) at participating resorts.
Sweetening the deal for those who already ski and ride, the organizers are challenging you introduce a newcomer to skiing or snowboarding this season. When you Bring a Friend to the mountain, you could be rewarded with some awesome prizes including skis and snowboards from HEAD, North Face or Burton and more.
Photo Credits: Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont, Jay Peak Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Bromley.