Skiing is a great sport for all ages to enjoy, but many see it as an expensive activity out of reach for their family vacation. The biggest cost can be your hotel, so once you’ve found a great hotel coupon for your stay outside of the main resort, you need to find the biggest savings on ski gear rental and lift tickets. Here are our top three picks to get the most out of your ski vacation budget.
Best for Beginners: Salt Lake City, Utah
Big Cottonwood Canyon is home to some skiers’ favorite snow, and best of all, it’s at a great rate. Brighton Resort may also be the best value for first-time skiers – for just $99 you get a lesson and all-day rentals and lift pass. Plus, if you’re still learning, you can purchase a learner lift pass for half the usual price that only takes you to the two lifts you’d be using. The whole family is catered to, with skiers under 7 being admitted for free with a paying adult and with classes available focused on women and seniors, making skiing a possibility for everyone. Check out Brighton Resort and find a Hotel Coupon near Brighton, Utah.
Best Winter Experience: Taos, New Mexico
Taos offers great rates on daily lift tickets for the family with discounts for youth, teens, and senior skiers as well as hosting programs for children at each stage, from 6 weeks to 15 years old. If you want more than fantastic skiing alone, don’t miss the other winter activities in in Taos Valley, including tubing on Strawberry Hill, guided snowshoe tours, snowmobile tours, and cross-country skiing. When you want some grown-up time to warm up, try the mineral hot springs of Ojo Caliente, where you can get 20% off entry with any New Mexico lift ticket. Get your Taos Lift Tickets and find a great hotel deal outside of Taos.
Best for All Levels: Kingfield, Maine
Whether you have a group of beginners or are traveling with some advanced skiers, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort hosts the largest ski area on the east coast, with every winter activity you could imagine. Plus, while others are done skiing for the season, Kingfield is a great spring break destination with the mountains still hosting skiers until May. Plus, casual skiers can save big. While a 1 day lift pass will get you on all 14 lifts for $84, you can also grab a full day of three of their chair lifts for only $19 or pay $55 for 6 lifts, including a high speed detachable quad. Purchase lift tickets online at least 4 days in advance to save 14-40%! Find coupons for hotels in nearby Wilton and Waterville.