The Best Lift Ticket Deals In Vermont

The Best Lift Ticket Deals In Vermont

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The Best Lift Ticket Deals In Vermont


Vermont has some egregious lift ticket prices. Sorry to pick on Stowe, which is a great ski resort, but a lift ticket for this Saturday is $189 if you purchase on-site, and $170 if you buy online.

Due to the popularity of some of its major mountains, the state sees some of the highest lift ticket rates in the Northeast. In spite of this, many resorts and ski hills still offer excellent lift ticket deals throughout the season.

A couple of weeks ago, I covered lift ticket deals that you can find in New Hampshire. This week, I researched where in Vermont you can still find cheap lift tickets.

Ascutney: When the t-bar is fully open, Ascutney’s lift ticket prices are $20 for adults, $10 for kids, and free for children six and under. When the t-bar is only open to its mid-station, it’s $10 for adults, $7 for kids, and free for children six and under.

As previously covered here on Unofficial Networks, going there not only supports a ski area but also helps support a resurgent community.

Bolton Valley: For its skiable acreage, Bolton Valley is among the best bang for your buck mountains in New England. Half Day Tickets are $49 on Weekdays, $59 on Weekends, and $69 during Peak Periods. Night skiing is only $25 if you purchase in advance, and $29 if you buy the day of. For Non-Peak Mondays, day passes are $39. You can also buy a one-ride lift ticket, which is $20.

Brattleboro Ski Hill: Lift tickets to this volunteer-run ski area are only $5, but you’ll need to bring cash or a check. Kids five and under ski free.

Burke: Out of all the ski resorts in Vermont, Burke Mountain has the best lift ticket deals. During Midweek days, tickets are only $45. Vermont and New Hampshire residents that live in Coos and Grafton Counties can purchase day tickets any day for $65. If you have a season pass at another mountain, Burke is offering $ 65-day tickets, which have no blackout dates.

On Wednesday, you can buy three lift tickets for the price of one: $45. On Sunday and Monday afternoons, guests can purchase a half-day ticket for only $35.

All active service men & women as well as their immediate family members can ski for free at Burke during midweek.

Finally, Burke is an Indy Pass allied partner, meaning it’s 25% off Weekend rates, and 50% off Midweek tickets.

Cochran’s: The starting place for many Olympic skiers has some awesome lift ticket deals. For Adults, tickets are $19 on Weekends/Holidays and $10 during Midweek periods. Children ski for $14 on Weekends/Holidays and $8 during Midweek periods.

For Friday night skiing, a ticket is only $5. Children under five, and Seniors above seventy-two years young and older can ride the lifts for free.

Hard’ack: Skiing at this ski hill in Saint Albans is FREE, but you should definitely leave a donation to help them keep supporting their local hill. They have yet to open this season though due to the inclement weather.

Jay Peak: Day ticket prices at Jay are below the average rates for the top ski resorts in Vermont. Vermont farmers get a day of free skiing and riding each year. This season’s farmer’s event already happened, but it will likely return next season. They also have a variety of ski & stay packages.

Killington: Although the Beast sees some of the highest lift ticket prices in New England during peak periods, there are still some solid Midweek deals. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, lift tickets are $79 during the regular season and $59 in the early/late season. Military members can also receive discounted lift tickets at The Beast, with the best deals being during the early and late seasons. Additionally, Seniors 80 years and older, along with children six and under, ski free.

Lyndon Outing Club: A day ticket for adults is only $15. A punch card, which gives you six tickets, is $50.

Mad River Glen: If you want to ski for the last two hours of lift operations during Midweek, tickets are only $39 for all ages.

Magic Mountain: For Vermont and New Hampshire residents, lift tickets are $64 for adults and $44 for kids on Thursdays and Fridays.

Middlebury Snowbowl: Lift tickets at the Snowbowl are cheaper than the industry average, with $40 adult day passes Midweek. $20 tickets are available for Middlebury students, kids under six years old, and Seniors above seventy. They are now Indy Pass allied partners, meaning it’s 25% off weekend prices, and 50% off Midweek tickets.

Northeast Slopes: The oldest continuously operating rope tow in the country has some cheap lift tickets. On Wednesdays, day prices are $10 for adults and $6 for kids under eighteen. On Weekends/Holidays, tickets are $15.

Pico: Similar to Killington’s discount deals, Pico has $49 lift tickets on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays for New Hampshire and Vermont residents. Current or past Military members can pay lift tickets for $45 Midweek, and $59 on Weekends/Holidays. For Senior Military members, day passes are $38 on Midweek dates and $50 on Weekends/Holidays.

Would like to send a shoutout to Mark over at for helping me find the Killington and Pico deals for Seniors.

Quechee Club: Full-day prices are reasonable, with it being $57 for adults. Tickets on Friday are $35 for a full day. They also have a last two hours ticket, which comes to $22.

Saskadena Six: During weekdays, day tickets are only $49 for adults, $39 for children, and $29 for Military/Super Seniors.

Smuggler’s Notch: Even peak season lift ticket prices at Smuggs are below the average major ski resort cost in Vermont. During the early/late season, full-day adult lift tickets are $59.

Access to Morse Mountain, their beginner area, is $59 for adults for most periods of the season. Some of their other deals include a single lift ticket ride ($15) and access to the Sterling T-Bar ($15).

Stratton Resort: The Southern Vermont ski resort has a variety of solid ski & stay packages at their various lodging properties.

Sugarbush: Mt. Ellen has $49 lift tickets on Thursdays. This is a great opportunity to explore the peak’s underrated and steep terrain.

Image Credits: Burke Mountain(Featured Image), Ascutney Outdoors (Header Image), Ian Wood of Unofficial Networks, Sugarbush Resort


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