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Blog :: 11-2012

How to Ski or Snowboard for Cheap at Mount Snow

There's no getting around it, skiing in Vermont is an expensive hobby. But it doesn't always have to be. With a little help (you're welcome) savvy skiers and riders can save big on their turns at Mount Snow this season. Here's to being thrifty.

1. Founder's Day -- December 12, 2012 Birthday parties are always fun, especially when it means you can ski or ride for dirt cheap. On Mount Snow's birthday, known as Founders Day, they're offering $12 lift tickets for advance purchase online (limit 1,000) only. Make haste.

2. Season Pass Holder Bring-a-Friend Fridays Got a friend with a season pass to Mount Snow? Tag along on any non-holiday Fridays this year for a discounted lift ticket. Adults are $50, Youth (6-18 years) & Seniors are $29. Offer valid for one guest per passholder. Not Valid on Dec. 28, 2012 and February 17, 2013.

3. St. Patty's Day Special -- March 17, 2013 Purchase tickets online for Mount Snow's annual St. Paddy's Day Celebration 48 hours in advance and pay just $17. A great day of spring skiing is complemented with live music, green eggs and ham, and of course, beer. Lot's of it. It wouldn't be a proper Irish holiday without it.

4Buy Online and Save When was the last time planning ahead gave you a disadvantage? Skiing is no different. If you've got a long weekend or some stored up sick days, purchase your multi-day lift tickets online and save as much as $50 on a 3-day Adult pass compared to buying daily tickets at the window.

5. Discounts for Military personnel To thank our service men and women, Mount Snow continues the tradition of a $10 discount on full-price single day lift tickets for any active AND retired military personnel with a valid military ID. This offer is good any day of the year, no blackouts.

Additionally, Mount Snow will present any military personnel (with valid ID) a free FANFare Card ($79 value), good for savings of 50% on midweek, 25% on weekend, or 10% on holiday single & multi-day lift ticket prices.

As always, all kids ages 5 & under ski free any day at Mount Snow.

Now that you've got your tickets, all that's left is a place to crash after your day(s) on the slopes. You didn't think we'd leave you hanging, right? Check out our listings of long and short-term southern Vermont real estate rentals, available all winter long. Located just 15 minutes from the base of Mount Snow.


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    Nordic and Cross Country Skiing in Vermont

    For being known as the Green Mountain state, Vermont sure pins a lot of its tourism and success on the skiers and riders that frequent the state's snow-covered slopes in winter. But downhill, or alpine skiing isn't for everyone. Sure there's other activities you can do at Vermont ski areas, but sometimes you just want to retreat into nature and get away from it all. Cross country skiing offers a perfect escape from the masses and a great chance to connect with Vermont's picturesque landscape.

    It's a little known fact that Vermont offers nearly as much for the cross country skier as it does to mogul junkies and apline skiers those with the need for speed. More than two dozen nordic ski centers located throughout the state provide hundreds of kilometers of machine groomed cross country ski trails for sliding along while admiring breathtaking mountain views.

    Southern Vermont alone is home to a handful of nordic ski centers with meandering, well-maintained trail networks that explore the surrounding forest. Snowshoers will also find an abundance of fresh snow to break on well-marked trails through the woods. Many nordic centers even have rental departments that can outfit you with all the necessary gear for a great day.

    If you're looking for a leg-burning workout this winter, without the hassle of lift lines, crowded parking lots and hunting for cheap lift tickets, then head to one of these great nordic centers near Wilmington.

    1. Timber Creek, West Dover, VT Located just down Rte. 100 from Mount Snow, Timber Creek offers 14km of cross country ski trails and 4km of new snowshoe trails along with a restaurant and lodge on-site to warm up between laps.

    2. Prospect Mountain, Woodford, VT Less than a 30 minute drive from Wilmington proper on the scenic Molly Stark By-Way (Rte. 9), Prospect Mountain cross-country ski center boasts the highest base elevation of any Nordic ski area in the state and a combined 45km of tracked and skating terrain for nordic explorers.

    3. Brattleboro Outing Club, Brattleboro, VT Just up the road from bustling downtown with great shopping and intimate cafes, sits the Brattleboro Outing Club Hut where friends and family meet to ski. Open weekends and holidays with 33km of terrain, lessons and rentals available.

    After a long day of swooshing through the woods, hang up the skis and soothe your aching muscles with a long hot bath at one of our winter rental homes. You won't even have to break trail to get here.


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