Like golf, many winter sports can be a bit expensive. If you love playing in the snow and are interested in picking up skiing or snowboarding as a hobby, you should know there are definitely ways to save some money along the way. Below, we’ve shared a list of tips for making the two sports more affordable, courtesy of FirstTracksOnline.com. Enjoy!
Lessons in January
The first month of the year is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month,” so all throughout January U.S. venues offer great deals on classes and programs taught by pros. Programs vary, but normally include a lesson, lift ticket, and rental equipment.
School Kids “Passport” Programs and More
Many states offer free lift tickets and lessons for kids in certain grades with a ski association “passport.” There is a small processing fee for the passports, but they are available in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and through Ski the Northwest Rockies.
Rental equipment from a mountain of community shop is nothing new, but now those wanting to hit the slopes can rent clothing as well which makes starting out more affordable.
Score Cheap Tickets
Purchase Online: Go online to find cheaper lift tickets. Check out Liftopia.com and GetSkiTickets.com which sell discount lift tickets to many resorts, including well-known spots and less well-known venues.
Befriend a Season Pass Holder: Many ski areas offer “buddy tickets’ and pass holder discounts so they can bring a friend.
Befriend Another Friend: Want a free membership? Take the Bring a Friend Challenge and get a free membership from Mountain Sports Club.
Ask Your Mountain: Check with your local ski park or browse ski area websites to find deals for child and adult beginners.
Buy Gas and Groceries: Head over to SkiFreeDeals.com for BOGO discounts in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Michigan.
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Visit Rent It Today for all of your Rental Sports Gear Needs
Ready to hit the slopes but don’t have the necessary gear? Rent It Today can help! The most comprehensive rental resource online, Rent It Today can connect you to some of the top retailers for rental winter sports equipment – including skis,snowboards, snowmobiles, and more – in the country. For more information or to search for rental sporting equipment, visit www.rentittoday.com.