In most cases, poaching is a criminal act. Im not a criminal, and ive always justified the bending of rules by calling them victimless crimes. If a chairlift is already running for the day, getting away with not paying for your day of skiing wont make so much of a difference. You should support your local ski hill, but if you got no money and you need to ski, you gotta do what you gotta do.
buy a ticket from someone who is done for the day. if you show up at noon, there will definitely be people done for the day. offer ten bucks, or a sob story.
use someones pass, just know their info
fake passes will most likely get you caught
bang a liftie. liftties arent always the hottest of chicks, but its worth a 70 dollar pass to take her home from the bar, and you get a warm place to sleep.
the green pass. (some secrets need to stay secret)
the blocker is a friend who has a pass. this person is a pro at fumbling a pass and distracting a liftie long enough to sneak by
got a name tag? or a jacket that looks like ski patrol, you'd be surprised what'll work
the ski school line, help little kids that need help getting on the lift, you will never get asked for a pass, and you're doing a service anyway.
if you want to get up a lift once, you can usually talk the liftie into one ride. just hike rails all day.
-post your method, poaching the ski mountain is only the beginning. once your a poacher, long lines, closed bar parties, and NYC police barricades become part of the fun. Good luck!