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Cheap New England Ski Trip
My friends and I are planning to drive up to a resort in NY, Vermont or New Hampshire the week after Christmas this year. Being a bunch of broke high school kids, were trying to keep it as inexpensive as possible. Info on which resort(s) have the cheapest tickets, lodging (on or off the resort), and food would be helpful. Thanks
Me and my friends did this for spring break 3 years ago. We went to the local warren miller movie (Albany, NY) showing and got a bunch of free tickets. They have a fuck ton of black out dates but that might be a good place to start. Other than that look on liftopia and individual mountains websites for college deals. Pretty sure mount snow does $29 thursdays over winter break if you're in college.
pretty much everything is going to be full price the week after christmas. your best bet is probably to try and find a lodging deal now since thats probably the only discount you'll find that week
go to the gaspe peninsula in quebec - super cheap, deep pow
Bolton valley in VT is cheap it's a family mountain but there's cool terrain to be found
Magic Mtn. Buts it gotta be a good snow year
Sugarbush is dope I can show you around. Bolton is rad for night skiing and only 35 away. The week after Christmas is crazy but still wickdd
Well going during holiday season doesn't help, but there are ways to save. A lot of resorts have student discounts if you show a student ID. For example, Okemo offers half off lift tickets with student ID, or at least they did a few years ago. Jay has a discounted college student season pass- $250 which essentially pays for itself considering a 4 day lift ticket there is $303. Seeing as you're in HS, i am not sure if any student discounts would apply to you. If you live in the state you ski in, you may be able to find unique student discounts or promotions.
Check out Liftopia for cheap tickets and ski during the week if possible. Lodging is ALWAYS going to be insane and more expensive on the resort. I don't know of anywhere that will rent lodging to teenagers, so you will likely have to bring an adult (at least for check in). AirBnb is great for finding houses or try Kayak.com. You might be able to get away with having a parent book Airbnb. Of the 3 times I used Airbnb, I only met an owner once for check-in. Pack food as often as you can. Download a gas app to find the cheapest gas on your route.
The bigger resorts tend to be similarly priced. Stay away from Stowe as it is crazy expensive for lift tickets and food ($92 on mountain and $129 if you don't have an RFID card yet. I learned that the hard way).
That's all I got.
If you're not trying to go super hard in the park but want to rip some super sick terrain smuggs is the shit, and it's pretty inexpensive.
I'll also probably be ripping around Stowe over christmas break so anybody who wants to shred hmu
JWillySkeezI'll also probably be ripping around Stowe over christmas break so anybody who wants to shred hmu
yo let's ride!
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