Snow Deals

It’s beginning to look a lot like ski and snowboard season.

If you haven’t bought a pass for the year here are some ways that you can save.

Diehard

If you’re a ski or snowboard die hard and have some free time on your hands consider getting a job at Winsport. You only need to work one or two evenings or days and will get a free pass to Winsport and free passes or discounts to other hills as well.

Volunteer with CADS Calgary, the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing. Everyone that I’ve talked to raves about volunteering with them and in return for volunteering once a week to help with their skiing program you’ll get free lessons each week and discounts at other hills. You’ll be helping people with disabilities get in runs while also going down yourself either on skis or a snowboard. You also don’t have to be a pro to help, all it takes is the ability to go down green runs.

Cheap Days

Winsport will have $10 lift passes for 6 Tuesdays this year. The first one will be November 21.

Norquay’s continuing with it’s famous Toonie Days. Grab a lift ticket for only $2 on Dec 13, January 10, February 7, March 7 and April 11.

Frequent

For anybody that goes slightly less frequently than to warrant a pass.

Lake Louise Plus Card $109 With the Lake Louise Plus Card get free lift tickets on the 1st, 4th and 7th visits and $20 off on your other tickets. The card can also be used at Castle, Panorama, Revelstoke, Schweitzer, RED Mountain, and SilverStar and will get you 25% off at Winsport. A direct to lift upgrade is also included so you can skip the lines at the bottom.

RCR Rockies Card $99.95 Get free lift tickets on the 1st,4th and 7th visit at Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberly and Nakiska. On your other visits you’ll get $15 off at Nakiska and $20 off Kicking Horse. At Fernie you’ll get $40 off from opening until December 15 and from April 9 onwards. The other days you’ll get $20 off. Kids 6-12 can get a card for free with an accompanying adult.

Sunshine SuperCard $99 Get your 1st, 4th and 7th visit free at Sunshine and Marmot. You’ll also get one free lift ticket at Winsport and 50% off other visits. Other visits wills get you $15-25 off. Comes with a free direct to lift upgrade so you can skip the lines.

Mountain Collective $489 USD ( roughly $630 Cad) If you are a traveller and plan to be hitting the hills everywhere this card could be for you. The card is valid at 16 resorts in North America and 4 resorts around the world. It’s valid for 2 free visits at each resort and you get 50% off lift tickets for any subsequent visits. The closest hills to Calgary include Lake Louise, Sunshine and Revelstoke. A kid’s pass for 12 and under is $99 usd.  Buy early as they sell out.

Once or Twice a Year

Liftopia Liftopia sometimes offers 10-20% off on lift tickets but you have to select the date you are going to go on and it is only valid for that date. Some of their deals also can’t be purchased by Albertans.

SUTP Coupon Books The $20 coupon book comes with lots of ski discounts.

  • Norquay has 2 buy one get one lift tickets and rentals with blackout dates of Dec 26-January 7 and Feb 17-19.
  • Castle Mountain has 2 buy one get one 50% off lift tickets with blackout dates of Dec 23-January 7 and Feb 17-19.
  • Fernie, Kimberly, Kicking Horse and Nakiska all have buy one get one 50% off lift tickets valid Monday through Thursday excluding December 22-January 7 and Feb 15-25.

Costco also has lots of deals for lift tickets.

  • Sunshine 2 lift tickets for $168.99
  • Lake Louise 2 lift tickets $165.99
  • Norquay 2 lift tickets $99.99
  • Marmot 2 day lift ticket $139
  • Castle Mountain 2 lift tickets $129.99
  • Nakiska 2 lift tickets $126.99
  • Fernie and Kicking Horse 2 lift tickets $164.99
  • Kimberly 2 lift tickets $119.99
For Kids

Kids in grades 4 or 5 can get a snowpass. For $29.95 they can get into Nakiska, Norquay, Sunshine, Lake Louise and Kicking Horse for free as well as other resorts across Canada.

Kids in Grade 2 can get a Fun Pass. The pass is valid at Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberly and Nakiska and is $20.

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