Get ready to hit the slopes! But before packing the car and heading to the mountains, be sure to plan ahead and find out if there are any military discounts available. Many ski resorts throughout the United States offer special savings to active duty military personnel and their families. So whether you are going on a day trip or a week-long winter getaway, don’t forget to bring your military ID so you can save*. Here are just a few ski resorts where you can enjoy discounts on lift tickets, season passes, and more:
Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, VT – Midweek, weekend, holiday, and non-holiday discounts are available to active duty military and their dependent family members.
Ski Butternut Resort, Great Barrington, MA – Military, veterans and their families are eligible for the Hero Discount which is good for up to a $20 savings on lift tickets, $20 savings on most weekend and holiday group lessons, and up to a $10 savings on equipment. View this flyer for details.
Shawnee Mountain, Shawnee on Delaware, PA – Active duty military can save up to $12 on midweek, weekend, and holiday lift tickets, and up to $26 on multi-day lift tickets.
Appalachian Ski Mountain, Blowing Rock, NC – Active duty military soldiers, spouses, and dependent children can receive $5 off each adult ski ticket.
Bryce Resort, Bayse, VA – Every Thursday is Military Day! Active duty service members can receive free lift tickets, and additional discounts are available for their dependents. Military discounts are offered on every other day as well.
Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, CO – Copper Mountain has special Military Season Passes which include unlimited and unrestricted (no blackouts) skiing/riding, 40% off Tubing Walk-up Sessions, plus additional discounts on rentals, lodging, food, lessons and more. Purchase online.
Loveland Ski Area, Loveland, CO – The Loveland Stars & Stripes Military Season Pass is offered to active duty and retired military and is only available on select bases. It is not available at Loveland Ski Area or any Loveland pass sales events. This special pass includes free up-close parking, free days of skiing at select mountains, discounted rental and lesson packages, and more.
Vail Resorts, CO – Vail Resorts operates several ski resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood) and offers discounted military lift tickets at all of them, all season long. Active and reservist military personnel and immediate dependents can also purchase the Liberty Pass which allows unlimited, unrestricted access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Retired military and dependents can purchase the Liberty Honor pass with limited restrictions and blackout dates. Passes are available at the Keystone Pass office all year long or at several Air Force bases and Fort Carson. See site for details.
Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, CO – Active and retired military and their dependents can purchase Patriot discount season passes.
Crystal Mountain Resort, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Enumclaw, WA- Crystal Mountain has several Military Appreciation Days throughout the season offering military personnel half price lift tickets. On other days service members and their dependents can receive a $10 discount.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village, NV – Active duty military who visit this Lake Tahoe ski resort are eligible to receive a free midweek/non-holiday Diamond Peak lift ticket and a $59 weekend/holiday lift ticket. Retired service members and dependents can receive a $59 lift ticket any day.
Pomerelle Mountain Resort, Albion, ID – Military and any adult family members in your group can receive $5 off an adult full day lift ticket.
Soldier Mountain Ski Area, ID – Discounted military adult and youth season passes are available at $100 savings off the regular season passes.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, CA – For a $25 donation that supports the organizations 22 Kill and Military to the Mountains, active duty military can receive a restricted Tahoe Super Pass plus summer Aerial Tram access.
*All of the discounts require that you show your active duty military ID or other verification of service. Please visit the websites for further discount details, restrictions and purchasing information.