No one can afford to ski at full price. As a Utah local, I keep my eyes open for the hot discounts on lift tickets.
Here is my updated list of the deals for the 2014-2015 season.
If you know of any lift ticket deals not listed here, please let me know by leaving a comment below so that I can include them in the list.
Remember that most resorts offer discounted passes for children under 12 years old. These child passes are bought at the ticket window and are almost always cheaper than discount adult passes. Don’t buy adult passes for your younger kids.
5th and 6th graders ski free with Ski Utah passport
5th graders get 3 free lift tickets to every resort in Utah. 6th graders get 1 free lift ticket to every resort in Utah. $35 processing fee ($45 after January 31, 2014). Be sure to send in your application early as it takes a few weeks for Ski Utah to process them and mail them back.
There are blackout dates for the 2014-15 season:
BYU Snowbird Passes – $102 for two
The BYU ticket office sells discount Snowbird passes. They have a limited number and when they are gone, they are gone.
These passes are not limited to BYU patrons and they used to be the best deal in town. Unfortunately, Snowbird marketing has changed them the past two years and they are of much less value to students due to restrictions. Especially weird this year is their restriction that these passes be used by Feb. 5, 2015, but there are no blackouts during Christmas.
- Snowbird Ski Passes are $99 each plus $3 per ticket fee for each pass.
- Each pass is good for 1 person for 2 days of skiing.
- The pass is NOT transferable and is valid for only 1 person.
- Valid opening day through Feb. 5, 2015 only. No other restrictions.
- Lost, stolen, or misplaced passes will NOT be replaced by the BYU Ticket Office.
- Passes are available for pick-up at the Marriott Center during regular office hours (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri.).
- Customers ordering Ski Passes must pick up with valid driver’s license ONLY.
Here is a map to the ticket office.
Phillips 66 Two for One Snowbird Lift Tickets
Fill up your car four times at participating Phillips 66 gas stations before December 21, 2014, and get a 2-for-1 lift ticket coupon. Minimum 8 gallons of gas per fill up. Coupon is valid before December 25 or after April 6.
Brighton $20 Lift Tickets with Donation
Brighton 2014 Quad Wednesdays are the first three Wednesdays in December. Arrive early, be generous in your donations, and have fun!
December 3: Quad Wednesday – Toys for tots
Bring any new toy worth $10 or more and get a day lift ticket for only $20.
December 10: Quad Wednesday – Road Home Homeless Shelter
Donate a coat, gloves or pair of unused socks and get your $20 day pass.
December 17: Quad Wednesday – Utah Food Bank
Donate a grocery bag of non-perishable goods to get your $20 day pass.
The Costco located at 648 East 800 South, Orem, UT (801-851-5003) has discount lift tickets. I believe that none of these passes have blackout dates.
Sundance: Two passes for $100
Snowbird: Two tram and chair lift passes for $150.