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Senior Ski Guide

Ski Resorts with Free Skiing for Seniors

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ThSkiers are getting older, and acting younger. Today’s senior skier is fit, financially independent and active – taking more ski trips and using their ski passes plenty more days. Thanks to our friends at Senior Skiing, it’s easy to find the goods in your Golden Years- ski resorts offer deals to seniors and free skiing for 65-70+, particularly midweek when as much as 40% of the clientele on the hill are seniors. Here is a list of ski areas that offer free skiing to seniors, discounts and deals for downhillers who are over the hill- but still on the hill.

Senior ski deals in New England and The East

Attitash Mountain Resort - New Hampshire -$50 season pass (80+), 30% discount (65-79), Attitash also offers special ski school clinics, discounts, clubs, socials for seniors 65 and over.

Bretton Woods - New Hampshire - $25 midweek skiing 65-79. Free skiing 80+.

Cannon Mountain Ski Area - New Hampshire -$50 season pass (80+), 14% discount (65-79). Cannon also provides ski school clinics, discounts, and curbside assistance to senior skiers.

Cataloochee - North Carolina -Free skiing (65+).

Smugglers’ Notch Resort – Vermont - 20 season pass (70+). Smuggs also offers reserved areas in lodge, discounts in ski shops, rentals, and ski school.

Sugarbush Resort – Vermont - $199 mid-week season (65+); free skiing (90+).

Waterville Valley Resort - New Hampshire -$25 season pass (80+) 30% discount (65-79). Waterville Valley is home to the original Silver Streaks ski club which offers clinics, races, and social events.

Midwest Skiing

Crystal Mountain – Michigan -$29 season pass (80+).42% discounts for mid-week season passes (56+). Crystal’s “Retired Not Tired” club provides locals opportunity to return to skiing.

Mt Zion Ski Hill – Michigan - Free skiing (70+), 20% discount (65-69). Zion offers seniors ski school clinics, curbside assistance, close-to-lodge parking, restaurant discounts.

Senior Skiing Out West/Northwest

Arapahoe Basin – Colorado - Single senior day tickets $25 (70+), season pass $75. A Basin also offers seniors close-to-lodge parking, clubs and activities.

Hogadon Ski Area - Wyoming - free skiing (70+)

Mt Hood Skibowl - Oregon - Free skiing (75+), 30% discount (65-69). Mt Hood gives seniors ski school clinics, mid-week parties, clubs/activities, mid-week motor coach transportation..

Purgatory Resort -Durango, Colorado - $120season pass (80+), 30% off pass 65-79. Purgatory offes seniors clinics, equipment carts for gear, mid-week parties, curbside assistance, valet parking, close-to-lodge parking

Snowbird – Utah - Generous season passes discount and 10% food discount for seniors including new Summit at Snowbird.

Alta - Utah - $50 80+ season pass

Sundance Mountain Resort - Utah – Senior lift ticket ($15), season pass ($125). Sundance also has a Sundance Senior Ski Group with free skiing, and x-c ski and snowshoe trails.

Tahoe Donner, Truckee – California - Free skiing (70+), 45% discount (65-69).

Canada

Lake Louise Ski Resort – Alberta - Free skiing (80+), 20% discount (65-79)

See our article on the Top Ski Resorts for Seniors, and our article on skiing with your parents and taking the grandkids skiing.

See more on Skiing with your Family and our Top 10 Skis Guide 

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