Hitting the Utah Slopes This Winter Without Busting the Budget

By Bob Winter Nov 6, 2008

Two recent online articles had some great tips about how to save a lot of money while skiing in Utah this winter.

Here are some of the highlights from the article on smartertravel.com:

-The Canyons in Park City, Utah, are throwing in two adult lift tickets—and discounted tickets for the rest of the gang—per unit booked, for each day you stay. Consider that adult lift tickets cost $79 each this season. Kids six and under always ski free.

-At Powder Mountain in Utah, night lift passes are being rolled back to 2002 rates—just $15 for adults and $12 for kids. And night skiing starts at 3 p.m.!

Here are some of the tips shared on MSNBC:

-Book now

-Aim off-peak

-Go midweek

-Be a tourist

-Get free kids’ lift tickets

-Get free kids’ airfare

-Get your grade-schooler a passport (5th and 6th grade)

-Consult the deal watchdogs

-Save on equipment rental

-Follow the locals