Military Ski Pass Discounts and Winter Gear Savings
Save This Winter with Military Discounts on Your Ski Passes
Winter will be here soon and with it, ski season! Here is a long list of military ski pass discounts for resorts across the country. Save a little bit of money this year when you make plans to have some fun on the slopes.
Military Ski Pass Discounts
- Vail Resorts
- Big Bear (CA)
- China Peak
- Crystal Mountain (WA)
- Crystal Mountain (MI)
- Deer Valley (UT)
- Diamond Peak
- Dodge Ridge
- Eagle Point
- Grand Targhee
- Holiday Valley
- Mad River Glen
- Monarch Mountain
- Mount Shasta
- Sierra at Tahoe
- Snowshoe Mountain
- Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
- Sunday River
- Sun Valley (ID)
- White Face
- White Fish
Vail Resorts also offers a Military Epic Pass which is good at 37 different ski resorts, including, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Okemo Mountain, Park City, and more.
While the Epic Pass is normally $999 for adults, 13+ and $509 for children ages 5-12, the Epic Military Pass is $189 for active duty, active duty dependents, retired military, and retired dependents. Veterans can also get an Epic Military Pass for $579 for those ages 18+, and $319 for those ages 5-17. They also offer a Liberty Pass for active, retired, veterans, and dependents for $319 for adults ages 18+, or $219 for ages 5-17.
For more details, please see our article on the Vail Resorts Military Epic Pass.
Big Bear Lake, California
They offer discounted lift tickets to active duty and their dependents all season long. The discount is for 25% off the ticket window rate for one-day lift tickets with no blackout dates. Valid at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit.
You can also get 2020/2021 Military Season Passes by purchasing them online, by calling them or going to a season pass and guest services office at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit. There are five different passes to choose from. In addition, they also offer 2021 Bike Park Season passes and 2021 Summer Discounts.
For more info, please go here.
At this resort, active, retired, veteran, and active military dependents can purchase one discounted all-day lift ticket. The ticket is valid any day, including holidays. The cost of the 2020-2021 season was $52 for non-holiday days and $54 for holiday days. The discount is for adults only with a valid military ID.
Crystal Mountain Washington is offering a 20% discount on midweek lift tickets this winter. Discounts applies to first responders, active and retired military, medical workers and teachers. To receive the discount you must follow these steps.
Hero lift tickets are available from 01/04-04/04/2021. All active duty and retired military and their dependents can receive 50% off Midweek lift tickets (Monday-Friday). *Excludes Holiday Periods (01/16/21 – 01/17/21; 02/13/21 – 02/14/21).
Park City, Utah
Deer Valley Utah offers roughly 40% off their daily lift pass. Paying $99 versus the $209 active duty, active, reserve, honorably discharged or retired military members get a great deal every day of the week. All service members must have a valid military ID and be able to present it upon receipt of the lift pass. This pass is also available to spouses and dependents with valid military ID.
Deer Valley Local Tip
Alf Engen Ski Museum is an interactive museum that aims in preserving the history of skiing. This museum is absolutely free for anyone who enters its doors and is open from 1000-1800 daily.
Incline Village, NV
Active Duty U.S. Military receive a free lift ticket midweek/non-peak with valid military ID. Civilian, contractors, foreign affiliates, VA and expired IDs are not accepted. Visit Guest Services window with ID.
At this resort, active duty military, ages 20 and older pay $75, and teens, ages 18-19 pay $65 for their military discount.
Opening day will be December 18, 2020. They offer 15% off lift tickets with a proper military ID.
At this resort, you can find a discount on lift tickets for active duty personnel with a valid ID. The discount is for a full-day lift ticket at 30% off.
Jumping up on Ski Magazine’s list this year is Holiday Valley. This mountain has always been a local secret with its amazing trail range and family feel, but the secret is slowly leaking out. Travelers from all over the country are starting to realize how amazing Holiday valley really is. Offering discounts to military members and their families is just one way they make you feel a part of the family. For the weekends and holidays, military members pay $60 for the 8 hour ticket and just $45 for the week day passes. Additionally, you receive $5 off the night pass. This offer is only allowed at the ticket window so it is important to keep that military ID on you at all times this winter season.
Holiday Valley Local Tip
Bring your crock-pot to the mountain with you. You’ll look like a local and have a great home-cooked warm meal at the end of your long day on the mountain.
At this resort, active duty, retired military, and those who have been honorably discharged are eligible for a free military express card, plus free skiing on Veterans Day, and Memorial Day. The Express card will get you 50% off lift tickets and direct-to-lift access. 2020-2021 Express Cards are no longer available but will be for the 2021-2022 season.
NOTE: This discount has been put on hold for the 20/21 ski season. Please check back for updates.
Great news for active duty military members at Mad River Glen, lift tickets are free! All you need is to be able to present your Military ID at the ticket window. Are you a Veteran or Retired? Mad river glen also offers a 50% discount on one regularly priced ticket. Located in the heart of Vermont, Mad River glen has a lot to offer. With 250 inches of annual snowfall, beginners through advanced free riders always have something to challenge them. With the nation’s last remaining single chairlift, it is a great part of authentic skiing. Great beer, great food and an amazing atmosphere make the trip worthwhile, the skiing is just an add on.
Mad River Glen Local Tip
Just 25 minutes away lies the gem of Vermont, the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. With tons of extra local flavors and a factory tour with free ice cream at the end, you will not want to miss this.
At this resort, active duty, dependents, retired military, and the reserves can receive a military season pass for $199. With the pass, you can receive unlimited skiing/riding every day as well as many other perks and discounts. For one-day tickets, you can show your military ID and pay $59 for a buddy pass ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person.
At this ski park, you can get a $35 lift ticket any day of the week with a military ID. For active and retired military, not family members.
Twin Bridges, California
At this resort, they offer free skiing or riding on Sundays to active duty military. You just need to show your military ID at the ticket office. You can get one ticket per person per day, excluding peak dates. (Haven’t updated for the 2020-2021 season yet.)
Snowshow, West Virginia
At this resort, you can receive 40% off value midweek rates and 20% off weekend and holiday rates for one-day and three-day tickets for their military discount. They also offer a discount military season pass.
Lake Tahoe, California
Military Day Tickets are now available for Active Duty Military personnel & their legal dependents for the 2020-21 season at Squaw Valley. Please note that these tickets are valid Monday-Friday, Non-Holiday only. These tickets are not sold online and must be purchased in-person with ID/Proof of Active Duty status.
*Dependents are eligible for day tickets, but NOT for the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows military discounted season pass at this time.
Carrabassett Valley, Maine
At this resort, you can get 10% off the window ticket rates on weekends and holidays and 20% off midweek days. This discount is for full priced lift tickets, and for active duty, reserves, national guard, retired military, and family members. A military ID is required. They also have special military days on January 12th and 16th, February 2nd, and 9th, and March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. In addition, there are discounts on ski and snowboard rentals, and more. They also offer 10% off Sugarloaf lodging rates.
Sunday River in Maine is one of the most popular ski resorts in the state. Currently pumping out man-made and natural snow, Maine is ready for winter.
Ranked number 5 in the nation for snowmaking and grooming, any skier or snowboarder that is trying to find the sought after corduroy better find their way to Sunday River at some point this season.
Their 10% discount on weekends and holidays and 20% midweek discount is taken at the counter for all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Retired Service Personnel. Additionally, their spouses and dependents can cash in on this offer.
Even though this is not the best discount, Sunday River regularly has special days for military members that have even greater savings. Even on its busiest days you are able to find the sweet spot of skiing, short lift lines and quiet trails.
Sunday River Military Days 2021
- Sun, Jan 10
- Wed, Jan 27
- Wed, Feb 24
- Wed, Mar 17
- Sun, Mar 28
- Sun, Apr 4
Sunday River Local Tip
Check out Sud’s Pub in Bethel, the local hangout spot. You might even get the chance to catch open mic night, a tradition dating back to the late 80’s.
Sun Valley Idaho ranked number one for the 2020-2021 season on ski magazine, offers a 50% discount for all active duty military and their dependents. 50% off the daily ticket rate is taken at the ticket counter with a valid military ID. Additionally, Veterans and retired military members receive 30% the daily ticket price.
Sun Valley Local Tip
The Gold Mine is a local thrift store with hidden treasures from lightly used skis to top of the line fashion statement pieces. Open only from 10:00-17:30, it’s a great place to spend the day when your legs need a break from the mountain.
Taos, New Mexico
At this resort, they offer a discount on passes for military. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call: 888-262-8398 for more details.
When thinking of winter sports and skiing, New Mexico may not be the first state that comes to mind. Yet, Taos Ski Valley NM is ranked number 4 on Ski Magazine’s top 30 places to ski in the west for the 2020-2021 season. Military members receive $240 off their unlimited pass and $26 off their daily lift pass. Military members will need to email email@example.com in order to verify their ID but it is a quick and easy process that will save you hundreds of dollars. Day passes are available for purchase at the ticket window with valid military ID. With 300” of average annual snowfall, New Mexico should be on your horizon.
Local Tip for Taos Ski Valley
Catch a sunrise Hot Air Balloon trip across the Rio Grande. Depending on the weather, the tour may be able to dip just above the Rio Grande to witness wildlife and other perspectives you may not see on land. With breathtaking views all year round, it is not an excursion you want to miss.
To receive your pass at Telluride Ski Resort you must purchase a $99 Telluride Military Card Telluride Military Card. This card gives you your first day free and 30% off each time you purchase any additional days throughout the season. This pass is open to all military members and their families as long as they can present their valid military ID. With this pass there are no restrictions or blackout dates so you and your family will be able to save year round.
Telluride Ski Resort Local Tip
Wake up early and catch the first Lift 12 Chair, hike for 20-30 minutes to reach the Gold Hill Shute. This area gives you the backcountry feel without having to leave your family on a separate mountain. From advanced to expert terrain, take caution on this beautiful pass to experience an awesome thrill this season.
Wilmington, New York
Locally known as Ice Face, White Face Mountain is located in the heart of the Adirondack State Park. Claiming to be the better of the “whites” in the east with 190 inches of average snowfall annually they are hard to compete with. The area is steaming hot with new and upcoming breweries so it is important to take an afternoon for “scientific research”. Active duty military members receive a 35% off one day lift tickets. While this discount is only allowed at the ticket window, it open to the immediate family. This discount also includes any retired or veteran military members and their immediate families. This season it is required to pre purchase tickets due to COVID-19, so it would be smart to call ahead to ensure you are able to shred that day.
White Face Mountain Local Tip
Check out Lake Placid, the host of the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympics. With different night activities, you’re able to keep the kids busy après ski.
White Fish, Montana
The White Fish Montana military ski pass offer is 50% off daily lift passes to all active, reserve and retired military members and their dependents. They also offers 50% off certain services such as winter equipment and group rentals. There may be some blackout dates for those services but the daily lift pass discount is always available. All discounts will be honored with the military ID present at the time of purchase.
Local Tip for White Fish Mountain Resort
It is rumored that Chair 2, Swift Creek Express, opens a half an hour before the other lifts. Skiers are able to warm up on freshly groomed snow and get a head start on the open crowd.
At this resort, you can find a 20% off military discount on all standard lift tickets, lessons, Tree House, and lodging. The discount is for active duty, Wounded Warriors, retired active duty, national guard, spouses, and dependent children with a valid military ID.
Flat Top, West Virginia
Winterplace offers a 20% discount on all standard lift, rental, and lodging (see details and restrictions on their website). Discount only valid for lift, and rental purchased on site and based on availability. If pre-purchasing online, discount does not apply.
Military and Veteran Discounts on Your Ski Gear
At Big 5, you can find sleds, snow play gear, and other clothing. They offer a 10% off military discount. The discount is for active duty, reserve military, retirees, veterans, their spouses, and dependents. You would need to show a valid ID or veteran status on your driver’s license. The discount is for in-store purchases only.
At Jskis you can get skis, bindings, gear, and clothing. They have a 10% off military discount. It can’t be combined with other discounts or promotions. You would need to fill out the form on the website.
At ON3P you can find skis, gear, and more. They offer a 10% off military discount to active duty personnel and veterans. You would need to fill out a form on their website.
At The House, you can find skis and cross country skis for men, women, and children. They offer a 10% off military discount. You would need to call at 1-800-409-7669 or connect over chat to receive a military discount.
As you can see, almost anywhere you want to ski, you might be able to find a military discount to use with yourself and possibly your family. You can also find some discounts when purchasing skis, snowboards, or other winter gear.
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