TIP: Ski or Ride Midweek
BY Tammie Thompson
This may sound like a no-brainer, but skiing or riding midweek is the way to go.
First, there is the savings factor. At many resorts, midweek lift tickets are substantially less than weekend tickets. You may not see it in the “rack” rate, but if you did a little deeper, most resorts have specials that are worth checking out.
Look at the resort’s website for current promotions. You might find ski and lesson packages, two-fers, stay and ski free.. all midweek.
What drives midweek discounts? Basic economics, most drive markets are busier on the weekends, so they want to lure more customers in midweek. Destination markets may differ, even offering Saturday discounts as weekly visitors transition in and out of town.
Skiing or riding midweek isn’t only about the savings, it’s about exploring the mountain without the crowds and the kinetic energy that goes along with it. The pace slows, people are more friendly, and the experience much more kicked back.
This is especially true for young children. They can often get overwhelmed with the whole rental and ski school process on weekends. For tentative children, try arranging the first lesson midweek for the most positive experience. Often midweek lesson groups are smaller, so there’s more one-on-one attention.
So use some flextime and get out during the week. You’ll be hooked!
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