Small Ways to Save Big Bucks
Get a package deal: Most resorts offer ski-and-stay packages online. At Colorado's Copper Mountain, book two nights and your third is free. At Revelstoke, book 60 days in advance and get 20 percent off. At Jackson Hole, book a four- to seven-night stay and receive, gratis, a night of lodging and day of skiing.
Buy online: Resort websites often have lift-ticket discounts that result in big savings, such as 26 percent at Stowe and 44 percent at Whistler, among others.
Use a consolidator: Liftopia is the best-known clearinghouse for discounted lift tickets, but ski.com has the choicest ski-and-stay packages. For example, at Heavenly, pay for five nights and get two free, as well as lift tickets, for just $794. In Aspen you can save 25 percent on lodging and 40 percent on lift tickets.