2021-22 Maine Ski Pass Guide

Looking to buy a 2021-22 Maine ski area season pass?

With Labor Day behind us, it is a good time to start thinking about your ski plans for the upcoming 2021-22 ski season. Many ski areas are offering early bird season pass discounts to those who plan ahead. 

Is a pass worth it? Many ski areas offer many pass level options, discounts and perks with their passes, but the main point of the pass is to ski. Therefore, we like to see how many ski days it is going to take to "pay off" our season pass. 

So we have calculated the Maine Ski Family Season Pass Return on Investment (ROI) Index. The ROI index calculation is:

Current pass price
divided by
Walk-up weekend lift ticket rate 

We have calculated the index for all the Maine ski areas that have published their pass pricing for the upcoming ski season. We used the Adult and Junior (typically under 12) full-access prices for the calculation. Last year we got 47 days on the mountain at Saddleback... so I say we came out ahead!

COVID is still with us unfortunately (please get vaccinated!) so having a pass at a ski area will give you the best ski day flexibility. Links to the mountain season pass pages are included below. See you on the hill!

Page last updated November 28, 2021.

Maine Ski Family Ski Pass ROI Index

We have purchased many Maine ski area season passes over the years.
Saddleback: ROI Index = 10
Adult Pass $849
Junior Pass $579 

Sugarloaf: ROI Index = 14
Adult Pass $1,599
Junior Pass $1,099 

Sunday River: ROI Index = 14
Adult Pass $1,599
Junior Pass $1,099 

Black Mountain of Maine: ROI Index = 9
Adult Pass $450
Junior Pass $450

Lost Valley: ROI Index = 10
Adult Pass $595
Junior Pass $495

Mt. Abram: ROI Index = 12
Adult Pass $569
Junior Pass $429 

Shawnee Peak: ROI Index = 8
Adult Pass $825
Junior Pass $475

Camden Snow Bowl: ROI Index = 10
Adult Pass $442
Junior Pass $329 

Big Rock: ROI Index = 12
Adult Pass $389
Junior Pass $335 

Titcomb MountainROI Index = 9
Adult Pass $255
Junior Pass $175


  1. Boy, you guys sure put a lot of effort into producing a quality web site. Your articles are very well-written, concise and clear. It's nice to see you've even gone as far as describing the travel/road situations, and producing your own ROI metric.

    I'm now retired, but during the 90s and 00's we got our three kids out on the slopes young and often, making an adventure out of each journey. Skiing has never been inexpensive when considering everything involved, lifts, equipment, clothing, food, lessons and gas. To pay for five people to ski required a lot of bargain hunting and compromises, but it worked. You are doing many of the things I spent hours each year researching; finding the deals, the best times, providing nuts and bolts options and most importantly, focusing on the family experience. Not everyone in even a single family can or wants to ski the highest, steepest or fastest. They key is all about keeping it fun and minimizing the burdens. Yes, skiing can be a real hassle, compared to going to the beach. All the equipment and logistics, ugh!
    New families arrive to the sport every year and many of the tips we've come to know bear repeating. Getting and keeping skiers on the slopes is one way we can keep our sport affordable. Fewer skiers, fewer area, fewer incentives for investment.
    I suppose the next "tip" will have to involve working the angles on global warming. It's taking a toll today on the ski areas; one week cold, one week warm. Repeat. Not sure I have any answers other than to live next door to a ski hill and jump on the new snow when it comes.

    Thanks for keeping this going. Been reading your material for several year, it's always insightful.

    1. Thank you billski for the comments. You are right in-line with my thinking. Maine is a great place to get outside. I concur with your statements on Global Warming - it is going to make the "excellent snow" periods shorter. Have to be on top of it to get the best skiing. Thanks for being a loyal reader!

Hi - thanks for taking the time to comment. Please keep the comments on-point and lets be nice to each other!


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A Family Skiing in Maine: 2021-22 Maine Ski Pass Guide
2021-22 Maine Ski Pass Guide
Get all the information you need about buying a 2021-22 ski season pass at Sugarloaf, Sunday River and all the mountains in Maine.
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