2022-23 Maine Ski Pass Guide

Looking to buy a 2022-23 Maine ski area season pass?


Now that we are approaching fall, it is a good time to start thinking about your ski plans for the upcoming 2022-23 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. 

Many resorts have additional pass discounts for seniors & students, locals and time periods (midweek only etc.) so check out their season pass web pages for all the details (links below). Also check out the Indy Pass that grants access to many ski areas across the USA, including Black Mountain of Maine, Big Rock and Saddleback.

Page last updated September 15, 2022.

Maine Ski Family Ski Pass ROI Index

We have purchased many Maine ski area season passes over the years.
Saddleback: ROI Index = 8
Adult Pass $799
Junior Pass $449 
Prices go up November 1!

Sugarloaf: ROI Index = 12
Adult Pass $1,409
Junior Pass $909 

Sunday River: ROI Index = 12
Adult Pass $1,409
Junior Pass $909   

Black Mountain of Maine: ROI Index = 9
Adult Pass $445
Junior Pass $445

Lost Valley: ROI Index = 11
Adult Pass $645
Junior Pass $545

Mt. Abram: ROI Index = 11
Adult Pass $569
Junior Pass $429 

Pleasant Mountain: ROI Index = 8
Adult Pass $759
Junior Pass $419

Camden Snow Bowl: ROI Index = 9
Adult Pass $442
Junior Pass $329
Early Bird rates through Oct 31!

Big Rock: ROI Index = TBD
2022-23 season pass pricing TBD

Titcomb MountainROI Index = TBD
2022-23 season pass pricing TBD

COMMENTS

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  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.

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    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!

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  2. Hi Mike, Great comparison but isn't the ROI somewhat irrelevant for the 2022-23 ski season since most ski areas have yet to announce their day ticket rates and I assume you used last season's weekend "rack" rates? Furthermore, many of the bigger MTNs have gone to dynamic pricing and are considerably higher than the rates you used to calculate the ROI. For the record, BMOM was $55 walkup weekend rates for the 2021-2022 season and with a current SP price of $445 the ROI would be 8, vice 10. The INDY pass Add Ons can really help drive those ROIs much lower. Cheers to a great season and hope to see you all out on the slopes (and the trees!). Jeff Marcoux

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    1. Good points Jeff. I had Black Mtn at $45 walk up. My bad. Using $55 bumped it down to a 9 ROI in my calculation. I do factor in Junior pass prices vs junior lift ticket as well, and that Black charges the same season pass price for all ages impacts the calculation a bit. Black is still a killer deal and a great mountain to ski 4-sure. Here is to a great season!

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  3. The Ski Maine pass is now on sale. $565 for two tickets to almost every place in Maine. Great deal, no blackouts and fully transferable. http://skimaine.com/store/

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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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