While skiing can be expensive (big mountain walk up window rates are well over $100) you rarely have to pay full-price for lift tickets if you plan ahead. And during these COVID times, purchasing lift tickets on-line, when available, will help shorten the on-mountain lift ticket lines and potentially reserve your ski day on the mountain.
Sugarloaf Lift TicketsBuy Ahead - if you know when you are going to go skiing, buying ahead on the Sugarloaf website can save 10% - 50% off the lift ticket window rates. And don't worry, if your plans change you can call and they will credit the value of the lift ticket towards a future date. New for the 2020-21 season they are using RFID technology so you can reload your card and go straight to the lift skipping the ticket window. NOTE - On busy weekends and holiday periods Sugarloaf may sell out of daily lift tickets. It is important to buy ahead online!
For the 2020-21 ski season Sugarloaf is offering discounts to Maine Residents on Wednesdays, Military members discounts and everyone can purchase a discounted 4 day pass to Sugarloaf and Sunday River (4 days for $319 - but only available through November 30). See the Sugarloaf Lift Ticket page for all the details.
Sunday River Lift TicketsBuy Ahead - if you know when you are going to go skiing, buying ahead on the Sunday River website can save 10% - 50% off the lift ticket window rates. And don't worry, if your plans change you can call and they will credit the value of the lift ticket towards a future date. New for the 2020-21 season they are using RFID technology so you can reload your card and go straight to the lift skipping the ticket window. NOTE - On busy weekends and holiday periods Sunday River may sell out of daily lift tickets. It is important to buy ahead online!
Night Skiing - Sunday River offers a night skiing option 4pm to 8pm most Friday and Saturday nights along with vacation week periods. Lift tickets are only $37 Adult / $30 Teen / $25 Junior.
Sunday River also offers discounts to members of active duty military, college students and local community programs. See their lift ticket page for all the details.
Saddleback Lift Tickets
2020-21 Saddleback Lift Ticket Pricing
On November 27, 2020 Saddleback released its lift ticket pricing. These tickets are very competitively priced but don't expect any other discounting other than what is stated. Saddleback will also be using RFID technology for lift tickets. Saddleback currently supports walk-up ticket sales at their outside ticket window and you can also pre-purchase tickets online at their website.
Other Maine Ski AreasThe other Maine ski areas are usually a bit less aggressive on discount lift ticket ski deals as their day lift ticket prices are typically less than the larger mountains. Regardless, you should keep an eye on their websites for deals and special on-line promotions. We do know that season pass holders at Lost Valley, Titcomb, Camden Snowbowl and Big Rock can purchase lift tickets at these ski areas for 50% off. Here are the direct links to their lift ticket pricing pages. Also - check out our Maine Ski Resorts Map to get driving directions to all the ski areas in Maine.
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WinterkidsWinterkids is a statewide organization promoting healthy winter outdoor activities, especially for young people. A "Pay-What-You-Can" annual membership grants your family numerous discounts at a variety of outdoor recreation venues and outdoor recreation gear suppliers in Maine.
Ski Maine PassThe Ski Maine Association sells a Mountain Pass that grants you 2 discount lift ticket vouchers to most of the Ski areas in Maine including Sugarloaf and Sunday River. This pass usually sells out early each year so you need to act quickly to get yours.
LiftopiaLiftopia is a company that sells pre-purchased lift tickets on behalf of ski areas around the world. Keep an eye on the Liftopia Maine Page to see if other ski areas bring lift ticket deals onto the site during the ski season.
Do you have a different way to save $$$ on lift tickets? Let us know in the comments section below.
We hope this blog post helps you save some money on lift tickets and we will see you on a ski slope in Maine!