How to Score Discounted Lift Tickets to Maine Ski Areas

Updated for the 2021-22 Maine Ski Season

With walk-up lift tickets breaking the $100 barrier at the larger ski areas in Maine, many folks are looking for ways to save money. Fortunately, you rarely have to pay the walk-up rate. For one, you can get a season pass. If that is not an option, many ski areas offer buy-ahead ticket options (further ahead you buy, the more you save), partial day tickets and discount ticket days where you can save some significant money. And the smaller ski areas in Maine offer tremendous value for your outdoor recreation dollar.

Here are links and details to money saving lift ticket purchasing strategies:

Winterkids

Families in Maine should definitely look into obtaining a Winterkids membership. A $40 membership fee allows members receive significant discounts at many winter outdoor recreation areas in Maine including downhill ski areas. Learn more about the Winterkids App at their website.

LL Bean Winter Across Maine

LL Bean is partnering with many Maine alpine ski areas to provide deeply discounted lift tickets on select days. Keep reading below for more details and you can also check out their website for this and other deals on ice skating, snow tubing, cross country skiing and more winter fun.

The Big 3 Ski Areas in Maine

Sugarloaf - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $125

Buy Ahead on-line is the primary money-saving strategy for Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. If you know the days you are planning to ski, buying ahead on the sugarloaf.com website allows you to save some significant money. Plus, with their easy-change program you can change the dates of your ski day right up to the day before you have bought your ticket allowing for flexibility in your plans. Expect to pay ~$100+ for buy-ahead peak period adult tickets but better deals are available for mid-week / non-holiday periods.. 

Additionally, Sugarloaf offers discounts to Maine Residents on most Wednesdays, members of the military and you can also pre-buy packs of tickets at significant savings.

Sunday River - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) N/A - All Tickets On-line Only

Buy Ahead on-line is the primary money-saving strategy for Sunday River in Newry. If fact, you can only purchase lift-tickets on-line at Sunday River. If you know the days you are planning to ski, buying ahead on the sundayriver.com website allows you to save some significant money. Plus, with their easy-change program you can change the dates of your ski day right up to the day before you have bought your ticket allowing for flexibility in your plans. Expect to pay ~$110+ for buy-ahead peak period adult tickets but better deals are available for mid-week / non-holiday periods.. 

Additionally, Sunday River offers discounts to members of the military, twilight skiing on South Ridge and students in local school districts. Additionally, you can also pre-buy packs of tickets at significant savings.

Saddleback - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $99

Saddleback in Sandy River Plantation (near Rangeley) has expanded their RFID technology to allow for Buy Ahead as well this year and offers a ticket assurance policy to credit your ticket for a future date (in-season) if your plans change. You can also buy multi-day ticket packs for significant savings but time is limited to buy these packs. As of the time of this writing expect to pay ~$75+ for buy-ahead peak period adult tickets but better deals are available for mid-week / non-holiday periods. 

New for 2022 - In partnership with LL Bean Saddleback is offering $49 Family Ski Days on non-holiday Thursdays. Only 250 tickets available each day and you must buy through this link

Other Great Ski Areas in Maine

Black Mountain of Maine - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $55

Black Mountain in Rumford is once again they are partnering with LL Bean to offer $15 Thursday and $25 Friday lift tickets along with free X-Country and snowshoeing... school vacation blackout dates apply. We are also hearing they are once again offering "ski free nights" on select Wednesdays sponsored by various local businesses. Keep an eye on their website  and social media pages for the latest information.

Lost Valley - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $60

Lost Valley in Auburn offers a variety of ticket options, including half-day, weekend evenings military and learning area all at significant savings. They are partnering with LL Bean for a Tuesday evening family ski night offering $20 all ages lift ticket.

Mt. Abram - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $55

Mt. Abram in Greewood is partnering with LL Bean to provide $35 lift tickets on Sunday's this season. Additionally, you can purchase a beginner area ticket along with weekday, half day and a prepaid punch pass at significant savings. Check out their on-line store and keep an eye on their website for the latest information.

Shawnee Peak - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $83

Shawnee peak in Bridgton offers afternoon and night tickets, along with special mid-week pricing at their website where you can buy tickets on-line and walk right to the lift. New for 2022 they are partnering with LL Bean to offer $30 lift tickets on non-holiday Friday nights - 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

Camden Snow Bowl - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $45

Camden Snow Bowl offers a variety of lift tickets including full day, night, 3 hour and beginner area tickets offering significant savings. All tickets can be purchased right at the base lodge.

Big Rock - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $45

Big Rock in Mars Hill is offering Thrifty Thursdays sponsored by L.L. Bean where they offer $15 lift tickets and $10 rentals for all ages each Thursday during the ski season. See their website for more details.

New Hermon Mountain - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $55

This ski area in Hermon offers 1/2 day and weekday tickets at significant savings. Keep an eye on their website for additional information.

Titcomb Mountain - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $27

Titcomb in Farmington offers half day, weeknight and weekend night skiing rates at significant savings. See their website for more details.

Spruce Mountain - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $25

Spruce Mountain in Jay also offers a partial day ticket option. See their website and Facebook pages for more information.

Baker Mountain - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $15

Baker Mountain in Moscow, Maine offers a very affordable ski experience for the folks in the Route 201 corridor. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information.

Lonesome Pines - Walk Up Weekend Rate (Adult) $25

Maine's northern most ski area in Fort Kent offers a great daily rate to the folks in the St. John valley. Keep an eye on their website for more information.

Powderhouse Hill - Walk Up Anytime Rate (All Ages) $5

This community ski area in Berwick offers a $5 lift ticket where you can access their rope tow for some southern Maine skiing fun. Keep an eye on their website and Facebook pages for opening times. 

Additionally, the Ski Maine association offers Mountain Pass booklets offering vouchers to all the Ski Maine member mountains. However, these passes usually sell out early in the fall so you have to act fast!

Got a ski lift ticket deal that is not listed on this page? Email us at bloggeradmin@maineskifamily.com to let us know!

Page last updated January 7, 2022


 


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