Ski Scoop

Skiing with your family is an investment, there’s no doubt about it. And lift tickets are one of the biggest expenses on any ski vacation. Happily, there are bargains to be found if you are willing to plan and commit in advance of your ski vacation. One great place to find lift ticket deals for your entire family is at Liftopia. This online marketplace gives tons of choices for families who ski, board, or just want to save on a mountain vacation by planning ahead.

Buy tickets in advance, with different levels of flexibility

LiftopiaThe Liftopia website is easy to use. Choose the state or region where you want to ski from the homepage. Once you’ve done that you’ll see the option to pick your skiing dates and filter resorts by a number of options, including  “family friendly” and “daycare available”.

Your list of results may include single- and multi-day tickets as well as passes, which are discounted as much as 80 percent. Click on one and on the right-hand side you’ll see several different options, from Value through Flexible with different pricing for each. When you make your choice, read the details underneath carefully, as they will tell you about the restrictions on dates and the ability to exchange the tickets. Note also that for many of these deals you’ll need to print the vouchers and take them to the resort to pick up the actual lift tickets.

There are a couple of different things we like about the way Liftopia operates and why we think it can help families save money while also expanding their skiing experience:

You can stay up-to-date on skiing deals

Create an account on Liftopia and you can sign up for the deal alerts feature and get an email when lift tickets go on sale. You can tailor your updates so that you receive them for specific regions.

You can try new mountains

Are you planning a visit to an area with multiple ski resorts? With Liftopia, you can get discounted day passes at a variety of mountains. This can be a great way to double (or triple or even quadruple) your skiing pleasure on a single ski vacation.

You can find package deals

Liftopia offers more than just single lift tickets – they also offer discounts on package deals like four-ticket bundles or lift tickets and rentals or lessons that are perfect for families.

It’s also possible to use Liftopia when you’re trying to be a bit more spontaneous. Did the mountain you love get a big snowstorm on Monday? A quick check might reveal that tickets are still available for the following weekend.  Although the Liftopia inventory does sell out, it’s always worth consulting the site for short-term planning too. To make this even easier, download the Liftopia mobile app.

Win a Liftopia voucher!

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If you like the sound of what Liftopia has to offer, we have some great news: Share our Liftopia pin (at the bottom of this post) or share your favorite family skiing photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #backtoski and you’ll be automatically entered to win a drawing for one of two $50 gift vouchers. Use the widget above to enter.

Liftopia may not be the only secret to family ski vacation bliss, but they definitely offer a chance to buy in advance and save.

Although Liftopia donated two $50 gift credits (because they love skiing families!) they did not compensate Back to Ski to write this post.

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