Skiers are getting older, and acting younger. Today’s senior skier is fit, financially independent and active – taking more ski trips and using their ski passes plenty more days. Thanks to our friends at Senior Skiing, it’s easy to find the goods in your Golden Years- ski resorts offer deals to seniors and free skiing for 65-70+, particularly midweek when as much as 40% of the clientele on the hill are seniors. Here is a list of ski areas that offer free skiing to seniors, discounts and deals for downhillers who are over the hill- but still on the hill.
Senior ski deals in New England and The East
Attitash Mountain Resort – New Hampshire -$50 season pass (80+), 30% discount (65-79), Attitash also offers special ski school clinics, discounts, clubs, socials for seniors 65 and over.
Bretton Woods – New Hampshire – $25 midweek skiing 65-79. Free skiing 80+.
Cannon Mountain Ski Area – New Hampshire -$50 season pass (80+), 14% discount (65-79). Cannon also provides ski school clinics, discounts, and curbside assistance to senior skiers.
Cataloochee – North Carolina -Free skiing (65+).
Smugglers’ Notch Resort – Vermont – 20 season pass (70+). Smuggs also offers reserved areas in lodge, discounts in ski shops, rentals, and ski school.
Sugarbush Resort – Vermont – $199 mid-week season (65+); free skiing (90+).
Waterville Valley Resort – New Hampshire -$25 season pass (80+) 30% discount (65-79). Waterville Valley is home to the original Silver Streaks ski club which offers clinics, races, and social events.
Crystal Mountain – Michigan -$29 season pass (80+).42% discounts for mid-week season passes (56+). Crystal’s “Retired Not Tired” club provides locals opportunity to return to skiing.
Mt Zion Ski Hill – Michigan – Free skiing (70+), 20% discount (65-69). Zion offers seniors ski school clinics, curbside assistance, close-to-lodge parking, restaurant discounts.
Senior Skiing Out West/Northwest
Arapahoe Basin – Colorado – Single senior day tickets $25 (70+), season pass $75. A Basin also offers seniors close-to-lodge parking, clubs and activities.
Hogadon Ski Area – Wyoming – free skiing (70+)
Mt Hood Skibowl – Oregon – Free skiing (75+), 30% discount (65-69). Mt Hood gives seniors ski school clinics, mid-week parties, clubs/activities, mid-week motor coach transportation..
Purgatory Resort -Durango, Colorado – $120season pass (80+), 30% off pass 65-79. Purgatory offes seniors clinics, equipment carts for gear, mid-week parties, curbside assistance, valet parking, close-to-lodge parking
Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah – Senior lift ticket ($15), season pass ($125). Sundance also has a Sundance Senior Ski Group with free skiing, and x-c ski and snowshoe trails.
Tahoe Donner, Truckee – California – Free skiing (70+), 45% discount (65-69).
Lake Louise Ski Resort – Alberta – Free skiing (80+), 20% discount (65-79)