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7 Recession-Proof Ski Deals

1. Sierra at Tahoe

Sierra’s 3-Pak lift ticket deal saves you $20 a ticket and limiting blackout date frustration. With February being Boeger wine tasting month—complete with free tasting Thursday’s from 3-4pm—we wouldn’t blame you for taking a mid-week sick day.

2. Northstar at Tahoe

Playing hooky gets even better with Northstar’s T.G.I. Thursday’s. Enjoy dining deals like $3 drafts and fish tacos and free entrees for Mom’s among the many restaurants in the Village. And with the Double Whammy pass, you can ride both Sierra and Northstar starting at $379 for the season.

3. Squaw Valley

Squaw offers some of the best midweek lift and lodging deals of the lot with packages starting at $197 a person. Enjoy the One Night Stand with two adult lift tickets, two ski or snowboard lessons and a night’s stay at the mountain-at-your-doorstep Squaw Valley Lodge.

4. Heavenly

For those who just can’t get away until the weekend, Heavenly offers their free PEAKS membership rewards program offering online ticket discounts when purchased in advance. And every lift ticket, ski school and dining purchase racks up points for free skiing and lessons.

5. Alpine Meadows

Bring New Orleans to the mountain with Alpine Meadow’s Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Party on Feb. 24 from 3:30-7:30pm. Sip on cocktails featuring Tommy Bahama rum and nosh on $3 food specials amidst a sweet raffle and live tunes. It’s free to Alpine Club members, so join online and become privy to additional discounts.

6. Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose offers a snazzy lift ticket deal every day of the week. Get two for one on 2’fer Tuesdays, $35 Over the Hill Wednesdays for those over 50, $29 Ladies Day Thursdays and the Weekend X-tender with three consecutive days for $128.

7. Homewood Mountain Resort

Throughout the season, Homewood is offering 29 days at $29. With your $10 savings off the normal weekday ticket price, treat yourself to happy hour at the laid-back Ridge Pub. Flakes beware—$29 Ticket Days must be booked online at least a day in advance.