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Military Ski Pass Discounts and Winter Gear Savings

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Save This Winter with Military Discounts on Your Ski Passes

Winter will be here soon, and with it, ski season! Here is a long list of military ski pass discounts for resorts across the country. Save a little bit of money this year when you make plans to have some fun on the slopes.

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Military Ski Pass Discounts

Vail Resorts Military Epic Pass

Vail Resorts also offers a Military Epic Pass at 40 different ski resorts, including, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Okemo Mountain, Park City, and more. 

The regular cost of the Epic Pass is $879 for adults, 13+, and $448 for children ages 5-12. The Epic Military Pass is $155 for active duty, active duty dependents, retired military, and retired dependents. Veterans can also get an Epic Military Pass for $499 for those ages 18+, and $268 for those ages 5-17. 

Please see our article on the Military Epic Pass for more details.

Vail Resorts

  • Vail, CO
  • Beaver Creek, CO
  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Keystone, CO
  • Park City, UT
  • Crested Butte, CO
  • Heavenly, CA/NV
  • Northstar, CA
  • Kirkwood, CA
  • Stevens Pass, WA
  • Wilmot, WI
  • Afton Alps, MN
  • Mt Brighton, MI
  • Alpine Valley, OH
  • Boston Mills, OH
  • Brandywine, OH
  • Mad River Mountain, OH
  • Hidden Valley, MO
  • Snow Creek, MO
  • Paoli Peaks, IN
  • Stowe, VT
  • Okemo, VT
  • Mount Sunapee, NH
  • Mount Snow, VT
  • Attitash Mountain Resort, NH
  • Wildcat Mountain, NH
  • Crotched Mountain, NH
  • Hunter Mountain, NY
  • Liberty Mountain Resort, PA
  • Roundtop Mountain Resort, PA
  • Whitetail Resort, PA
  • Jack Frost, PA
  • Big Boulder, PA
  • Seven Springs, PA
  • Hidden Valley, PA
  • Laurel Mountain, PA
  • Whistler Blackcomb, BC
  • Perisher, Australia – 2023 Access
  • Falls Creek, Australia – 2023 Access
  • Hotham, Australia – 2023 Access

Big Bear Mountain Resort Military Discount

Big Bear Lake, California

They offer discounted lift tickets to active duty and their dependents all season long. The discount is for 25% off the ticket window rate for one-day lift tickets with no blackout dates. You can purchase online and will be verified by Sheer ID.

They also offer a military discount on season passes. Anytime tickets are $549 and midweek are $349. 

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China Peak Mountain Resort Military Ski Pass

Lakeshore, California

At this resort, active, retired, veteran, and active military dependents can purchase one discounted all-day lift ticket. The ticket is valid any day, including holidays. The cost of the 2020-2021 season was $72 for non-holiday days and $80 for holiday days. The discount is for adults only with a valid military ID. They also have a discount on season passes, where you can purchase them at the early season pass rate.

Crystal Mountain Military Ski Pass (WA)

Enumclaw, Washington

Crystal Mountain Washington is offering a 20% discount on midweek lift tickets this winter. Discounts applies to first responders, active and retired military, medical workers, and teachers. To receive the discount you must follow these steps.

Crystal Mountain Military Ski Pass (MI)

Thompsonville, Michigan

Hero lift tickets are available from 01/03/2022-03/31/2022. All active duty and retired military and their dependents can receive 50% off Midweek lift tickets (Monday-Friday). *Excludes Holiday Periods (01/17/22 and 02/21/22).

Deer Valley Utah Military Ski Pass

Park City, Utah

Deer Valley Utah offers roughly 25% off their daily lift pass. Paying $172 versus the $229 active duty, active, reserve, honorably discharged or retired military members get a great deal every day of the week. All service members must have a valid military ID and be able to present it upon receipt of the lift pass. This pass is also available to spouses and dependents with valid military ID.

Deer Valley Local Tip

Alf Engen Ski Museum is an interactive museum that aims in preserving the history of skiing. This museum is absolutely free for anyone who enters its doors and is open from 1000-1800 daily.

Diamond Peak Ski Resort Military Pass

Incline Village, NV

Active Duty U.S. Military receive a free lift ticket midweek/non-peak with valid military ID and $20 off on weekends and peak periods. Retired military and dependents receive $20 off all days. Civilian, contractors, foreign affiliates, VA and expired IDs are not accepted. Visit the Guest Services window with ID.

Dodge Ridge Military Ski Pass

Pinecrest, California

At this resort, active duty military, ages 20 and older pay $75, and teens, ages 18-19 pay $65 for their military discount.

Eagle Point Military Discount

Beaver, Utah

Opening day will be December 16, 2022. They offer 15% off lift tickets with a proper military ID.

Grand Targhee Resort Military Ski Pass

Alta, Wyoming

At this resort, you can find a discount on lift tickets for active duty personnel, veterans, and spouses with valid IDs. The discount is for a full-day lift ticket at 30% off.

Holiday Valley Military Ski Pass

Ellicottville, NY

Jumping up on Ski Magazine’s list this year is Holiday Valley. This mountain has always been a local secret with its amazing trail range and family feel, but the secret is slowly leaking out. Travelers from all over the country are starting to realize how amazing Holiday valley really is. Offering discounts to military members and their families is just one way they make you feel a part of the family. For the weekends and holidays, military members pay $62 for the 8-hour ticket and just $46 for the weekday passes. Additionally, you can get the night pass for $32. This offer is only allowed at the ticket window so it is important to keep that military ID on you at all times this winter season.

Holiday Valley Local Tip

Bring your crock-pot to the mountain with you. You’ll look like a local and have a great home-cooked warm meal at the end of your long day on the mountain.

Killington Military Express Ski Pass Discount

Killington, Vermont

At this resort, active duty, retired military, and those who have been honorably discharged are eligible for a free military express card, plus free skiing on Veterans Day, and Memorial Day.

Mad River Glen

Waitsfield, VT

Great news for active duty military members at Mad River Glen, lift tickets are free! All you need is to be able to present your Military ID at the ticket window. Are you a Veteran or Retired? Mad river glen also offers a 50% discount on one regularly priced ticket. Located in the heart of Vermont, Mad River Glen has a lot to offer. With 250 inches of annual snowfall, beginners through advanced free riders always have something to challenge them. With the nation’s last remaining single chairlift, it is a great part of authentic skiing. Great beer, great food and an amazing atmosphere make the trip worthwhile, the skiing is just an add-on.

Mad River Glen Local Tip

Just 25 minutes away lies the gem of Vermont, the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. With tons of extra local flavors and a factory tour with free ice cream at the end, you will not want to miss this.

Monarch Mountain Military Ski Pass

Salida, Colorado

At this resort, active duty, dependents, retired military, and the reserves can receive a military season pass for $219. With the pass, you can receive unlimited skiing/riding every day as well as many other perks and discounts. For one-day tickets, you can show your military ID and get a buddy pass ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person.

Mt. Shasta Ski Park Military Lift Tickets

Northern California

At this ski park, you can get a $40 lift ticket any day of the week with a military ID. For active and retired military, not family members.

Sierra at Tahoe Military Discount

Twin Bridges, California

At this resort, they offer free skiing or riding on Sundays to active duty military. You just need to show your military ID at the ticket office. You can get one ticket per person per day, excluding peak dates. (Haven’t updated for the 2021-2022 season yet.)

Snowshoe Mountain Military Discount Ski Pass

Snowshow, West Virginia

For a military discount, you can get 25% off of value and midweek tickets, and 10% off of weekend and holiday tickets. Additionally, they offer a discounted Season Pass for the Military for $499. There is a 10% discount on lodging.

Palisades Tahoe Military Discount for Military and Veterans

Lake Tahoe, California

They offer a discount on tickets, both on Monday through Friday lift tickets and Sunday lift tickets. They also offer a military discount on season passes, however, they sell out early.

Sugarloaf Mountain Military Discount Ski Pass

Rates for the 2022 season haven’t been updated yet. 

Carrabassett Valley, Maine

At this resort, you can get 10% off the window ticket rates on weekends and holidays and 20% off midweek days. This discount is for full-priced lift tickets, and for active duty, reserves, national guard, retired military, and family members. A military ID is required. They also have special military days on January 12th and 16th, February 2nd, and 9th, and March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. In addition, there are discounts on ski and snowboard rentals and more. They also offer 10% off Sugarloaf lodging rates.

Sunday River Military Ski Pass

Sunday River in Maine is one of the most popular ski resorts in the state. Currently pumping out man-made and natural snow, Maine is ready for winter.

Ranked number 5 in the nation for snowmaking and grooming, any skier or snowboarder that is trying to find the sought after corduroy better find their way to Sunday River at some point this season.

Their 20% discount on midweek lift-ticket is taken at the counter for all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Retired Service Personnel. Additionally, their spouses and dependents can also get a discount.

Sunday River also has special days for military members that offer a discount. Even on its busiest days, you are able to find the sweet spot of skiing, short lift lines, and quiet trails.

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