Whether you’re looking for unlimited resort access for the whole season with the Epic Pass or just a one-day lift ticket, our Ski Resort Military Discount list can help. From California’s Mammoth Mountain, to Vail, Colorado and beyond – we’ll help you find the perfect destination for the best skiing and snowboarding spots in the United States.
Alta Ski Area – Alta, Utah
Alta Ski Area offers a discounted season pass for active duty military. The discounted rate is $849 for unlimited access for the 2019/2020 season with no blackout dates, and is $450 less than the general adult unlimited season pass. The season pass also includes the Reciprocity Benefit (50% discount off day passes to select nearby resorts), upgrades to Snowbird (access to both Alta ski areas), and UTA bus benefits. An active duty military identification card and current pay stub is required to receive the discounted pass.
Arapahoe Basin – Keystone, Colorado
Arapahoe Basin offers the A-Basin Military Pass at a discounted rate of $299 for adults (15-69) and $179 for children (6-14). The pass includes no blackout days and 50% off a half-day morning lesson at the A-Basin Snowsports School, plus 15% off food, drink, and retail purchases at select locations throughout the resort area. A valid photo identification will be required to receive the military rates.
Beaver Creek – Avon, Colorado
Beaver Creek Resort offers discounted rates on lift tickets for the winter season for active duty and retired military personnel and their immediate family members. A valid military ID must be presented at the ticket window or the resort ticket office to receive the military price. Beaver Creek also accepts the Epic Military Pass. Beaver Creek is located in Colorado’s Central Rocky Mountains bout an hour from Breckenridge.
Big Bear Mountain Resorts – Big Bear Lake, California
Big Bear Mountain Resorts offers two military discount programs on lift tickets for snow season. At the ticket window, active military and their family members can receive a 25% discount of the ticket price with a valid military identification card. A military season pass for Big Bear only is $469. The MidWeek Bear+Summit pass is only $359. Also, Big Bear Mountain Resorts offer Uniform Days on January 8-9, February 5-6, and March 4-5 with a special rate of $45 per ticket for Military, EMS, Law Enforcement, and Firefighters.
Big Sky Resort – Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky Resort hosts a Military Appreciation Weekend on December 13-15, 2019. During this special event the offer free skiing for active duty and retired military personnel plus 50% off tickets for immediate family members. Valid identification is required to be eligible for the special promotion. They also offer discounted rates for lodging at select locations during this time. Big Sky Resort is located in Big Sky, Montana.
Blue Mountain Resort – Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Blue Mountain Resort offers discounted rates on lift tickets for active military personnel. Military members can receive $15 off the price of lift tickets Monday through Friday and non-holidays, and $10 off on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The discount is only available in the ticket office with a valid active duty military identification card.
Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colorado
Breckenridge Ski Resort offers discounted lift tickets for active duty and retired military and their immediate family members with a valid military identification card. Tickets with military discounts can only be obtained at the ticket window or at the resort ticket office. Breckenridge also accepts the Epic Military Pass. Breckenridge is a premium ski resort located in Colorado with peaks over 12,000 feet.
Brian Head Resort – Brian Head, Utah
Brian Head Resort offers a 10% discount off the purchase of single day lift tickets. A valid active duty military identification card is required to receive the discount. The discount is available only for active duty military and is not available on the purchase of a season pass.
Brighton Resort – Brighton, Utah
Brighton Resort offers discounted day tickets for military members for $69-$74 per day and are valid from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A military night pass is valid from 4 pm-9 pm and is $34-$39. Valid ACTIVE DUTY identification is required to receive the discounted rate. Brighton also offers a discounted season pass for active duty military members only. The season pass is $649 ($350 less than general adult season passes). The unlimited season pass includes free bus rides, two free days at Deer Valley Resort, two free days at Solitude Resort, $10 off the purchase of a buddy pass, and a 10% discount At Brighton Mountain Sports, Milly Chalet and Blind Miner Coffee.
Cherry Peak Resort – Richmond, Utah
Cherry Peak Resort offers discounted rates for military members on most tickets and passes. Monday through Wednesday Night Non-Holiday Ski Passes are $18 – $25. Full day tickets for Thursday – Sunday are $30, and half day tickets are $26. Military members must show a valid military identification card to receive the discounted rate.
Deer Valley Resort – Park City, Utah
Deer Valley Resort offers discounted rates on single-day lift tickets for military members. A discounted season pass is also available for $1650, a savings of over $1116 off the original adult season pass price. Passes are valid for active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired personnel, and their families. A valid military identification card is required to receive the discounted rates. Ikon passes are offered at Deer Valley Resort.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort – Incline Village, Nevada
Diamond Peak Ski Resort offers free lift tickets for active duty military during midweek, non-peak times. The discounted rate for weekends is $20 off the general admission rate for peak time. Limit is one discount per ID. A valid, current military ID is required to receive the military discount. Individuals over 7 years-old must have ID to receive the discount. Diamond Peak Ski Resort is located in Incline Village, Nevada.
Eagle Point Resort – Beaver, Utah
Eagle Point Resort offers 15% off the purchase price of lift tickets. They also offer season passes for $429, an $100 savings off the original adult season pass ticket price. Discounted military rates are available only for active duty military members. A valid form of identification is required to receive the discounted military rates.
Epic Pass for Military – Locations Include Resorts in U.S., Australia, and Japan
The Military Epic Pass is available for military members of the USA, Canada, and Australia. There are several military Epic Pass options starting at $159, and most include unlimited access and no restrictions at 17 world class resorts including Breckenridge, Vail, Park City, and Whistler Blackcomb. In order to receive the discounted military passes, members must follow instructions to verify eligibility through SheerID. Military passes are reserved for active duty, retired military, veterans, reserve and guard forces, and military spouses and dependents.
Homewood Mountain Resort – Homewood, California
Homewood Mountain Resort offers free non-peak lift tickets to active duty military with a valid Common Access Card. Active military members will receive 50% off the price of lift tickets on peak days and holidays. Children and spouses receive 50% off lift tickets anytime when accompanied by active duty family member with a valid Common Access Card.
Ikon Pass – Locations Include Resorts in U.S., Chile, Switzerland, and New Zealand
The Military Ikon Pass is available to military service members with savings upwards of $500. Visit your local military installation or base recreation center to receive the offer. Discounts have limited availability. Purchase an Ikon Pass online for $719, a $330 savings off the original pass price. Ikon offers access to over 41 ski locations worldwide with an option for no blackout dates. Some locations include Steamboat, Winter Park, Mammoth, and Crystal Mountain.
Mammoth Mountain – Mammoth Lakes, California
Mammoth Mountain offers 25% off the cost of lift tickets during the Winter season. The discount is offered to active duty military members and their dependents, and must be verified with a valid military ID card. Ikon Pass is available at this resort. Mammoth Mountain is a popular ski and snowboard destination with an elevation of 11,000 feet located in California’s Eastern Sierra approximately 165 miles south of Lake Tahoe.
Mohawk Mountain Ski Area – Cornwall, Connecticut
Mohawk Mountain Ski Area offers $10 passes for skiing and snowboarding to all active duty military members. Veterans can receive the junior rate as a discount on all tickets. A valid military ID is required to receive the military discount. Mohawk Mountain Resort is located in Cornwall, Connecticut.
Nordic Valley Ski Resort – Eden, Utah
Nordic Valley offers a Value Nordic Season Pass Hero discount for $339 for active, reserve, and retired military members with valid identification. Daily lift tickets are available for military members for $10 off the regular ticket price. The season pass includes unlimited access to Nordic Valley Ski Resort.
Park City Mountain Resort – Park City, Utah
Park City Mountain Resort offers discounted rates for active-duty and retired military and military dependents with a valid military dependent identification card. The discounted rate for a daily lift ticket is $98 and must be purchased in person at the ticket window with valid ID. Park City Mountain Resort also honors the military Epic Pass.
Powder Mountain Resort – Eden, Utah
Powder Mountain Resort offers discounted lift tickets for active and retired military members. Daily lift tickets are discounted at 35% off regular lift ticket prices. Season passes are available for active and retired military for $495, a savings of $265 off the original price of an adult season pass. Powder Mountain caps their ticket sales at 1,500 per day to ensure that enthusiasts can enjoy the area without excessive crowds.
Snowbasin Resort – Huntsville, Utah
Snowbasin Resort has two options for discounted season passes for military members. The midweek value pass is $299 with some blackout dates. The Military Premier Season Pass is $599. Both passes are available for active and retired members and their spouse. A valid military identification card is required at the time of purchase to receive the discounted rates.
Snowbird Ski Resort – Snowbird, Utah
Snowbird Ski Resort offers a discounted value military season pass for unlimited access to Snowbird with no blackout dates. The military rate is $859, that’s $440 off the regular adult summit pass. The summit pass includes unlimited days and free bus access. Valid identification is required to receive the military discount. Ikon pass is offered at this resort.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort – Snowshoe, West Virginia
Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers discounted military rates on season passes, and single- and multi-day lift tickets. The discounted Patriot Pass is $499 and includes unlimited skiing and snowboarding all season long. Military members can also receive 20% off weekend and holiday lift tickets and 40% off midweek and Value Season lift tickets. They also offer 10% off lodging. The discount is available for all active duty and retired military personnel and their immediate families with a valid identification card. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is located in West Virginia.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows – North Lake Tahoe, California
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows offers season passes for $299 to active military members who present a valid military ID at the ticket window. Military season passes are valid all season long except during the blackout dates of January 18-19, 2020, and February 15-16, 2020. Day tickets are available at a discounted rate of $89 per day Monday through Friday and $109 on Saturday and Sunday. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is a world renowned ski resort located in North Lake Tahoe, California and has been voted “Best Ski Resort in North America” three years in a row by USA Today.
Stratton Mountain Resort – Stratton Mountain, Vermont
Stratton Mountain Resort offers discounted lift tickets for active or reservist military personnel. The discounted rates are $89 for weekends and holidays and $59 for midweek non-holiday lift tickets. Discounts are available at Guest Services and a valid military ID must be presented. Stratton Mountain Resort is located in Vermont.
Sugarloaf Mountain Resort – Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Sugarloaf Mountain Resort offers a variety of military discounts including 10% off lift tickets on weekends and holidays, and 20% off midweek. The military discount is reserved for active duty, Reserve, National Guard and retired military plus one immediate family member. Valid military ID is required to receive the discount. There are several days listed online that are also available for an additional discount for military personnel. In addition to discounted lift tickets, military members can receive other discounts on rentals, fitness center access, Nordic Ski Tickets, and lodging. Sugarloaf Mountain is located in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
Sundance Mountain Resort – Sundance, Utah
Sundance Mountain Resort offers discounted rates on lift tickets for military members with valid identification at the time of purchase. There are a number of passes from half day midweek to full day, super day, twilight only, etc. Discounted tickets range from $35-$75 depending on the day and time. Season passes may also be available at discounted rates with inquiry.
Taos Ski Valley – Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
Taos Ski Valley offers a discounted pass for military and first responders at the rate of $575. The discounted season pass comes with no blackout dates. The Military and First Responders pass is reserved for active, retired, and reserve military personnel and their dependents (and first responders) and a valid identification must be shown. Taos Ski Valley is located in New Mexico.
Telluride Ski Resort – Telluride, Colorado
Telluride Ski Resort offers a military card for ages 13 and up at a discounted rate for active and retired military members and their immediate family. Valid identification must be presented to receive the discounted rate. The Military card allows holders to purchase additional days at 30% off the regular ticket price. Telluride is a popular ski and golf resort in Colorado.
Vail Ski Resort – Vail, Colorado
Vail Ski Resort offers discounted lift tickets for active duty and retired military and their immediate family members. In order to receive the discounted rates, the tickets must be purchased at a ticket window or resort ticket office and a valid military ID must be presented. Vail also accepts the Epic Military Pass. Vail is a massive, premier ski and snowboard destination, and the town is located within the White River National Forest in Colorado.
Winter Park Resort – Winter Park, Colorado
Winter Park Resort offers a discounted rate starting at $89 for single-lift and multi-day passes for active duty and retired military members and their immediate family members. A discounted season pass is available for $499. Valid identification is required to receive the discount. Passes must be purchased in person. Winter Park is a popular ski resort located in Colorado.
More Ways to Save
Here are a few ways to save on your winter vacation. You don’t have to look far to benefit from these resources!
Visit your local ITT office for more information on deals. You may strike a better offer purchasing available passes through them.
If you’re looking for clothing and gear, there are a variety of sports gear stores that offer a military discount. Also, you can check out a nearby military exchange service store to see what’s in stock [Navy Exchange (NEX), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), or Army and Air Force Exchange (AAFES).] In many cases, the exchange service can honor price match policy.
However, the best place to shop is at your military installation thrift store. They offer free clothing and home goods that are donated by the surrounding military communities. The deals are especially hot during PCS season when families are likely to get rid of high ticket items such as sports equipment and gear. You’ll want to contact the community center to find the location.
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