If you love hitting the slopes as part of your retirement, then you might be paying more than you need to be paying for the experience. There are several ski resorts which offer discounts, and even free skiing, if you know to ask.
Here are the places you’ll want to go to have some fun skiing at a discount.
Where Can Seniors Ski for Free?
At Snowbasin in Huntsville, UT, seniors 75 and older receive an annual pass of $99. That’s more than $1,000 off the annual pass rate for adults.
What you’ll find is that the ski-free age at many resorts is much higher than the age minimums for other senior discounts. At Welch Village Ski Area in Minnesota, for example, the ski-free age minimum is 90.
Places to Ski Free at 65
- Mt. Eyak Ski Area in Alaska (minimum age is 60 here)
- Rotarun Ski Club in Idaho
- Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreation Area in Michigan
- Mt. Zion in Michigan
- Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire
- McIntyre Ski Area in New Hampshire
- Cataloochee Ski Area in North Carolina
- Spout Springs Ski Area in Oregon (minimum age is 64 here)
In Wisconsin, Devil’s Head Resort and Convention Center allows for free skiing at the age of 66.
Places to Ski Free at 70
- Arizona Snowbowl
- Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley in Arizona
- Mountain High Resort in California
- Snow Valley Mountain Resort in California
- Sugar Bowl Resort in California
- Tahoe Donner Ski Area
- Monarch Mountain in Colorado (minimum age is 69 here)
- Soldier Mountain Ski Area in Idaho
- Tamarack Resort in Idaho
- Camden Snow Bowl in Maine
- Saddleback in Maine
- Wisp Resort in Maryland
- Otis Ridge in Massachusetts
- Cannonsburg Ski Area in Michigan
- Crystal Mountain in Michigan
- Nub’s Nob Ski Area in Michigan
- Shanty Creek Resorts in Michigan
- Snow Snake Ski and Golf in Michigan
- The Homestead in Michigan
- Hidden Valley Ski Area in Missouri
- Marshall Mountain in Montana
- Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana
- Ski Whaleback in New Hampshire
- Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico
- Ski Cloudcroft in New Mexico
- Red River Ski and Summer Area in New Mexico
- Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in New Mexico
- Ski Apache Resort in New Mexico
- Holiday Mountain Ski Area in New York
- Maple Ski Ridge in New York
- Mount Peter Ski Area in New York
- Oak Mountain in New York
- Thunder Ridge Ski Area in New York
- Titus Mountain Family Ski Center in New York
- Sugar Mountain Ski Area in North Carolina
- Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in North Carolina
- Clear Fork Resort in Ohio
- Anthony Lakes in Oregon
- Mount Ashland in Oregon
If you’re looking to ski free during your retirement years, these are your best location options. Contact the resort before traveling there to ensure their policies for skiing free are still current.