Welcome to our updated guide to the best deals we have found on Lake Tahoe lift tickets at our favorite Tahoe Ski Resorts. These deals are current for the 2016-2017 Ski/Snowboard season. This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using my links. Enjoy!
10-30% OFF Demo and Rental Equipment (Click for Info)
Ski and snowboards can be rented or demoed with delivery here. Heavenly doesn’t often offer lift ticket discounts, but check back often to see if they decide to offer discounts in the future.
Sierra at Tahoe
10-35% OFF Day Passes (Click For More Info)
This deal is only available on certain days, so check the dates you want to go and see what you can find. Sierra is one of our favorite mid sized resorts in the area. When a big and windy storm rolls in, it is one of the only resorts to stay open due to its natural protection. In addition, that same protection seems to hold storms up just long enough to get more snow than its counterparts closer to the water. It also has a nice series of terrain parks for beginners and experts alike. Highly recommended!
50% OFF Sunday – Friday Day Tickets
With the Shell gas partnership with Sierra at Tahoe hopefully arriving soon, keep your eyes peeled for this offer, which gets you a “ski free” value voucher good for a buy-one-get-one-free ticket valid Sunday – Friday excluding holidays. As usual, this does come with restrictions, but this is half off! This is a deal absolutely worth taking if you can get it.
10 – 37% OFF Lift Tickets (Click for Info)
Available when the mountain wants to sell more tickets, this deal varies from day to day. There is a month overview showing the available deals and they are often available on a limited-time basis. The more you book ahead of time, the better chance you have of finding discounts.
10-44% OFF Squaw Lift Tickets (Click to See Pricing)
Usually offered for midweek and days that Squaw expects less visitors, this offer is updated on a regular basis. The current status can be checked any time on the website listed above. Book in advance! These tickets can sell out, so click above to see which dates are available using the calendar tool.
10-30% Discount on Rental and Demo Skis and Snowboards
With delivery to your hotel, get a discount here on this convenient services offered by Northstar (If you’re going to Heavenly, they offer the same deal as both ski resorts are owned by Vail Corp.)
10 – 44% OFF Midweek Passes (Click for More Info)
Midweek passes can be found at Alpine Meadows here for $38.99. It’s selectively available, so if you can get the deal while it is offered, there is no doubt that Alpine Meadows will be great place to find fresh snow when Squaw is tracked out and over crowded. If you are willing to traverse and hike, you will be rewarded handsomely with untracked powder when there is none left anywhere else. For this price, the experience of Alpine is a great bang for your buck and one of the best deals on Tahoe lift tickets around.
10% Discount on Lift Passes included in purchase of a Beginner Package (Click for Info)
This package deal includes a lift ticket which gives access to the lower lifts on the mountain, a ski/snowboard lesson, and a skis, boots and poles rental. When it comes to learning, smaller groups and fewer crowds can make a big difference. This is why we we highly recommend Alpine Meadows for lessons, or any other less crowded location. Since you won’t be exploring the more extreme terrain that justify the higher prices and attract all the people to the other locations, you can enjoy your first lessons and others in your group can find great powder stashes.
10-30% OFF Sugar Bowl Lift Passes (Click Here for Details)
For just lift tickets on midweek and expected “slow” days, Sugar Bowl offers this deal to fill the mountain at a discount to you! They usually put a limit on how many of these tickets are sold, so look at the schedule for the options for future days. It requires at least a one day booking in advance.
10-30% OFF Sugar Bowl Ticket, Lesson + Rental Combo Packages (Click Here for Dates)
If you plan on getting a lesson, rental and lift ticket (or any combination of those three offers), then Sugar Bowl will offer a discount on select days. Check the schedule above for when. You can book online, although booking ahead of time is recommended as Sugar Bowl doesn’t always offer this deal.
10 – 63% OFF Lift Tickets (Click to Learn More)
Midweek passes often get discounted with this variable deal offer. Keep checking in to see what the newest deal is, they change almost on a daily basis!
10-47% OFF Lift Tickets
Get a day pass for $39.99 for adults, $33 for Juniors and $15 for children at Diamond Peak. You have to book online for this deal, and the offer is only good for skiing on certain days. This resort already has some of the lowest prices in Tahoe, so an additional discount makes this resort appealing for a convenient and affordable family ski outing.
10-65% OFF or More on All Day Lift Tickets (Click For Info)
This deal is offered on select days, so check out the availability to see if it works with your trip dates. Homewood Mountain is the only ski resort that butts up against the lake, so we recommend it simply for the views which make the trip worth it. When combined with a good powder day, it’s hard to beat. The discount lift tickets here really make it a bargain, especially since the resort is already moderately priced.
15% OFF (or More) included in the Homewood Beginner Package (Click for Info)
For those 12 years and older, this package includes a 2 hour ski or snowboard lesson, equipment rental and a lift pass. Homewood is already pretty cheap and has great views of the lake, so if you are staying in the North Shore, this could be a good fit.
10 – 68% OFF a Day or Multi-day Pass! (Click for Info)
Depending on the day, some really good deals can be found if you book ahead of time. Check out the link above for details on which days apply to this offer. Offers change throughout the season.
50% OFF Tuesdays
Mount Rose is offering some good midweek deals, best of which is their two-for-one lift ticket on Tuesdays which will knock half the price off. This is pretty good considering they have the highest base elevation of all the Tahoe resorts and they continue to open up new terrain. It is also close to Reno, which makes it a good choice for your first or last day of the trip if you are flying in and out of the Reno Airport.
40% OFF Wednesdays for those at least 50 years old
“Over the Hill” Wednesdays is an offer available to those 50 years and above, with prices set at only $35 for the day. This offer is ongoing throughout the season.
50% OFF Thursdays for Ladies
“Ladies Day” offers $29 passes for all women. This is good throughout the season just like the other midweek specials.
Some websites offer discounts for midweek and certain specific days. These deals are usually limited to a certain number of sales so check them often! An example of this kind of site is Liftopia.com.
Pay $49.50 and get $100 Lodging Credit + Up to 50% Off Lift Tickets + Other Deals (Click for Details)
“Buy one get one free” offers are about the best ticket deals you can get in Tahoe. The Winter Perks deal from Redawning offers that, however you have to buy a membership card first (The price is normally $100, but you can get it for $49.50 with the limited-time coupon code “LIFTTAHOE12”). You can use the card all winter to get “Buy one get one free” passes (there is a max per resort) at Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Donner, Sierra at Tahoe, Homewood, Diamond Peak and cross-country destinations Tahoe Donner and Royal Gorge. You also get $100 free credit towards lodging, one free edge/wax tune, one free junior rental, equipment rental/tune-up deals, food discounts, ski shop retail discounts and bay area bus transport discounts. Click above for more info and use the coupon code “LIFTTAHOE12” to bring the price down to $49.50.
If you are looking for season pass deals, we recommend checking out each resort’s website, as they usually have good rates on tickets + passes. The end of the season and the months leading up to a new season seem to be the best times for this. The resort websites rarely seem to have cheap lift ticket prices though, so that’s why we created this website for you!
Often you can get great lift ticket rates if you book a package through the resort. Again, we recommend looking at each website for those destinations for this type of booking. Some resorts even have their own travel agency for this purpose.
Limited Time Offers
Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation
Support local schools and save on lift tickets during a very limited window of time. There is also a cap on how many tickets are sold and they are non-refundable. Check out the website for more information.
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