Massachusetts lift tickets are liable to be a significant portion of your ski trip budget, especially if you don’t take the time to hunt down a discount rate. Depending on the resort, skiers can often expect to pay $50 or more per person to use the lifts—in addition to equipment rental, admission fees, lessons, and other aspects of skiing. The good news is that, with a little planning, you won’t have to pay full-price.

Below, you’ll find the average window rate for lift tickets for the 2017-18 Regular Season. These prices are for non-holiday, non-weekend dates. Some lift ticket prices may be even higher. We’ve made it easy to find popular online deals, which can deliver steep discounts. The Massachusetts Ski Authority also provides smart strategies for how to plan your entire trip, so you can stretch your skiing dollars even further.

Ski Resort 1-Day Adult
Window Rate
3-Day Adult
Window Rate
3-Day Ticket
Lift Ticket Deals
Berkshire East
$204 $46 View Deals
$135 N/A View Deals
Blue Hills
$135 N/A View Deals
$141 $29 View Deals
Jiminy Peak
$228 $118 View Deals
Nashoba Valley
$165 N/A View Deals
Otis Ridge
$120 N/A View Deals
Ski Bradford
$156 N/A View Deals
Ski Butternut
$180 N/A View Deals
Ski Ward
$156 N/A View Deals
$213 N/A View Deals

Hit the Peaks during Off-Peak Times

Many resorts offer reduced lift ticket prices during off-peak days or hours. For instance, Ski Butternut offers them for $25 each during mid-week, which represents an almost $40 savings per ticket. By planning ahead and allowing time for research, you can save yourself a lot of money.

Bundle Up

Many resorts in Massachusetts offer bundled pricing, which includes lift tickets, equipment, and often lessons. In general, one of the items in the bundle ends up being free when purchased together. Alternatively, many resorts, such as Jiminy Peak, offer programs where if you bring a new skier with you, your ticket is free. Nevertheless, easy comparison shopping and discounts for these bundles can still be found online.

Use Your Education

If you’re a student, some resorts offer discounts. While it caters more towards students in northern New England, the 4.0 The College Student Pass offers significant benefits, such as lift pass and rental discounts. Just make sure you bring your student ID with you and proof of registration with you.

Year-Round Massachusetts Lift Tickets

If you ski often, consider a season pass. In many cases, you can apply the cost of a current visit to a season pass, allowing you to save off of purchasing the two separately.

Use Your Inexperience

Nearly everybody can learn to ski, but there are few natural-born skiers. Because of this, many resorts in Massachusetts offer discounted tickets for new skiers. For instance, Ski Butternut offers a beginners package for $50 at the beginning of the season, which includes lessons, rental equipment, and a lift pass. Since the lift tickets alone at that resort are generally $60, beginners get the lessons and equipment for free. At the end of the lesson, new skiers have the opportunity to buy two more passes, which also include more lessons and rental equipment, for $100. Since the normal price for these items separately is $150 per visit, new skiers would stand to save $300 over the course of three visits. Many other resorts offer similar programs as well.

By planning ahead and assessing your needs, you can save a lot of money on Massachusetts lift tickets. When you’re done with a long day on the slopes, you can take some of those savings and splurge on one of the many delicious restaurants. Or if you need some more ideas on where you can spend and save money on your next ski trip, write to us and we’ll give you personalized suggestions.