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Budget Friendly Slopes
White Haven, PA - January 2014 - Pennsylvania is a land of economic opportunity - especially for skiers and snow surfers trying to make a recreation budget last through the winter. Skiing close to home has real advantages. Think for a minute about the cost, at inflated fuel prices, of driving 600 miles round trip for a ski week or weekend. The savings, by staying in a 50 mile range of home on nearby Pennsylvania slopes, is enough for a lift ticket and a lunch.
But 21 Keystone State winter resorts that are members of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association offer a bounty of bargains that provide more skiing and riding for the dollar. Look for a range of special offers at resorts and ski shops near home.
Many Pennsylvania resorts have on-line bookings for everything from lift tickets, rentals and lessons to accommodations. Interactive resort web sites will frequently offer special discounts or coupons. And, on Resort Facebook and Twitter pages many times followers will find last minute specials.
Midweek skiing provides some of the best bargains. Virtually every one of the PSAA resorts provides mid-week discounts by hosting special days for a wide range of people profiles - everyone fits in. How about “Men’s Day”? That’s followed by “Women’s Day”. Then there’s “Student’s Day”, “Public Servant’s Day”, etc; you get the idea.
Beginners are also special people. They enjoy package prices that are deeply discounted and include lessons, rental equipment and lift tickets. Some Pennsylvania resorts even offer season-long discounts after visitors buy their first beginner package. During the month of January, you can also take adavantage of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month programs accross the state too.
Mid-Week “Ski and Stay” plans help stretch a budget through the winter and provide mid-week and weekend rates that offer more skiing and riding, less driving and lower cost. They typically include condominium accommodations with cooking facilities for anywhere from 4 to 10 people. Splitting the cost provides an easy-on-the-wallet vacation. The packages often include lift tickets or discounted tickets, rentals
Senior citizens also rate special rates and some Pennsylvania resorts still honor a tradition going back more than half a century that allows skiers, 70 and over to hit the slopes, free.
And finally, if you have a fourth grader at home, PSAA member areas are providing up to 63 days of free lift tickets, rental equipment and lessons to introduce them to skiing and riding. A fourth and fifth grade Snowpass is available at www.skipa.com.
For additional information about our member resorts, visit our website at www.skipa.com or contact our office.
Particpating member resorts include:
1. Alpine Mountain, Analomink | www.alpinemountain.com
2. Bear Creek Ski Resort, Macungie | www.bcmountainresort.com
3. Big Boulder, Blakeslee | www.jfbb.com
4. Blue Knob Ski Area, Claysburg | www.blueknob.com
5. Blue Mountain, Palmerton | www.skibluemt.com
6. Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville | www.skicamelback.com
7. Eagle Rock Resort, Hazleton | www.eaglerockresort.com
8. Elk Mountain, Union Dale | www.elkskier.com
9. Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley | www.hiddenvalleyresort.com
10. Jack Frost Mountain, Blakeslee | www.jfbb.com
11. Liberty Mountain, Carroll Valley | www.libertymountainresort.com
12. Montage Mountain, Scranton | www.montagemountainresorts.com
13. Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington |www.nemacolin.com
14. Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry | www.skiroundtop.com
15. Seven Springs Mtn. Resort, Seven Springs | www.7springs.com
16. Shawnee Mountain, Shawnee-on-Delaware | www.shawneemt.com
17. Ski Big Bear, Lackawaxen | www.ski-bigbear.com
18. Ski Denton, Coudersport | www.skidenton.com
19. Ski Sawmill Family Resort, Morris | www.skisawmill.com
20. Tussey Mountain, Boalsburg | www.tusseymountain.com
21. Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg | www.skiwhitetail.com
"Our goal in PA is to make skiing and snowbaording affordable and accessible for anyone. Besides being able to save money on gas since most resorts are a quick drive away, there's many, many options to save on lift tickets and passes at every of the 21 PSAA member resorts."
Linda Irvin, Director
Great deals on the slopes this winter in PA. Details at skipa.com @GoSkiPA
Company Info - About Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association
The Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA), consisting of member ski areas statewide, is a non-profit association that was developed to promote and serve the Pennsylvania Ski Industry. PSAA works to encourage participation and enjoyment of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and cross country skiing in Pennsylvania.
For more information on the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association visit www.SkiPA.com or call (570) 443-0963
CONTACT: LINDA IRVIN
TELEPHONE: (570) 443-0963