As an avid snowboarder, while others are celebrating the arrival of spring, I'm lamenting the end of snow. The arrival of blooming daffodils means it's time to get to the mountains one more time before the snow melt. This week’s frugal finds focuses on the best deals around for that last snowboarding or skiing trip of the season.
Stevens Pass offers a special end of season pass for just $79.00 that offers unlimited access until the resort closes on April 17. This deal isn’t available online so call 206-812-4510 ext.4206. If you renew next season's pass and you get an additional savings.
Don’t want to go to Steven’s Pass? Bundle the kids and head to Crystal Mountain where children under 10 years of age always ski for free. Plus, the resort has a late-spring season allowing them to be open until June 12, conditions permitting.
Greg Moore, owner of , has three prices for one day rentals: $40 for adult, $30 for junior and $20 for children 5 and under. Those prices don’t beat Crystal’s daily rates of $35.00 for adults and $16.00 for children but consider this, at Eastside Ski & Sport though you can pick your ski’s up the night before you go to the mountains and return them the day after your done. Also, there are no long rental lines to wait in.
If you want to get a head start on next year’s snow season you will want to swing into and check out the end of the season sale. All snowboarding gear is 20 percent off including snowboards, boots, bindings and helmets. Ski equipment is not included in this sale.
One of the best deals is from Shell gasoline’s partnership with Ski Free Deals. Buy 10 gallons of gas and get a voucher for one free child’s lift ticket with a purchase of a full price adult ticket. You have to buy gas anyway so why not buy it and get something free while you’re at it?
If you want to stay close to home The Summit at Snoqualmie offer’s the best priced night ski rates for just $39.00 you can snowboard or ski from 4-10 p.m.
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