When you begin your search for a family-friendly skiing and riding destination it can be overwhelming. What family amenities are must-haves, and what can you do without? Here’s a list of what to look for to make the most of your family ski vacation.
What is it about backcountry skiing that drives skiers wild? Is it the lore of riding outside maintained or controlled ski areas; or the freedom to move through the terrain at your own pace without a guide; or the insane thrill of knowing you could be trapped by an avalanche at any given moment and possibly not be rescued; or the adventure and exploration of the unknown; or your clandestine desires to flirt with danger; or perhaps — is it simply the draw of the pristine powder, awesome tree runs and the fact there is no one there to interfere with your experience?
Who would’ve ever imagined that a board with mounted bindings and a pair of specialized snow boots, would turn into a mass phenomenon? I mean, really … who knew? Not even Sherman Poppen imagined [in 1965] that his idea to fasten two skis together and attach a rope to the end of it to give his daughters more control as they glided downhill, would eventually turn into such a craze — and become all the rage on the slopes today.
The Ski Coupons’ Team is proud to announce our brand new mobile App! Our programmers have been toiling away all summer to bring you the most comprehensive way to save money when visiting ski resorts all year long! Now, you can spend less time searching for deals, discounts and coupons and more time on the slopes enjoying all the money you save! What’s more, our skiing app is free to download and free to use!
When Magic Mountain in Vermont comes to mind most people will say something like, “It’s classic, old-fashioned skiing with no crowds, no unnecessary glitzy resort stuff, no obnoxious skiers who don’t know what they’re doing, no bull. It is just a great resort for real skiing and riding.” It’s a wonderful resort, simple as that, and they set out to prove that to you by offering 2-for-1 lift tickets all season long, valid every day but holidays. Since 1962 New Englanders have been making the trek to the Magic Mountain to enjoy the fun both on and off the slopes.
We all love to ski and ride during the winter, but there are tons of other great activities on the mountain that can be just as much fun and less of a hassle. Lift tickets can be costly, skiing can be exhausting, and keeping track of everyone can be stressful. For savvy and adventurous winter lovers, taking a day off away from insane lift lines and crowds can be a rare blessing. Here are some fantastic deals on some of our favorite winter activities.
Grab some Waterville Valley Deals on our site and check out the great changes underway there. The Sununu family along with a group of investors purchased the ski resort and its properties from the California-based company Booth Creek Resorts in October 2010. Since then, the owners have been making impressive improvements to the property that will definitely excite any and all skiers and riders. And while the area suffered some damage after hurricane Irene, the ski area and businesses in the area have made sure that they will be prepared for the upcoming winter season.
Waterville Valley Ski Area has vastly improved its offerings, including adding an amazing Zaugg brand Pipe Monster, which is truly a monster. The 18-foot pipe has been showcased at the Winter X-Games and the US Open Snowboarding Championship. Zoom down one of the largest half pipes in the world, and revel in the intensity of the experience.
Waterville Valley has also added over $500,000 worth of improvements, including 25 new energy-efficient snowmaking tower guns. Forget about issues with snowpack. These towers greatly extend the snowmaking capacity of the resort. The company has also purchased a grooming cat, and it has made upgrades to restrooms in the base lodge. It has also added more family bathrooms, and the Alpine Grill food service area and menu has been greatly improved.
If you are tired of expensive snowboard/skiing lesson fees, then Waterville Valley has another treat for you. Starting this season, you can learn how to ski or snowboard for $35. This package is for all skiers ages 7 and up, but you must purchase your tickets up to 24 hours in advance. Rent quality equipment for up to 50% off at the wonderful and locally ownedWaterville Valley Discounts. Also, while you are in the area stay at the delightfully well-appointed Lodging Deals in Waterville Valley and get 25% off your reservation.
The Waterville village offers year-round entertainment for both locals and tourists. The ski area has 12 lifts and 52 trails on over 250 acres of land. It boasts the highest ski slopes in the state at 4,000 feet. The village also has skate parks, an ice arena and an athletic club to enjoy while visitors are off the slopes. It’s gearing up to be another wonderful winter season in New Hampshire