What’s a skier to do on Super Bowl Sunday? Ski most of the day, then catch the game? Skip skiing so you can watch the Carolina Panthers face off against the Denver Broncos? It’s a tough call, especially if you never miss a game day for your favorite team.
Super Bowl Sunday might be the one day of the year where it’s perfectly OK to park yourself in front of the TV, watch football’s biggest game (and its accompanying commercials), and eat plenty of buffalo wings and pizza. But for skiers, it’s tough to pass up a day on the mountain, especially after the monster dumps that blanketed the western U.S. at the end of January, regardless of what’s on TV.
Let Liftopia, the largest online and mobile marketplace for advance purchase lift tickets and other mountain activities, help make the decision to ski or stay home a little easier. Liftopia is offering savings up to 50 percent on lift tickets for Game Day when booked in advance; these savings are available at ski resorts across the U.S.
“On Super Bowl Sunday, resorts historically see half the crowds compared to other peak-season Sundays, particularly in markets where teams are playing,” said Evan Reece, co-founder and CEO of Liftopia. “This makes it one of the best days of the year to spend some time on the mountain with friends enjoying the snow and fresh air.”
Here are some of the deals you’ll find on Liftopia for skiing on Super Bowl Sunday:
- At Mount Baldy, California: lift tickets start at $37, 45 percent savings
- At Homewood, California: lift tickets start at $51, 31 percent savings
- At Copper Mountain, Colorado: lift tickets start at $94, 35 percent savings
- At Sunlight Mountain Resort, Colorado: lift tickets start at $43, 27 percent savings
- At Whiteface Lake Placid, New York: lift tickets start at $35, 50 percent savings
- At Waterville Valley, New Hampshire: lift tickets start at $53, 30 percent savings
- At Snowy Range, Wyoming: lift tickets start at $30, 31 percent savings
- At Crystal Mountain, Michigan: lift tickets start at $45, 36 percent savings
- At Ski Apache, New Mexico: lift tickets start at $22, 22 percent savings
- At Ski Shawnee, Pennsylvania: lift tickets start at $46, 22 percent savings
Kick-off for Super Bowl 50 isn’t until 6:30 p.m., eastern time, so you have plenty of time to ski before the game commences. “You can get a solid day on the hill, a good way to earn those wings and beers thereafter,” Reece said.
To shop for these lift ticket deals and check out other Game Day offers, head over to liftopia.com. Just don’t forget to purchase in advance or you’re stuck paying ticket window prices when you arrive at your ski resort of choice.