From discounts to rentals to special programs, there are ways for families to save.

“Too old” and “too expensive” are two of the main reasons people choose to stay away from ski and snowboard slopes.  Not much can be done about aging, but lots can be done with respect to the cost of skiing and/or snowboarding.

True, skiing and snowboarding can be expensive if an individual chooses to pay top dollar for equipment, passes, lessons, fashionable attire and midday lunches.  A little planning, especially for locals, however, can cut out-of-pocket expenses considerably. Among the tricks are buying discount passes, looking into season rentals and package programs, and visiting areas with kids-ski-snowboard-free programs.

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