An uphill slog: Ski resorts lag on getting lift tickets online

Aaron Crowe

It's easy to find movies or videos to jazz you up about going skiing. Warren Miller's ski highlights are a common early winter fix for ski enthusiasts, and the Youtube video below from Teton Gravity Research should be enough to get you up a mountain, although probably not that mountain.

Finding a cheap lift ticket, however, is more difficult.

Many ski resorts don't sell lift tickets online, requiring skiers to either buy them at the mountain on the day of arrival, or buy them ahead of time at a discount at a grocery store, ski shop or at stores such as Costco for slight discounts. With many ski resorts opening next week, Liftopia.com is offering a simple way to find lift tickets online.