When it's time to head to the mountain on a bluebird day, it feels like nothing can slow us down. Except of course those tedious long lines at the ticket window. This is where direct-to-lift cards give you a major advantage over the crowds. With one of these bad boys, the snow is just seconds away and ready when you are. Just boot up, grab your skis and head to the lift. No hassle, no wait.

Windham Mountain's Triple Play Card offers New York skiers and riders the ease of direct-to-lift access during any three days of the 2012/13 season, except the following holiday periods: Dec. 26, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2013; Jan. 19-21, 2013; Feb. 16-24, 2013.

Triple Play Cards are available for everyone for just $139. Want the freedom of going skiing anytime, without the holiday blackouts? Upgrade to the Triple Play Plus Card for just $199 and anytime really means any time. Both the Triple Play and Triple Play Plus Card are only available until Dec. 22, 2012, so act fast and grab one while they last.

These cards are also fully transferable. Meaning, you can grab one and ski a day, then pass it off to let a family member enjoy a day of direct-to-lift skiing or riding. Who gets the third and final day is up to you . . . so maybe just pick up a card each to avoid coming to blows in ski-fever fisticuffs. 

The season is underway at Windham Mountain, so what are you waiting for?

More info at windhammountain.com.