Christmas is only getting closer and the longer you wait to finish up your holiday shopping, the worse the lines are going to get. A SugarDirect Card from Sugarbush makes the perfect last-minute gift and allows you to skip the checkout lines, and your giftee gets to skip the lift lines all season long. It's a win-win.

With this direct-to-lift card in hand, waiting becomes a thing of the past – as does paying full price to ski or ride in Vermont's storied Mad River Valley. Just be sure you act fast, this deal won't be around much longer.

SugarDirect Cards are available for just $99 until December 17. Along with the luxury of skipping the ticket window, the card comes with plenty of chances for skiers and riders to pocket some extra savings throughout the season. 

The initial purchase of a SugarDirect Card includes one All Mountain Lift Ticket for use on any non-holiday day this season. Then during any other visit, save approximately 25 percent off midweek and 20 percent off weekend and holiday adult full-day All Mountain Lift Tickets. On your 11th trip to the mountain (after 10 times/days purchasing your ticket with the card), you hit the slopes for free. 

Benefits of the SugarDirect card go beyond lift tickets. Card holders will enjoy 15 percent off midweek resort lodging (non-holiday) and 10 percent off at Timbers Restaurant, and ski/board rentals and tuning (non-holiday).

Discounts are non-transferable and may not be combined with any other offer. Valid through the end of the 2012/13 winter season. Holiday periods are 12/22/12-1/1/13, 1/19/13-1/21/13, & 2/16/13-2/24/13. 

It's the perfect gift for the powder hound(s) on your list. Just remember to pick one up for yourself to reward your savvy Santa-ing.

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