Every year, it seems like the same story — "I didn't ski enough this season." But truth be told, it's an easy trend to buck if you make the system work in your favor. For example: Whiteface's Ski3 Frequent Skier Program will actually reward you for getting more days on the slopes by earning you free lift tickets.

Frequent Skier Program members receive their 1st and every 6th day free. Plus, enjoy a $15 discount on lift tickets every time you ski at Whiteface throughout the season. And new for 2013-14, the Frequent Skier Program discounts extend to skiing and riding at Gore and Belleyare.

To join the program, simply purchase an Emipire Card ($89; age 20+), Student Card ($79; age 13-19) or Snowball Card ($59; ages 7-12) and start sliding! As an added perk: Student Card & Snowball Card holders ski Gore for just $39 and $29 respectively. Purchase online.