Sales start winding dpwn soon for discounted lift ticket programs at six Montana ski areas. By taking advantage of one of these programs, you can get on the slopes without paying full price. Many of the programs include transferable passes that can make good holiday gifts.

[R217R, Lost Trail Powder Mountain] wraps up the sale of its 10-Day Pass Nov. 16. Because the pass is transferable, you can split up the tickets between friends or family members. The passes cost $306 for adults, $234 for Golden Agers, $216 for children and $108 for seniors. The 10-Day Pass is available after Nov. 16, but the per pass cost increases by $12 to $34.

[R247R, Montana Snowbowl] sells lift ticket coupons until Dec. 1. You can purchase any number of the transferable coupons, but they must be used this season. Each coupon sells for $8 less than the cost of a regular day lift ticket. The adult coupon costs $34 while the senior and student coupon costs $31 and the child coupon costs $11.

[R1512R, Moonlight Basin] introduced a new discounted lift ticket program this fall. The Value Card is available for purchase until Dec. 16. The non-transferable card costs $49 for all ages and includes the first lift ticket free. After that, cardholders can buy lift tickets for themselves at $10 off the daily rate. Cardholders can also purchase a $40 lift ticket on five Sundays—Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 11 and April 8.

[R081R, Bridger Bowl] sells packets of 10 transferable coupons. The tickets can be split between family, friends or employees. The packet of coupons costs $450 until Dec. 24, making the price of the lift ticket $45 per day. After the sale, the coupons are still available, but the price goes up to $470.

Whitefish powder and snowghosts (WMR/Brian Schott)
Snowghosts and powder cover the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo by Brian Schott. Courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

[R046R, Whitefish Mountain Resort] offers the Frequent Skier Card until Dec. 24. The non-transferable card costs $50. It entitles the cardholder to purchase lift tickets at $16 to $24 off the regular rates. The amount of the discount varies by age.

[R133R, Discovery Ski Area] offers two ticket packs on sale until Dec. 25. The 5-Pack is transferable, so several skiers or riders can split up the tickets. The 10-Pack, which is only for those 12 years old and younger or 65 years and older, is not transferable. Each pack costs $170.

Most of these ticket products can be purchased online here: Lost Trail, Montana Snowbowl, Moonlight Basin, Bridger Bowl, Whitefish, Discovery.