Whether you search "Utah" at Liftopia, stop at the Costco in Salt Lake City, or get gas, you will be sure to save at least a few bucks on your next ski outing. For example, when you fill up at any Phillips 66 gas station through Nov. 30, get a stamp for your coupon card. Four stamps and you get a 2 for 1 ticket to Snowbird good through Dec. 20. If you don't have someone to share it with, simply stand in line and ask the person behind you to split a ticket.

Being in the military also has its perks. Many of Utah's resorts have created programs to honor our United States men and women who might be able to take a day off to ski or snowboard. You'll have to provide proof that you are active duty or retired military and there may be some blackout dates. Just check with the resort's individual rules.

No more across-the-board freebies for seniors, unfortunately, now that everyone's living longer and staying healthier, but those over 65 still can get some sort of discount. Those over 75 do ski free at Snowbasin; older than 80 and you ski free at [R325R, Powder Mountain] and [R10R, Alta].

Tiny tots actually get a better break than seniors. Kids under 10 ski free at [R82R, Brighton], and those under six ski free at [R462R, The Canyons], [R314R, Park City Mountain Resort], Powder Mountain, [R404R, Snowbird], and [R413R, Solitude].

It might not be a huge savings, but stop into a retail ski shop in the Salt Lake area throughout the season and buy your ticket there. Smith's Market, Canyons Sports, and The Sports Den are just a few spots to purchase tickets anywhere from $3 to $20 off the window price.

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