Looking to get into the holiday spirit on the slopes this month? Here’s a list of events across North America for you to get your Santa Ski on. After all, ’tis the season!
Mt. Rose | Saturday, December 15, 2012
Head over to Mt. Rose on Saturday, December 15 from 10am to 4pm to take part in their Jolly ‘ol Ski Day! Make sure to wear a full Santa Suit to get a deal on your lift ticket, and don’t forget to check out the Santa hat surprise giveaway, the après party in Timbers Bar, and the Reno Santa Pub Crawl taking place that evening in the streets of Downtown Reno!
Bolton Valley | Sunday, December 16, 2012
Looking for a Santa Ski in New England? Check out the Santa Skis Free event at Bolton Valley on Sunday, December 16th! Anyone who shows up dressed head to toe in their “official Kris Kringle attire” will ski and ride free that day. To receive your complimentary lift ticket, arrive at Guest Services at 10am. The resort will also be organizing a group photo of all of the Santas at the base around that same time as well. Don’t miss out!
Windham Mountain | Sunday, December 16, 2012
Don’t miss Skiing and Riding Santa Day on Sunday, December 16 at Windham Mountain! Although registration for the free ski pass and non-holiday vouchers is already full, you can still join in and wear your Santa costume for fun.
Canyons Resort | Saturday, December 22, 2012
Join the folks at Canyons Resort for Santa Skis Free Day! The first 50 guests to don St. Nick’s attire (or Mrs. Claus, reindeer or elves) will ski or ride for free on December 22nd. Guests must be in FULL costume — no partial costumes will count! You can register at the top of the Cabriolet in the Resort Village from 8-9am.
Whistler Blackcomb | Saturday Saturday, December 22, 2012
It’s time to dress like Santa and ski for free at Whistler! The resort will be giving away free lift tickets to the first 75 people who arrive at the Garibaldi Lift Company, at the base of Whistler Mountain, in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire. All costumed folks will upload the Fitzsimmons Express at 8 AM, continue up Garbanzo Express, then ride or ski to the bottom of the Emerald Express for a group photo.
Alyeska Resort | Monday, December 24, 2012
Santas Ski Free from 10:30am to 5:30pm on Christmas Eve at Alyeska Resort! Wear a full Santa suit (from head-to-boot, including hat, beard, jacket & pants) and ski for FREE all day! Stop by one of the Alyeska ticket offices to pick up your free ticket.
Sunday River | Sunday, December 2, 2012
We might’ve missed it this year, but keep Sunday River’s Santa Sunday in mind for next year! Each year, the resort celebrates the arrival of winter and the holiday season by raising money for a good cause with their Santa Sunday event, in which participants show up wearing a Santa hat, jacket, pants and beard. In exchange for dressing up, taking a group photo and donating $10+ to Sunday River’s organization of choice (this year, all proceeds went to the Bethel Rotary’s Christmas for Children program), skiers receive a free lift ticket. Sounds like a deal!
Don’t feel like donning your St. Nick garb this year, but still want to witness hundreds of skiing Santas first-hand? We’ve got great deals at Mt. Rose, Bolton Valley, Windham Mountain and Canyons Resort for the dates listed above. What other holiday events will you be attending at your favorite ski areas this year? Share them in the comments below, and don’t forget to send some pictures our way!