That means short lift lines and open ski slopes, said Evan Reece, co-founder and chief executive of Liftopia.com, the nation’s largest mobile and online marketplace for advance-purchase lift tickets.
“Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best days of the year to get out on the mountain. There’s always time to start the day on the snow with some friends before you spend some time on the couch with some friends. Burning a few calories makes the wings all the more enjoyable,” Reece said.
To lure schussers to the slopes, Liftopia is offering significant discounts before the 3:30 p.m. Sunday West Coast kickoff time. Here are some examples, with more available at Liftopia.com:
Mt. Baldy: Save up to 62% off the walk-up rate with lift tickets starting at $25.
Snow Valley: Save up to 45% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $34.
Mammoth: Save up to 23% off the walk-up window rate with two-day lift tickets starting at $162.35.
Sierra at Tahoe: Save up to 47% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets from $49.
Bear Valley: Save up to 36% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets from $43.
Homewood: Save up to 13% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $54.
If you're in Arizona to watch the big game, you can get in at least a half-day of skiing at the Arizona Snowbowl (a 2 1/2-hour drive from Phoenix) and be in the stadium in time for kickoff. Lift tickets will start at $49.99 on Jan. 31 and $45.99 on Feb. 1. That’s a savings of 19% and 26%, respectively, over the walk-up window rate when purchased in advance.