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Liftopia Launches Flexible Lift Ticket Options

The online lift ticket marketplace just got even easier for skiers and riders.

On Wednesday, Liftopia, an online discount lift ticket platform, launched a new tiered pricing system, aimed at giving customers flexibility for the days they choose to head to the hills The new offerings present three levels of options for those who want to purchase lift tickets; Value, Value Plus, and Flexible.

Here’s an example for how it works: A one-day lift ticket to Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont can be purchased for Dec. 2 for $24.99, a great deal unto itself considering the window rate for the 2014-15 season of $70. But now, for a few dollars more ($29.99), skiers will be able to change the date (up to two days prior) one time in order to choose to when to use the ticket should inclement weather or conditions render unfavorable conditions. The third tier (Flexible), will allow change as needed, in this instance, $34.99.

“At Liftopia, we work hard to make it easier for people to ski more often in ways that are also beneficial for ski areas, and these new options provide a range of flexibility to give consumers a choice of what is best for their needs,” said Evan Reece, co-founder and CEO of Liftopia. “Since prices move up over time, consumers can have confidence that the farther they buy in advance the more they will be rewarded for their commitment.”

If Value Plus and Flexible tickets are changed to dates that are more expensive, customers will just pay the difference in price. 

Via the press release, here are some more options available for purchase now.

- Mount Snow, Vt. – Purchase lift tickets in advance for the week of Christmas (Dec. 22-26) and get a Value ticket starting at $46.99, or 48 percent off the walk-up rate; Value Plus starting at $55.59, or 38 percent off the walk-up rate; or Flexible starting at $60.59, or 33 percent off the walk-up rate.

- Arapahoe Basin, Colo. – Purchase lift tickets in advance for the last week in December (Dec. 29-Jan. 2) and get a Value ticket starting at $58.99, or 35 percent off the walk-up rate; Value Plus starting at $64.99, or 27 percent off the walk-up rate; or Flexible starting at $69.99, or 21 percent off the walk-up rate.

- Mad River Glen, Vt. – Purchase lift tickets in advance for New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) and get a Value ticket starting at $39.99, or 49 percent off the walk-up rate; Value Plus starting at $47.79, or 40 percent off the walk-up rate; or Flexible starting at $52.79, or 33 percent off the walk-up rate.

- Killington, Vt. – Purchase lift tickets in advance for President’s Weekend (Feb. 14-16) and get a Value ticket starting at $76.99, or 16 percent off the walk-up rate; Value Plus starting at $81.99, or 11 percent off the walk-up rate; or Flexible starting at $86.99, or 5 percent off the walk-up rate.

- Snowbird, Utah - Purchase lift tickets in advance for the last week in January (Jan. 26-30) and get a Value ticket starting at $56.99, or 40 percent off the walk-up rate; Value Plus starting at $64.59, or 32 percent off the walk-up rate; or Flexible starting at $69.59, or 27% off the walk-up rate.

All prices are based on availability and will change dynamically.

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