Discounted Lift Tickets

The Discounted Lift Tickets page will be updated throughout the  Ski Season, as I run into deals at the Ski Resorts in the area!

Right now, you can get some great deals on Season Passes for the next season! Towards the end of this page, I have links to all the Ski Resort Lift Ticket pages.

Find out all the scoop on where to get Discounted Lift Tickets in the Truckee and Lake Tahoe area! From Locals Days, to Skiing for Schools, and other Non Profit Organizations that offer great Truckee Skiing Deals and Lake Tahoe Ski Deals!

Boreal Ski Resort

Boreal Ski Resort
Photo Credit: Ben Wiesner of Tahoe City - used with his permission

Customer Appreciation Days

Tahoe Donner Downhill - Customer Appreciation Day

Diamond Peak - Ski for FREE on Your Birthday - just show your ID!

Locals Days

This section will be updated as I run into any deals!

  • Resident Appreciation Week at Diamond Peak Ski Resort  - TBA
  • Tahoe Donner Downhill - TBA

Plates for Powder  

The Tahoe Fund, Plates for Powder program is in effect!

Anyone who purchases a Lake Tahoe License Plate (in either California, or Nevada) is eligible to receive A FREE SKI LIFT TICKETS to one of the 12 Truckee/Tahoe area resorts participating in the program, or a Tahoe City Sports Park Season Pass.

Over 96% of the funds raised through the plate sales go directly to the state agencies, the California Tahoe Conservancy and Nevada Division of State Lands, to fund hiking and biking trails and watershed restoration projects.

To find out more info on this promotion and more about the Tahoe Fund, please check out the Tahoe Fund website!

To purchase a plate or redeem free tickets:

Sierra Avalanche Center Days

The Sierra Avalanche Center is a Truckee Non-Profit Organization that is partnered with the Tahoe National Forest.

Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) ski days are SAC's largest fundraising events. Each of the participating ski areas have donated a set number of lift tickets to SAC that are only valid on a specific day. SAC is selling these lift tickets at a discounted price. SAC retains the proceeds from each ticket sale. Fundraising from these events makes up the majority of SAC's annual budget.

Please support the Sierra Avalanche Center by participating in a SAC ski day. In addition to a day at the ski area, you will have a chance to meet the Avalanche Forecasters, ask questions, purchase t-shirts, and win raffle prizes ranging from backcountry gear to technical clothing. Formal avalanche clinics are not a part of SAC ski days, but feel free to ask the forecasters as many questions as you wish.

Tickets can usually be purchased from the Sierra Avalanche Center Website sometime in December.

  • Heavenly 
  • Homewood 
  • Kirkwood Ski Day 
  • Northstar 
  • Tahoe Donner Downhill 
  • Tahoe Donner Cross Country 

Skiing for Schools 

On selected days, participating Tahoe Ski Resorts are offering skiers and snowboarders special discounted lift tickets and the opportunity to support education. The proceeds from your lift ticket purchase go directly to the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation, a Truckee Non-Profit Organization which provides enhanced educational opportunities for our local students.

For more information and to find out where to purchase tickets, see the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation website or, please call (530) 550-7984.


Photo Credit: Ben Wiesner of Tahoe City - used with his permission.

Ski Resort Season Passes and Deals

If you are a frequent skier, a season pass is usually the way to go. Each of the Ski Resorts offer some great season pass and other deals, often discounts (or free) for Military, College Students, Groups, Corporate Deals, and Kids on Snow Days! Here are the links to the different Ski Season Pass & Resort Deal Pages, so you can check out the deals at your favorite Ski Resort.

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