NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH, JANUARY 2013 - Even though the Super Bowl Game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers doesn't kick off until 6:30 p.m. ESTon Sunday, Super Bowl Weekend still provides an ideal opportunity to find great deals on lift tickets to New Hampshire's ski areas.
On past Super Bowl weekends many guests have elected to pass up skiing and riding even though the game isn't played until Sunday night at 6:30 pm. As a result, this means less-crowded slopes and an opportunity to enjoy midweek crowds with mid-winter conditions. Ski areas have recognized the popularity of the Super Bowl and many offer lift ticket specials to entice guests. The 6:30 pm kickoff time is also ideal for skiers and riders who want to enjoy a weekend on the snow and still be on the couch for kickoff with plenty of time to spare.
Among the special offers this Super Bowl weekend is the Super Sunday Special at Cannon Mountain where two people can ski or ride for $70 on February 3. Cranmore Mountain Resort is offering a Super Bowl ECoupon that must be printed by midnight the night before from Cranmore.com and is valid for $47 adult lift tickets on February 3. Bretton Woods Ski Area will be offering a limited amount of $30 lift tickets when purchased in advance online at shop.brettonwoods.com. Several specials are available at Gunstock Mountain Resort on February 3 including Souper Bowl Sunday, when guests can bring a can of soup to donate to a local food pantry and receive a 2 for 1 Prime Time Lift Ticket. Guests who wear a piece of clothing with an NFL logo will receive $10 off a Prime Time Lift Ticket and two for one afternoon lift tickets and two for one Zip Tours (1pm and 2pm only) will be available that day as well.
For cross country skiers, Jackson Ski Touring will be hosting Super Bowl Widows' Weekend on February 3 with two day trail passes available that day for only $21 for groups of three or more guests.
Many New Hampshire areas also regularly offer discounted passes on Sunday afternoons, which should prove to be an outstanding time to hit the slopes with many skiers and riders already at home getting ready for the game. Even if you ski right until 4pm you still have 2 ½ hours until kickoff. Among those areas with Sunday afternoon offers are Black Mountain, King Pine at Purity Spring Resort, Loon Mountain, Mount Sunapee and Waterville Valley. Some of these offers apply to specific groups (like NH residents or kids) so please check for full details on the Daily Ticket Deals page at SkiNH.com.
"Because of the popularity of the Super Bowl our ski areas find their slopes and trails relatively quiet that weekend. So, it's an ideal opportunity to enjoy mid-winter conditions at a discount price, with fewer skiers on the slopes, and still be home in time for the game if you wish," stated Karl Stone, Ski NH's Marketing Director.
Ski NH is the statewide association representing 33 alpine and cross country resorts and more than 200 lodging and guest service properties in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, lodging packages, and winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464) or visit the Ski NH website atwww.SkiNH.com. For statewide media relations assistance, visit the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism's media room at http://visitnh.gov/media/ or contact Mr. Tai Freligh at 603-271-2343, option #2.