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I am planning my first trip out to Tahoe and I want to give an estimate to people about lift ticket pricing. I have several questions:

Is it cheaper to buy lift tickets early?
What are the best deals on tickets?
What can I expect to pay on average per day?

I figured I'd keep the question general to the Tahoe region, so that this thread could be useful to others as well, but I am specifically planning on going for 4 days of boarding (Friday-Monday) to Squaw and Alpine and possibly make one trip down to Kirkwood. The trip will be in late February.
 

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I go out to Tahoe a couple of times a year and I always get the Tahoe Six Pack. It covers the 3 mountains you referenced and about 3 or 4 others. It averages out to a little under $60/day. Maybe you could sell the other two if you can't use them. It's the best deal I've found.
Google: Tahoe Six Pack.
 

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I was looking into the six pack, but it still seemed a little pricey if I am only going for 4 days of boarding (80/day). Do you have any idea how hard they would be to sell? Can I buy the six packs at any time during the season, or is there a deadline for buying them?
 

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I wouldn't Think it would be too difficult especially if you don't use the ones for Heavenly. I believe their tickets are around $100/day. Someone could save $30 - $40 buying yours.
There is no time limit but there is only a limited quantity so you just need to get them before they get snatched up. I think they lasted into Jan last season.
 

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Snowbomb also has a slight deal, but I don't know if you plan on wandering all the way around the lake to hit Homewood.
 

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We usually find Snowbomb to have decent deals, but probably not if you're only staying for four days. We usually go for a couple of weeks, so it's worthwhile. You need access to wifi and a printer, and log in in the morning before you ride and print out your tickets. A paid membership comes with a tune-up and some other deals.

I don't know if they're doing it this year, but in years past the local Shell stations offered 2-for-1 tix to Northstar -- but as neednsnow said, if you're planning on just staying at South Lake (I wouldn't, Homewood is a lot of fun and cheap, and is right next to Alpine and Squaw Valley), it's probably not worth it. You can also try Liftopia.com, but they usually require advance purchase.
 
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