Welcome, diehards, to the first edition of the annul 2005-06 Top 10 Lift Ticket Deals newsletter, featuring some of the absolute best season pass deals found anywhere. Not only that, but the newsletter also includes occasional special events and single-day ticket deals during this weekly, seasonal newsletter. Hurry, because many of these specials are first come, first served and they go fast. Top10 Lift Ticket Deals is not a paid advertisement. Each week during the snow-sports season, the Top 10 staff of diehard skiers and snowboarders chooses North America’s best ski lift ticket values. Be sure to visit www.top10liftticketdeals.com for the latest releases all season long.

#1 — Sugarloaf/USA, Maine—Opening day is set for Nov. 19, so don’t delay in taking advantage of great deals. Enjoy slope-side lodging at Sugarloaf/USA with convenient daily Ski & Stay packages, from 1-7 nights, right on-mountain for as low as low as $59 per person in condos with daily lift tickets and clinic included. Certain rules apply, and a 17% tax and service fees are additional. Visit www.sugarloaf.com for more information on this and other deals.

#2 — Mt. Ashland, OR—If you live in Southern Oregon, check this out — Mt. Ashland Ski Area is looking for mature adults from the Grants Pass/Ashland area to chaperone the Mt. Ashland ski bus during the 2005-06 season. Volunteer chaperones receive free skiing and transportation to the ski area. The ski bus runs during the weekends and holiday periods. Check the website for details: www.mtashland.com.

#3 — NorthStar and Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA—Two Mountains for the Price of One: Ski and ride all season at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Northstar-at-Tahoe! Experience great mountains on both the North and South shores with a huge variety of terrain, award-winning freestyle parks, three half-pipes and challenges for beginning through expert skiers and riders. Double-Whammy passes now on sale for only $309. Visit www.northstarattahoe.com for more.

#4 — Mt. Rose, NV—Students Wednesdays: $21 lift ticket all day with any valid (current) student identification card. Check the website at www.skirose.com for more information and snow report.

#5 — Winter Park & Copper Mountain, CO —All 2005-06 season passes and Four Passes go on sale Labor Day weekend! Visit www.passwagon.com for more information.

#6 — They don’t allow snowboarding…

#7 — Copper Mountain, CO—Copper opens Nov. 4. Get a Copper Season Pass for just $279 until Nov. 20. Check out www.coppercolorado.com.

#8 — Boyne USA Resorts, MI—Lift and lodging packages include a full-day lift ticket and complimentary breakfast buffet. Boyne Highlands Resort’s Main Lodge features all new beds, bedding, and 27″ flat screen televisions. Prices start at $87 per person, per night. Visit www.boyne.com for more.

#9 — Stowe, VT—The Mountain Dew Stowe Card: The newest discount card at Stowe focuses on the needs of beginner skier and riders. The learn-to-ski card offers three lessons, three lift tickets, and three equipment rentals for just $159…a fraction of the normal price. Guests who participate will also receive a free Stowe Card. The Learn to Stowe program is available Sunday-Friday on non-holiday dates and available only to Vermont residents with valid ID. Visit www.stowe.com for more information.

#10 — June Mountain, CA—College Pass on sale now for just $99: This pass is for full-time college students enrolled in a minimum of 12 units, and a fantastic deal…but on sale only until Dec. 15, so hurry. Call (800) MAMMOTH to purchase, or go online to www.junemountain.com.

About Top10 Lift Ticket Deals:

Our staff of diehard ski and snowboard bums searches for lift ticket deals from resorts all over North America, and each week during the snow-sports season, we publish this unbiased list of the Top 10 Lift Ticket Deals. The deals posted in this news release are not paid advertisements, and they run without cost to resorts or other parties.

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Disclaimer: Ski resorts and any other parties appearing in this release have no control or authority over which deals our writers choose. Resorts that appear in this release are therefore under no obligation to honor misprints or other inaccuracies, and skiers/riders referencing this release assume all risk of participation in the sport including, but not limited to, injury or death.

Users of this release should reference www.top10liftticketdeals.com as the source when visiting resorts. Do you have any lift ticket deals we should consider for our top10 list? See the website for details on how to post them.