Not too long ago if you were still skiing at age 70, resorts would give you a free lift ticket.
According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), the percentage of baby boomers ages 55 to 64 on the slopes has more than doubled in the past 10 years, with the number of skiers 65 and older rising as well.
Ski areas want them to return with their grandkids and are enticing them by charging the same price as a young adult ticket. Other ski areas call you a senior if you’re between 65 and 69, but if you’re 70 or older, they call you a “super senior,” which entitles you to a bigger discount.
With the millions of baby boomers still skiing or snowboarding, how long will these discounts last? According to the NSAA, some ski areas are already eliminating the senior ski pass or moving the senior discount age to 80 years old.