If you’re planning on going skiing or snowboarding, you will need to purchase a pass that provides access to ski lifts to take you to the top of the ski slope – for safety reasons, you won’t be permitted to enter the ski area unless you have a valid pass.

Lift tickets can be purchased for the day, half day or multiple days, depending on the mountain you’re visiting. You can often save money by buying ahead on the resort’s website, and you can pre-book ski lessons at some mountains too. Some resorts offer off-peak pricing to help you stretch your snow dough.

Visit the website of your chosen resort for detailed pricing and to pre-purchase your lift pass ahead of time.