Discount ski passes are a great money-saving deal - if you use them. Otherwise, they can be real money wasters.
Ski resorts offer deals to get you to come up during slow periods of business. Many offer discount passes during these periods to bring in more guaranteed money. These discount ski passes usually come with specific use dates, are non-transferable, non-extendable, and non-refundable.
Read the fine print when you buy a discount pass with date limitations. You are bound by the fine print on the pass. Don't use the pass - and you are out of luck. If the pass terms say non-refundable - you are out the money if you didn't use the pass.
Discount ski season passes for the most part are also non-refundable. If you get hurt and you didn't spend the extra bucks for season pass insurance - kiss all that money you spend for the pass goodbye. If you bought ski pass insurance - file a claim and get your money back.
Discount passes are a great deal but don't go whining to the ski resort if you don't use it. They were open.
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