Like grizzly-bear chauffeurs or a WiFi-enabled beard, mountain resorts combine rugged charm with modern amenities. Get back to nature from a safe distance with today's Groupon: for $18, you get one full-day adult lift ticket at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin (up to a $37 value).
Up to 225 inches of crystalline flakes annually blanket the Snow Ridge Ski Resort's triplicate tree-lined peaks, where six chairlifts deliver skiers and boarders to the start of 22 winding runs. Coniferous guardians loom over powdered paths as double-chair and t-bar lifts guide visitors and ziplining caribou across runs that vary from the beginner-friendly Bunny Bowl to the expert's Cruikshank run. Slopes increase in difficulty from left to right as the simple Rockin Robin gives way to the intermediate South Slope and the aptly named Challenger, a black-diamond-grade descent. After the sun turns in, athletes continue carving on a bevy of lighted runs, including Race Hill, Snowy Meadows, or carve a late-blooming jack-o-lantern. Although not included in today's deal, quality rental equipment is available at the resort's pro shop.
Snow Ridge Ski Resort's rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Snow Ridge Ski Resort
Snow Ridge Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders 130 acres of snowy mountain terrain with 500 feet of vertical drop. Six lifts—including four double chairs, a T-bar, and a bunny tow—usher visitors to the top of 22 different trails. Skiers of all stripes will find terrain suited to their particular skill level, including healthy servings of green, blue, and black-diamond runs. A terrain park features a gauntlet of rails and boxes designed for grinding, jumping, and mid-air wardrobe changes.
The resort is also home to a PSIA-certified ski school, where kids as young as 3 learn the ins and outs of proper downhill technique through instructional games and props. For a snapshot of current conditions at the resort, check out the ski report, which includes information on recent snowfall, the percentage of open terrain, and the number of lifts in operation.