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 a one-day ski pass at Norway Mountain (up to a $39 value).
Norway Mountain's 17 powdery paths snake across gentle beginner hills, a black-diamond racecourse, and twin terrain parks festooned with boxes, rails, and jumps. Backdropped by snow-covered pines, skiers and boarders careen down 500 vertical feet, carving snowy sonnets and geometry proofs into milky white trails. Beginner slopes and challenging chutes border a pair of freestyle areas, including the Odin Terrain Park and its assemblage of kickers, C-rails, and Olympic-spec uneven bars.
To ensure that trails stay their snowiest throughout the season, the resort supplements natural powder with 100% snowmaking coverage and carrots used to lure roaming, nose-less snowmen. Although not included in this Groupon, Norway Mountain offers a full line of rental skis, snowboards, and snowblades, and it also sports fully equipped onsite lodging that sleeps up to four people.
Norway Mountain’s rates vary during the week.