Metropolitan New York Ski Council And National Ski Council Federation

Metropolitan NY Ski Council Appreciation Days


The following eastern ski areas have scheduled special Council Appreciation Discount Days. You will need to show you’re your KOPSC membership card with the Metropolitan New York Ski Council logo on the back to get the special pricing.



Burke Mountain, VT

Ski Club Appreciation Weekends

December 19 – 21, 2020

January 20 – 21, 2021

March 26, 29 – 30, 2021

Adult Day Tickets:

Monday – Friday: $41

Saturday and Sunday: $52

Jay Peak, VT

Awareness Days

Sunday, January 10, 2021: $65

Monday, January 11, 2021: $55

Sunday, February 7, 2021: $65

Monday, February 8, 2021: $55

Sunday, March 7, 2021: $65

Monday, March 8 2021: $55

One-day lift tickets can be purchased at Tramside or Stateside customer service locations


Killington Resort, VT

Monday – Friday

December 14–18, 2020: $70

January 4–8, 2021: $70

February 22–26, 2021: $70

March 8–12, 2021: $70

April 5–9, 2021: $70

See “About Skiing at Killington and Pico” below for instructions on purchasing Ski Club Appreciation Days lift tickets for Killington and Pico


Pico Mountain, VT

Monday, Thursday, Friday

January 4, 7–8, 2021: $40

February 22, 25–26, 2021: $40

March 8, 11–12, 2021: $40

See “About Skiing at Killington and Pico” below for instructions on purchasing Ski Club Appreciation Days lift tickets for Killington and Pico


Ski Butternut, MA

Monday – Friday

Lift tickets are just $25 (excludes all holiday periods)


Ski Shawnee Mountain, PA


3 lift ticket: $119

3 lift tickets and rentals: $199

3 beginner packages: $250

Must purchase by December 24th

Purchase discounts online at or call 570-421-7231


Ski Windham, NY

Peak Express Card: $50

A free green day ticket with purchase.

For future visits, tickets are $60, valid on any green day throughout the season

Only available for purchase online in advance

Green day calendar available at:


Thunder Ridge Ski Area, NY

Show your membership card and receive $5 off a night or weekday ticket, $10 off a weekend ticket

Midweek specials!

Monday–Thursday (non-holiday): $30 lift, $30 rental, $30 lesson

Call 845-878-4100, ext. 301


About Skiing at Killington and Pico


Killington is currently set up to offer Ski Council Appreciation Days via their website Guests will be required to sign up for a Killington account and use their One Pass (RFID card) to reload or add a media card.  Instructions and details are posted below. The Killington Ticketing Department will verify these purchases by checking your valid ski council membership card at the ticket window, and your KOPSC membership card includes the Met NYSC membership logo.  Ski Council Appreciation Day tickets will NOT be available for purchase at ticket windows – they must be purchased in advance online.


New this year is the required FREE parking reservations. Please make parking reservations before buying tickets.



  • Check out the Parking FAQs at

  • Guests can book parking via and   

  • Parking reservations will be available starting Thursday, November 5th at Killington and Thursday, December 3rd at Pico Mountain 

  • Guests may book up to seven advance days throughout the season and an unlimited number of days in the rolling seven-day window immediately following the current date

    • Once one of the seven advance reservation days falls within the rolling seven-day window, an additional reservation in the future past the rolling seven-day window is allowed as long as you never hold more than seven advance reservation days at any one time 

  • Killington will be encouraging their Core guests/passholders to download the ParkWhiz app and manage all their reservations from there


Important information about the new parking reservation system: 

  • Guests who opt to ride The Bus or Killington Base Area Transportation will not have to make a parking reservation

  • Guests looking to drop off a guest at the mountain WILL need to make a parking reservation to enter the lot

  • If a lodging guest would like to bring their car to one of the parking lots, they would also need to make a parking reservation

  • On Thursday, November 5th, Killington released a limited amount of booking inventory from November 23rd through the end of the season; they plan to release additional inventory by 9:00 AM daily, pending availability, weather, etc. 

    • As opening day approaches, the resort will release passholder and Ikon dates for guests to reserve above and beyond their advanced seven-day reservations 


A few more changes to note this year:

  • Cross-State Travel Information: There currently are travel restrictions in place; all guests must follow these restrictions including quarantining and testing where applicable; see details at

  • Contact Tracing: Per the State of Vermont, Killington is required to have full contact information for all guests entering Killington Resort; all lift tickets must be purchased individually to capture the necessary information; staff will be maintaining capacities in base lodges by scanning lift tickets at entrances

  • Certificate of Compliance Form: All guests purchasing lift tickets or lodging will be required to click and certify that they have met the Cross-State Travel Restrictions in place; details available at:

    • You will be required to certify that:

    • You have reviewed the State of Vermont out-of-state traveler guidelines and travel map and comply with current health and safety requirements for traveling to, from, and within the State of Vermont

    • You understand all travelers should stay home if ill (with any symptoms)

    • You will maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet from anyone outside your household, wear a cloth mask when in public spaces, and wash/sanitize hands often

  • Eliminated Snow Guarantee: Killington will not be offering vouchers to skiers when conditions are unsatisfactory; guests should be prepared to ski and not be credited regardless of the conditions when purchasing products from Killington and Pico

  • Eliminated “Grace Days”: All multiday lift tickets are now for consecutive days (i.e., no more 3-of-4 days tickets, for example)

  • Eliminated half-day Sunday afternoon free tickets with purchase of 5-day Monday – Friday tickets

  • Snow Sports School: No group lessons or Learn-to-Ski packages; private lessons are available only by reservation at

  • Rentals: Advance reservations will be required for equipment rentals

  • Base Lodge Capacity: Lodges will be operating at limited capacity; use your car like a base lodge and boot up in the parking lot and head straight to the lift; boot bags will not be allowed in the lodge, except at designated bag check locations (details at


To read more about the recent changes at Killington Resort and their Operation Stay Safe plan, go to:

National Ski Council Federation Offers Skiing/Riding-Related News 

Log onto the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF) website to see highlights of what’s happening at various ski resorts around the world – and in the US/Canada in particular – with “read more” links at


KOPSC’s membership in both the Eastern Pennsylvania Ski Council (EPSC) and the Metropolitan New York Ski Council (Met NY) gives us all membership in the NSCF.  We get access to the member benefits section, which offers discounts that are worth checking out.  Discounts include equipment rentals at ski shops, shipment of your equipment to your travel destination, and merchandise – these are just a few of the benefits you can find in that section of their website.


To get access to the “members only” section, just click on the tab and fill in your name and email and indicate you are a member of either EPSC or Met NY, then enter KOPSC as your club. Within a short time, you should get an email with a sign-in password that you can change.


Check back to the NSCF news page regularly for updates via their monthly Newsbeat and special events.



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