The average weekend non-holiday adult ticket price is now $58.75.
Sunday, November 25, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Massachusetts is off to an early start to the 2018-19 season, as 5 areas have opened by Thanksgiving weekend. With the early start, 2018-19 lift ticket prices have now been published.
Including the reopening of Ski Blandford, the average weekend full day adult lift ticket at a chairlift served area has increased by 2%, keeping roughly in line with inflation.
Jiminy Peak has become the first Massachusetts ski area to cross the $80 line, seeing a $5 increase to $81.
Otis Ridge has retained the title of cheapest ticket in the state, holding at $40 for the fourth straight season.
Ticket prices have been influenced by the steep cost of doing business in Massachusetts, the implementation of RFID (at Berkshire East, Catamount, Jiminy Peak, and Wachusett), and ownership consolidation (Catamount was acquired by the owners of Berkshire East this off season, while Blandford and Otis Ridge were acquired by the owner of Butternut within the past two years).
The mean price for 2018-19 is $58.75, as compared to $57.64 in 2017-18. The median price is $56.50, a 3% increase over last season's $55.