It’s been four years since the last time the New England Patriots didn’t play on Super Bowl Sunday, which might have you looking for something to do in lieu of preparing that killer artichoke dip all afternoon.
Super Bowl Sunday has long been a marketing challenge for ski areas, doubly so over the last few years when the six-time Super Bowl champs are a perennial participant. It’s essentially a holiday for the industry to handle, with many people spending more time in the kitchen and around the TV watching endless hours of pregame rather than clicking into their bindings and hitting the trails.
But even with the Pats sitting home this time around, lending Miami to the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, resorts are still trying to entice skiers and riders to explore the outdoors instead of getting sucked into the nonstop blabber.
Ski Stratton for the day, then stick around to watch the game at Grizzly’s, where the resort will be serving a free halftime buffet. Smugglers Notch will be offering up its own halftime snack buffet while you watch the game on a giant TV screen in the Meeting House.
Both Attitash and Wildcat Mountain are offering $49 lift tickets on Feb. 2. Tickets can be purchased online, in advance. King Pine skiers and riders can score half-price tickets as part of its Big Game Day Sunday ticket special. Those tickets will be available at the window.
Bretton Woods is offering $54 lift tickets as part of its Big Game Deal. That same cost could instead be applied to four Nordic passes.