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Now in its 27th year, the Canadian Lift Pass is a discounted program allowing you to purchase packages of 20 lift passes at a time. To make the Program more affordable and accessible, ski areas are broken up into different tiers (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Fun Pack, and Cross Country), allowing you to find the right package that fits both your needs and your price point.

Canadian Lift Passes are available to everyone and can be shared with friends, family, co-workers, and everything in between (please read our rules and regulations for information on restrictions).

Gold, Silver, and Bronze packages are sold in groups of 20 lift passes. Fun Packs and Cross Country packages are solid in groups of 5 or 10 lift passes.

Rules & Regulations

It is very important that you read the mandatory rules and regulations below before proceeding with your purchase.

  • Lift passes cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion, including the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass Program and Never Ever Days.
  • The Canadian Ski Council (CSC) is not responsible for lost, stolen, or unused passes due to inclement weather, injury, or medical conditions.
  • All issued lift passes expire at the end of the 2017/18 winter season (May 31, 2018).
  • Ticket refunds or ticket exchanges will not be given under any circumstances.
  • Lift passes have no cash value and cannot be resold under any circumstances. If you or anyone in possession of your passes are caught reselling them (i.e. on ski area premises, anywhere online, etc.), the ski area has the right to confiscate the passes and take legal action. The CSC will also deactivate all remaining passes and will blacklist the purchaser from all of our programs.
  • Orders accompanied by post-dated cheques will not be accepted.
  • If you are not paying by Visa or MasterCard, it is recommended that you courier your cheque and order form to help ensure that your purchase will successfully arrive at the CSC office, and in time.
  • Lift passes are sold on a first-come-first-served basis until the limited number of lift passes have sold out. If you submit a lift pass order after the passes have already sold out, your order will be refunded in full.
  • Lift passes, along with a detailed list of all participating ski areas, will be sent to you via XpressPost in advance of the 2017/18 ski season.
  • For any ski area marked with an asterisk (*), please visit our ski area blackout dates.
  • Other restrictions may/could apply at participating ski areas, including blackout periods during March Break, Christmas Holidays, etc. Please check with the CSC when purchasing your lift passes.
  • Ski areas have the right to drop out of the Canadian Lift Pass Program at any time.


Canadian Lift Passes will be available to purchase on July 4, 2018.
We only sell a set amount of Canadian Lift Passes each season, so it all depends on the demand. Typically, passes are sold out by mid-to late October so we recommend buying early.
Yes! Our most affordable pricing is in July and August, where you save roughly 40% on the standard lift ticket price, with September savings of approximately 35%, and October 25%, respectively.
The simplest way to decide which product to purchase is by determining which ski area(s) you plan on visiting. Each ski area is placed in a tier, based on their standard lift ticket prices, with Gold being the highest priced ticket package and Cross Country being the lowest. As the tier price decreases, so do the number of ski areas you can visit.
The two main differences between products are the price and the number of ski areas where you can redeem your Canadian Lift Passes. For example, our Gold Package provides full access to every participating ski area (Fun Pack and Cross Country included), whereas the Silver Package provides access to every participating ski area excluding those in the Gold Package, and so on.
No. A season’s pass provides unlimited skiing at a single ski area. The Canadian Lift Pass Program provides you with 20 individual lift tickets which can be used at up to 135 ski areas across Canada, depending on which tier you purchase.
Some ski areas have blackout periods during the season where Canadian Lift Passes are not valid. We recommend you check our Blackout Dates section before you buy to ensure the dates don’t conflict with your potential usage plans.
Yes, the cards expire at the end of the season on May 31, 2018.
Absolutely! Go by yourself, bring a friend (or two, or three, or four…), give them as a gift. If you do plan on giving them as a gift, please have the recipient register the cards here.
No, Canadian Lift Passes cannot be resold.
Great! We will begin processing orders after September 15th and use Xpresspost via Canada Post for all shipments. Orders are processed in order of purchase date.