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10 Breaks Retirees Get That Working People Don't


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Skiing
Extend that ski trip for another week -- with discounted rates, you'll be able to enjoy the slopes even more!
Extend that ski trip for another week -- with discounted rates, you'll be able to enjoy the slopes even more!
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No one has ever accused skiing of being cheap. But if you're skiing in your 60s, it tends to be cheaper, and if you're still on those slippery slopes at age 70, it can even be free. That's because most ski areas offer discount passes starting at age 55 or 60 and offer free lifetime passes at ages ranging from 65 to 80 (though many areas have raised their age requirements recently).

Just like with those $5 baseball tickets, seniors and boomers are likely to find even better deals on tickets for midweek or blackout-date skiing. Put simply, the lifts are running anyway, so why not fill them?

In addition to lift tickets, look for discounts on lessons, lodging, rentals and anything else under the sun and snow. Check the Web sites of your favorite ski areas for details.


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