Anybody want to discuss the extraordinary nature of the Monarch, Colorado ski area season pass:
Monarch season pass with resort incentives costs $329 for an adult and is Free for ages 69+. It includes unlimited skiing at Monarch, and Free or discounted skiing at 26 ski areas, including 3 days each without blackouts at many smaller, but very decent ski areas in CO and NM, and select other locations.
What do you think of the Monarch season pass with resort incentives? The concept has been around for a while. Monarch appears to be a leader in the concept and has been increasing their partners each year. Does it appeal to you?
How does Monarch make it work? What's in it for the other areas to participate? What does it cost Monarch to line them up? Do you see this as an important trend for the little guys to compete with the ski conglomerations?
I know a 70 year old who is counting on this product for enjoying a super low cost, interesting, and varied 2011-2012 season. Actually skiing at Monarch is only a small part of his plans.