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Utah Pass War?

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Sorry if this topic has already been posted, but there are signs of a season pass war in Utah.  Snowbasin is offering a $449 pass for 2012-13 that includes holiday blackouts.  This could be the start of something good.

Link to firsttracksonline piece about it:

http://www.firsttracksonline.com/2012/07/24/could-war-be-imminent-in-utah/

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I was planning a first time Snowbasin pass this season anyway, this just makes it that much easier. ;) 

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Thanks to James and Sib for posting this; I actually hadn't heard about it.

 

I don't think it was mentioned in the article, but Basin is also offering a $449 value pass (with blackouts) and $399 midweek pass (also blackouts). Don't recall either of those last year.

 

Looks like all those prices are only through Labor Day, though.

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I have mixed feelings about this.  As my home mountain, I really want Snowbasin to be profitable, and these reduced season pass prices should increase sales.  On the other hand ... as my home mountain, I really want Snowbasin to remain "off the charts".

 

For those who live close to the mountain, we will continue to buy season passes (and a bit cheaper now).  But I believe these new prices will attract some of the skiers/boarders who normally bought passes from the other resorts (LCC/BCC/PC/PM), thereby increasing traffic.

 

Ultimately, I think this is good for Snowbasin and Utah.  But from a purely selfish perspective, I don't want to have to share with more people wink.gif

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I have mixed feelings about this.  As my home mountain, I really want Snowbasin to be profitable, and these reduced season pass prices should increase sales.  On the other hand ... as my home mountain, I really want Snowbasin to remain "off the charts".

 

For those who live close to the mountain, we will continue to buy season passes (and a bit cheaper now).  But I believe these new prices will attract some of the skiers/boarders who normally bought passes from the other resorts (LCC/BCC/PC/PM), thereby increasing traffic.

 

Ultimately, I think this is good for Snowbasin and Utah.  But from a purely selfish perspective, I don't want to have to share with more people wink.gif


LOL, I know the feeling.

 

Luckily, we have Powder. Even if they were to slash prices to compete, I don't think they're going to attract the same type of crowds due to terrain/lifts/location. Heck, they've had some of Utah's cheapest pass deals for years, and still blissfully uncrowded.

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