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post #91 of 104
Used it @ Snowmass - got an Aspen Ski Co RFID card w/ picture. Will say it took about 15 minutes and there was no "pass" line.
post #92 of 104

Has anyone skied all eight days?  I assume that your initial pass works at all resorts?

post #93 of 104

Got my second free day in at Alta - what a cluster!  The gate at the Collins lift wouldn't open, so I had to hoof it to the skier services desk.  Found out all my financial info was missing, so I had to do the credit card thing again.  I left the desk feeling like perhaps the Russian mafia was thumbing through my virtual wallet.

 

On the other hand, my ski buddy has used it 5 times at Alta so far this season with no problems at all, and they email him a receipt for the 50% off ticket each time.

 

I don't think the pass you get at one place works at all of the involved resorts.  Anybody hit more than one resort so far?   Perhaps since Aspen uses a RFID pass my Alta pass will work there?  15 minutes to get a MCP pass seems quite a bit longer than a typical day pass, but the $ savings is substantial.  Hitting up Snowmass and Aspen Highlands on Feb 2-3, respectively (staying in Carbondale, so all the Aspen cougars will miss out on my awesomeness).   Still haven't been to Jackson yet, and Squaw-pine is not in the cards this year.

post #94 of 104

Knocked out Snowmass and Aspen last weekend.  No problems - Snowmass ticket office was smooth and fast.  

 

Highland Cirque was nice, but they still need some snow to fill in the upper area.  Got some pillow shots in Dikes.  I can't believe how big Snowmass is - why don't they tout their vertical more (+4,400 ft)?

post #95 of 104

Hi, Spike.

 

Thanks for the updates on the pass.  I'm glad to hear it's working well for you.  Are you pretty happy overall with the concept?  It seems like you're doing your best to get your money's worth.

 

Also, I completely agree with you about Snowmass.  That is a great ski resort.

post #96 of 104

Happy so far.  There were some glitches at Alta, but otherwise pretty smooth.  Still haven't made it up to JHMR yet, but have March 1,2,3 penciled in.  The concept is sound - try to entice you to visit a resort or two that you would't otherwise hit.  I hope it expands a bit next year, but would do it again even if the same package was offered.

post #97 of 104

Used it @ JHMR this week - process was great, go to pass office, fill out form, get pass - 5 minutes tops.  In contrast Snowmass was wait in ticket window w/ everyone trying to figure out how many days, lessons, etc. 

 

will be at Alta next weekend to try that process.  Will definitely buy one next year.

post #98 of 104
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Originally Posted by givethepigeye View Post

Used it @ JHMR this week - process was great, go to pass office, fill out form, get pass - 5 minutes tops.  In contrast Snowmass was wait in ticket window w/ everyone trying to figure out how many days, lessons, etc. 

 

will be at Alta next weekend to try that process.  Will definitely buy one next year.

At Alta, go to the gray skier services building below Wildcat lift, not the older one next to Collins. It  far was easy. 

 

My goal was to use all the tickets, and I'm halfway there. So far I have used at Alta (4 days worth) and Squaw. JH is scheduled for first week in March. Need to get some Aspen in, but that's easier for me. 

post #99 of 104
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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post

Got my second free day in at Alta - what a cluster!  The gate at the Collins lift wouldn't open, so I had to hoof it to the skier services desk.  Found out all my financial info was missing, so I had to do the credit card thing again.  I left the desk feeling like perhaps the Russian mafia was thumbing through my virtual wallet.

 

On the other hand, my ski buddy has used it 5 times at Alta so far this season with no problems at all, and they email him a receipt for the 50% off ticket each time.

 

I don't think the pass you get at one place works at all of the involved resorts.  Anybody hit more than one resort so far?   Perhaps since Aspen uses a RFID pass my Alta pass will work there?  15 minutes to get a MCP pass seems quite a bit longer than a typical day pass, but the $ savings is substantial.  Hitting up Snowmass and Aspen Highlands on Feb 2-3, respectively (staying in Carbondale, so all the Aspen cougars will miss out on my awesomeness).   Still haven't been to Jackson yet, and Squaw-pine is not in the cards this year.

If you change your mind about Squaw-pine let us know. 

post #100 of 104
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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post

Got my second free day in at Alta - what a cluster!  The gate at the Collins lift wouldn't open, so I had to hoof it to the skier services desk.  Found out all my financial info was missing, so I had to do the credit card thing again.  I left the desk feeling like perhaps the Russian mafia was thumbing through my virtual wallet.

 

On the other hand, my ski buddy has used it 5 times at Alta so far this season with no problems at all, and they email him a receipt for the 50% off ticket each time.

 

I don't think the pass you get at one place works at all of the involved resorts.  Anybody hit more than one resort so far?   Perhaps since Aspen uses a RFID pass my Alta pass will work there?  15 minutes to get a MCP pass seems quite a bit longer than a typical day pass, but the $ savings is substantial.  Hitting up Snowmass and Aspen Highlands on Feb 2-3, respectively (staying in Carbondale, so all the Aspen cougars will miss out on my awesomeness).   Still haven't been to Jackson yet, and Squaw-pine is not in the cards this year.

Yes, same here. $35 is charged, which is half the reload price, not the full $75. So you save another $2.50! ;-)

 

You've already answered this, but the RFIDs are all different, so each area gives out a different card. (Otherwise I guess MCP would just send you one pass initially, you know?)

post #101 of 104
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

At Alta, go to the gray skier services building below Wildcat lift, not the older one next to Collins. It  far was easy. 

 

 

 

Thanks - I would have just walked into the main building where you get tickets to the left of Collins. 

post #102 of 104
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Yes, same here. $35 is charged, which is half the reload price, not the full $75. So you save another $2.50! ;-)

 

You've already answered this, but the RFIDs are all different, so each area gives out a different card. (Otherwise I guess MCP would just send you one pass initially, you know?)

If you come back out here and ski Squaw again, you will use your same ticket and it auto charges?  That's convenient!

post #103 of 104
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

If you come back out here and ski Squaw again, you will use your same ticket and it auto charges?  That's convenient!

Yep. It's on my radar, for sure. 

post #104 of 104

2013 -14 Mountain Collective Pass at $369 is close to selling out:

http://www.themountaincollective.com/        Mammoth, Snowbird and Whistler are added for next year

 

See this thread:

http://www.epicski.com/t/119177/mountain-collective-2013-2014-limited-sale


Edited by Mdskier - 5/15/13 at 3:56pm
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