Originally Posted by alexzn
If you are a full time college student you can ski Squaw no blackout for less than $400.
I have decidedly mixed feelings about this announcement. I have kids on the mountain and the last thing I need is a bunch of clueless hungover college kids mowing them down on a holiday weekend. Good skiers of college age were skiing Squaw anyway, do it will only bring in a bunch of gapers on a winter break.
So full of failed logic.
If you want to go with the stereotype of hungover college kids, then they're hungover and
1) won't be on the slopes until noon or later (so just go early)
2) will be puking or feeling not-so-hot from dehydration/altitude so will quit after taking about 5runs and a few group pictures
So you're making a bogeyman out of nobody.
The people MORE likely to mow down your kids are the weekend warriors who hit the slopes maybe just once/twice a season and
1) ski beyond their limits to maximize their day.
2) feel they are entitled to the whole mountain as they just paid for a $100 lift ticket and $60 in rentals.
If you went up early this past season prior to march, during the crappy snow (and a still shaky economy); it kept most day-trippers away, and the slopes were mainly passholders. Passholders are typically more experienced on the slow and not clueless ; just by the self-selection of having bought a pass (although there are always those on the bell-curve). So don't worry about them.
This being said, in my opinion the snottiest people I've run into were skiteam kids during some race-days at some resorts. These were kids in the 1% who have had the most experience on the snow, but they were the ones that were the most obnoxious and least polite: pushing and cutting their way through the lift lines, weaving and skiing almost recklessly around beginners in slow zones and general tomfoolery with each other, such as a "game" to attempt to pop the others out from their bindings while skiing the return run to the lift.
I'm sure yours are perfect "angels" though
Edited by raytseng - 9/19/12 at 4:51pm