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Snowshoe Mountain Resort (WV) offering first ever "Ridiculous Pass", $199 for an Unlimited Season Pass for the rest of this season and ALL of next season.

post #1 of 25
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http://www.snowshoemtn.com/plan-your-trip/deals-and-packages/the-ridiculous-pass.aspx

 

I felt obligated to share this deal which started today and is good until March 1st.

 

By comparison, I paid $249 for my college student pass during the middle of the summer and that was a great price compared to their standard season pass cost (which I believe is $499), but that doesn't hold a candle to this, especially if you don't have a pass for this season already.

 

If you're thinking of going for at least a 3 day weekend in the next 2 seasons, this is your best bet!

 

 

 

 

Edit: I surely win some type of award for most obnoxiously long thread title ever, right...? Haha.


Edited by Falco - 2/19/13 at 7:37am
post #2 of 25

This is awesome. I'm definitely going to consider getting it, even though Wintergreen is my home mountain at the moment. Thanks for the heads up.

post #3 of 25

Any word on whether or not Wisp, Hidden Valley, 7Springs will work with Snowshoe again next season?  For 2012-13, meant a free day ticket plus 50% off on later days (a few restrictions).

post #4 of 25
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Same deals with this pass! Snowshoe confirmed it first day of sale, makes the deal that much sweeter!
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Falco View Post

Same deals with this pass! Snowshoe confirmed it first day of sale, makes the deal that much sweeter!

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post #6 of 25

I'm still considering the pass, as the deadline comes closer. However, my home resort is Wintergreen right now because it is an hour away. My family owns a ski-in, ski-out condo there and we all have season passes. I'm in college, but I ski every weekend and break. But I'm worried that I won't get the value out of the Snowshoe pass if I buy it. I'd probably be skiing solo there usually because my friends can't get the pass, but I would come up on weekends before Wintergreen opens and after Wintergreen closes, as well as whenever Snowshoe gets a powder day.

 

Any opinions? 

post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by djthomp View Post

I'm still considering the pass, as the deadline comes closer. However, my home resort is Wintergreen right now because it is an hour away. My family owns a ski-in, ski-out condo there and we all have season passes. I'm in college, but I ski every weekend and break. But I'm worried that I won't get the value out of the Snowshoe pass if I buy it. I'd probably be skiing solo there usually because my friends can't get the pass, but I would come up on weekends before Wintergreen opens and after Wintergreen closes, as well as whenever Snowshoe gets a powder day.

 

Any opinions? 

If you go there 3 times between the rest of this season and all of next season, this pass has more than paid for itself.

 

I think it's absolutely worth it.

 

Funny, my wife and I were talking yesterday about how much we wished Wintergreen would do something comparable so we could go there sometimes too when we feel like skiing something different.

 

Also, I'm at SS most every weekend so if you get sick of doing it solo and want to meet up just send me a PM!

post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Falco View Post

If you go there 3 times between the rest of this season and all of next season, this pass has more than paid for itself.

 

I think it's absolutely worth it.

 

Funny, my wife and I were talking yesterday about how much we wished Wintergreen would do something comparable so we could go there sometimes too when we feel like skiing something different.

 

Also, I'm at SS most every weekend so if you get sick of doing it solo and want to meet up just send me a PM!

Thanks, that's what I thought. I'm gonna go and get the pass. I'll let you know if I'm solo and want to meet up.

post #9 of 25
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Keep in mind you can order online and just go to The Depot (in the middle of the village) and pick it up whenever you go. You don't have to drive out there to buy it.

 

Although they're forecasted for snow ALL week so this weekend should be pretty awesome...

post #10 of 25

Yup, just bought it online. I've been there a couple of times, so I know my way around decently. I'm actually leaving to ski Snowbird and Alta Saturday for the week for spring break, so I won't be there this week, but possibly the weekend I get after I get back.

post #11 of 25
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Awesome, have fun out west!

 

And don't forget your season pass gets you discounts on lodging and any snowshoe owned food service place, but you always have to ask!

post #12 of 25

Great, thanks for all the little helpful tidbits. 

post #13 of 25
I feel stupid for not doing this....but, it doesn't look like ill get up there again this year. With trying to take at least two trips west each year, the time(5hrs drive) and money (lodging/food) to add a snowshoe trip in is difficult.
Really good deal if you can make it up there twice a season.
post #14 of 25
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Just got another email from SS advertising today as last day of the sale, I know I said March 1st above, but it looks like today is the last day. If you're gonna go for 2 weekends between the rest of this season and all of next season, this pass will save you money. Definitely on the lift tickets, but remember you also save on lodging as long as it's not a holiday period. %10 off lodging makes it even easier to justify it.
post #15 of 25

I bought my Snowshoe season pass yesterday and I'm hoping to make it up there at least once by the end of the season.  If not, I'll be hitting them next year for some early season skiing.  

 

Perhaps we should plan an informal Epicski gathering at Snowshoe next year.  Certainly seems that enough of us will have a season pass for skiing there next year!

post #16 of 25

If you don't have a season pass elsewhere in the Mid Atlantic, the Snowshoe pass deal is a no brainer.

 

It's a no go for me, since it would be $199 plus gas plus lodging plus more expensive food that I wouldn't otherwise spend or would otherwise spend for trips out West. With a Timberline season pass and lodging for the entire winter, doesn't make sense for me to spend money elsewhere (except the occasional trip to Blue Knob.)

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by MephitBlue View Post

I bought my Snowshoe season pass yesterday and I'm hoping to make it up there at least once by the end of the season.  If not, I'll be hitting them next year for some early season skiing.  

 

Perhaps we should plan an informal Epicski gathering at Snowshoe next year.  Certainly seems that enough of us will have a season pass for skiing there next year!

Would love to do this. Don't know how much goes into being the planner of these things, but I'll be happy to try to do whatever I can to put it together if there's enough interest.

post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by MephitBlue View Post

I bought my Snowshoe season pass yesterday and I'm hoping to make it up there at least once by the end of the season.  If not, I'll be hitting them next year for some early season skiing.  

 

Perhaps we should plan an informal Epicski gathering at Snowshoe next year.  Certainly seems that enough of us will have a season pass for skiing there next year!

 

I agree.  I bought a Snowshoe pass too.  An informal Gathering would be fun.

post #19 of 25
They are all informal! Since Snowshoe is generally very good about early season conditions compared to most ski areas in the region, maybe something between Dec 15 and Jan 15 might be a good draw? Even scheduling during the Christmas holidays or MLK weekend might work since many attendees would have the season pass and wouldn't care about peak ticket prices. Crowds are another story. But obviously, whoever pulls it together (not me) gets to select dates/details. From my experience the key is getting a core of early committed folks, preferably in a group lodging situation. Once money exchanges hands to secure the rental house/condo folks tend to stick to the plan and others will jump on the band wagon as the date approaches, esp if conditions are decent.
post #20 of 25

I would definitely be in for a gathering. I don't know what my schedule will be next year, but if anything, I will probably be able to make a day trip to meet up with a group. 

post #21 of 25

April 2013?

post #22 of 25

Depending on dates, I'd be in too.  Anyone going to Snowshoe midweek this week?  Trying DESPERATELY to get a few days in since the last few weeks have been a bust with my schedule.

 

Anyone know how Snowshoe is skiing now and how much rain might come tomorrow?

post #23 of 25
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Not midweek, but I'm heading up Friday night for the weekend.

 

Snow was perfect last weekend, it rained a bit late yesterday and snowed (according to their FB page) almost 5" today.

 

5 day forecast looks encouraging with snow maybe 3 of the 5 days and cold temps.

 

Keep in mind Silver Creek's last day was today (bummer!!!), so Snowshoe basin will be plenty packed. Head for Western Territory to try to avoid some of the crowds!

post #24 of 25

I was at Snowshoe last Friday to pick up my next season pass and get some March skiing in.  They got the passes in Friday afternoon, so if you were waiting until they had them in stock to go up, now is the time to go.  The conditions were great Friday and I had a blast doing run after run down Cupp Run and Shay's Revenge.  It surprised me how uncrowded the two Western Territory trails were when there were a number of people skiing the main Snowshoe basin area, including the expert terrain.  

 

If you need a place to stay that sleeps 2 to 4 people, I can recommend the condo that my wife and I stayed at.  It is in the Mountainlodge, which is next to the main village area.  It's the oldest set of condos, but the owner of the condo we rented did a nice job in refurbishing it and the location is great and much less expensive than the other places that are in the Village area.  We rented directly from the owner, which saved us a lot of money over renting from the resort.  The owner has a website for his condo, http://snowshoewvcondo.com/.

 

It was raining hard when my wife and I left late Saturday morning, but I'm glad to hear that it turned to snow.  There should be another week or two of good skiing there that won't be crowded as long Snowshoe doesn't get any more extended rain.

post #25 of 25
Thanks Mephit, they have done a nice job with those units. Most of what you see in that building seems pretty bad, even though it does have lower rates,
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