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post #31 of 45
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Apparently not for working stiffs, given the Saturday exclusion.
post #32 of 45
Well, working stiffs who can travel a bit from their home area, likely on vacation.

As has been noted most people will not take advantage of more than a couple of these in a given year. I'd definitely be able to use the Schweitzer days. Snowbasin is a possibility. If I went to the Mammoth Gathering I could take a few extra days at Sierra. Ski Bowl and Timberline are't too far but I don't think I would make a vacation trip just for those areas.
post #33 of 45

I wonder how many miles it would be to drive to all the resorts on the list in one big epic trip.  Someone want to mapquest it?

post #34 of 45

Oof, that's a lot of driving.  3731 miles.

 

https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Timberline+Lodge+and+Ski+Area,+West+Leg+Road,+Government+Camp,+OR&daddr=Mt.+Hood+Skibowl,+U.S.+26,+Government+Camp,+OR+to:Stevens+Pass+Ski+Area,+U.S.+2,+Skykomish,+WA+to:Schweitzer+Mountain+Rd,+Sandpoint,+ID+to:Bridger+Bowl+Ski+Area,+Bozeman,+MT+to:Snowbasin+Sun+Valley+Resort,+Weber,+UT+to:Crested+Butte+Mountain+Resort,+Snowmass+Road,+Crested+Butte,+CO+to:Angel+Fire+Resort,+Angel+Fire+Resort,+10+Miller+Ln,+Angel+Fire,+NM+87710+to:Arizona+Snowbowl,+Flagstaff,+AZ+to:Mountain+High+Resort,+California+2,+Wrightwood,+CA+to:China+Peak+Mountain+Resort,+California+168,+Lakeshore,+CA+to:Sierra+at+Tahoe,+Sierra-At-Tahoe+Road,+Twin+Bridges,+CA&hl=en&ll=41.442726,-115.532227&spn=22.32868,46.538086&sll=41.328716,-114.137197&sspn=22.361833,46.538086&geocode=FeyxswIdtdS--CHypIwrkbQ4ZymjEnOjqh6-VDHypIwrkbQ4Zw%3BFe4_swIdVua9-CFpjSIgo_wxySmlFi7kAgqVVDFpjSIgo_wxyQ%3BFa6F2AId_lLI-CFnlzun1TktDykNpAvZK12QVDFnlzun1TktDw%3BFRez4QId9eEM-SmftH4nNdBjUzEjYo7LDJWYgA%3BFU8nuwIdaodj-SFc34S16Foy-ykfc7wrNWtFUzFc34S16Foy-w%3BFS3odAId_zJV-SFv8GoIuxy19inDS0utHQhThzFv8GoIuxy19g%3BFQiJUQIdA9Of-SH6oN-RbmSDpik7igaZhm1AhzH6oN-RbmSDpg%3BFZM8KwIdUqW5-Sn9-g_sklgXhzFXqZcioG4YqA%3BFUYbGwIdpG9X-SFnwbVeYSduTSnN0gQQdIcthzFnwbVeYSduTQ%3BFbKMDAIdYiv8-CEbL382zEk8AilhTASUAhfDgDEbL382zEk8Ag%3BFZguOAIdAMrl-CHJh5oQ41P4VylVVVVVJF6UgDHJh5oQ41P4Vw%3BFSQLUAIdxrbX-CHwUz9VRTXVaClbM0_XcIuZgDHwUz9VRTXVaA&oq=sierra+at+tahoe&mra=ls&t=m&z=5

 

Sorry for the big mess of a URL.  I tried to have google maps give me a short URL, but it wouldn't.  Perhaps the URL is too long for that tool or something.

post #35 of 45

I'll probably just hit Stevens Pass and maybe Bridger Bowl.  Mayyyyybe Snowbasin...but I doubt it.

Trying to be more frugal makes me kind of a homebody as far as ski trips go these days.  

post #36 of 45
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According to the Stevens web site all you need is a weekday pass to qualify: $249 is what I paid in April, now it's going for $299.

Are you sure?  The way I read the Stevens Powder Alliance webpage, the free partner day tickets are for "Everyday passholders," meaning the folks who buy an unlimited pass that is at least $449.


Well, I WAS sure when I posted it because I had checked Stevens' web site and it said so in the season pass area.  However, I just got an email saying it the way you have noted.  I guess they changed their minds.  Seems par for the course with the new management.  I'm SOL on this one.

post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

According to the Stevens web site all you need is a weekday pass to qualify: $249 is what I paid in April, now it's going for $299.

Are you sure?  The way I read the Stevens Powder Alliance webpage, the free partner day tickets are for "Everyday passholders," meaning the folks who buy an unlimited pass that is at least $449.


Well, I WAS sure when I posted it because I had checked Stevens' web site and it said so in the season pass area.  However, I just got an email saying it the way you have noted.  I guess they changed their minds.  Seems par for the course with the new management.  I'm SOL on this one.

In this case, may not be totally under the control of Stevens' management.  The Powder Alliance website says "Powder Alliance benefits apply to anytime season passes only."  Presumably because one reason for a resort to join in is to sell more of the more expensive passes.

post #38 of 45
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Well, I WAS sure when I posted it because I had checked Stevens' web site and it said so in the season pass area.  However, I just got an email saying it the way you have noted.  I guess they changed their minds.  Seems par for the course with the new management.  I'm SOL on this one.

 

Pretty sue what Posaune says/said is correct. I looked at the Stevens site earlier today & IIRC it was quite explicit about the pass classes involved - namely both weekday and anytime.

post #39 of 45
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Pretty sue what Posaune says/said is correct. I looked at the Stevens site earlier today & IIRC it was quite explicit about the pass classes involved - namely both weekday and anytime.

 

My guess is it was probably a mistake on the website, rather than a last minute change in policy.  Especially given that the Powder Alliance website says "anytime season pass", I think it was simply a mistake on the Stevens website that got corrected.  Not that I'm in favor of some of the decisions made recently by Stevens management, but I think this one was innocent.

post #40 of 45

Yeah - I was not attributing malice. Just noting that to the best of my recollection, it explicitly listed both types of passes. Enough I thought about grabbing a weekday pass earlier today. And I am willing to bet that the pitch motivated someone or other out there to click "buy" for a weekday pass. FWIW I kinda felt like it was too good to be true at the weekday pass price level...

 

I actually checked the wayback machine to double check my recollection, but they never cached that page. So there is a chance I could have been hallucinating. But I don't think so.

post #41 of 45

Most of the resorts in B.C. and Alberta, plus Stevens Pass and Snowqualmie have had a reciprocal deal for pass holders for years. However with only a 25% off for day tickets i don't think it does much to stimulate pass sales or travel to other resorts.

 

3 days free is a whole 'nuther deal though.

post #42 of 45

The Mountain Collective Pass (MCP) ski resorts offer 50% discount at partner places to people with the more expensive season passes.  I think that was happening in a few cases before the MCP was offered for the first time for 2012-13.

 

Have seen other "free days" as a season pass perk for other combinations, but usually the resorts are in one region or under one ownership.

post #43 of 45
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Yeah - I was not attributing malice. Just noting that to the best of my recollection, it explicitly listed both types of passes. Enough I thought about grabbing a weekday pass earlier today. And I am willing to bet that the pitch motivated someone or other out there to click "buy" for a weekday pass. FWIW I kinda felt like it was too good to be true at the weekday pass price level...

 

I actually checked the wayback machine to double check my recollection, but they never cached that page. So there is a chance I could have been hallucinating. But I don't think so.

Looking at Facebook pages for the resorts included, it's clear the Powder Alliance was evolving fast in the last month.  Found an article that listed someone in management of two of the places as the contact person, including his email address.

 

An article noted that anyone who had already bought a weekday pass could upgrade to an "anytime" pass if they wanted to take advantage of the Powder Alliance perk.

post #44 of 45

New FAQs added in the last week.  Sounds like they aren't done evolving the benefits.  Interesting that the CMO of Mountain High and Stevens is the person to contact for a resort interested in joining up.

 

http://www.powderalliance.com - scroll to the bottom

 

I represent a resort who wants to join the Powder Alliance. Who should I contact?
Please email John McColly, CMO Mountain High & Stevens Pass.

Are there any discounts on the 4th, 5th, and 6th day? Or other special offers for Powder Alliance members?
There might be! Check each resort’s partner page prior to visiting to see what special offers are in store for you.

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