Originally Posted by Ske-Bum
Oh yes the good old days, when the mountain wasn't over ran by whiners like the OP. I would gladly pay those prices again and wouldn't bat an eye.
Are you talking the days when I skied at Squaw for $65 per day and Alpine for $40? Or the days when Heavenly was $75 to $85 and it was soo expensive .... Northstar run about $60 per day and Kirkwood $50? (and specials were as low as $40)?
If that what you had in mind, sure... I would GLADLY pay these lift ticket prices.
Oh, BTW, did I mentioned that resorts were still profitable these old days?
and last but not least... I've seen a post when Vail in California (Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood) offers 35% discount for lift tickets if you buy these tickets at least 3 day in advance.... ( I guess, because the conditions are not epic, they (resorts) are trying to get as many skiers/visitors as possible).
So, I just asked if season pass holders could get the same benefit as regular lift ticket customers. No, I would not assume 35% is a fair discount, but 10% would be nice.
"NICE" -- doesn't mean mandatory, it doesn't mean I demand anything... I've just asked on the forum, just an idea which came to mind.
P.S. Ske-Bum, if you eager to pay $2K for a season pass, I don't think that any resort would stop you from doing that... or if money really burn your hands, just chose a charity which you like and donate.