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Crested Butte added to the RMSP+

post #1 of 19
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Just got this email from Winter Park: 

 

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The RMSP+ is Back With One New Mountain 

No Blackout Dates

  • Unlimited Skiing at Winter Park Resort and Copper
  • 6 Unrestricted Days at Steamboat
  • NEW: 3 Unrestricted Days at Crested Butte
  • 5 Days at Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand
  • No Blackout Dates

 

They usually add some perks in the fall too.  The last two seasons its been a free buddy ticket for early season skiing at each of the main mountains and a late addition of 3 days at Monarch last year.  There's no mention of Monarch this year, but it would be nice to see it added again. 

post #2 of 19

nice pass!

 

 

 Note to Steamboat, see how its done???  One of these years they will figure it out.   

post #3 of 19

I didn't notice Monarch wasn't included.  Thanks for pointing that out.  I'd take CB over Monarch, but both would be nice for a southern swing.

 

@Finndog what have they been charging for a Steamboat pass?   It's a bummer Steamboat is not unlimited with the RMSP+.  It's not like the Denver crowd is going to drive up every weekend.  Seems like they are just maximizing revenue from locals.   

post #4 of 19

Monarch? The definition of “MEH”. Two thumbs down.

Crested Butte? The definition of “GNAR”. Two thumbs way up.

Yeah, I’m pretty stoked about this.

 

IMO, this is a big, big win for CB and RMSP+ passholders.

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by tball View Post
 

I didn't notice Monarch wasn't included.  Thanks for pointing that out.  I'd take CB over Monarch, but both would be nice for a southern swing.

 

@Finndog what have they been charging for a Steamboat pass?   It's a bummer Steamboat is not unlimited with the RMSP+.  It's not like the Denver crowd is going to drive up every weekend.  Seems like they are just maximizing revenue from locals.   

YEP.........  The 14/15 pass gives you 5 days at other intrawest resorts (who cares) and for an additional $100 (on top of the usual ~$1K pass price) you can add WP but no Copper add-ons

post #6 of 19
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Can't believe Steamboat's single mountain pass is $1k by itself.  I guess if you are a SB local you don't have many other options. 

post #7 of 19

precisely.  I think I paid a little over 900 with the early season purchase.  Fortunately, we tend to forget after the 1st few deep blower days.....;)

post #8 of 19

CB's a nice perk for the super pass+.  Just being able to get away from the I-70 corridor for a few really busy weekends would be huge!

post #9 of 19

Anybody remember what prices were this year?  

 

Seems like the RMSP+ came down or the RMSP went up.  I know they were not the same, as I just did the RMSP.  I think it was $369?

 

 

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
 

 

 Note to Steamboat, see how its done???  One of these years they will figure it out.   

 

 

Oh they have it figured out for Steamboat. 

 

Both Steamboat and Winter Park are managed by the same marketing team based in Steamboat.  Texans still come by the hordes as do other out-of-staters no matter the price.  Walk up day tickets are well over $120/day there.  They are maximizing revenue.   Steamboat is a true destination ski resort unlike the drive up Front Range resorts.  The price of an Aspen season pass or Telluride season pass are much higher.

 

There are no Copper add-on's cause Copper hasn't been owned by Intrawest in years.   Copper manages its own marketing.  They finally took the Copper logo off Intrawest employee passes this season.  The divorce is complete except for the Rocky Mountain Super Pass.   Ask Powdr Corp for add-on's.

 

Oh, the above prices increase by $70 on April 15, 2014.    Happy Tax Day.

post #11 of 19
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Anybody remember what prices were this year?  

 

Seems like the RMSP+ came down or the RMSP went up.  I know they were not the same, as I just did the RMSP.  I think it was $369?

It was $409 early season, $459 after April for the RMSP+

post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by COBillsFan View Post
 

Monarch? The definition of “MEH”. Two thumbs down.

Crested Butte? The definition of “GNAR”. Two thumbs way up.

Yeah, I’m pretty stoked about this.

 

IMO, this is a big, big win for CB and RMSP+ passholders.

 

 

Sort of agree.....I would ski a day or two at Monarch if it was included and they got one of their epic dumps and it was a weekend where no where else got in the range of Monarch for snow.

post #13 of 19

 

Yeah, I guess. When Monarch gets dumped on, it seems to be a WSW wind, which also favors CB.

Just depends what you’re looking for. If I’m driving 3+ hours for turns, it has to be somewhere I really love the terrain, and Monarch just doesn’t do it for me at all.

post #14 of 19
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Oh they have it figured out for Steamboat. 

 

Both Steamboat and Winter Park are managed by the same marketing team based in Steamboat.  Texans still come by the hordes as do other out-of-staters no matter the price.  Walk up day tickets are well over $120/day there.  They are maximizing revenue.   Steamboat is a true destination ski resort unlike the drive up Front Range resorts.  The price of an Aspen season pass or Telluride season pass are much higher.

 

There are no Copper add-on's cause Copper hasn't been owned by Intrawest in years.   Copper manages its own marketing.  They finally took the Copper logo off Intrawest employee passes this season.  The divorce is complete except for the Rocky Mountain Super Pass.   Ask Powdr Corp for add-on's.

 

Oh, the above prices increase by $70 on April 15, 2014.    Happy Tax Day.

Umm, referring to the RMSP, note that copper is included with Steamboat. Steamboat could benefit from a similar pass in some form.  

post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
 

Umm, referring to the RMSP, note that copper is included with Steamboat. Steamboat could benefit from a similar pass in some form.  

 

 

Sorry, I'm confused.   I really don't understand what you are trying to say.

 

Yes, RMSP+ is Copper/ Winter Park/Steamboat.    Intrawest owns Steamboat and manages Winter Park.   Copper is owned by Powdr - they own their own products. 

 

Steamboat will never discount its products except in slow business periods thus the Springalicious Pass and such in April.   It doesn't need to discount its product otherwise.   It's demographic and target market is completely different than of Copper's.  Copper is a Front Range market that relies heavily on driving Front Range skiers looking for a bargain.   Steamboat relies on out-of-state people with lots of disposable income.  As long as Steamboat doesn't see a drop in out-of-state business, it will not target Front Range demographics.  Just like Aspen and Telluride.

 

I get the impression in general that Intrawest would like to distance itself from Copper as much as possible.  They even took the Copper logo off the Pass Wagon this past fall.

 

Steamboat has even dropped benefits for Intrawest employees that do not work at Steamboat.

post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by daysailer1 View Post
 

 

There are no Copper add-on's cause Copper hasn't been owned by Intrawest in years.   Copper manages its own marketing.  They finally took the Copper logo off Intrawest employee passes this season.  The divorce is complete except for the Rocky Mountain Super Pass.   Ask Powdr Corp for add-on's.

 

 

Powdr is clueless.  As a Powdr passholder (Killington), they basically have zero benefits for passholders between their resorts.  Their big offer is 20% off a full price ticket at Copper, less than what's available anywhere in Summit County.  That's why I have a Vail Resorts pass.

post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

nice pass!


 Note to Steamboat, see how its done???  One of these years they will figure it out.   

After my first two days at Steamboat last weekend (LOVE) I am super stoked to have this pass next year. Adding CB is icing on the cake.
post #18 of 19

Wish I lived in Denver. This is a great pass. 

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by wolfelot View Post
 

Wish I lived in Denver. This is a great pass. 


Could easily pay for itself in trip?

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