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Skipowderhunter.com

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Anyone seen this yet? Skipowderhunter.com  Found it on powderchasers website and looks interesting to me. Basically a chartered trip on specific dates to one of 18 different locations based on best snow at that time. Doesn't have a list of the 18 locations but Telluride, Steamboat and Fernie are mentioned. Flies out of SF, NY, and Boston. Prices seem reasonable to me. BTW I have no financial interest in this and this is NOT marketing. Just want to get your thoughts.

 

Agreen

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It's a great idea, but I have a hard time believing that they can execute it, at the prices they have posted.

 

Airplanes are expensive pieces of equipment.  It doesn't pay  to have them and their crew,  sit for three days at a remote airport and Deadheading is out of the question.  

 

I've tried to get some of my buddies to do the same thing using commercial flights.  It's very hard to get people to commit to a trip without knowing the destination.

 

I wish them the best of luck, because it's a great concept. I just don't see how they can do the logistics on short notice.

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I thought it seemed a bit too good to be true prices

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With the ultimate goal being powder, I'd rather book a cat or heli-skiing trip at those prices.  Wouldn't cost too much more as you could book the flight in advance.

 

I think they're caught between two markets...

 

Affluent hardcore skier is going to go the heli/cat skiing route in that price range.

 

Affluent casual skier doesn't care too much about powder and has a resort/destination in mind, based on the ads they saw in Ski magazine.

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Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe View Post
 

With the ultimate goal being powder, I'd rather book a cat or heli-skiing trip at those prices.  Wouldn't cost too much more as you could book the flight in advance.

 

I think they're caught between two markets...

 

Affluent hardcore skier is going to go the heli/cat skiing route in that price range.

 

Affluent casual skier doesn't care too much about powder and has a resort/destination in mind, based on the ads they saw in Ski magazine.

Agreed for the east coast prices, but $1500 for me and a buddy to go in a chartered plane to Telluride for 3 days after or during a dump seems pretty cheap. Would be minimum 3k for 3 days in a cat and way more for a heli with no guarantee of powder when booked far in advance. You could still get a whole lotta crust especially in a cat. Since its based out of San Fran in the west my suspicion is they are hoping for halfway decent snow at Kirkwood for example.

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