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post #31 of 47
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Do they sell pot on the slopes at Breck lodges along with alcohol? What's the age for pot?


Not on the slopes but their are dispensaries in town now so it's VERY easy to access it without leaving town... I think you have to be 21.

Note to OP: Colorado will continue to get many college skiers.

I'm shocked they go all the way to Telluride and CButte, but legal pot is legal pot. Plus that's damn fine skiing. If Washington had snow they'd be there but it's too far for a lot also.

Note to Utah: They've skipped your state.

post #32 of 47
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 If Washington had snow they'd be there but it's too far for a lot also.

No they wouldn't. We don't have "base villages" or ski towns, you can't buy pot at any of the ski areas, as well as the aforementioned it's too far, 

post #33 of 47
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I just checked out their website and it's not just one week--there are many winter and spring dates--and it's many resorts:

http://lifestylez.com/

Yikes.

 

Those trips sound like a lot of fun. If only I were 25 years younger...

post #34 of 47

Just think how much money a place like Crested Butte makes when 300 college kids from somewhere like LSU roll into town.   Do you know how many families it would take to generate the same total town income?   Their going to spend Hundreds each in drinks alone over those 5-6 days..

post #35 of 47
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Do they sell pot on the slopes at Breck lodges along with alchohol? What's the age for pot?



Not on the slopes but their are dispenseries in town now so it's VERY easy to access it without leaving town... I think you have to be 21.

 

Breck just kicked dispensaries off main street. It's a lot more difficult to access in Breck than many other mountain towns. 

http://mountaintownnews.net/2015/01/02/exiled-main-street-breckenridge/

post #36 of 47

It's the smart move.  Keep it on the down low...  No need for it to be blasting people in the face.  They'll have no trouble locating their ganj if they want to find it.

post #37 of 47

With out college ski trips, skibums in some towns wouldn't find any lovin all season.   I went to Jackson with CSU in 78 and it was like watching sharks feed.

I love the place and that was about the only reason I didn't move there when I got out of school.

 

They always stay out at Snowmass and I've never really seen them as a problem.

post #38 of 47
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It's the smart move.  Keep it on the down low...  No need for it to be blasting people in the face.  They'll have no trouble locating their ganj if they want to find it.

 

I thought it was legal there now, where one could buy it out in the open?

post #39 of 47
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I thought it was legal there now, where one could buy it out in the open?

 



It's legal, but towns can still make zoning laws to decide where the dispenseries can be placed, much like towns all over the US already do with bars and liquor stores. Many towns don't want 3-4 shops selling pot right on main street, but they also don't mind the extra $$ that comes from having them somewhere in the town.

ie: let's get the potheads here spending their money, but let's not scare families off from spending their money here as well.
post #40 of 47
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 Just think how much money a place like Crested Butte makes when 300 college kids from somewhere like LSU roll into town.   Do you know how many families it would take to generate the same total town income?   Their going to spend Hundreds each in drinks alone over those 5-6 days..

 Really? This must be an unusually well heeled college kid crowd. When I was in college I sure couldn't ever spend hundreds on drinks in bars--buying cases of cheap beer and drinking it in a hotel room would have been more like it. But now that I'm middle aged, I have a lot more discretionary income and I do spend it in restaurants and bars, and on lessons and gear. Maybe families don't spend as much on booze, but they sure spend on those other 3 categories I mentioned, and don't forget there are a lot of us DINKS going skiing. The more I think about it, the odder it seems that anyone would want to cater to a college crowd. Times are really tough for most college kids, between student loan debt, high unemployment for that age bracket and bleak job prospects in many fields...

post #41 of 47
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 Really? This must be an unusually well heeled college kid crowd. When I was in college I sure couldn't ever spend hundreds on drinks in bars--buying cases of cheap beer and drinking it in a hotel room would have been more like it. But now that I'm middle aged, I have a lot more discretionary income and I do spend it in restaurants and bars, and on lessons and gear. Maybe families don't spend as much on booze, but they sure spend on those other 3 categories I mentioned, and don't forget there are a lot of us DINKS going skiing. The more I think about it, the odder it seems that anyone would want to cater to a college crowd. Times are really tough for most college kids, between student loan debt, high unemployment for that age bracket and bleak job prospects in many fields...

 




$100 over 5 days = $20 per day in drinks. That's like 2 drinks on mountain. That's nothing. One at lunch, one apres. Sure families spend money as well.

My point is the mountains don't care who's spending the money, as long as they are.
post #42 of 47
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It's legal, but towns can still make zoning laws to decide where the dispenseries can be placed, much like towns all over the US already do with bars and liquor stores. Many towns don't want 3-4 shops selling pot right on main street, but they also don't mind the extra $$ that comes from having them somewhere in the town.

ie: let's get the potheads here spending their money, but let's not scare families off from spending their money here as well.

 

Ahhh, I see. I don't know about these things since I'm a teetotaler, but I aspire to be a pothead after I retire.

post #43 of 47

It is likely the mountains barely break even on deals they give on these trips. I know stuff that Killington does for the British invasion has them barely in the black and sometimes in the red. The idea that college kids are dropping huge amounts of cash at a mt is a bit of a stretch.

post #44 of 47

Dammit. That explains a lot. The website says their Big Sky tour is Jan 4-9, and sure enough some college aged snowboarders from TX booked my condo that very week and pretty much trashed it. My poor cleaners and I had to tag team it to get it ready for the next guests. Tons of empty bottles, stains on the carpets and rugs, broken hot tub straps, hot tub was filthy, kitchen was destroyed, etc. Place looks good again, but it took a lot of work to get it back up to speed. Those kids must've partied balls over there. I've had many, many guests book our condo and 99% of them are great and leave the place in good shape, so I guess I was due for a bad group anyway.

 

If only I knew about these silly Lifestylez tours, I would've blocked those dates from my calender. Lesson learned. :(

post #45 of 47

My son had his waterski team (20 college kids) come up to our cabin after Christmas. It was very busy. They left our place clean - they were good kids (I did have to drain the hot tub but we were low on chlorine). They spent lots of money on ski rentals, lift tickets, lunch, some bar excursions and the local grocery stores. The resort made more off those kids than they did off me with my season pass. Good for the mountain. Perhaps elitists who wants the slopes empty for themselves might object to college kids but I love them and trust that they will be the future of the sport.

 

Eric

post #46 of 47
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It is likely the mountains barely break even on deals they give on these trips. I know stuff that Killington does for the British invasion has them barely in the black and sometimes in the red. The idea that college kids are dropping huge amounts of cash at a mt is a bit of a stretch.


 



College kids are just like any other group. Some have money, some don't. Sure soe college kids are cheap cheap cheap, but so are many families that go on trips as well.

In general kids that are in college and have the means to go on a cros s country ski trip for a week aren't generally broke as a joke college kids. These are kids with some parental funding, if not a LOT of parental funding.

The brokest college kids don't go on these types of trips in the first place.

I remember when my friends in college did ski trips or trips to mexico. It was always those who had family money or good jobs while in school who did the trips. My buddies who were broke would never have spend that type of money on a trip for christmas break or spring break.

I think you're forgetting that many college kids have very wealthy parents.
post #47 of 47

Yes, yes I agree. I guess my point was more for groups in general. It's fairly unbelievable some of the deals they get esp when they involve the ski school.

Also, I agree with the other poster. Not all will trash a place. It's unfortunate when it happens. We've had groups of 6 -10 and had very good experiences.

 

On the other hand, group drunkeness of whatever age is just really annoying to deal with. I don't blame people for wanting to avoid it.

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