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Where is the A Basin spring pass?  Shouldn't it be on sale by now?

I looked on their site and couldn't find it yet. Should be any day now...
Did see tentative closing date of 6/7 and the 43" base. frown.gif

I saw "sold out" on the website a week or two ago. Not seeing anything now. Hoping that was last spring and they have not gone on sale yet.

post #33 of 46
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Something about this series of pictures mildly creeps me out, but I honestly can't figure out what it is.

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Hanging out with a wine stained peep at an almost bare ski area / golf course for a day is not creepy.  Geez.

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The morning of April 1, 2012, closing day, Sunlight. Officially an 18" base, although they went 3 full weeks in March reporting an 18" base while the mountain melted out and I think they were full of it and just decided to stop being honest about what was on the stake.

 

As bad as conditions looked in the AM, by the afternoon it became clear that the mountain could not operate another day. The two paths on the hill behind me melted out and the lower 100' required hiking. The bare spot in front of the deck expanded by about 20 feet. At the base lift, things were 2" of Icee slush over mud, and by 4:00 that had pretty much melted out. To make matters worse, the runs that actually still had some coverage (I recall Sun King being one) were paradoxically firm.

 

They were going to do a pond skim, but the morning of, they found they had nowhere on the mountain that they could even push a few feet of snow together to make a 1 1/2' berm for the pond- the terrain park had melted out, so they couldn't destroy the features. Instead they did a slip and slide with the big sheets that were supposed to line the pond.

 

I learned I can chug an entire longneck while sliding down a 100' slip and slide.

 

LOL, and you get mildly creeped out by a threesome, playing golf on skis?

Is it because they are wearing ski boots and walking instead of riding in a cart?

Could be they are playing winter rules in the spring?

See you on the Beach, that will most probably clear things up for you.

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lets see how AB goes but maybe a mini-gathering close celebration? 

@UGASkiDawg  is putting a little something together this coming Monday. 

Basin Beach Spot for April 6th Monday

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Where is the A Basin spring pass?  Shouldn't it be on sale by now?

 

Post from Al,

Spring Passes

 

I have been getting many questions about what we are doing for Spring Passes and when they go on sale. So....check out our website Monday for an announcement about what to expect this spring. Thanks.

 

http://arapahoebasin.blogspot.com/2015/04/spring-passes.html

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Where is the A Basin spring pass?  Shouldn't it be on sale by now?

 

Just saw this on Al's blog:

 

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I have been getting many questions about what we are doing for Spring Passes and when they go on sale. So....check out our website Monday for an announcement about what to expect this spring. Thanks.
 

 

And... I took this picture yesterday driving into Copper:

 

 

To combat the anti-stoke of this sad picture from the year that shall be forgotten (same spot on the golf course looking the other way):

 

post #39 of 46
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Where is the A Basin spring pass?  Shouldn't it be on sale by now?

 

Info is up:

 

http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/tickets/season-passes/default.aspx

 

Spring 2015 Pass

Adult Spring '15 Pass (ages 19+) - $199

Youth Spring '15 Pass (ages 15-18 years) - $139

Child Spring '15 Pass (ages 6-14 years) - $119

  • Unlimited, unrestricted access to skiing/riding at A-Basin for the rest of the 2015 season (tentative closing date is June 7, 2015, dependent on conditions)
  • Perfect for guests who are pass holders at other resorts who aren't quite ready to hang up their gear
  • April & May have great snow and fun events! Come see why spring is legendary at the Basin.
post #40 of 46

$200 when a full season pass is $300 gives me sticker shock...

 

Not that it will help anybody now, but I will be skiing the Basin on Silverton's unguided pass, which is sold for $199 early season and included 5 free days at A-Basin (and 5 at Taos, and 5 at Monarch).

 

If people are firm on skiing over 5 days, obviously this doesn't work (although I suspect many in that boat will buy a season pass to cover this Spring and all of next year).

 

Otherwise, if you are like me and need at 5 hour drive to get to the Basin, keep an eye on the Silvy pass next year...

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/128318/silverton-psa-unguided-pass-15-days-at-arapahoe-basin-taos-and-monarch-for-199

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$200 when a full season pass is $300 gives me sticker shock...

 

 

But a full season pass will give you the end of this year plus next. For the right situation, it works well.

 

"Unlimited, unrestricted skiing/riding at A-Basin for the rest of the 2014-15 season AND the entire 2015-16 season (tentatively scheduled Oct-June)".

post #42 of 46

previous years you were able to extend this years spring pass to include the next season for $100. I only get to Abasin once a season, in may. Last time I paid 279 for a season pass good for spring 2013 and all of the 2013-14 season. I think epic has a Summit Local? Pass that is 299 unlimited for Keystone & Abasin. 

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But a full season pass will give you the end of this year plus next. For the right situation, it works well.

 

"Unlimited, unrestricted skiing/riding at A-Basin for the rest of the 2014-15 season AND the entire 2015-16 season (tentatively scheduled Oct-June)".

 

Which is why so many people buy a $300 pass to stretch it out for 2 years, as I said. And I think that is a quality deal.

 

The $200 pass for 2 months is underwhelming, IMO.

post #44 of 46
Yea, but a 3 pack is $139, so you step up to a spring pass for less than one window ticket, and as you said, two springs plus one full season for $300.

It's not so much that $199 for spring is exceptional, but rather it is a step in buying the full pass so you can feel good buying it in increments. Although at $179 the jump was better smile.gif.
post #45 of 46

Skied Arapahoe Basin yesterday.....Wow, it was fun! 

@HotChocolate met up with this crew for the first time and was inspired to get the Spring pass.  She's all in!

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Which is why so many people buy a $300 pass to stretch it out for 2 years, as I said. And I think that is a quality deal.

The $200 pass for 2 months is underwhelming, IMO.

Yep, I did next year's pass this week and will ski for the rest of this year as well. Have planned to do it all season.
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