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post #31 of 38

For your considerations (park, single over double blacks, family), I would recommend Mammoth over Squaw.  Mammoth has nice long groomed runs and advanced terrain as well.  Squaw tends to have more of the latter.

post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by Masterj1240 View Post

How about Squaw Vs. Heavenly? 

Does anybody know if Heavenly offers any lift ticket specials like a 2 out 3 or 3 out of 4 days skiing lift tickets. I know Costco in SoCal offers a 4 lift ticket deal for Mammoth @300.00. I don't want to buy an Epic pass but rather one Costco Mammoth pass and maybe one Heavenly pass for NEXT year (2016-2017).

 

Thanks..


Edited by lott42 - 3/28/16 at 9:39am
post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by lott42 View Post

Does anybody know if Heavenly offers any lift ticket specials like a 2 out 3 or 3 out of 4 days skiing lift tickets. I know Costco in SoCal offers a 4 lift ticket deal for Mammoth @300.00. I don't want to buy an Epic pass but rather one Costco Mammoth pass and maybe one Heavenly pass for NEXT year (2016-2017).

Thanks..
They only offer those discounts with lodging or advance ticket purchase off their website

Pretty much only way to get a deal other than buying a pass or using buddy ticket or ski with a friend pass holder discounts
post #34 of 38
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... discounts with advance ticket purchase off their website

Heavenly offers multi-day pass online at http://www.skiheavenly.com/plan-your-trip/lift-tickets/lift-tickets-search.aspx

While prices are still high, they are about 20% lower than walk-up. I've heard you need to buy two weeks in advance for best price.

Putting in dates for last week they are open this year (more than two weeks out) gives a 3 day out of 5 days for $312 and 4/6 is $408.

 

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Pretty much only way to get a deal other than buying a pass or using buddy ticket or ski with a friend pass holder discounts

There's also Tahoe six-pack or craigslist, but I've seen people turned back at Northstar when using tickets that were re-sold as they used to call ads and try to get ticket numbers from sellers telling them they wanted to check if they were vaild, then put them on watchlist.

 

Not sure why people want to commit to skiing 3 or 4 days at Heavenly when they can't operate a lot of their mountain during storms. Better to be flexible and if staying at So Tahoe, go to Sierra, Diamond Peak, Homewood (assuming Emerald Bay is open), Kirkwood (also closes lifts in storms) or Northstar (only a few miles farther from Stateline than Kirkwood, but usually takes longer).

post #35 of 38
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 a 3 day out of 5 days for $312 

Thanks. I'm contemplating a trip next year with some friends. 1 or 2 bought the "epic" pass(EP) and they're flying into Reno to ski Heavenly next year probably in Feb. I'll have to check to see how many EP "buddy" passes are allowed.

 

I normally ski Mammoth but I think I've decided to skip the MCP next year due to I don't think I'm going to ski Mammoth more than 6 days next year and no other destinations in mind. So, I'm going to buy the So. Cal Costco 4 pack to Mammoth for 300 and maybe one trip to Heavenly to see my buddies if the price is right...

post #36 of 38

if you would only be going to heavenly to visit when your buddies are going, then yes, just use a buddy pass from them for 1 or 2 days.   If you see yourself going 5days plus, then get your own pass.

 

If they already bought for 2016, then they get 6 buddy passes each.  This requires you to go with them and get to the ticket window together.

post #37 of 38

@raytseng , thanks for the update...

post #38 of 38
Also if you were wondering, your buddy just needs to get his pass scanned, then you can pay for the discounted price however you like, as the 2nd step. It doesn't charge to his account or anything like that other then to use up 1 buddy pass chit.
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