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Mt Rose reaching out to other season pass holders looking for bargain lift tickets [Squaw/Alpine deal too]

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Mt Rose is getting the word out that folks who have a season pass from any ski area can get bargain price lift tickets between now and the closing day on May 8.  They are open Thursdays thru Sundays.  Bring another 2015-16 season pass and get a lift ticket for $39.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kimwesterman/2016/04/27/spring-skiing-in-tahoe-mt-rose-and-squaw-valley-alpine-meadows-offer-deals/#61779ad01699

 

The other approach is to buy a season pass for next season and ski for free during late season.

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From the Tahoe thread on 4/28/2016 by @tseeb

 

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Mt Rose reported 26 degrees, 1-2" new and heavy fog early this morning. I did not arrive until 9:30 and missed the worst of the fog, but cloud layer was affecting the top half of the mountain for the first couple of hours. Some of the groomed runs were firm as they must have been groomed early, but there was good untracked towards the bottom. If you got off the groomed you had to find a smooth shot as tracks or roller balls from previous weekend had frozen and would knock you around. But powder turns could be found.

 

I tested the Chutes at about 11:30, first skiing single diamond Beehive, then double-diamond Yellow Jacket. Snow was good and a lot better than dust on very firm I found in Mott Canyon a couple of weekends ago. In the afternoon, I skied four more Chutes, starting with Saddle (much tougher than if sounds with narrow choke), Nightmare (required removing skis for 10 feet to enter), El Cap (the only one I shared with very many people) and Capivator (signed partway down, but not on map - between El Cap and Saddle). I thought I was doing good skiing 6 Chutes, but rode a few lifts with an employee who was trying to ski every run and quit with only 11/14 Chutes. He said he had about 40K vertical. I quit not much after 3:30 PM with almost 32K.

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - Mt Rose is now $39 for other resort pass holders and deserves to be recognized and rewarded with our business for extending their season. They are open Thu-Sun this weekend and next with May 8 being the last day. Tomorrow they will run the Northwest Passage lift until 6 pm and host a wine tasting on Lakeview from 4:15-5:45. A lady I rode lift with said they pour some great wines for $2. There is also still one more ladies day next Thursday for $29 and they have cut walk-up tickets to $79 and you can save $10 by buying online.

 

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Giving this a bump. Mt Rose reported 2-3" new Saturday morning and 24 degrees. Not sure if winds affected lifts as it did at Alpine and Squaw today.

 

Alpine and Squaw are also open late this season and offering $49 tickets to other passholders (which somewhat devalues my Mountain Collective). But they are OPEN!

See http://squawalpine.com/tickets-passes/day-tickets/lift-ticket-deals which says "Now other resort passholders can enjoy spring conditions at the Spring Skiing Capital for just $49 through the end of the season (scheduled to close May 30, weather and conditions permitting). Must show your 2015-16 season pass at any ticket window to receive discount."

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Giving this a bump. Mt Rose reported 2-3" new Saturday morning and 24 degrees. Not sure if winds affected lifts as it did at Alpine and Squaw today.

 

Alpine and Squaw are also open late this season and offering $49 tickets to other passholders (which somewhat devalues my Mountain Collective). But they are OPEN!

See http://squawalpine.com/tickets-passes/day-tickets/lift-ticket-deals which says "Now other resort passholders can enjoy spring conditions at the Spring Skiing Capital for just $49 through the end of the season (scheduled to close May 30, weather and conditions permitting). Must show your 2015-16 season pass at any ticket window to receive discount."


Maybe you could talk someone at a ticket window into the idea that the MCP is a "season pass." ;)

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Maybe you could talk someone at a ticket window into the idea that the MCP is a "season pass." ;)


Not sure that would do anything for me as I have a Vail Tahoe Local Pass that qualifies me for the $49 Squaw tickets. That means 1/2 price using MCP may not be my best deal. If I was going back, which is not very likely, I would have to find out what the walk-up price is to see if MCP or other passholder price was a better deal.

 

I did ask when getting a replacement pass as I couldn't find mine yesterday morning if my MCP was direct to lift (and my credit card) and the ticket seller said it was. So I would not want MCP in my pocket if using other passholder deal.

 

Getting further off-topic and showing my shadier side, I have to wonder how resorts know if other pass if valid. Vail does not send me a new pass unless I change the level and if Squaw doesn't have access to their pass system (not likely) how would they know if my pass was valid or one that was no renewed.

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Not sure that would do anything for me as I have a Vail Tahoe Local Pass that qualifies me for the $49 Squaw tickets. That means 1/2 price using MCP may not be my best deal. If I was going back, which is not very likely, I would have to find out what the walk-up price is to see if MCP or other passholder price was a better deal.

 

I did ask when getting a replacement pass as I couldn't find mine yesterday morning if my MCP was direct to lift (and my credit card) and the ticket seller said it was. So I would not want MCP in my pocket if using other passholder deal.

 

Getting further off-topic and showing my shadier side, I have to wonder how resorts know if other pass if valid. Vail does not send me a new pass unless I change the level and if Squaw doesn't have access to their pass system (not likely) how would they know if my pass was valid or one that was no renewed.

 

I think at this point they don't specifically care, the other way to think about it is the tickets should only cost $49 now for super late season.  

 

If you flip the script and it's basically you're an international tourist that's not coming back and somewhat clueless to deals, that they are ripping off for $120 then it's not as shady to present them with say your 2014 vr pass.

 

Nobody in their right mind should be paying $120, it makes no sense , considering you are pretty much close to just making the jump to next years superpass.  

 

But $49 to just get 1 or 2 days when your home resort would be heavenly either this year or even a past year is a fair deal. Maybe they win you over and you go back to the pass office at the end of the day to upgrade to the superpass I think is a fair sell.

 

As long as they get butts in seats for $49 they're still fine.

post #7 of 9
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How many of the Tahoe ski areas/resorts are closed at this point?  I would guess that few people would hop a plane for a late season ski weekend at Squaw/Alpine, even for $49/day for 1-2 lift tickets with a season pass from the northeast.

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It's easier to list the 3 Tahoe areas open this year. They are all in this thread: Alpine, Squaw and Mt Rose.
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It's easier to list the 3 Tahoe areas open this year. They are all in this thread: Alpine, Squaw and Mt Rose.


Ah, so that means Homewood, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, and a few other small places are already closed.  Obviously there are other people like you with the Tahoe Value Pass who are already getting $49 lift tickets.  So the question becomes how many people with season passes to just one of other places find out about the deal and want to get in a day or two more on snow.

 

Or if someone has a business trip to S.F. or Reno who can add a day or two.  Assuming they have a season pass from some other region.  I know mine from Massanutten (70 acres in northern VA) would qualify since the year is printed on it.  But the flip side of being retired is that I don't get business trips any more.

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