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post #61 of 83
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I checked my emails, but I haven't received this. I guess that four consecutive years of buying a Mountain Collective isn't loyal enough. :confused

 

I received the e-mail yesterday, but the expiration date was 1/24/17. They sent a follow-up this morning with corrected date of 3/24. So now on top of paying bills from trip to Whistler, I get to buy two MCPs.

 

In other MCP news, Taos sent me an e-mail saying "we are going to extend the season and remain open Tuesday, April 4th through Sunday, April 9th.  Monday, April 3rd we will be closed for our Annual Employee Ski Day." It's still possible for me to use my days there, but not sure my back and SUV are up for another long road trip. I'd post this in the 2016-17 thread, but it's been locked. 
 

post #62 of 83
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Philpug posted this recently for those possibly looking at Mtn collective to facilitate attendance at 2018 Gathering:  "I will ask...If you have intentions of buying Mountain Collective Passes, and I am sure you are, please hold for a bit. I have reached out to them to see if they can do something for us. Give me a few weeks.'

This is really interesting, do you know how he's planning to notify people if he is able to get a some sort of group buy deal worked out?

post #63 of 83
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Liftopia just emailed me a $10 off loyal customer code good until the 24th. Glad I hadn't gotten around to getting the pass yet.


I checked my emails, but I haven't received this. I guess that four consecutive years of buying a Mountain Collective isn't loyal enough. :confused

Have you bought other lift tickets from Liftopia?  I haven't often but do use Liftopia for more than the MCP.  Wonder if the idea is to encourage those who haven't ever had the MCP to get one for next season.

post #64 of 83
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I checked my emails, but I haven't received this. I guess that four consecutive years of buying a Mountain Collective isn't loyal enough. confused.gif



I tried last night to get my pass, but couldn't get the discount code to work. I called their customer service number at lunch and the gal said they'd been inundated with emails. She was happy to do my renewal the old fashioned way. She did ask for the discount code, but I'll bet the number posted above is not unique.
post #65 of 83
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I tried last night to get my pass, but couldn't get the discount code to work. I called their customer service number at lunch and the gal said they'd been inundated with emails. She was happy to do my renewal the old fashioned way. She did ask for the discount code, but I'll bet the number posted above is not unique.

I had a completely different code.  Used the email link to get started.

post #66 of 83

I just renewed my Mountain Collective pass. I called them to ask about the loyal customer code emails. I was told that they were sent out in a random way. However, they were able to provide a code when I renewed over the phone. I'm happy.

post #67 of 83
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
 

Philpug posted this recently for those possibly looking at Mtn collective to facilitate attendance at 2018 Gathering:  "I will ask...If you have intentions of buying Mountain Collective Passes, and I am sure you are, please hold for a bit. I have reached out to them to see if they can do something for us. Give me a few weeks.'

 

Originally Posted by spchin24 View Post
 

This is really interesting, do you know how he's planning to notify people if he is able to get a some sort of group buy deal worked out?

Latest word is no discount forthcoming, but you might want to verify that with Utah Gathermeister before taking action.

post #68 of 83

Were those discount codes sent to people who had

 

a) prior MCPs

b) any activity with Liftopia buying day passes

c) both

d) neither

post #69 of 83
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Were those discount codes sent to people who had

a) prior MCPs
b) any activity with Liftopia buying day passes
c) both
d) neither

I buy from liftopia, and did not get one, and I was a MCP passholder this season. But I bought it from MCP, not liftopia.
post #70 of 83
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I buy from liftopia, and did not get one, and I was a MCP passholder this season. But I bought it from MCP, not liftopia.

 

Ok, thanks.  For some reason I thought MCP was a creation of Liftopia, or they essentially helped midwife this with their mailing list/website.

post #71 of 83

aubergine is right.  If you look at the physical mailing address for "Mountain Collective" it is to Liftopia in San Francisco.  

 

If their data scientists are any good, they would be sending to a subset of all to better understand what works and doesn't work.

post #72 of 83
I'm guessing liftopia is an agent, not a principal. But yeah, still....

I have purchased MCP many years, but no discount email.
post #73 of 83

For informational purposes in the context of this thread the 2018 Gathering in Utah is tentatively set for March 4-9. 

post #74 of 83
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I buy from liftopia, and did not get one, and I was a MCP passholder this season. But I bought it from MCP, not liftopia.

 

Ok, thanks.  For some reason I thought MCP was a creation of Liftopia, or they essentially helped midwife this with their mailing list/website.


The concept of the MCP was started by someone at Aspen as I understand it.  First year was Aspen, Alta, Squaw, Jackson Hole.  Liftopia is a partner, but hard to know who comes up with the pricing, marketing, and scheduling ideas.

post #75 of 83

Status bar has moved fast this week.  Parents thinking about the $1 for kids shouldn't wait too much longer.  The expectation is that the kid price will go to $99 once the initial stage is done.

 

post #76 of 83
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The concept of the MCP was started by someone at Aspen as I understand it.  First year was Aspen, Alta, Squaw, Jackson Hole.  Liftopia is a partner, but hard to know who comes up with the pricing, marketing, and scheduling ideas.

I think it's owned by liftopia now. All the addresses and copyright info onMountain Collective page is all referencing aliftopia. The privacy statement references Liftopia Inc.
post #77 of 83
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The concept of the MCP was started by someone at Aspen as I understand it.  First year was Aspen, Alta, Squaw, Jackson Hole.  Liftopia is a partner, but hard to know who comes up with the pricing, marketing, and scheduling ideas.

I think it's owned by liftopia now. All the addresses and copyright info onMountain Collective page is all referencing aliftopia. The privacy statement references Liftopia Inc.


Not sure "ownership" is what counts, even if that's true.  What matters is how decisions are made on which locations to add or remove or pricing.  I would guess that there isn't one management team that makes unilateral decisions about the MCP and everyone else just goes along for the ride.

post #78 of 83

Christian Knapp from Aspen Ski Co. thought it up and they took it to Liftopia.      Probably for transparency.

I'm sure all decisions,  are made by an association of the resorts.

post #79 of 83

Ordered mine and such a good deal if you have kids.   Two years removed from the Epic pass now.   For a family of four it is $2616 for the Epic pass, compared to $800 for the MCP (kids $1).   

post #80 of 83
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Ordered mine and such a good deal if you have kids.   Two years removed from the Epic pass now.   For a family of four it is $2616 for the Epic pass, compared to $800 for the MCP (kids $1).   


How many days do you expect to get using the MCP?  How many trips away from home?

post #81 of 83
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Status bar has moved fast this week.  Parents thinking about the $1 for kids shouldn't wait too much longer.  The expectation is that the kid price will go to $99 once the initial stage is done.

 


​MarzNC, What is your expectation for next pricing stages?  Sounds like removing $1 child comes next?  When do they increase the $399?  When do they remove the bonus third day?  Thanks.

post #82 of 83
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 

Status bar has moved fast this week.  Parents thinking about the $1 for kids shouldn't wait too much longer.  The expectation is that the kid price will go to $99 once the initial stage is done.


​MarzNC, What is your expectation for next pricing stages?  Sounds like removing $1 child comes next?  When do they increase the $399?  When do they remove the bonus third day?  Thanks.

The last couple years the bonus day has been available until some time in May.  The price usually goes up $10 at each new stage, at least before the sales close during early summer.

 

The 2016-17 season was the first time there was the $1 kid price.  This time it's only good for one kid MCP per adult MCP.  It was gone by early April last year.  The $99 kid MCP started for the 2014-15 season.

post #83 of 83
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How many days do you expect to get using the MCP?  How many trips away from home?

Next year, I hope to goto Teleride, Mammoth, Taos, Aspen and SLC.   All of these are a 10 hour or less drive from Phoenix.  Might add Squaw with Mammoth and split the SLC trips to include Jackson/Sun Valley.  It all depends on work.   

 

This year I plan on hitting all the west resorts.  I only have Aspen, Taos, Mammoth and Squaw left.

 

With the smaller commitment of the MCP, I can also visit my local hill (Snowbowl) much more.  I have the RMSP+ this year but I'm dropping it next year to hopefully hit snowbowl more.  Honestly, if snowbowl had a more reasonable season pass I would consider it. 

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