Originally Posted by CP
.... At the same time, if I lived in Bratt, I'd rather pay $30 for a Sat ticket at Maple than $72 at Stratton....
If I lived in "Bratt" why would you pay $72 at Stratton, close enough for a season pass. Their Season ticket prices are like airline prices. At the right time and the right deal a season pass could probably get you down less than $40 a visit. Then why would you want to ski at Maple?
Not to mention that Magic is very reasonable and Bromely, while not as challanging is not much more.
Lets not forget Mt Snow, it also has some "airline ticket" sales.
I believe that this small area doesn't stand a chance. It can never be resurrected and will be a permanent memeber of Lost Ski Areas of NE. Remember by the time a family of 4 has outfitted themselves with ski's, clothes, etc the price of a lift ticket hardly matters.
Plus look at the logistics of skiing. All the equipment you have to haul around for a family, getting dressed and undressed in the lodge,finding a place to secure your stuff, if you don't haul food you end up with $5 hamburgers. So by the time you buy 4 lift tickets the $120 difference hardly matters.
It sounds so much easier to go on a cruise where you only haul around a Margaritta and a bathing suit. And the kids stay home with Grandma.
You know if I had to do all of this stuff to go skiing I might change my favorite winter activity to drinking beer and forget the skiing.