As usual, the questioning mind is beaten down.
This is for the people who find my questioning and attitude
offensive, and you know who you are.
This forum is about skiing. I ski, and you all ski. Okemo, Stratton, Killington.....they are all ski areas that are NEAR ME. Since I find them overpriced, my choices are Narrow for skiing
. We don't have a whole lot of cash for skiing....we're average people who do the best we can. Are you following this?
According to some, I should NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT things that have an impact on my life. I cannot ask WHY things are the way they are. I posted the link to Okemo's pricing because I was amazed at how much people will pay to ski out here.
These people who tell me to shut up and not ski there are Ski Snobs in my opinion, and guess what?
I'll gladly not spend my money at your wonderful resorts. You can have that all to yourselves- you and your other buddies who gladly pay $8 for a bad hamburger.
Everyone says that the voice of dissent will change things, that until people start speaking up, things will continue to escalate. This is why we TALK about politics, VOTE for people who WILL CHANGE things for the better. I'm starting to think that most East Coast people are so used to being gouged that it isn't even an issue anymore. Business has gotta love an area where people are willing to defend ANY price for ANYTHING without questioning.
Perhaps you have stock in these ski hills, because you love paying that kind of money to ski. Hey, guess what? Now the "little hills" are getting on this bandwagon and places like Jiminy Peak are building condos at the foot of their hill so they can attract the Big Money, too. Pretty soon there won't be any decently priced ski areas left, and the young people won't be buying lift tickets at $60 and up.
Oh. That's right. You don't care. You can afford those prices, and it's Worth it to You. Maybe I DO care that it stays affordable for new skiers AND myself.
I don't have a problem with the people who brown bag it. I don't have a problem with the people who get discounted tickets, hike for turns, sleep in the parking lot, or do anything else they can to save money to ski.
Yet some Epic Elite have a problem when I bitch about the price of some of these passes and tickets.
I always thought Epicski was about skiing and for skiers... ALL kinds of skiers, from starving students to world class skiers....not just the people that can afford the latest gear and can ski anywhere.