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ASC 06 Season Pass deals...

post #1 of 18
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For $399.00, the Siver pass gives you (basicly) a full pass with 10 blackout dates The Blackout dates are T-Giving weekend, 3 days over X-mas, Presidents Day and ML King weekend. Past that, if you ski 4 (weekend) days $75/per, you are even. At this point, I already have 5 days scheduled for Killington next year. It is good at all ASC areas, K-mart, Mt. Snow, Sunday River, Attitash. You must purchase by 5/7 this year. My in-laws had the Bronze pass last year, along with the pass, you get otehr discounts throughout the year, free lessons, 2 for ones (to get other people skiing), 20% off friends tickets, ect.

Is this too good of a deal or am I missing something?
post #2 of 18
Last year, ASC kept extending the purchase date and I guarantee they will do the same again. I would hold on to my cash and wait until early fall to purchase.
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Gostan
Last year, ASC kept extending the purchase date and I guarantee they will do the same again. I would hold on to my cash and wait until early fall to purchase.

Thats what I thought....they sold out of "Bronze" level last year. I think they only earmarked X number of them.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Gostan
Last year, ASC kept extending the purchase date and I guarantee they will do the same again. I would hold on to my cash and wait until early fall to purchase.
If they sell out like last year, would you really wait? Surely not waiting for a better deal?
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by gForce
If they sell out like last year, would you really wait? Surely not waiting for a better deal?
For ASC, this is as good as it gets. As the flyer says..it's a "No Brainer".
post #6 of 18
It's too bad the pass is not valid at the Canyons. I was really hoping they would extend the benefits to the two other ASC resorts this year. The "get 2 blackout days back" bonus is pretty weak. Who wants to ski Killington on a holiday? At least the price is not going up...
post #7 of 18
I agree. If they had a discounted All-America pass (they went for 1200 last year, I believe, vs 399 for the A41), my trips out west would be to Canyons or Steamboat next year. As it stands, I have no incentive to do so. ESA 6 here I come!!
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by kelly001
The "get 2 blackout days back" bonus is pretty weak. Who wants to ski Killington on a holiday?
I don't think so, My in-laws who are renewing their passes for next year, get alot of company over the holidays. And quite frankly, I would sooner ski K-ton over Christmas than a lot of the other big areas in VT. At K-ton, you can stay off of the main lifts and not have lines that are too long.
post #9 of 18
I am all over the place on what pass to get next year. The asc deal is not bad, but whatever costs I pay for that one does not include my daughter. If I get a sugarbush or MRG pass it includes my daughter but is a bit more. MRG is my fav but their weekends are getting too crowded kind of like how the Grateful Dead got late in their careers. Magic seems cool but costs about what asc costs and does not include my daughter again. My daughter will be in 5th grade and they have some Vermont ski book for 3 free tickets at each ski hill in the state but I think you need to buy a normal ticket for that too work which seems stupid. I am definately looking at all my options. Any suggestions would be most welcome. I live in Vermont around White River JCt, so I can look at many areas. But if the place is not a tough mountain I will not even consider it.

Alfonse
post #10 of 18
I guess but I just never venture to the mountains on holidays. I just can't deal with crowds on the mountains, parking lots, hotels, highways,etc.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Alfonse
I am all over the place on what pass to get next year. The asc deal is not bad, but whatever costs I pay for that one does not include my daughter. If I get a sugarbush or MRG pass it includes my daughter but is a bit more. MRG is my fav but their weekends are getting too crowded kind of like how the Grateful Dead got late in their careers. Magic seems cool but costs about what asc costs and does not include my daughter again. My daughter will be in 5th grade and they have some Vermont ski book for 3 free tickets at each ski hill in the state but I think you need to buy a normal ticket for that too work which seems stupid. I am definately looking at all my options. Any suggestions would be most welcome. I live in Vermont around White River JCt, so I can look at many areas. But if the place is not a tough mountain I will not even consider it.

Alfonse
At times like this, I wish ASC still owned Sugarbush
post #12 of 18
Ironic that Sugarbush was ASC's best property in Vermont and they dumped it.

Alfonse
post #13 of 18
Weren't they going to sell Steamboat, then at the last minute changed their minds and sold Sugarbush instead? Between the two, they held the right one.
post #14 of 18
Of course Steamboat is superior to Sugarbush but there is more to consider in a decision like that. For example does steamboat make more revenue than Sugarbush, probably. Is steamboat as good in comparison to its surrounding competition. I would say they are similar in that respect. Finally, marketshare, ASC has very little in CO and loads in VT. If you have lots of marketshare you can gouge the hell out of your customers. Must be tough to compete with Vail/Breckenridge. In VT Sugarbush/KT/MtSnow is probably like 50% marketshare, or was....

Alfonse
post #15 of 18
Alfonse, I'm all over the place on this too. This year I bought the bronze ASC pass and while it was great for some early season skiing I really am not sure if it is worth it for me. I ski midweek and teach at Middlebury Snowbowl on weekends so I'm thinking to go with the mid week at MRG so I can get my kids who are both under 12 the free season pass. I went once with my son to MRG and his ticket was more than mine. I get a discount for instructors. I like the challenge of MRG over Killington anyway and have been getting kind of bored the last few weeks at Killington on all their bump and tree runs.I might go with the Mad Card for $99.00 to get the free pass for my kids though. I'll just have to pay the rack rate for early season skiing at Killington. I have found for real early season skiing i.e. November ,Okemo has the best stuff in terms of length of run and coverage.
post #16 of 18
Vermonters get sunday afternoons at Okemo for 21 dollars.

I hate okemo it is so flat but its great for snowmaking coverage type of times like you said......

Alfonse
post #17 of 18
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For me and where I stay in VT, this makes sence. I can get to Killington in half an hour and Mount Snow in a little over an hour. I would love to get the MRG pass, but it is just too far for my needs. I will only get 2 maybe 3 days in at MRG next year.
post #18 of 18
if only wildcat and cannon would team up....but alas...

a great deal - I'll purchase mine early just in case there is a price increase or those two extra days are taken away
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