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JH Ticket Price $70 for 2005-2006

post #1 of 27
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JH regular adult ticket price is now $70/day for 2005-2006. Ouch that hurts.

Pssst.....Anybody got any JH discount lift tickets?

Alta is only $49 for a full day regular adult ticket. H'mm maybe time to head south.
post #2 of 27
$70 and no more tram, F- that!
post #3 of 27
That should keep the riff raff out! They should charge another ten for each Tram ride. Alta "only" $49!? Wasn't it $13 not too long ago?
post #4 of 27
I have to be honest, if I was even thinking about leaving Tahoe to ski Wyoming. That puts a stop to it right there!! My guess is that are comparable less traveled ski areas in the same area that are Affordable? And to may taste, equal or better skiing?

MTT
I don't like to pay 70$ a day for a hotel room!!
post #5 of 27
So, is it gonna be cheaper next year w/o the Tram?
post #6 of 27
The Tram will run next winter. If they charge a sawbuck per ride, they could buy a new one by the end of the season. There should be a donations box too, for those who want to give more than ten dollars per ride.
post #7 of 27
Actually, reminds me of the Grand Montets in Chamonix. It costs extra to ride the cable car to the top.
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by telerod15
Alta "only" $49!? Wasn't it $13 not too long ago?

First time I skied at Alta the lift tickets cost $5.50, I believe.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by MTT
I have to be honest, if I was even thinking about leaving Tahoe to ski Wyoming. That puts a stop to it right there!! My guess is that are comparable less traveled ski areas in the same area that are Affordable? And to may taste, equal or better skiing?
Grand Targhee is $55, but I really can't say how the skiing compares, from what I've heard, they get more snow.
post #10 of 27
Rumor has it Mammoth Weekends may go as high as 75-80. Currently at 68.

Thank god for the MVP season pass at $450.00
post #11 of 27
That hype about the tram is a marketing tool. They aren't going to close the tram without a solid solution to replace it. If they can't get a plan in place they can always go another season with the tram, it's plenty safe and they know it. The lift ticket price is proof of that. Everyone is talking about going to JH before the tram is gone. Best marketing scheme I've seen in a while.

What were the prices last year?
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by paul jones
That hype about the tram is a marketing tool. They aren't going to close the tram without a solid solution to replace it. If they can't get a plan in place they can always go another season with the tram, it's plenty safe and they know it. The lift ticket price is proof of that. Everyone is talking about going to JH before the tram is gone. Best marketing scheme I've seen in a while.

What were the prices last year?
Can't fault the logic in this thinking, what thinks ye, Bob P.?
post #13 of 27
For $78 you can get a joint ticket for Big Sky & Moonlight giving you access to well over twice the acreage of Jackson.
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by paul jones
That hype about the tram is a marketing tool. They aren't going to close the tram without a solid solution to replace it. If they can't get a plan in place they can always go another season with the tram, it's plenty safe and they know it. The lift ticket price is proof of that. Everyone is talking about going to JH before the tram is gone. Best marketing scheme I've seen in a while.

What were the prices last year?
You may turn out to be right and I'll be wrong. My own belief is that as of September 26 of 2006, that tram will no longer be operating for the lift-ticket-paying public.

They'll likely still run it for ski patrol and allow others to ride on some kind of special basis, but I think it's been decided that the current tram will be decommissioned as a public ski lift as of the end of next summer.

I also think it's likely that some kind of financing package will be put together to put up a new tram. That may include some public money (in the form or loans, bonds, or perhaps even an equity investment) and some private money. I'm hearing rumors that the idea of a tram from the top of the Bridger Gondola to the top of Rendezvous Mountain is looking more and more attractive.

In any case, any *new* tram would take a minimum of two and probably three years to install. I truly believe there will be at least two seasons (2006/2007 and 2007/2008) when there will be no publicly-available tram to the top of the mountain. The upside is that Corbet's Couloir will be fun to ski again for a couple of winters.

As for the $70 lift ticket, is that so out of line with top-end destination ski resorts in the West? We have one h*ll of a ski area here. No offense to Rio and others, but the quality of a ski area is not judged by area alone. Size matters, of course, but so do a lot of other things.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters

The upside is that Corbet's Couloir will be fun to ski again for a couple of winters.

As for the $70 lift ticket, is that so out of line with top-end destination ski resorts in the West?

We have one h*ll of a ski area here.
Bob,

Couldn't have said it better myself. The upper mountain will ski great for a couple of years. When I first heard about the closure, I was a little angry about it. They took my ride away! You know? But after giving it a little thought, I kinda like the idea of having the upper mountain as hiking terrain. It will be nice to have untracked in the bowl for more than an hour in the mornings. It's only one more hike. It will make the Cody hike a bit longer and definitely more vertical but, not really all that bad.

By the way what did you talk to Connie about on your hike???

PM me.

I'm not at the resort this summer but, I'll stop in to see you soon.

Peace
Mike
post #16 of 27
In 1961 I was 29 years old and Ann and I along with some skiing buddies from Ohio went to Aspen. I am attaching a picture from that time. And we thought they were robbing us.

...Ott

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post #17 of 27
Bob,

If that tram doesn't run, skiers will not come to JH like they do now. That could be good for some but real bad for business in town. There needs to be a solution for Jackson Hole and there will be one. In the mean time I am going to avoid any expectation or out come prediction.

Not having skied there, Bob, why do you say Corbets will ski better without the tram. will it still be lift serviced?
post #18 of 27
I travel to Utah to ski often / I have never skied @ Deer Valley. Care to guess why?

MTT
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by paul jones
Bob,

If that tram doesn't run, skiers will not come to JH like they do now. That could be good for some but real bad for business in town. There needs to be a solution for Jackson Hole and there will be one. In the mean time I am going to avoid any expectation or out come prediction.

Not having skied there, Bob, why do you say Corbets will ski better without the tram. will it still be lift serviced?
I think you're right that many skiers won't come if we don't have a tram (for however many years). I guess we as a community will have to live with that. There *will* be some form of lift that takes people to the top of the mountain sometime in the future, but how soon that happens remains to be seen. I, for one, believe that the ski corp is dead serious about decommissioning the present tram at the end of next summer.

As for Corbet's, that was a tongue-in-cheek reference to how hard the Couloir gets skied these days. The number of riders who hit the thing in a season is probably in the thousands now. All that traffic makes it a miserable thing to ski most of the time. If there's no lift to the top of the mountain, only the hikers (and a pretty small percentage of those) will be skiing it. It'll be like the old days when maybe five or ten skiers a week would do Corbet's.
post #20 of 27
Given overall costs, would anyone really decide to ski JH or somewhere else based on 5 or 10 bucks a day difference in lift tickets? Factoring airfare, ground transport, beer, meals, gear (wear/tear or rental), etc. - all other things roughly equal, is 50 or hundred bucks over the course of a week really gonna be a deal breaker? At least this season, JH is still likely to be delivering some mighty fine goods compared to many areas. Looking back at last season, I believe Sun Valley was 67 a day. I mean really, a week at JH for 70 a day or Sun Valley at anything close? Gimme a break...
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by spindrift
Given overall costs, would anyone really decide to ski JH or somewhere else based on 5 or 10 bucks a day difference in lift tickets? Factoring airfare, ground transport, beer, meals, gear (wear/tear or rental), etc. - all other things roughly equal, is 50 or hundred bucks over the course of a week really gonna be a deal breaker? At least this season, JH is still likely to be delivering some mighty fine goods compared to many areas. Looking back at last season, I believe Sun Valley was 67 a day. I mean really, a week at JH for 70 a day or Sun Valley at anything close? Gimme a break...
YES it makes difference/

60+ is obscene!! 70$ just??? (DEPRAVED)

It gets to the Rent a Snowmobile and ride BC option being reasonable
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by MTT
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It gets to the Rent a Snowmobile and ride BC option being reasonable

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Talk about DEPRAVED. :

Ugly, noisy, smelly, slope-wreckers.

What's wrong with the *hike* up and ride BC option? It costs next to nothing - and lift ticket costs seem to be a major complaint for you.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by offpiste
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The upper mountain will ski great for a couple of years. When I first heard about the closure, I was a little angry about it. They took my ride away! You know? But after giving it a little thought, I kinda like the idea of having the upper mountain as hiking terrain...
Good attitude. I, too, am coming to a general state of acceptance and I'm even looking forward to the closure just a little.

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Originally Posted by offpiste
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By the way what did you talk to Connie about on your hike???


I'm lobbying hard in support of the $20k lifetime lift pass idea - even though everybody here on Epic seems to think it's a crazy idea.

She and my wife are very good friends and she just came along for the hike. (Of course, she also helped a little by getting us permission to ride the early worker tram.)

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Originally Posted by offpiste
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PM me.
Just did.
post #24 of 27

Ski Jackson for $47 per day

OK, I've posted this before.

If you are a member of the Idaho Falls Ski Club, you can ski Teton Village for $47/day, Big Sky for $45/day, Moonlight Basin for $30/day, and at Targhee (though a little confusing) with their "VPP Card", you can get an unrestricted season pass after buying 8 full price day passes (different days of course). These are last year's prices, so expect a buck or two increase this year.

Check out http://www.ifskiclub.com/discount_tickets.html for all the details.

The catch is that you will need to buy vouchers from merchants (showing your membership card and a picture ID) in Idaho Falls and also show your membership card and picture ID at the time you purchase your lift ticket.

So this may be an incentive for those of you who are planning on skiing any of these areas. Fly into Idaho Falls, get your vouchers, and drive to Jackson, Targhee, Big Sky. Then while riding the lift with all the other touristas, ask them how much they paid for their lift ticket.

HB
post #25 of 27
I'm trying to decide to either get a JH ten day pass for $430 or the 20 day for 785. There are some restrictions on the 10 day. This make for some pretty competive day prices. Also for every adult pass they give a FREE 14 or under pass for one of my kids. I know if your just coming out for a week this doesn't help much, but it sure makes my mountain choice easier. I'm 2.5 hours from JH, 3.5 to Park City and 4 to Steamboat, 3 to Targhee and the time difference isn't enough that I can't pick and choose my Mountain.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by paul jones
why do you say Corbets will ski better without the tram. will it still be lift serviced?
Corbet's gets hammered right now. Without lift access, it will hold good snow for many days. I guess there will be a lift...The lift will be skins and quads.
Dedicated skiers won't mind the 800ft of vertical. At my best guess, my partners and I hike 40 minutes to an hour to make 1 run. We will do a couple of those on our 3 hour ski break. On our days off, we might do 2-3 shorter hikes and a big one and then hit the lifts to end the day.
Another 800 vertical? No problem.
post #27 of 27
No tram could be real good for locals. I can't see unconditioned old folks (30 plus) hiking that 800' while on a one week visit. In my mind it would be no problem for me - reality is another story. I have a hard time standing vertical on the 2nd day of hard skiing!

I can't believe that a resort of this caliber would not have a better plan in place to deal with the situation. That is why I am suspect of the news. They have announced that the tram will come off line, but no alternative is in place. Wow! That to me is a great way to create pressure on whoever that will impact in the pocketbook. I smell a rat. Seriously, it just doesn't add up.

This reminds me of the Mad River sale. The threat was to sell the mountain to New Hampshire Republicans. Everyone got all distressed and it motivated the co-op to form. The rest was history.
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