Originally Posted by ctown
I'm thinking about buying a season pass this year since I'm sure this year I would have more free time. Is it worth it? I don't want to be feeling obligated to going the same place though so what u think?
Well that depends on many factors. How much is the pass? How many times are you likely to ski? How much variety do you value and how much is available where you're considering a pass? How much money do you have to spend? Do you have enough to hold a pass and also ski other areas? Does the pass you're considering also get discounts from other areas?
I will only need to ski 12 days to pay off the pass I'm getting. Last year's pass cost me about $5.17 per day on the hill. This year my pass will be good for a 26% discount off of a lift ticket at least one, sort of, nearby area. For me it's a screaming deal, because I live very close to a hill that really suits my needs (except for snowfall sometimes
If you're going to be bored silly with the place before the pass pays itself off, then don't get one. If you really love the ski area, and plan to haunt it, a pass is a great way to go. Of course there are also multi-area passes in some regions. Much to consider....