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2006-2007 Vail Resorts Pricing?

post #1 of 15
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Has anyone else heard if Vail resorts will be increasing next season's 5 mountain pass price? I heard through one of my ski buddies that it would be in the neighborhood of $500.

Personally, I'd love to see ski pass prices return to the higher prices of years past. Don't get me wrong it's great that you can get on the mountain cheap these days, however, we have way to many gapers/scrapers on our slopes and it has made skiing in Colorado much less enjoyable (snow scraped off the steeper runs by those who can't carve a ski or board, getting blind-sided by out of control morons, steeps clogged up by idiots who snow plow down the run just to say they skied a double-black, powder tracked out in less than an hour, etc.).
post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by jay_p
Has anyone else heard if Vail resorts will be increasing next season's 5 mountain pass price? I heard through one of my ski buddies that it would be in the neighborhood of $500.

Personally, I'd love to see ski pass prices return to the higher prices of years past. Don't get me wrong it's great that you can get on the mountain cheap these days, however, we have way to many gapers/scrapers on our slopes and it has made skiing in Colorado much less enjoyable (snow scraped off the steeper runs by those who can't carve a ski or board, getting blind-sided by out of control morons, steeps clogged up by idiots who snow plow down the run just to say they skied a double-black, powder tracked out in less than an hour, etc.).
Boy, that's a great philosophy. Why doesn’t every resort make prices higher? Let's make it so that only millionaires can afford the sport!

When I go to resorts and look at the $60+ ticket prices all I do is say to myself “Damn, I wish this price was more like $100 so I don’t have to deal with those pesky people who are just trying to get into the sport”

You sir are a pompous ass!
post #3 of 15
If this is the case, that Loveland pass is looking better and better.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
If this is the case, that Loveland pass is looking better and better.
Shhhh, don't tell anyone. I'd rather the "gapers" and "out-of-control morons" continue to ski at the big places. ;-)
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by deltat
Boy, that's a great philosophy. Why doesn’t every resort make prices higher? Let's make it so that only millionaires can afford the sport!

When I go to resorts and look at the $60+ ticket prices all I do is say to myself “Damn, I wish this price was more like $100 so I don’t have to deal with those pesky people who are just trying to get into the sport”

You sir are a pompous ass!
I expect a comment like this from someone who probably doesn’t ski 40-50 days a season annually in Summit County, Colorado and probably knows nothing about it. You might not realize how dangerously overcrowded the resorts have become. Have you ever had to undergo ACL surgery because an out of control skier, not following the skiers responsibility code, hit you? I have, so maybe you ought to understand where folks are coming from before you start the name-calling.

If price is an issue, another alternative is to strap on some climbing skins and earn your turns for free…I do that also.

FYI - I hate the idea of enriching the dirtbag companies like Vail Resorts and Intrawest, who, unfortunately, own or operate nearly all of our ski resorts. They have nearly ruined front range skiing. For me it is a safety issue.

Oh yeah, where were we...ticket pricing?
post #6 of 15
For your info, the daily skiing numbers hasn't skyrocketed since the cheap passes became available. The first year, in 98 was the year that they saw a big weekend increase, etc. After that it tapered off, and crowds will always be crowds. You can look at resorts doing their best to increase numbers, which in the last couple years they have been incredibly successful at doing. That is the main culprit.
post #7 of 15
I don't get in 50 days per year (maybe 15 or 20), however, I understand what you are saying about Vail's unusual ticket pricing. It doesn't make much sense that you can buy a season pass for $325-$375 but a day pass costs over $70.00. In that $370 season pass are 10 days at Vail/Beaver Creek. If you are skiing for only 5 days in Colorado, you are better off buying a season pass. Not sure how they keep people from loaning it out!

Anyway, I love to ski.
post #8 of 15
I suspect I am the ulitmate supporter and one of the most "unusual circumstance" pass holders.

I live almost 2000 miles away.....I will get in about 60 days in Colorado "Vail Resort" areas. I've had a pass since 1998.

Notes:
I can't imagine that raising the price of the pass will get the "out of control morons", gapers, tourons...etc etc off the hill, for the most part they aren't pass holders.

Steep runs scraped off? You must not know the area Jay....KLKaye, madmike , dp and myself were in untracked and lightly tracked most of the day we skied there. That was last Sunday (8 days ago)...when the spring breakers came out in force, and for the most part we had the double black runs all to ourselves.

The passes have gone up about $20 - $ 50 a year for the past few years...$20 if you buy in the Spring (Putting $ 29 down) or $50 if you wait till fall. If it's anything like the past...they should be on sale again by the 2nd week of April

Gary...It's a real pass...complete with Bar Code and your Pic....and they check/scan it every time you are in the maze at what's considered an accessable lift from the Base....at Breck that includes the SuperConnect and Peak 7 chair as well as C Lift. That's why you can't loan it out.

You need to buy the first in person these days...live a long ways away...fly to Denver to get it in the Fall ...or....you loose out.

Finally it makes all the sense in the world to have a day pass at $ 70.....and a season pass at $ 325-$ 375. Case in point gary....Which are you holding right now ?

Class dismissed.
post #9 of 15
Well their 2006 day pass rate of $82 is the highest in the country.
Then they want ANOTHER $16 to park. This totally sucks.
post #10 of 15
Mdskier

The town runs the garage...not the resort, and somebody said the parking went up this year....though I can't comfirm that.

You can ski there for $ 33.00 a day starting 4/3/06. Come on out.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mdskier
Well their 2006 day pass rate of $82 is the highest in the country.
Then they want ANOTHER $16 to park. This totally sucks.
But on the plus side, they have a really flashy website. See what you get for your coin!!!

L
post #12 of 15
I've got the Old Colorado Pass that used to provide me a pretty steep discount at Vail. I called today to inquire what I will be paying to ski at Vail April 15-21. The girl told me $75 the first day then $55 a day thereafter. Yuch! I do have two free tickets that I can use the first and second day. Per Uncle Louie I checked out tickets at www. snow.com and I can but a 4 of 6 for the remaining days at $109 . That's a great deal.

The savings the Colorado Card provides is very little now versus years past. I can't get the new SKE Card unless I come out in the fall. I think a couple of years ago I got a 6 day $99 pass in April for Vail. Those days are apparently long gone.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by roundturns
I've got the Old Colorado Pass that used to provide me a pretty steep discount at Vail. I called today to inquire what I will be paying to ski at Vail April 15-21. The girl told me $75 the first day then $55 a day thereafter. Yuch! I do have two free tickets that I can use the first and second day. Per Uncle Louie I checked out tickets at www. snow.com and I can but a 4 of 6 for the remaining days at $109 . That's a great deal.

The savings the Colorado Card provides is very little now versus years past. I can't get the new SKE Card unless I come out in the fall. I think a couple of years ago I got a 6 day $99 pass in April for Vail. Those days are apparently long gone.
Go to Expedia or Travelocity and you can get the $ 33.00 a day rate starting on 4/3/06

If you have a Colorado Pass (the season pass) or Buddy Pass (unless they change things) you DO NOT have to fly out again in the fall...As of this season it you ever owned one you were able to renew it online.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Lonnie
But on the plus side, they have a really flashy website. See what you get for your coin!!!

L
The 5000 acres of some great skiing was also a plus.
post #15 of 15
Whoa.... people have to pay to ski? That must really suck. I can see spending $50 or $60 on a bar tab, but skiing?!?
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