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Winter Park 2007, Passwagon question

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am considering buying season passes to WP for next season. They are on sale at Passwagon for $239. The special is good until May 21st. They do not say what the prices will be after that.

Does anyone know what the fall prices will be? It is not that I do not want to spend the money right now, I am just not 100% sure WP is where i want to spend next year. The wife and I are still considering Loveland. We like the easy drive and parking. Thanks.
post #2 of 16
for a hundred more dollars you get a pass to Copper too, and a few free tix to Taos.
post #3 of 16
It's a pretty easy drive over the pass and also easy parking in MJ parking lots. Not much further then Loveland (not sure how weekend travel or parking is, however). I can make it in almost the same time.
post #4 of 16
bumpdad makes a great point. i have measured the distance and time differential from empire and either is insignificant particularly if you opt for the Jane as a base of operation.

the flip side is the early opening and late closure at loveland.

even though i can ski free at loveland as a benefit i buy a pass for the place. it saves me the hassle of having to go to human resources pre or post season and obtain a voucher and/or stand at the ticket window at loveland. i skiied thirty days there this year and it was all before and after WP operated.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy

even though i can ski free at loveland as a benefit i buy a pass for the place. it saves me the hassle of having to go to human resources pre or post season and obtain a voucher and/or stand at the ticket window at loveland.
Must be nice to have some disposable income...
post #6 of 16
it's a cheap pass!
post #7 of 16
Fall prices usually bump up something like $20. Not a huge increase at all.
post #8 of 16
Just got an email from WP that says prices will go up by $40 for WP pass after the spring deadline. Didn't say how much for the Rocky Mountain Super Pass that includes Copper and an undisclosed number of free tix to Taos or if there will be additional increases. Killclimbz is correct, however, that it will still be cheap even if you miss it now. Also if you buy now it's only a $49 deposit. They charge the res in the fall.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks Guys,

I will probably order a super pas this month. Can anyone recommend a good instructor in WP? Are there any Bears teaching there?
post #10 of 16
matt,

in the gravity, grace, and skidding thread i listed folks that i seek out at WP for help with my skiing. in the past at some point passwagon offers a very good deal with a four pack of group lessons for $99.00

the individuals i listed all work out of the private lesson desk and hence don't do group lessons. the one exception is dave taylor who imho is the very best bump skier that i know and a very good teacher. he is a new zealand demo team member. he works adult groups unless out of groups he has a request private lesson. he developes a lot of private business and on average only shows up a groups once a week or so.

at the upper levels in groups all the instructors are full certs and do a good job. if you take a "bumps/steeps/powder" lesson in the afternoon mid week the group size will typically be very small. on average three or four folks.

WP also has a variety of special programs like "bump jam" which is a bumps only clinic held a half dozen or so saturdays throughout the season. it is very popular and the resort puts their best instructors in the program. the SSD does a really good three day bump camp in which he hand picks a half dozen top instructors to help in his camp. Bob Barnes (WP Bob not the epicski Bob Barnes from Keystone) is a former national demo team member, a great teacher, and a really great guy. as a bonus he is one of the funniest people that i have ever met. if he can't fix your skiing no one can.
post #11 of 16
Rusty, I hope you included yourself in that list!
post #12 of 16
i do my best to be ethical. i couched my response in terms of folks i seek out for help with my skiing.

the list includes folks who have forgotten more than i'll ever know!

the reality is i do fine and there is plenty of business for all.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
i do my best to be ethical. i couched my response in terms of folks i seek out for help with my skiing.

the list includes folks who have forgotten more than i'll ever know!

the reality is i do fine and there is plenty of business for all.
Rusty,

I understand the ethical concerns involved. However, I would rather give my business to a bear as i get plenty of advice around here and do not have that much experience to impart. As I am relatively new to this board, I have not made the associations between bears and ski areas. When it gets closer to the season starting, i will send you a private message and try to set up a lesson.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by matt7180
Rusty,

I understand the ethical concerns involved. However, I would rather give my business to a bear as i get plenty of advice around here and do not have that much experience to impart. As I am relatively new to this board, I have not made the associations between bears and ski areas. When it gets closer to the season starting, i will send you a private message and try to set up a lesson.
let's get together early at loveland before WP opens. it'll be a freebie. if i think i can help you we'll do something later at WP. if not i'll refer you to the right person.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
let's get together early at loveland before WP opens. it'll be a freebie. if i think i can help you we'll do something later at WP. if not i'll refer you to the right person.
Sounds great. Lunch will be on me. I will send you a message as the time draws closer.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by matt7180
Does anyone know what the fall prices will be? It is not that I do not want to spend the money right now, I am just not 100% sure WP is where i want to spend next year. The wife and I are still considering Loveland. We like the easy drive and parking. Thanks.
Prices will definitely be higher in the fall. Typically over the past few years we've seen an increase of $20 - $50.
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