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1ST Virginia A Basin season pass holder?

post #1 of 22
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Just bought an ABasin season bonus pass which includes unlimited at the Basin and 5 days at Breck/Keystone one of which can be used at Vail.

Even if I only use the Breck/Keystone days and 1 day at Abasin it works out to just under $47 per day. Not bad me thinks and it's my 1st ever season pass.

Any other season pass holders for western resorts living permanently in the eastern part of the country?

Now to decide whether I'll be out there enough this season to make the Copper/Winter Park pass worth it
post #2 of 22
I was considering the same deal. I imagine at those prices, there's quite a few eastern skiers who take them up on it.
post #3 of 22
My Wife and I plus my oldest Son all have passes hat allow unlimited skiing at ABasin, Breck, Kestone and any ten days at Vail/Beaver Creek.

Well worth the $349 we paid for them. I got in over 20 days last year in Colorado and that figures out to $17 a day.

We had Copper cards but they didn't honor them last year, as did Steamboat.

If you can get one, better go for it especially if you do more than one ski trip a year.
post #4 of 22
bklyntrayc I believe has Copper pass, maybe she will chime in here.

also alot of my students at snowbird were season pass holder but lived on the east coast.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Lars
My Wife and I plus my oldest Son all have passes hat allow unlimited skiing at ABasin, Breck, Kestone and any ten days at Vail/Beaver Creek.

Well worth the $349 we paid for them. I got in over 20 days last year in Colorado and that figures out to $17 a day.

We had Copper cards but they didn't honor them last year, as did Steamboat.

If you can get one, better go for it especially if you do more than one ski trip a year.
The pass of which you speak Lars would have been my preference as I'm likely to ski 12 days in the Summit County vicinity this season, but you had to be in Colorado to purchase it in the spring or this fall and the $300 or more plane ticket didn't make it worth it in the long run.

Bushwacker, west coast Snowbird pass holders surprise me a little bit given the over $900 cost of the pass. Must be some rich folks who can get in 20 plus days a season at Snowbird
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup
The pass of which you speak Lars would have been my preference as I'm likely to ski 12 days in the Summit County vicinity this season, but you had to be in Colorado to purchase it in the spring or this fall and the $300 or more plane ticket didn't make it worth it in the long run.

Bushwacker, west coast Snowbird pass holders surprise me a little bit given the over $900 cost of the pass. Must be some rich folks who can get in 20 plus days a season at Snowbird
I had alot of their kids people from DC, NYC, Boston,florida, New Jersey Pittsburgh even, (Fox Chapel area in both families I had), the 2 months I was there I had ONE student from Utah, the rest for from all over, and the amount that had season passes amazed me.
post #7 of 22
I had alot of their kids people from DC, NYC, Boston,florida, New Jersey Pittsburgh even, (Fox Chapel area in both families I had), the 2 months I was there I had ONE student from Utah, the rest for from all over, and the amount that had season passes amazed me.

edit I really mean it!lol mods double posted somehow delete if you want
post #8 of 22
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Amazes me too Bushwacker because if they didn't ski enough days to make it a money saver over the discounts available in town or in resort packages then their parents are teaching them absurdly bad lessons about money and status that may lead many of them to be complete losers later in life.

Now I need to find a way to make a Snowbird pass a good deal for myself on the east coast. Anyone know a good lotto strategy
post #9 of 22
in the case of one family with 2 11 yearold twins from NJ, they were actually there 3 weekend in april and may.....I am think they are getting their moneys worth. Also remember I am just speaking about students me ahs to think that family that enroll their kids in ski school program that much probably is above average in the wealth department.

On the snowbird pass price remember that you can ski from Nov-June most years there, with better conditions for more time.
post #10 of 22
I have WP, this year upgraded to include Copper, though I hate a crowded day at Copper! Also got one for Kirkwood. I've done the Vail resorts perfect 10, for a couple of years running, and this seemed to work out best for me for hitting those areas.

Friends in Utah are trying to con me into getting a Snowbird pass, but I think I'd do better getting the cheaper tickets from the ski shops in the area. It will also make my days a bit more flexible when I'm out there.
post #11 of 22
Trayc, you have a season pass for Kwood? Finally, you aren't skiing Heavenly.
You probably charge too hard for this old guy, but I'd love to meet up with you this year finally....at least if you're not following Ron off HA.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup
Now I need to find a way to make a Snowbird pass a good deal for myself on the east coast.
Do as I did this past spring; wait until April 1st (when the price drops to $200) to buy a Snowbird pass. That's a lot of days for $200.
post #13 of 22
Jgiddyup,
I did the same thing last season and I live in the Philly area. Bought it on the first of 4 Colorado trips last November and feel I got my moneys worth. It was my first season pass anywhere.

Used 2 days at Breck, 2 at Keystone and one at Vail. I think I got 3 days in at A-Basin also. Worked out to about $30 a day or so.

Not sure if I'll do it again this year but we'll see.
Enjoy!!!
post #14 of 22
I always have some type of Aspen pass. Usually get a full, but I've had the classic, 20 days and Highlander. Thirty days last year and hopefully that or more this year.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Incahoots
Do as I did this past spring; wait until April 1st (when the price drops to $200) to buy a Snowbird pass. That's a lot of days for $200.
Good idea as it's a money saver in only a 4 day trip.

It's also good to see some east coast folks dedicated to skiing out west as much as life allows.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
Just bought an ABasin season bonus pass which includes unlimited at the Basin and 5 days at Breck/Keystone one of which can be used at Vail.

Even if I only use the Breck/Keystone days and 1 day at Abasin it works out to just under $47 per day. Not bad me thinks and it's my 1st ever season pass.

Any other season pass holders for western resorts living permanently in the eastern part of the country?

Now to decide whether I'll be out there enough this season to make the Copper/Winter Park pass worth it
well, does this mean we get to ski together this year?
post #17 of 22
Sounds pathetic.

47 vs 60-something? Not a huge savings.

Just pay as you go.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Telski View Post
Sounds pathetic.

47 vs 60-something? Not a huge savings.

Just pay as you go.
Pay more money to wait in line the ticket counter? I see your point:.
post #19 of 22

Another Trip?

New this season - any A-Basin pass includes one ski day at Silverton Mountain, CO and 5 ski days at our sister resort Bear Valley in California.
post #20 of 22
I think the first here I remember was WTFH having a season pass to somewhere 4 or 5 years ago that paid for itself in one cross atlantic trip.

WTFH please correct me if I remember that wrong!
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Telski View Post
Sounds pathetic.

47 vs 60-something? Not a huge savings.

Just pay as you go.
That was assuming ONLY 6 days of skiing. 5 of which were at other resorts. He then still has the full season at ABasin left.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
That was assuming ONLY 6 days of skiing. 5 of which were at other resorts. He then still has the full season at ABasin left.
Correct and I'll be hitting Abasin at least 2 other days during LGC 2.5 & LGCIII
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