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post #61 of 75
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Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
You are incurring extra expense but its worth it to those that pay for guides.
I agree entirely with that statement.
post #62 of 75
Love this discussion between Latchigo and the American knobheads. Actually, I can think of a few ski areas/situations where that would be a term of endearment.
Concur that one of the big benefits of a season pass is that it frees us Americans from the notion that we'll only get our money's worth out of our expensive day-tickets if we ski from dawn to dusk.
post #63 of 75
17 days so far for my 900$ pass. $52.94 a day compared to the 62$ price tag for a day pass makes good sense, and I still have many months to go.
Six of those 17 are combined half-days. As with many others I head for the montain with greater regularity with pass in hand. Paying that 62$ price tag on a day that looks questionable is unlikely.
Limiting your skiing to one spot is a definite concern, but I already bought the pass, so it is found money, and I can scrounge up enough to go elsewhere if I feel the need.
post #64 of 75
Yes. When I used to get the Summit Card (Copper, A-Basin, Breck and Keystone) I was in heaven. I remember one time I drove 2 hours, skied two runs and decided to bail and return on a better day.

Now I just buy a few Four Passes (Copper or W. Park).

A Season's Pass "breaks even" somewhere between 18 and 20 days. A very good deal if you ski that much.

- KK
post #65 of 75
Calm down. Relax. Take a deep breath.
post #66 of 75
The Four mountain pass we get in Colorado breaks even after 5 days.

Sure a season pass changes you. It gives you more money in your pocket to buy apreski articles.

It also doesn't make you feel like you have to ski all day if the conditions aren't to your liking.
post #67 of 75
A season pass hasnt change me. Even with my complain lately about the snow here at snowbird. I still ski before first bell and to last chair everyday. alot of other instuctor here wont even bother with skiing on their days off and I really dont get them.

44 days in row right now and I see no signs of stopping. 6:30 am time to get on that early tram.
post #68 of 75
I don't really know if it changed me or not. I've never been without a seasons pass. 30+ years now at the same mountain. It take me 10 minutes to get there. I've put in close to 30 days so far this season (although many were 9:00- 1:00 type thing). Probably 50% have been fresh pow days....if you live in a place like Fernie it's crazy not to have a seasons pass.
post #69 of 75
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post
The Four mountain pass we get in Colorado breaks even after 5 days.
Huh?

The Early Bird price of the Premier Pass was $1,649. The single-day, walk-up lift ticket rate is $82. That's 20.1 visits to break-even ... unless my calculator is broken.

<edit> I just saw, on another thread, a One Day Pass is $85. That still works out to 19.4 visits.... </edit>

- KK
post #70 of 75
I'm considering finding a new job that gives me more flexibility. I feel like I am getting a life now that I have my season pass.
post #71 of 75
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I'm considering finding a new job that gives me more flexibility. I feel like I am getting a life now that I have my season pass.
Work freelance.

(couldn't resist)
post #72 of 75
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Originally Posted by Kaptain Karl View Post
Huh?

The Early Bird price of the Premier Pass was $1,649. The single-day, walk-up lift ticket rate is $82. That's 20.1 visits to break-even ... unless my calculator is broken.

<edit> I just saw, on another thread, a One Day Pass is $85. That still works out to 19.4 visits.... </edit>

- KK
I paid $349 for my pass which lets me ski unlimited at ABasin, Keystone, Breckeridge and 10 days at either Bever Creek or Vail. That breaks down to 4 days of skiing at Vail at $85 and everything else is a bonus freebie.
post #73 of 75
Yes and no. You still have to have the desire to ski, the pass wont change that. I have already gotten about 5times my moneys worth out of my pass and still try to ski a full day every time i can. Some of my teammates who get try not have school and ski 6days a week, wont ski if they dont like the conditions. I can only ski 2 days a week, therefore i ski as long as i can. Live by my moto "Dont take any day on the snow for grantit" and you be fine
post #74 of 75
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post
I paid $349 for my pass ...
Okay, you just gotta tell me how you managed *that*...???? (Here or by e-mail ... please.)

I stand corrected.

- KK
post #75 of 75
You're going to have to show up in Keystone or Breck or any of the Vail Resorts pass office next Summer and buy one in person. Next Spring the price will probably change but my renewal price was $349. Once you get one, you can renew online as I have done the past 3 years. At snow.com right now the renewal price is $449. So, get one early next Spring and save.
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