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post #31 of 55
Between this and the steepness thread I'm getting a math headache.
post #32 of 55
and Season passes ar going down in price at some places, that is smart.


Who will break 100 first...Vail, Aspen or Deer?
post #33 of 55
A lot of folks drop $100 or more on a round of golf quite often. Not me, but a lot of folks.
post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Who will break 100 first...Vail, Aspen or Deer?
My vote is for Aspen. Vail has too many sister resorts to create too great a disparity between its lift prices and, say, Breck. And the difference, in my opinion, between Apsen and DV is that Apsen wants to be the most expensive ski resort in the country/continent/hemisphere/world/etc. The Apsen culture equates expensive ticket prices with some (illusory)exclusive cache.

DV, on the other hand, lets its market niche drive its prices, which by the way, are 8 quarters away from Park City's ticket prices. In fact, I bet/hope there is a five year gap between Aspen hitting 100 and DV.
post #35 of 55
I was told that ski lift tickets were one of the most inflating things you can buy.
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
[Alta] $52 everyday
And I remember in the late '70s / early '80s paying about $20.

I just returned from four very fun Alta days. Baldy Shoulder had knee-deep last Friday. (Ahhh!)

I was astonished to pay $50/day ... until I started calculating the costs of
... "Super Germ" (Collins) new quad chair
... Watson's Shelter (new and fancier)
... Alf's has also recently been redone (within the last four years IIR).
... Even the Rope Tow from Collins' Base to Sunnyside Base was pretty newly upgraded.

They spent a lot of money there lately. (And they still don't allow Riders ... Yea!!.)

- KK
post #37 of 55
I have a stash of old trail maps ... here is some info:

Arapahoe Basin 71/72 season:

Lift ticket:
*adult weekend -- $6
*adult weekday -- $5
*children (under 13) -- $4
*family rate, weekend , 3 members -- $15 ($4 per add'l family member)

Ski school:
*1.5-hr class -- $4.50
*two 1.5-hr classes in 1 day -- $7
*semiprivate (2-4 people), 1.25 hr -- $12 first person, $4 each add'l
*private 1 hr -- $12
*ski guide service -- $25 half day, $40 full day

Rentals:
*metal skis with release bindings -- $5.50
*wood skis (if avbl) -- $4.50
*poles (metal) -- $1.50
*boots (buckle) -- $2.50
*complete outfit with metal skis -- $6.50
*complete outfit with wood skis -- $5.50
* half-day rental rates are 2/3 full-day rate

Breckenridge 71/72 season:

Lift tickets:
*adult -- $6
*child (12 and under) -- $2.50
*senior (65 and over) -- $2.50
*season pass, individual -- $125
*season pass, family -- $300 up to 4, $40 per addl family member

Ski school:
*full-day class -- $7
*1-hr private -- $10

Rentals:
*epoxy skis -- $5.50
*children's skis -- $2.50

Nursery
*full day -- $4.00
*half day -- $2.50

Taos 73/74 season

Lift tickets:
*daily rate --$8
*weekly rate -- $42

Ski school:
*1-hr private -- $15
*2-hr class -- $6

Rentals:
*metal or epoxy skis, GLM, boots, and poles -- $7
*stretch pants and parkas -- $4

In addition, Taos offered a "Learn-To-Ski-Better Week" including room and private bath for 7 full days, 3 full meals a day, use of all lifts for 7 days, and 6 morning ski lessons for a whopping $250 to $280 depending on lodging choice

I also have a 72/73 Copper map (no prices) and an 81/82 Beaver Creek map (no prices, either, but a phone number to call Vail Associates for real estate info ... my dad considered it, but alas. Darn.)

And this is interesting: an undated Keystone map with no prices but tons of historical info behind the names in the resort (eg, "Argentine, lift 1: A mining camp taking the same name as the mining district adjacent to Argentine Pass. Originally named Decatur, also named Rathbone. A giant snowslide off Gray's Peak in 1898 carried away most of the town"; "Jackwhacker: Equivalent to today's burro racer. The miner who drove the ore-laden burros or "jacks" with a long whip was known as a whacker, thereby the name "jackwhacker." Also the name of a lake at the head of Geneva Gulch.")
post #38 of 55
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A lot of folks drop $100 or more on a round of golf quite often. Not me, but a lot of folks.

My son in law gets $95 for a 55-minute hour of private instruction with video.
post #39 of 55
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Nursery
*full day -- $4.00
*half day -- $2.50

Holy cow! We paid $135 just to put our 18-month-old in a nursery at Heavenly (they are the only ones in Tahoe that take kids under 2). We paid $155 for ski school for our 4-year-old, and he has his own pass! Luckily we found someone to watch the little one for only $45/day, but man, what I wouldn't give for prices like that, even adjusted for inflation!
post #40 of 55
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post
My son in law gets $95 for a 55-minute hour of private instruction with video.
Are you giving him the "friends and family" rate?
post #41 of 55
When I lost my season pass to Victor Constant Ski Slope in 1963, my dad said I would have to pay for the replacement which was $3.75, and I remember thinking "Oh my god, where am I going to find $3.75?" I found my pass, so I didn't have to buy a new one.
post #42 of 55
What I remember:
1975 - Stowe - $14
1978 - Okemo (midweek) - $5
1978 - Alta - $8

I don't remember what lift prices were when I was in college for a variety of reasons, one of which was I always had a season's pass at Smuggs or Glen Ellen (OK, it was Sugarbush North by then), or Stowe.

Lech - 1988 - 325 Schillings ($25)
St. Anton - 1989 - 325 Schillings ($25)
Hintertux - 1990/91 - 300 Schillings ($23)
post #43 of 55
The lift ticket prices have gotten way ridiculous. Every year they seem to go up. Park City and Deer Valley are both about $80. I think Snowbird went way up this year too, although they do have some lift improvements.
post #44 of 55

Tix prices

Has anyone done a comparison of ticket prices vs. mountain stats? What made me ponder this is the Pocono "mountain" that I frequent most for weekend day trips. For your $49 you get 800' of vertical, 33 trails, 156 acres, no trees or off-piste, the finest eastern 'powder' along with about 10,000 of your closest friends on a weekend day.

OTOH, when we vacation in Colorado, for $30.00 more per ticket we can ski Steamboat's 164 trails, 2900+ acres of trees, on, and off-piste, 3600' of vertical, trademarked powder - and the same number of skiers spread out over an area about 20 times bigger. Seems like a bargain to me!

Joseph Graham
post #45 of 55
I worked at A-Basin and Copper during the '79-'80 season. I'm pretty sure that most Summit County areas were charging $14 for a lift ticket. I skied one day at Vail that year and I recall it cost $9 (which was half price because I was Colorado ski area employee).
post #46 of 55
Kicking Horse is $60 Canadian, but if you buy a Kicking Horse card at the beginning of the season for $20, you ski for $40 every day. In U.S. dollars, thats only around $35!
post #47 of 55
But think about what you pay to see a car race like NASCAR, or a concert. And you only get to watch.
post #48 of 55
>>>There used to be more cheap lodging choices most everywhere. <<<

Here is Aspen Winter Park and Wolf Creek, also Brooklyn Connecticut. All 1961. Click on the image once or twice to make them readable. This was before the invention of Vail.

.....Ott



post #49 of 55
I remember Park City $28 in 1985, Alta $14. 1996 Vail $62. For our then 2 y/o, Jackson Hole kids $75.
post #50 of 55
Big Tupper in the "DACKS" ( now trying to resurrect as a major real estate development , ski area , golf course etc) was once owned by an eccentric multi millionaire Roger Jackubowski (sp)from JOISEY in the 80's i think .

The guy apparantly was either a promotor or had an interests in gambling and as a result there were two prices $7 and $11
post #51 of 55

Hello,

 

Does anyone have information on Steamboat Ski Resort's lift price history? Much appreciated. 

 

-DM

post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dmathios View Post
 

Hello,

 

Does anyone have information on Steamboat Ski Resort's lift price history? Much appreciated. 

 

-DM


Welcome to EpicSki!  Since this thread is from 2007, people may not pay much attention given that it's off-season.  Why are you interested in Steamboat history?

post #53 of 55

Don't remember the year but my first time out at Alta/Bird tickets were $7 at Alta, $18 at the Bird.

post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 


Welcome to EpicSki!  Since this thread is from 2007, people may not pay much attention given that it's off-season.  Why are you interested in Steamboat history?

Hi Marznc, 

 

I am doing some research for an institution I work for. This blog has been very helpful to me for a reference on ski history and thought I'd ask! Thanks :)

 

-DM

post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dmathios View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 


Welcome to EpicSki!  Since this thread is from 2007, people may not pay much attention given that it's off-season.  Why are you interested in Steamboat history?

Hi Marznc, 

 

I am doing some research for an institution I work for. This blog has been very helpful to me for a reference on ski history and thought I'd ask! Thanks :)

 

-DM


You could try asking @Finndog by PM (Private Message).  He is the EpicSki Ambassador for Steamboat.

 

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http://www.epicski.com/a/ambassador-roster

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