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post #31 of 36
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by worldfishnski:
Is it OK to pay for lift line priority like we pay for a higher class of service on an airplane or for a better parking spot at a baseball game? Why not just have a lift ticket where one gets lift line priority without the lesson? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

At Sierra-At-Tahoe, $69 buys you lift line priority for the season. You wear a wristband and are allowed to cut the line.
It's part of a program that tracks your vertical feet and awards prizes for distance.

I don't like it (because I'm not in it!). On busy weekends, the lift line is even longer than necessary because of all the cutting. It's excessive and annoying.

I agree, though, that this is the natural result of capitalism. There is nothing inherently wrong with it. I think Sierra also lets you "buy" a good parking spot.

I don't mind ski school cuts. People are paying for lesson time and shouldn't have to waste time in line. It's usually not very many people.
post #32 of 36
No I think he was in a one piece Nevica and skiing on Orange Kastle Synergy's.
post #33 of 36
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Geoff':
It also works that way for all season passes issued at sierra at tahoe. everybody who has a season pass there gets to cut the lines anytime. Employees too. The wristband has your picture on them, so fraud isn't much of a problem.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Huh???? : I have a season pass (the bargain one), and I don't get to cut the line. I am going to look into this and try to get a wristband!! Would you happen to know if it is available for my season pass type? Thanks.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 05, 2002 09:18 PM: Message edited 1 time, by WhosThatGirl ]</font>
post #34 of 36
Oops, Sorry Girl.
I hadn't noticed that the passes this year don't come on the wristbands. That's how they've done it in years past, and I didn't get one this season. I Guess that went away when they decided to sell those $199 season tickets.

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edit: yes.... decieded is a wurd. looke it up in the dickshunarie. thanks ryel [img]smile.gif[/img]

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 07, 2002 03:42 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Geoff' ]</font>
post #35 of 36
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Geoff':
when they decieded to sell those $199 season tickets.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

WOW! I'm jealous; I paid $250 for a ten pass at Meadows and Tahoe is a great area.
post #36 of 36
Oh, well, fair enough.

Yes, $199 for a season pass. This price was good until January 15th and then it went up. There are restrictions - no Saturdays, no holidays, and there are some blackout dates.
Plus, there's no snowmaking at Sierra, so you assume some snow risk. Other than that, a great deal!

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 06, 2002 01:48 PM: Message edited 1 time, by WhosThatGirl ]</font>
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