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Yikes...it never ends...always increased price pressure for those things we enjoy.
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Akkk! Unlimited days at Keystone, Abasin and Breck, plus 10 days at Vail for the price of six days at Fernie.

Sorry, no sympathy from here!
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Intrawest also offers a new product this year, the Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus. Unlimited Winter Park and Copper plus six unrestricted days at Steamboat for $479. They also introduced an unlimited pass for all three at $999.

My take is that these are still pretty bargain rates but unless they see skier visits decline markedly we will keep getting a steady diet of yearly increases until the bargain is barely there.

I was really hoping to see a WP tic with a few SB days for less than $400.

I'm sure Intrawest and Vailco were just itching to end their price war. Anybody think this increase was a cooperative effort?

Chris
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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
Yikes...it never ends...always increased price pressure for those things we enjoy.
You're spoiled.

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Akkk! Unlimited days at Keystone, Abasin and Breck, plus 10 days at Vail for the price of six days at Fernie.

Sorry, no sympathy from here!
Um, yes. Having lived in both Colorado and British Columbia, I might suggest that the season pass prices in Colorado from Intrawest and from Vail Associates for their "lesser" areas are an amazing bargain. The economic model along the I-70 corridor in Colorado is different than almost anywhere else. Check out what Intrawest charges at some of their other areas. In BC (and many other regions), even a small area will charge over $500 for a season pass.

Remember, heavily discounted season passes are a relatively recent phenomenon. Even with this year's price increases, you're still paying less than you would have for a pass at a single major area 10 or 12 years ago.

If you don't like the lift prices, take up backcountry skiing. You don't get as many runs, but the tracks are always fresh. Some of the alpine touring gear now available performs very well and doesn't require that you learn to telemark.
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I'm sure Intrawest and Vailco were just itching to end their price war.
For sure, especially with the captive Front Range market

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Anybody think this increase was a cooperative effort?
Not unless they want to be residents of Club Fed.
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You're spoiled.
damn right…it’s an American ethos along with complaining about the cost of gas, overpaying for cable tv and voting for the most horrific signer on American Idol.:
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damn right…it’s an American ethos along with complaining about the cost of gas, overpaying for cable tv and voting for the most horrific signer on American Idol.:
Darn disabled community - I can't believe American Idol contestants have to use sign language.
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I only vote on Dancing With the Stars due to the off-key sign language on American Idol.
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I'm not happy abou the additional $40 but, it's still a deal. I got an email today to renew online for $29 before May 7th I believe and pay the rest in september.

I'm also going to pick up a Copper pass this year. Don't care about the Winter Park or the Steamboat end of the deal.
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I did some research and here's the results that were available to me right now:

Season Pass Prices (how much depends upon when you buy it)
American Skiing Company all-east (which is gone now) Gold $725
Cannon Mountain $595
Stowe $1,255 (early purchase)
Okemo $1,299
Sugarbush $1,029
Wachusett $629 (mid season)
Boyne Mountain $585 (early season)
Deer Valley $1,650 (mid season)
The Canyons $1,100
Alta/Snowbird Unlimited $1,049
Mammoth Mountain $1,500 (mid season)
Mt. Hood Skibowl and Timberline Ski Area $399 (early season)

CO folks have FAR and AWAY the best pass prices regardless of the piddly increases!!

You love to ski, right? Support your Slopes!
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CO folks have FAR and AWAY the best pass prices regardless of the piddly increases!!
I totally agree. The price was (still is) so artifically low that we are all spoiled brats.
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Still less then the monthly payment on the Hummer!
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Darn disabled community - I can't believe American Idol contestants have to use sign language.
I'm not very skilled with sing language...
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****, I can't get it this weekend to use for the rest of the season. Guess I'll pick it up next weekend and see if I can score a pair of socks. lol I doubt it.
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CO folks have FAR and AWAY the best pass prices regardless of the piddly increases!!

You love to ski, right? Support your Slopes!

Yeah yeah I agree.... and I will. My point is that the Colorado price war has been a great thing for lots of us and maybe it's on the way out. This seems bad to me, sorry if all you haters disagree

I've been able to double or triple my days on the mountain by taking advantage of these ultra cheap passes. In the future I may have to do something drastic like reduce my support of the local gear shop.

Later,
Chris
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No price increase for Heavenly pass.
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Anybody want to guess why all the LG events have been at Vail Resort mtns.?

It can't get any better than living 1100 miles away and being able to ski for less than $ 10.00 a day.
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Anybody want to guess why all the LG events have been at Vail Resort mtns.?

It can't get any better than living 1100 miles away and being able to ski for less than $ 10.00 a day.
That's pretty darn good Uncle Louie, I missed a couple of days due to throwing out my back and came in at 11.50 per day

Chris
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Colorado Pass

Uncle Louie right on the money as always! He said the Colorado Pass usually goes on sale 7-10 days before the end of the sesaon: Pass on sale for new buyers: 4/13. Vail closing: 4/22. (Bonus: I'll be in Vail from 4/13 to 4/17 and will hopefully be able to buy a pass for next year)
Final Note to anyone thinking about comming out to buy the pass for next year: From 4/16- 4/22 you can ski Vail for $20/day with a valid 2006-2007 season pass from ANY other ski resort in US (maybe North America-not sure). Check the Vail website under Lift tickets and click on the "Savings" link and the offer comes up. Great for me as I get the last little bit of benefits( I didn't even know I had )from my ASC All for One Pass before it rests in peace after this year with the break-up of the American Ski Company's eastern resorts.
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Originally Posted by klkaye View Post
I did some research and here's the results that were available to me right now:

[b]Season Pass Prices (how much depends upon when you buy itWachusett $629 (mid season)
Boyne Mountain $585 (early season)
Deer Valley $1,650 (mid season)

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The Boyne Gold Pass entitles the skier to unlimited days at any other Boyne USA resort too. That includes Big Sky, Brighton, Crystal (Washington) and Cypress.
post #22 of 23
When the very first buddy passes went on sale at SNIAGRAB in Denver so many years ago, it really shook up the industry. It was the first significant discounting ever available!

Since then, the price has risen very slowly, in what I view to be small increments. After all, what is the option? Paying $1700+ for a full season pass?

If you look at it, you can ski Keystone and A-Basin when they open in Oct, till A-Basin closes in May/June.

Where else are you going to find 8-9 months of skiing for barely $400?

so......kwitchurbellyakin....!
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When you consider a pass at Holiday is over $600, my Wife and I can both ski as much as we want in Colorado for not much more. We've already renued ours for next season.

I'm going to fly out sometime this Summer and pick up a Copper pass also
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