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So it begins again: bought the 07/08 pass

post #1 of 15
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Bought my pass today, so Im getting stoked for the season! I cant complain on price though. $249 for a full access pass for Mt. Shasta. Sure theres only 1400 vertical and 3 lifts, but its affordable, close, and the only crowds are at the lodge (and sometimes the beginer lift).

So, like wheres the snow already... ?
post #2 of 15
Are they ever gonna expand that area? I once saw plans to put lifts up to the shoulder of the volcano, giving it over 4000 vertical. Any ideas about if it's still in the works or has been scrapped?
post #3 of 15
My daughter goes to school at SOU in Ashland, my father lives in Medford, funny coincidence, I have skied Shasta more than a few times, great area for the outdoor inclined, great views, and she says, Dad, you take what you can get.
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Are they ever gonna expand that area? I once saw plans to put lifts up to the shoulder of the volcano, giving it over 4000 vertical. Any ideas about if it's still in the works or has been scrapped?
I hope not, it's a fine wilderness area that offers great backcountry skiing in an area that needs it. I'c prefer it stay that way.
post #5 of 15
I'm getting excited too - made my plans for skiing before coming back out to Park City. A week at Hintertux in Austria in early October, then two weeks at Tignes in France, then two weeks at Zermatt.

Then on the plane and five months in Utah!
post #6 of 15
Bought my 15 day pass for Steamboat a couple of weeks back. It has the option to add 5 days off-peak for 19 per ticket. So Psyched
post #7 of 15
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Are they ever gonna expand that area? I once saw plans to put lifts up to the shoulder of the volcano, giving it over 4000 vertical. Any ideas about if it's still in the works or has been scrapped?
Unfortunately, this wont happen. Local native-americans claimed the expansion would go right through a historic prayer ground. Also there was alot people who did not want it to happen due to environmental concerns.

From what Ive heard, the same two groups tried to prevent the area from opening at all. Luckily most of where it is now is on private land, so it was actually allowed to go in.
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Also there was alot people who did not want it to happen due to environmental concerns.
like me

That's wilderness worth protecting.
post #9 of 15
i think I am going to purchase the killington pass for $600. this way I am committed and get enough time on the mountain.
post #10 of 15
Bought my Arapahoe Basin bonus pass a few days ago. 2nd consecutive season I've bought that pass and I live on the coast in SE Virginia. While Utah is still my favorite, the affordable pass prices and TREMENDOUS people I've met in CO through THIS site will likely keep CO my most visited ski state for the near term future.
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Bought my Arapahoe Basin bonus pass a few days ago. 2nd consecutive season I've bought that pass and I live on the coast in SE Virginia. While Utah is still my favorite, the affordable pass prices and TREMENDOUS people I've met in CO through THIS site will likely keep CO my most visited ski state for the near term future.
I bought my Abasin pass when I made the trip out there on Mother's day Weekend. I'm hoping to make it to LGC. Hope my business cooperates.
post #12 of 15
Normally I buy my pass the instant the season ends. But this year two things happened --- They extended the "cheap pass" period into September and I hit the tree. So I've been waiting to determine my physical limits before getting the pass. I DO have the seasonal locker arranged, but the cost issue is lower for that gamble. The doc says I should be skiing, WITH poles, but each day is different at this point. Just typing is a chore.
post #13 of 15
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Unfortunately, this wont happen. Local native-americans claimed the expansion would go right through a historic prayer ground. Also there was alot people who did not want it to happen due to environmental concerns.
Fortunately, you can still ski all over Shasta, but don't go expecting lifts, groomers and mid-mountain hot coco. But I hear ya - I wish someone would put a lift up to the top of Ranier or Denali! Damn hippies!

I haven't purchased my pass yet - probably won't until the drop-off date. I see they went up another $50.
post #14 of 15
Forked out a big $980.00 for the Royal Canadian rockies super pass, access to Lake Louise, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Nakiska

Indeed wheres are snow!
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
Bought my Arapahoe Basin bonus pass a few days ago. 2nd consecutive season I've bought that pass and I live on the coast in SE Virginia. While Utah is still my favorite, the affordable pass prices and TREMENDOUS people I've met in CO through THIS site will likely keep CO my most visited ski state for the near term future.
You can bust some moguls with me then J. It was fun meeting you. I have my passes bought for next year at the Spring savings price.

Now maybe TC can see how much better Pali is than Outter Limits.
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