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post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
The question isn't how savvy you are in buying tickets, it's what would you pay.

I played the White Course at Doral yesterday. $135. That's for 4 hours. A lift ticket is for 6-7 hours, and the most expensive one is $85. The ski area has a lot more overhead and a lot less season to recoup it, so I think we're getting a pretty good deal at any place west of the Mississippi for under $85.
You're playing at the wrong course! But I digressed....

The answer is ANY PRICE. Anyone who's not sure, just look at golf courses.

There'll always be those who skin up and play at public courses. (Move to FL and play for free, or move to Utah/Colorado and ski for <$500 a SEASON!) But there're those who will pay $70/day at Aspen/Vail and $135 at White Course. Look at the cost of Heli & cat skiing and the explosion of popularity! There's money everywhere!
post #32 of 50
I'd say the average amount I'd be willing to spend on a day of skiing wouldn't be higher than $20, gas included.

However, for a single day, if I'm away from home a a great mountain and the snow is good, I could probably pay full price.
post #33 of 50
I wouldnt pay a penny for a lift ticket, and never have .
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Facts. Don't let Facts get in the way of posting. Ski Areas may not have a 'monopoly' in the traditional sense...
Oh, then you define it the non-traditional way then?

And I don't let facts get in the way of a post? : Okey Doke. Funny stuff.
post #35 of 50
I was being 'ironic'.
post #36 of 50
I can't break it apart that way...sorry. Cost of motel, flight, food, lift ticket, time, etc.....

I'd pay 120...if everything else was free.


I remember skiing with a guy who bitched for the 2 hour drive to the place we skied....about ticket prices. They place we were going was 10 dollar more than where we were. He insisted we stop for breakfast, rather than eating in the car. Beside missing the first lift, he spent $15.00 on breakfast....I ate for $5.00.

Its all relative.
post #37 of 50
Sorry to respond so fast...but I just had another thought. Take this away from YOURSELF and add family. Could not afford to take mine skiing at $100.00 per day.
post #38 of 50
It would depend on how much competition there was, if I was meeting someone, etc. So far, I've been able to use my season pass at one place to reduce the price of a day ticket elsewhere. But, believe me, if it was over $70 I'd stay home. Over $60 I'd be bitching. (I have Big Sky in mind as I say this. They better give me a nice discount off that $84 before I drive six hours to ski there! My resort is only in the $56 and less range (just show them your season pass to get charged the half day rate) and anything else seems ridiculous to me.)

By the way, if you know you are coming here and skiing more than 3 days, you might want to take advantage of this offer NOW:

FREQUENT SKIER CARD For skiers who prefer discounted skiing on a per-visit basis, the Big Mountain Frequent Skier card costs $50 and allows the holder to purchase daily lift tickets at a $17 discount ($39day/$12night for adults, $30day/$12 night for seniors and college students (with ID), $25day/$12 night for youths, $15day/$12 night for juniors). Cardholders may purchase tickets at the window or use the direct-to-lift option that charges a credit card directly for each ski day. Frequent skier cards must be purchased by Nov. 15, 2007.
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post
I wouldnt pay a penny for a lift ticket, and never have .
So where do you teach at? :
post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
So where do you teach at? :
Teach?
post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post
Teach?
Cuz teaching would probably be the only way you ski everywhere for free, and even that's no guarantee.

I'm just calling your "pay attention to me" BS. You just posted this in another thread where you were telling stories about how cool you were (Mountain Dew Guy!!) and you took great pride in being a line cutter:

"Similar things at other mountains, like at Sunapee the guys who run the north peak trail will wack me with their ticket gun instead of scanning me. It's even worse on VC (then they demand drinks or no lift) days. Every frickin mountain, from the ticket counter to the slopes."

If they know you at the ticket counter AND the "wack" you with their ticket gun rather than scanning you, that would mean you must have bought a ticket. :

Have a nice day.
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
Cuz teaching would probably be the only way you ski everywhere for free, and even that's no guarantee.

I'm just calling your "pay attention to me" BS. You just posted this in another thread where you were telling stories about how cool you were (Mountain Dew Guy!!) and you took great pride in being a line cutter:

"Similar things at other mountains, like at Sunapee the guys who run the north peak trail will wack me with their ticket gun instead of scanning me. It's even worse on VC (then they demand drinks or no lift) days. Every frickin mountain, from the ticket counter to the slopes."

If they know you at the ticket counter AND the "wack" you with their ticket gun rather than scanning you, that would mean you must have bought a ticket. :

Have a nice day.
These were my leftovers from last year.

post #43 of 50
If I had it I would be willing to pay 1 million dollars to ski on Pluto, the frozen planet (oh I almost forgot its no longer a planet).....how do'ya like them apples.
post #44 of 50
Well, if we all "had it", then the question would be pointless because the cost would mean nothing to us. The question only yields useful data because the assumption is that money has value.
post #45 of 50
I believe (my fantasies have been known to exagerate themselves) the Marmot guys, (Coombs, Newcomb, etc.) paid over 100,000 each for their trip to ski Mt. Vinson, the highest peak in antarctica.

not that they, themselves, paid... but you know- since we're speaking hypothetically about ourselves. And that's not a lift ticket... that's the 30K for the land permit and over 70K in airfare.
post #46 of 50
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
Well, if we all "had it", then the question would be pointless because the cost would mean nothing to us. The question only yields useful data because the assumption is that money has value.
Well, that's not quite true, plenty of extremely wealthy people refrain from some purchases because of percieved value. W. Buffet is the cheapest man on earth!
post #47 of 50
Don't let anyone tell you that skiing isn't a VERY expensive sport. It's a middle to upper class WASP game and anyone who takes up the sport soon learns that. If they don't they're either stupid or too rich to care. From the time you bought your first ski package (marked up 500%) to the last time you shelled out $75 bucks for a lift ticket to ski rain and mud re-establishes that fact!

I think lift tickets are in the same price range as everything else. Skis retailing at a 1000 bucks a pop; boots costing 700 popping out of molds in China for 50 bucks and the Arcteryx jacket you paid 600 bucks for was made in Sherlanka for 60 bucks! Almost EVERYTHING in this sport is expensive.

Skiers like you and me, who love the sport, who aren't rich, probably support 75% of the industry. Thats why were not rich! I look for deals on EVERYTHING and believe me there out there for EVERYTHING including lift tickets! I rarely pay full price. When I do I bitch! My opinion is anyone paying full price is either rich or lazy!

Bottom line "If you want to play you gotta pay" It's up to each to decide how much this great sport is worth.

Now lets go have a beer!
post #48 of 50
If you have a problem with resort lift ticket prices, don't take up golf my friends, greens fees are WAY more outrageous in my oppinion.

I always go the way of the season pass, comes down to ~$15 a day.
post #49 of 50
And the wait in the bag line is even longer than the lift line. That's if you can get a tee off time! I gave up golf two years ago for that reason!
post #50 of 50
i am insane.

i paid full price for a Whistler ticket(i think 76$ canadian?) and a Vail(86$!!)ticket at the window. both times, it was supposed to be my off day from the 4 out 5 day lift ticket.

can;t complain though, the skiing was awesome(powder days) and i wasn;t going to miss out.

on the plus side, the pretty ticket sales girl gave me a granola bar!
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