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$Season Pass?$

post #1 of 7
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I was wondering, when is the best time in the season pass that would be the most cost effective. They do go down don't they??? If they do, I was planning to buy a season pas mid way through the season, because I cannot come up with the money to get one now after just buying a new pair of skis, bindings, and boots.
post #2 of 7
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I don't know about the east, but out here you have to buy a season pass in the summer or early season at the very latest. They aren't on sale here anymore. Cheapest time is late spring (the end of the season before).
post #3 of 7
some places do offer late season pass deals in february, but you're probably going to spend so much on day passes between now and then that you'll end up paying way more than if you were to buy one now. you're in a crummy situation, thats for sure.
post #4 of 7
Sometimes you can buy the next season's pass in March or April, and use it for what remains of the current season. Pass prices tend to rise in October and again in November. By now, most are at the full season pass rate, and they don't go on sale. A few are still a decent deal, like the Heavenly Value pass.
post #5 of 7
A few areas here still have passes available (Copper is one), but they are more expensive, not less. If you buy late season, you may get a couple of weeks this year plus all of next year, but that's not guaranteed.
post #6 of 7
For CB, the price only goes up. I think the next hike is in January.

Think of season passes as a way of a ski area hedging against a low snow year and booking the first 20% - 40% of their capacity in advance.
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For CB, the price only goes up. I think the next hike is in January.

Think of season passes as a way of a ski area hedging against a low snow year and booking the first 20% - 40% of their capacity in advance.
Yup. The place where I ski most often has a deal where you can buy a pass for next season for $99, but you have to buy it half a year ahead of time.
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