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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Beotchsadie View Post
Thanks... I would be all over that if I didnt have to be present to purchase...Maybe they will change it where you can upload a pic like with the Epic pass.
Us "out of staters" can buy a similar pass online. Same price but doesn't include the 10 Vail/BC days.
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
Reservations were WAY WAY off this season in Summit County according to my sources. I suspect Vail was much the same. Let's face it, it was a pretty good snow year in most areas of the country and that has a major impact on a place like Vail. What suffers ? Lodging. Other reasons ? Fuel prices. While it doesn't effect most of us serious types here at Epic. It effects the public in general.

Why would Vail do it? It's a $ 579 dollar vacation lift ticket for the "once a year crowd". Not much of a dollar loss there if any. Will the Denver / local crowd ski on the previous blackout days.....no. Why? It's crowded then. It will probably bump skier visits (makeing future development easier) and providing more $$$ for the Village (undergoing MAJOR expansion)

We look at it here as how many "extra days" we get for the extra dough. The point is.........you now have access to a season's pass to any or ALL.........Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek and Heavenly (and I think......A-Basin) for

$ 579.

Is there a season's pass anywhere for areas like this at this price. I think not.

Personally I doubt that I will get in more than 10 days at Vail / BC as I have always "just hit" 10, and recently they made all of April available if you bought in the Spring the season before. A no-brainer. I'm going to wait and see what they do to the Colorado and Buddy Pass.

It's a great deal. Will it effect most of us here at Epic? Well maybe the local crowd and Denver crowd to some small degree. The rest of us.....probably not. Let's face it. The vast majority of us here are WAY more tuned than the average Joe on the hill (sorry to all you Joe's out there). We know when to go and when not to go to avoid any increase in crowds.

I couldn't have said it better. $35 for gas and $20 to park. I'm gonna use day 10 next Thursday. I don't know if I can afford more than 10-11 days at Vail. Probably just gonna stick to the Colorado Pass, renew in spring and get all of April free.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by scaryfast View Post
Probably just gonna stick to the Colorado Pass, renew in spring and get all of April free.
With no other info but my best guess......I think you will see 2 passes for next season.

The Epic Pass and the Colorado Pass MINUS the 10 days (and free April) will be the only options. Just a guess on my part (and the reason I'm a little nervous)
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
With no other info but my best guess......I think you will see 2 passes for next season.

The Epic Pass and the Colorado Pass MINUS the 10 days (and free April) will be the only options. Just a guess on my part (and the reason I'm a little nervous)
They will be offering the other passes as well.

From VR:

"And, don't worry! We will still offer our popular Colorado and Summit passes to fit the needs of our valued Colorado guests. Details will be communicated on April 2, so watch your inbox"
post #35 of 46
Here's my take....

Vail Associates has been ferociously buying real estate & high-ticket lodging.

I reckon the Epic Pass is primarily designed at filling the 10k+/week hotel rooms with people from NYC, Dallas, South America, etc. by providing these people with an incentive to visit 2-3 times per year instead of once yearly.

OTOH, as someone who has been paying for 2 adult & 2 child unrestricted passes, this pass puts a HUGE grin on my face

I already bought my 4 passes for next year after seeing the small print "prices subject to change"
post #36 of 46

Copper/WP/Steamboat Pass Price????

What the heck is the hold-up on announcing their price for the Rocky Mountain Super Pass next year? I'm anxious. They better match Vail resorts allowance of letting you buy one on-line or I may spring for that one.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel View Post
Here's my take....

Vail Associates has been ferociously buying real estate & high-ticket lodging.

I reckon the Epic Pass is primarily designed at filling the 10k+/week hotel rooms with people from NYC, Dallas, South America, etc. by providing these people with an incentive to visit 2-3 times per year instead of once yearly.

OTOH, as someone who has been paying for 2 adult & 2 child unrestricted passes, this pass puts a HUGE grin on my face

I already bought my 4 passes for next year after seeing the small print "prices subject to change"
I doubt anyone willing and able to shell out 10,000 bucks a week for a hotel room is worried about spending $87 a day for a lift ticket.

This isn't going to make any difference to them..
post #38 of 46
three other passes available, info tomorrow

summit pass
colorado pass
colorado pass plus

http://snow.com/passsales/
post #39 of 46
Summit pass for unlimited skiing at A-Basin/Keystone/Breck = $399
Colorado pass for additonal ten days at Vail/Beaver Creek = $439, restricted at V/BC (no March restrictions anymore, just Thanksgiving, Christmas-New Years and Presidents weekend (Monday OK)
Epic pass = $579 for unlimited at all five and Heavenly with no restrictions

OK, lets start the whinning:

They decreased the price, yet it's still too much - boo hoo, boo hoo. I want all five mt's with no restrictions and they pay me $299 for skiing at their mt's. :
post #40 of 46
Nice. So the CO Pass doesn't change at all (ok, so the buddy tix are now $50) and the price is the same, or pretty close anyway. I didn't get to use my 10 days this year, and I doubt I'd use 10 next year... so it's the CO Pass for me again next year.

I was afraid that they may restrict it a little more, or take one or two of the features away. But they didn't so that's still the deal for me.
post #41 of 46
Think I paid $349 for the 07-08 Co. Pass w/10days V/BC
08-09 $439 Smells like Vasaline !
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mr. Vertical View Post
Think I paid $349 for the 07-08 Co. Pass w/10days V/BC
08-09 $439 Smells like Vasaline !
That was 2 seasons ago.
post #43 of 46
Yeah, I think it was $429 last year. My memory isn't the best though...
post #44 of 46
Mr Indie checked our records & we paid $379 last spring for the '07-08 Colorado pass. Add to that the increased $$$ for gas each weekend & our wonderful Colorado government wanting to add tolls for weekend ski traffic....&......whine, whine, whine.

But it was a most epic ski day today
post #45 of 46
Oh well, I thought it was $479 last year (I didn't buy it as I did four packs this year). Maybe $379 early and $429 later?

Anyway, still a small amount compared to most ski mt's (and it includes five mt's, not just one). Lets whine about that: I can't decide whether to ski A-basin with only 4 inches or Vail with 12 or the Beave with 14. Such hard choices, I wish I only had one mt to choose from!:
post #46 of 46
The pass was $419 for 07/08 and $379 for 06/07, and $349 for 05/06. $20-30 increase is nothing, really.

As a public company, they have to increase revenues- and since skier visits aren't increasing, obviously the other way to do this is to raise prices.
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