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Vail Calls Us Front Rangers "Riff-Raff"

post #1 of 17
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This is too funny. You can't make this stuff up:

Vail Chamber Of Commerce Chief Calls Front Rangers Riff Raff

(Sorry if this was posted earlier. I searched and didn't see. it. Just got back from vacation)
post #2 of 17
Call me whatever you want if I could buy that pass and ski the 4-5 resorts included in the price. Driving the I70 from Denver sucks, but that pass is a great deal to this So Cal skier that drives 6 hours 1 way to Mammoth.
post #3 of 17

I got this email from Vail Resorts

A Note From Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts
Last week there were stories about comments allegedly made by a columnist for the Vail Daily that left the impression that the Vail Valley community did not appreciate guests who come up from Denver and the greater Front Range of Colorado. We want to make sure that all of our guests and all Coloradoans know that these alleged comments did not come from anyone at Vail Mountain or anyone at Vail Resorts. In fact, our Company has been the leader in offering terrific deals on season passes and lodging through both the Colorado Pass and the Summit Pass. And this year we went even further by offering the Epic Season Pass- an unrestricted pass product offering unlimited skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Heavenly for $579. Everyone in Colorado are not only welcome guests at our resorts- you are some of our most loyal, active and important guests- and we know that the broader local communities at each of our resorts understands how important all of you are to the vitality and vibrancy of those towns.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by daysailer1 View Post
A Note From Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts
Last week there were stories about comments allegedly made by a columnist for the Vail Daily that left the impression that the Vail Valley community did not appreciate guests who come up from Denver and the greater Front Range of Colorado. We want to make sure that all of our guests and all Coloradoans know that these alleged comments did not come from anyone at Vail Mountain or anyone at Vail Resorts. In fact, our Company has been the leader in offering terrific deals on season passes and lodging through both the Colorado Pass and the Summit Pass. And this year we went even further by offering the Epic Season Pass- an unrestricted pass product offering unlimited skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Heavenly for $579. Everyone in Colorado are not only welcome guests at our resorts- you are some of our most loyal, active and important guests- and we know that the broader local communities at each of our resorts understands how important all of you are to the vitality and vibrancy of those towns.
$579?!? Gimme some of that. I pay very nearly that much for a season pass at the local anthill. And you lot are complaining about gas prices!
post #5 of 17

hhhmmmm...

She sounds like B--ch:. As a member of the front range riff raff community I may just be buying the epic pass and adding to the problem of parking and highway traffic in and around the Vail area. OR I may stick with the Copper/WP pass I had this past year which will hopefully be deserted as everyone else buys the new epic pass. Only time can tell. Its a win/win I think.
post #6 of 17
I'll take riff raff over Vail snob any day.
post #7 of 17
I prefer "hoi polloi"
post #8 of 17
Well, if Vail could say that, they probably would.

I'd guess they're probably something like 70% day skier/front-range skier, and 30% destination skiers. If they could flip that mix upside down to 70% destination visitors, they'd do it in a heartbeat. But they can't and they need the front range revenue so they'll grudgingly put up with it.
post #9 of 17
She sounds like locals at ski areas all over that would like to have their mountain to themselves. I can identify with that, and I'd guess she was blowing off steam and got caught; that, and she's a snob, but most people are in one way or another.
post #10 of 17
Oh, and I can't believe that pass price, insane, that's about what a full price pass was at Snowbowl this year; of course those places aren't quite the Bowl, but hey no one's perfect.
post #11 of 17
Wow I may buy this pass just for the 2 weeks I'll be spending out there next January- it would seriously save me dough even at that level! I can't imagine if I lived there! WHOOOOOO DAAAAAAMN!
post #12 of 17
Just the sort of riposte that I'd expect from you, the unwashed heathens.

Casting aspersions on a true lady, a grande damme who is a person of class and culture.

"Riff Raff" does not begin to describe your ilk!

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post #13 of 17
If you lived here you would complain about the price
post #14 of 17
Unwashed!! How dare you. I wash at least once a season, often twice.
post #15 of 17
Twice? Man, I didn't say to over do it! :
post #16 of 17
I know, it gets my skin too dry and pinkish also. That soap stuff smells funny too.
post #17 of 17
Actually at the end of the day, a friend of mine often stays out on the deck a the bar and says "Just waiting for the riff raff to clear out" referring to the occasional skiers who have their two drinks before leaving the bar to the locals. Oh, BTW he's an instructor, and is often referring to his clients.
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