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Oldest surviving season pass....

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
With the season now behind us, lets have a little fun to
help us through till November.

Dig out your oldest surviving season pass........

Let the games begin :

I'll start with my pass from the Springfield Ski Club in Blanford, MA
This was ONLY 34 years ago
post #2 of 21
Paging Ott............:
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

Let me try again....

It's not that who has the oldest pass won't be interesting....

But what I was trying to say was.....YOUR oldest season pass that you still have.......

I know that some of you folks have a drawer full
post #4 of 21
I'll have to hunt around for earlier ones, which I may have. Here's all I have digitized right now:

post #5 of 21
Ok I'll get out the old lift ticket box. Must be several hundred of them in there. Anybody else save there old tickets and passes?

Not that old but the most unusual. This thing had to be swiped by a 90's vintage scanner to let you on the lift. A real pain.

post #6 of 21
>>>>Paging Ott...........<<<

Oh I hate to say this...The first time I paid for skiing was $10 at A-basin a few years ago....all my life I was comped, even in Aspen in the 50s...so my oldest ski pass, if I would have saved it, which I didn't, would be seven or eight years old...

Even in Kitz with my ISIA stamp they made me a temporary member of the Red Devils with all privileges for my stay there, all they asked is that you could hang with them, not a problem in my younger days, "Wie ein Blitz ins Tal in Kitz",

And six years ago when I turned seventy I would take advantage of free skiing Mon-Thurs. in Copper and Winter Park, now they cut that out too. On our little hills both Ann and I have a gold card, a perk for teaching for a long time,which allows us to ski free for life.

post #7 of 21
The oldest season pass I still have is from Stowe the winter of 1980-81. Had passes the 3 years prior at Stowe, Sugarbush and Smuggs but lost them.
post #8 of 21
My oldest pass would be circa 1979. It was last known to be in existance in a drawer at my parents house in Texas along with the patches from my Buck Hill instructor jacket and Buck Hill Freestyle Team jackets. From there it hopefully ended up in Lawton OK in a box somewhere in storage with the other things she moved after she sold that house. I'll be on the lookout for them when the day comes to move my Mom to a nursing home.

I do try to keep old lift tickets and trail maps from places I've traveled to, but not religiously.
post #9 of 21
Good ol' Blanford! I probably have a few of those from the late 80's kicking around somewhere.

Last I heard, they have night skiing there. I haven't been up there since the mid 90's.
post #10 of 21
Sadly, I've only been getting a season pass for 10 years or so. I haven't changed that much, but I'll do some digging to see if I can find something stashed away somewhere.
post #11 of 21
First pass was 1976.........yes I still have and no you can't see it.
post #12 of 21
My first pass was one of several my family received in the early 1950s when my father invested in Holiday Hills east of Traverse City. The older city-owned Hickory Hills is west of town and was free to city taxpayers. Holiday was started by area residents who lived outside the city to provide ski slopes for the east side of town and non-city taxpayers. We lived just inside the city, but on the east side. Holiday nearly went under and passed through a couple owners before a nonprofit organization took it over.
post #13 of 21

smuggs 1974-1975

Attachment 3426
post #14 of 21
Yikes, that's big:

UVM discount pass to Madonna. Also, had one at Mad River, went to classes, too.
post #15 of 21
I still have my 74-75 Telluride 20-day picture pass. I think it was $80, which is less than a one-day lift ticket now. It ended up being a season pass since the lifties would keep punching the same hole every day if you bought them a beer once in a while after skiing.

I wish I would have saved one of my 25-cent lift tickets for the rope tow at Currie Park in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin from the early 60s. Probably the only area ever to double it's ticket prices in one year when they skyrocketed to 50-cents.
post #16 of 21
When my mother sold her house several years ago I found a pass from my hometown rope tow hill , Big Gusty, located in Kane , Pa. The pass was $5 and paid for the gas to run the model A engine that powered the tow! The year on the pass is 1965. The better skiers in town had leather buckle boots and Head Standards and Northland skis. My skis were Red Devils from the local hardware store. We had no idea what we were doing other than get to the bottom of the hill still standing up. Skiing for us was an extenstion of sled riding. Its never lost its sense of providing immense enjoyment and I can still remember skiing at the local hill 43 years later.
post #17 of 21
The first two to three years that I skied were done on private property. Minnesota farmlands, fields, and woodlands (not mime) to be specefic. We spent most of our weekends and holidays sidestepping or fishboning up the hill then schussing down and hockey stopping at the bottom. We'd build jumps, and they got bigger and bigger. We'd take branches and use them for gates to make courses. The hills seemed pretty big and pretty steep: until the first time I got to ski at the local resort, all 300+ verticle feet of it: I couldn't beleive how much bigger it looked up close than it did from the highway.:
post #18 of 21
I was at timberline yesterday and saw an old guy with his origonal life pass from the 50s or something, possilbly earlyer
post #19 of 21
I had season passes in the early sixties (around '62-'65). When I lost my pass once, my Dad made pay for the replacement. I was never sure if the three dollars I paid was the full price or just a charge for replacement. Seeing some of the prices posted here (25cents/day, $5/season), I'm guessing that $3 was the actual price.

I found a more recent one from 91-92 for Liberty/Roundtop. Also a card with my picture on it from Roundtop 89-90 that shows I was "snowboard level III", which meant I was good enough to be allowed to snowboard on all the trails. You needed to be tested before allowed to snowboard, level 1 allowed use of beginner area, level 2 green and blue terrain.

Also still have a Whitetail mountain bike season pass from the summer of 1995.

I'd post pictures if I knew how.
post #20 of 21
This is the oldest one I could find. I'm sure I have some older ones somewhere, I'll have to look. This is a 1981/82 Spring Pass from Alpine Meadows. It started either at the end of April or the 1st of May. I paid $90 & skied 60 days on it.

My first pass was a Children's season pass at Heavenly Valley in the 60's. The cost was $50.


post #21 of 21
I've never had a season pass...I'm too poor for that. And last but not least, given my gypsying spirit (when it comes to ski) I don't know if I could stand
skiing a season long at one place. OTOH most of those who hold a season pass here are either
-Flat/house owner at that location.

But if you'll allow me this "slight" detour from the original thread title, I'll dig my old week-long passes and scan the oldest I have
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