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post #31 of 54
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
....you (like me) are probably the guy who calls everyone on the pow days, figures out when to meet/pick up everyone and where you're going, gets them discounts on tickets, then drives home at the end of the day...

Spindrift.....Ah Spindrift....think we found my replacement here....
post #32 of 54
Sweet! Keeps the riff-raff out. I hope tram rides still cost extra.
post #33 of 54
Kmart is $80+!? It's probably going to be deserted during storms and no lines on corny warm days.
post #34 of 54
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Sweet! Keeps the riff-raff out. I hope tram rides still cost extra.
They should charge an extra buck for every inch of snow on powder days too. Helps pay for our delivery up to get the goods. Plus, less dirtbags on the tram means my Steiner goggles stay fog free and my Bogner fart bag stays pressed and ready for action.

Riff-raff can ski cheap on days with no new snow while rich dudes like us save up to ski deep pow with our peers.

On a big epic snow day, I'll just fire the butler for a week or two.
post #35 of 54
I guess trams will be filled on powder days whether or not they charge extra for tram rides or because of the new snow, but if it's filled with nice pressed fartbaggers, I suppose thats a plus.
post #36 of 54
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Originally Posted by carvemeister View Post
They should charge an extra buck for every inch of snow on powder days too. Helps pay for our delivery up to get the goods. Plus, less dirtbags on the tram means my Steiner goggles stay fog free and my Bogner fart bag stays pressed and ready for action.

Riff-raff can ski cheap on days with no new snow while rich dudes like us save up to ski deep pow with our peers.

On a big epic snow day, I'll just fire the butler for a week or two.
Thats actaully a real good idea.....want your snow go get it
post #37 of 54
I'd love to go to Jackson but the discount Colorado Card makes it tough if you're east coast based to justify the additional expense. Skiing in the west when you live in the east is a bit of an ingulgence and I justify it by endeavoring to do it at the most affordable cost. Based on the # of days I ski with on the Colorado Card it ammortizes at about $30 a day. A good bit cheaper than a $90 ticket, but the biggest avings for me skiing Colorado is I can get there usually on business or frequent flyers and I stay with a froend who has a condo. That being said, I'd like to ski Jackson before I croke and make it a once in a lifetime thing.
post #38 of 54
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That being said, I'd like to ski Jackson before I croke and make it a once in a lifetime thing.
Once you go, you will go more than once.
post #39 of 54

For what it's worth

I was skiing Jackson mid-March last year. JHMR had their reps in the lodges at lunch. Fill out the questionairre, get a free drink. The questionnaire was very detailed. It was all about JHMR lift tickets and the price. I think the resort is acutely sensitive to lift ticket prices, but the bottom line is: Is it worth it? Of course it is! And they know it. End of story.
post #40 of 54
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Originally Posted by stanton View Post
Telluride (Regular season window rate) is $92 !!

http://tellurideskiresort.com/Tellsk...s-regular.aspx
That's ridiculous! Thankfully my school ski club is doing a trip there for four days with lodging and transport included for only $600!
post #41 of 54
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Originally Posted by mcs33444 View Post
but the bottom line is: Is it worth it? Of course it is! And they know it. End of story.
Srsly. I would totally fill out a form for a drink.
post #42 of 54

Jh

FYI Lift Ticket Prices

3 day pass: Under 65 $261
Ovwe 65 $165

3 Day pass with lodging at Snowking:

Under 65 $218
Over 65 $138


Still expensive but a little savings.
post #43 of 54
Every year lift ticket prices go up, and every year everyone bitches about it. And every year more people end up on the slopes. Supply = the same + demand > = Higher prices. You think the cost to run a ski lift is cheap with $100/barrel oil? Time to put a few wind turbines up on the slopes.
post #44 of 54
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
Anybody know if they team with Liftopia last year or this year?
Hey Jamesj,

No partnership last year, we are doing our best to have them on board this year, but I am not sure how likely it is. We will be seeing many other "big names" this season, so hopefully they will get comfortable with the opportunity soon.
post #45 of 54
Here's something. Put the overcooked exchange rate aside for a minute, skiing costs less here than in the States. A day pass at my hill (and, after all, we're talking about more vertical than Jackson) was like 38 euros last year. Even at today's rate, that's $53, and obviously you pay less for multiday.

Food on the hill is less extortionate in Europe too, probably because there's competition (lots of huts and stuff, no monopolies on services).

I'd guess mountain lodging costs more, though it almost always includes breakfast and dinner. No idea about gear rental, though the seasonal for my kid (skis/poles/boots/helmet) last year was 100 euros.

One thing we don't have is season pass/weekly pass/combined pass deals. Lots more of those stateside than here. Gas? Well, let's not go there.
post #46 of 54
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...Gas? Well, let's not go there.
Hey! You're not whining about fuel prices are you? Be careful or the EpicSki no-bitching patrol will give you a well-deserved caning, you thankless crybaby!

Wait...wait...I think I hear somebody coming now. Ooops - I gotta go!
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by carvemeister View Post
Hey! You're not whining about fuel prices are you? Be careful or the EpicSki no-bitching patrol will give you a well-deserved caning, you thankless crybaby!

Wait...wait...I think I hear somebody coming now. Ooops - I gotta go!
Now wait a minute, I thought this was the Thankless Crybaby forum. As Bogart said in Casablanca, "I was misinformed."
post #48 of 54
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Now wait a minute, I thought this was the Thankless Crybaby forum.
No, no. But you came in here for an argument! The thankless crybaby forum is next door.
post #49 of 54
So this, ostensibly, is being hit over the head lessons.
post #50 of 54
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
So this, ostensibly, is being hit over the head lessons.
Could be...




Sorry. What were we talking about again?
post #51 of 54
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Originally Posted by stanton View Post
Telluride (Regular season window rate) is $92 !!
yep, steamboat is at $91

it's a race to $100
post #52 of 54
I previously quoted SkiareaValchiavenna's window rate at 38 euros. It's actually less, at 33 euros. On a comparable vertical basis, that's quite a discrepancy (in feet, I think Made is something like 4,700 vertical). And $46.90 at current forex rates makes it seem more expensive than it really is. Day passes are just cheaper here. Don't know why. Though there are far fewer deals to be found.
post #53 of 54
It seems like it wasn't all that long ago when tickets broke the $50 barrier
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by topwater View Post
yep, steamboat is at $91

it's a race to $100
Look for deals coming out mid-season as resorts realize how badly this economic downturn is going to hit them.
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