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post #1 of 17
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Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it looks like Copper, Winter Park and Steamboat are still partnering up and Vail Resorts is back with the Epic, CO and Summit Passes (along with an Epic 7 pass).  Prices look mostly the same or $10 higher. 
post #2 of 17
Woohoo!
post #3 of 17
Good knowlege.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by MEfree30 View Post

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it looks like Copper, Winter Park and Steamboat are still partnering up and Vail Resorts is back with the Epic, CO and Summit Passes (along with an Epic 7 pass).  Prices look mostly the same or $10 higher. 


$20 increase for Epic Pass to = $599

CO Pass = $449

Epic 7 days unrestricted Vail resorts = $449

Summit Pass; Breck/Key/AB  unrestricted = $409

Keystone/ABasin unrestricted = $359

All pass prices guaranteed thru May 31st 2010 on sale beginning March 15 with $49 down balance due mid Sept 2010.

post #5 of 17
I'm actually amazed that CO season pass rates are that cheap.  A pass to Okemo and Mt. Sunapee is twice as expensive.  If I wasn't jealous enough of you Westerners already...
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I'm actually amazed that CO season pass rates are that cheap.  A pass to Okemo and Mt. Sunapee is twice as expensive.  If I wasn't jealous enough of you Westerners already...
 

Hi! Well Mammoth Mountain people sure aren't as amazed as you.  They are unhappy that the super private MVP pass has gone up a trivial %5 or so, and that daily lift tickets are up to $92 for next year.  I tell the people that complain to go to Heavenly, as south lake tahoe hotels are as low as $29 (versus $70 weekday to $100 weekend) and the Epic pass (which I assume covers Heavenly?) is only about $600, and you dont have to have purchased Epic in the past to purchase it now.

Too bad while Heavenly is awesome for Beginners and Intermediates it does not stack up to Mammoth for Advanced and experts.  (Mammoth, 3,5, 9, 22, 23, 14, versus gunbarrel if moguls are still good, and mott canyon)
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I haven't hit up the Colorado side of Heavenly before.  I'll have to check that out.

post #8 of 17
depends on where you go at heavenly: ask the locals, and they'll show you plenty of advanced and expert "runs"

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Hi! Well Mammoth Mountain people sure aren't as amazed as you.  They are unhappy that the super private MVP pass has gone up a trivial %5 or so, and that daily lift tickets are up to $92 for next year.  I tell the people that complain to go to Heavenly, as south lake tahoe hotels are as low as $29 (versus $70 weekday to $100 weekend) and the Epic pass (which I assume covers Heavenly?) is only about $600, and you dont have to have purchased Epic in the past to purchase it now.

Too bad while Heavenly is awesome for Beginners and Intermediates it does not stack up to Mammoth for Advanced and experts.  (Mammoth, 3,5, 9, 22, 23, 14, versus gunbarrel if moguls are still good, and mott canyon)
post #9 of 17
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Mott & Kilabrew can be a blast at Heavenly with fresh snow- they are on the Nevada side, IIRC- would be quite a resort if it extended all the way to CO!
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depends on where you go at heavenly: ask the locals, and they'll show you plenty of advanced and expert "runs"

 



 

Well in my post I mentioned Mott and gunbarrel, isn't this the majority of the expert runs?  I reread my post and don't understand why people thought I said Heavenly extends all the way to colorado???

I have skied (is that the correct word??) Heavenly on several occasions and think it is a very good resort for intermediates.  If one is a expert Squaw is probably the way to go, and this season at least its season pass was around $600.  Of course you sure as heck don't want to be at squaw when there is a huge crowd and you have to leave on the little road going out to 89 with a several hour traffic jam :(
post #11 of 17
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Well in my post I mentioned Mott and gunbarrel, isn't this the majority of the expert runs?  I reread my post and don't understand why people thought I said Heavenly extends all the way to colorado???

I have skied (is that the correct word??) Heavenly on several occasions and think it is a very good resort for intermediates.  If one is a expert Squaw is probably the way to go, and this season at least its season pass was around $600.  Of course you sure as heck don't want to be at squaw when there is a huge crowd and you have to leave on the little road going out to 89 with a several hour traffic jam :(

Of course Mammoth is the better for expert runs, but Heavenly has its steep shots tooo. Motts is a great fun expert canyon with lots of tree and tight chute skiing. Gunbarrel provides some of the best bump skiing in the world. And then Killebrew provides some of the steepest skiing in Tahoe. And then the bc is pretty expert too.
post #12 of 17
 If you stay on the runs at heavenly, you will find that there aren't that many expert runs (mott and killebrew, gunbarrel).  I was referring to going off-piste: there's a HUGE mountain there, all kinds of fresh powder, and left mostly for locals.  That's why I suggested asking locals where to go.
Squaw is beautiful--a wonderful mountain.  But way more crowded than Heavenly, since the off-piste at Squaw is visible and more well-known (so everybody goes there).  If you are into jumps and cliffs, certainly Squaw and Kirkwood are your places.  But for those of us past the age of cliff hucking, who prefer steeps, deeps, trees and untracked, Heavenly is just fine, and plenty of expert.

Then again, you can go to all these other places and leave the nice stuff for us...
post #13 of 17
 I see something different about the season pass this year.  My fiance just gave me my epic pass as a gift, and it says right on it, UNLIMITED access to Vail with NO BLACKOUT DATES, I didn't add the bold either.  
Edited by guroo270 - 3/21/10 at 1:16pm
post #14 of 17
I thought the Epic pass was unlimited and no black out dates from the get go. The CO pass has always (and continues) to have black ou dates at Vail and BC.
post #15 of 17
Hmmmmm, I guess that means my brother-in-law has the Co pass.  I assumed he had the epic and told me he couldn't go one weekend cause of blackout dates.
Can you only buy the CO pass after buying an epic pass the first year?  When I went to the site it only had the option to renew a CO pass while the others also had the option to buy.
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I thought the Epic pass was unlimited and no black out dates from the get go. The CO pass has always (and continues) to have black ou dates at Vail and BC.
Yes

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Originally Posted by guroo270 View Post

I assumed he had the epic and told me he couldn't go one weekend cause of blackout dates.

Can you only buy the CO pass after buying an epic pass the first year?  
 
No
No* 

[Edit*  The CO pass is currently renewable for those with pass/pic id.  You can first time purchase after April 9th at various CO sites]

Details:
www.snow.com/passsales/default.aspx
 

An Epic Pass side note; The Korbel Ski Classic was held over the weekend at Vail and Betsy and I decided to watch some final racers come down the course at Golden Peak on our last run of the day...
Korbel racing at Vail.JPG
…afterwards on the bus heading to the transportation center we talked with a woman who raced as part of Team Epic Ski Pass.  Chatting about the Epic Pass she said, “Oh…you just reminded me…I’ve got to call Rob [Rob Katz, Vail CEO] and tell him about how we did.  I thought that final half hour of our day skiing bit funny & odd as we are still determining our particular pass purchase for next season           


Edited by DonDenver - 3/22/10 at 10:51am
post #17 of 17
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Not sure if this is the best thread to post this on, but it does appear that Copper is trying to tweak things to increase revenue- noticed yesterday that their $5 lunches are now only available for season pass holders despite the fact that this restriction is not mentioned on any of their advertisements (including the chairlift adds).  The cook who told me about the restiction thought it was a big mistake to start this with only 3 weeks left in the season and said revenue was down... 
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