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post #61 of 86

Picked up my Mt. Baker pass today.  I like this year's T-shirt that comes with the pass.  I have a lot of these shirts and I like getting the new one each year.

post #62 of 86

Lets see it?

post #63 of 86
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Lets see it?

I can't find my camera!  I'm pretty sure that it's still on my brother's boat, but he hasn't found it.  Otherwise, I would happily oblige.
 

post #64 of 86

I received my Sugar Bowl weekday pass in the mail a couple weeks ago. I love that there is a pretty good resort just a one-hour drive from Auburn (although I wish they hadn't raised the pass prices by $50 this year). Of course, if I were a much better skier I suppose I would have to drive the extra 20 or 30 minutes to get to Squaw. Maybe in a year or two...

post #65 of 86
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I received my Sugar Bowl weekday pass in the mail a couple weeks ago. I love that there is a pretty good resort just a one-hour drive from Auburn (although I wish they hadn't raised the pass prices by $50 this year). Of course, if I were a much better skier I suppose I would have to drive the extra 20 or 30 minutes to get to Squaw. Maybe in a year or two...


Sugar Bowl is a great hill.  The layout is a little spread out, and it closes too early in the season, but the proximity makes up for it.  I've had some great days there.

post #66 of 86
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Sugar Bowl is a great hill.  The layout is a little spread out, and it closes too early in the season, but the proximity makes up for it.  I've had some great days there.

Yeah, I was disappointed this last season when there was lots of snow and even some more powder dumps after they closed. I suppose Sugar Bowl skiers are not as die-hard as Squaw skiers (I think Squaw stayed open at least another month or so past Sugar Bowl). But, as you pointed out, the proximity is the key thing. It's what I guess might be called a medium-size mountain with not the best layout, but the shorter commute time makes a big difference for me. Plus, I love that they have free lessons on most weekdays. The quality of the lesson depends a lot on the size and skills of the group along with the instructor's teaching abilities, but I've had a couple really good lessons for free. I was particularly impressed with an instructor named Craig, but I also had some younger instructors who seemed to want to show off more than instruct.
 

post #67 of 86
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Yeah, I was disappointed this last season when there was lots of snow and even some more powder dumps after they closed. I suppose Sugar Bowl skiers are not as die-hard as Squaw skiers (I think Squaw stayed open at least another month or so past Sugar Bowl). 


I think it may have more to do with the terms of their Forest Service permit.

post #68 of 86
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I think it may have more to do with the terms of their Forest Service permit.


Ohhhh. Then the Sugar Bowl management was probably as bummed as I was about closing so early. In my ignorance, I thought mountains closed due purely to lack of customers. It makes sense now that a number of resorts state a specific closing day even before the season starts. I suppose if one has multiple options, a specific or open closing date should be one point of consideration when choosing where to get a season pass.

post #69 of 86

The other problem with early closings even in a good year is that the areas have seasonal employees.  Many of them have off season jobs that they have to get to.  There's no guarantee that the ski area would be able to staff itself late in the season if it decides to stay open.  They have to set a day and stick to it in order to make sure that they are appropriately staffed.

post #70 of 86

Got my Taos Millenium pass yesterday. Crossing my fingers for a La Niña snowpack similar to the one in the 08/09 season.

post #71 of 86
Hello, I was wondering if u could tell me where u got ur pass? I've been looking for some around that price but I can't find any. Thank u very much
post #72 of 86

Mt Hood Meadows, $858.00 for myself and my 17 year old son with ski check.

post #73 of 86

I got mine:

 

http://www.timberlinelodge.com/complete/

 

$999.00 for 365 days = $2.74 per day.

 

I know their lifts are closed two or three weeks a year, but I have skied there every month of the year, and I live in Georgia.

 

Great people, great place, I wish I lived there.

 

Did I mention how much I like the people that live in the area?

post #74 of 86

I'm still waiting for my Big Mountain pass because I am paying on the installment plan.  I should get it maybe mid-November.

post #75 of 86

Bit the bullet and plunked down for Deer Valley passes again this year... insane price and not a deal in sight, even for "locals"... but when you're in Park City for a good part of the winter and your significant other hates snowboarders and loves turkey chili, its a cheap price to keep the peace... and how awful is it to have to ski every day at Deer Valley? 

post #76 of 86
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Bit the bullet and plunked down for Deer Valley passes again this year... insane price and not a deal in sight, even for "locals"... but when you're in Park City for a good part of the winter and your significant other hates snowboarders and loves turkey chili, its a cheap price to keep the peace... and how awful is it to have to ski every day at Deer Valley? 


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post #77 of 86

Just picked up my SP for Sierra. 

post #78 of 86

Crystal, Done!

post #79 of 86

Also picked up mine back in April, Kirkwood midweek and a Squaw bronze pass. I reserve the weekends for the backcountry or snowmobiling. Two more weeks and I'm off for four months, can't wait!

post #80 of 86
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Got my Taos Millenium pass yesterday. Crossing my fingers for a La Niña snowpack similar to the one in the 08/09 season.



???  Doesn't La Nina mean weak snow in the Souf?  Pretty sure all teh snow is headed to the Northwest this year.

post #81 of 86

I bought an A-Basin Bonus Pass today ($359) for 6 days of skiing Summit County this year. I hope it was the best multi-resort deal out there, seemed to be close!

post #82 of 86

Yes - Mt. Hood Meadows pass here, plus a Mt. Bachelor card.  Looking forward to it!

post #83 of 86

Colrado pass and now that the snow has finally gotten here the season is actually starting to look like it good be pretty good.

post #84 of 86

I'm tempted to go for the Northstar/Heavenly pass, $379 for nearly-unlimited skiing at three resorts is pretty good, IMO. I haven't been to any of the affected resorts yet, though, so I'm glad I've got another month to try them out and decide.

post #85 of 86

We're there for 5 weeks and 2 weeks (2 trips) and we've got passes for Squaw, Kirkwood, Heavenly, Northstar (which they refunded), + vouchers for Sugarbowl, Rose, Sierra, + Alpine Meadows. We'll use buddy passes for mates, and the SV Frequent Skier deal for 1 of our group for his week at Squaw.

 

I hope I don't get bored :)

post #86 of 86
I've got mine for both Crystal Mountain and Stevens Pass.
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