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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    Sunday River and Sugarloaf are further away from Boston than Stratton (which is a full pass now) as well as Killington and equal to Sugarbush so I don't really see the argument.



    Losing Wawa isn't the end of the world here.
    From Boston itself Sunday River is only 20-25 minutes further than Stratton. And Sugarloaf is only an hour further. No offense to Stratton, but I'd rather drive further to either of those other 2 places. An unlimited pass somewhere has no value if you don't want to ski at that place. Wawa also was a close option for many people in that area for a quick day trip. I can see why losing that would hurt the value of the Ikon for some vs what Max had but I don't think that was the biggest concern anyway.

    For some this pass will be better than Max was. For others it won't be. It all depends on your specific situation. To say someone is "crazy" if they don't agree with your point of view on this new pass being better is...well...crazy.

  2. #22
    The only people who seem to think this pass is worse must post on this board, as its a small minority compared to those who think its better, this is 10 times better than the Max in terms of quality of terrain (outside of the NY resorts being dropped) and days offered.

    For any Eastern skier that is debating an Epic purchase, this is a no brainer. Compared to the Max pass (which is 779 bucks) the tradeoffs are way better.

    I get this is an internet message board and hyperbole is a given, but keep fucking that chicken that the Ikon is worse than the Max. Not many folks are going to agree.

    I bet Jackson just gained 25k skier visits at a minimum.
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  3. #23
    Yep, probably looking elsewhere for next year. (Another metro-Boston day tripper).

    I've skied out west a total of 4 days of the 10+ years I've been skiing, so you can give me unlimited days at every resort west of New England, and it adds basically zero value for me.

    So for $599 (which is $30 cheaper than what I paid for this year's Max, granted) I go from 45 days max with no blackouts to a max of 20 days with 10 blackout dates. Sugarbush being on there is a nice surprise though.

    The $899 price basically would get me unlimited Stratton days, 2 additional Killington days, 2 additional Sugarbush days, and 2 additional Boyne days, and get rid of the blackouts.

    I honestly can't see any circumstance other than someone giving me an on mountain condo with the proviso that I couldn't sell it that would result in me saying "Sure, I'll ski Stratton more than 5x this season." So, it's basically an extra $300 for 6 more days of skiing and no blackout days. Yawn. The "No Blackouts" is the biggest pull for me, but it isn't big enough.

    Leaning New England Silver pass depending on pricing at the moment.

    Will continue to watch options coming down the line.

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  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    The only people who seem to think this pass is worse must post on this board, as its a small minority compared to those who think its better, this is 10 times better than the Max in terms of quality of terrain (outside of the NY resorts being dropped) and days offered.

    For any Eastern skier that is debating an Epic purchase, this is a no brainer. Compared to the Max pass (which is 779 bucks) the tradeoffs are way better.

    I get this is an internet message board and hyperbole is a given, but keep fucking that chicken that the Ikon is worse than the Max. Not many folks are going to agree.

    I bet Jackson just gained 25k skier visits at a minimum.
    Again, if you plan to travel... to Jackson as an example, the pass can make sense.
    People who are not traveling West next season and don't love Stratton, this pass is worse than the previously-offered MAX.

    Also, the MAX was $599 the 1st year, then $629 last year, not $779... unless you mixed up the wording of MAX and EPIC in your post.
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  5. #25
    max got up to $779 if you didn't buy early, I think
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  6. #26
    With all of the unlimited skiing they're giving you in the west, the best they could do for unlimited in the east is just Stratton? Even if they threw loon in there it would be infinitely better.

    The only thing that's making me consider this is the addition of sugarbush. Otherwise what a slap in the face to the entire east coast.
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    Loon: 1/9; Sunapee: 1/22; Okemo; 2/6
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  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    max got up to $779 if you didn't buy early, I think
    Okay... but this is early-season IKON Pass pricing... right? So $779 is irrelevant because IKON's price will probably jump too after the early-season pricing is over. Probably to something like $749/$1,049 or $1,100.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    With all of the unlimited skiing they're giving you in the west, the best they could do for unlimited in the east is just Stratton? Even if they threw loon in there it would be infinitely better.
    That's a good point!
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  8. #28
    This pass is tits. So much better then epic fail pass. Lots of options.

  9. #29
    Maybe this time next year we'll be seeing Jay on the epic pass. That would be a no brainier purchase.
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    2017-18 days - 23
    Wachusett: 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 12/15, 2/21, 3/22, 4/6
    Loon: 1/9; Sunapee: 1/22; Okemo; 2/6
    Winter Park: 2/12, 2/13; Copper 2/14, 2/15, 2/16
    Sugarloaf: 3/13, 3/14; Berkshire East: 3/20
    Killington: 3/25, 3/26, 4/22, 5/18; Whiteface 4/2

  10. #30
    or jay on the ikon pass.

    and I agree that whichever one gets jay/burke will be making a serious play for my business
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