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    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    I don't know about it being "better" as a whole, but it is acceptable for sure, and I'm not angry like I thought I would be. also, sugarbush is better than any eastern mountain that was on max. max's huge gaping hole was good terrain in northern vt.
    This. I'm looking at this pass not as my main pass (not enough days), but as a cost-effective way to ski Sugarbush, the Boyne Mountains(ish) and some amazing western destinations.

    Were I not going out west, this would suck. If I was only able to buy 1 pass, this would also suck. MAX was cheaper, but this has better mountains by FAR.

    I may be going back to Ragged next year. Not sure if I trust Peaks snowmaking in marginal winters. Opening Crotched a month after Wachusett this year was really frustrating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    the Face and Gore both have better terrain (but less snow) than the VT and ME offerings.
    What are you smoking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    also, sugarbush is better than any eastern mountain that was on max. max's huge gaping hole was good terrain in northern vt.
    No, Sugarbush sucks. Everyone should stay far away!

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    gore was the best tree skiing available in the east on this year's max, and whiteface has the slides but they are never open

    i'd take sugarbush over gore/whiteface tho
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    From a NY perspective and Boston perspective, the negatives are similar. Closer mountains are gone, Catskills and Adirondacks for NY skiers and S NH for Boston folks. But Boston skiers are complaining a lot more.

    I think the most recent Max pass was to good to be true.

    If this was offered 3 years ago, East coast skiers would be crazy happy. Our reference point shifted with the recent Max pass.

    I have to decide between Base and Full, but I am definitely buying.


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    Choosing Stratton as the only unlimited days eastern mountain is a total deal breaker for me, along with no more NY mountains. I would have considered Ikon if Killington was the unlimited eastern hill but at $899 the Ikon would be the same price as a K/Pico pass so I understand the business logic that it would be a non-starter for K. I don't care about western locations.

    So I will be getting a Killington/Pico season pass and a midweek Peaks pass.

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    I might consider the base it if the boyne was 5 at each. Also losing Sunapee was a negative as they are only 25 minutes from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Choosing Stratton as the only unlimited days eastern mountain is a total deal breaker for me, along with no more NY mountains. I would have considered Ikon if Killington was the unlimited eastern hill but at $899 the Ikon would be the same price as a K/Pico pass so I understand the business logic that it would be a non-starter for K. I don't care about western locations.

    So I will be getting a Killington/Pico season pass and a midweek Peaks pass.
    It isn't a business decision from a K perspective. It is the fact that K is not owned by Alterra. Stratton is. Alterra runs the pass product and understandably has their own resorts as the unlimited option. Then they invited other resorts to partner with them for x number of days of those partner resorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lerops View Post
    From a NY perspective and Boston perspective, the negatives are similar. Closer mountains are gone, Catskills and Adirondacks for NY skiers and S NH for Boston folks. But Boston skiers are complaining a lot more.

    I think the most recent Max pass was to good to be true.

    If this was offered 3 years ago, East coast skiers would be crazy happy. Our reference point shifted with the recent Max pass.

    I have to decide between Base and Full, but I am definitely buying.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    It isn't a business decision from a K perspective. It is the fact that K is not owned by Alterra. Stratton is. Alterra runs the pass product and understandably has their own resorts as the unlimited option. Then they invited other resorts to partner with them for x number of days of those partner resorts.
    Semantics for me. I could never justify having Stratton as my only unlimited eastern mountain when K is no further away and undeniably far superior.

    I'm actually pretty happy about this development, I have been waiting for the push I needed to get a K season pass. And even though I am no PEAKS fan a midweek pass at Hunter (which despite PEAKS efforts to screw up is still the best Catskills mountain and quite pleasant on weekdays) works for me and the bonus is I get Mt. Snow and Wildcat back as midweek options.

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