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  1. Thread: Vail exhausted

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    If you really think about it, the last 4 resorts...

    If you really think about it, the last 4 resorts Peak bought up over the last 4 (I believe, maybe 3 though) years, Hunter, and the 3 snowtime resorts, REALLY made them attractive to Vail Resorts...
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    Agree 100% - especially if one has had the treat...

    Agree 100% - especially if one has had the treat of the back bowls on a powder day. Not the most extreme of terrain, but certainly a massive number of acres of fun terrain for sure
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    The reality is, that if the cost for the Epic...

    The reality is, that if the cost for the Epic local stays roughly the same for next season as it is for this coming season, and they keep the resorts that have no blacked out days as is, and those...
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    It has been eluded to, that whenever the deal is...

    It has been eluded to, that whenever the deal is finalized, regardless of if it is , or isn't, a date when Epic pass products are available, that they (Vail Resorts) will be extended an offer (likely...
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    Generally agree. Crotched seems to be a bit...

    Generally agree. Crotched seems to be a bit outside of other resorts Vail has bought in the past, and one might make the argument that a few of their mid western properties are in redundant...
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    I'm guessing that this is also a case where Vail...

    I'm guessing that this is also a case where Vail saw a greater upside for their company in some of the Peak resorts than others, and in an "ideal" world in Vail's eyes, the deal wouldn't of included...
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    Vail Resorts has said that one of their goals is...

    Vail Resorts has said that one of their goals is to simplify their pass offerings. Hence why you have the full Epic and the Epic local, and then essentially a few glorified multi-day ticket Epic...
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    To draw and lock more people into the Vail...

    To draw and lock more people into the Vail resorts network. Give them a taste of what their resort portfolio offers, and if folks so choose, they'll upgrade at some point to the full Epic, with less...
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    I think that yes, there is some negativity...

    I think that yes, there is some negativity towards the new owners if they choose not to honor a lifetime pass issued by previous owners. I also think that short of small sized forums such as AZ and a...
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    Fair point. Guess the locals with IKON's will...

    Fair point.

    Guess the locals with IKON's will use their days early and late, and then the masses mid winter during their CO ski trips. Time will tell...
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    Announced this morning. A-Basin is now part of...

    Announced this morning. A-Basin is now part of the IKON pass.

    I'm guessing in the big scheme of things, this won't do much to change some of the "problems" that being part of the Epic Pass...
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    Here's my perspective on this.... As crazy as...

    Here's my perspective on this.... As crazy as this sounds, the retired couple from NYC who owns the condo 2 down from mine at Mount Snow, have now spent the last 3 winters (2nd week of December...
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    That they have been very clear about, where if...

    That they have been very clear about, where if you choose to switch from a Peak product to an Epic product and the Epic product is less, you will get a refund once the deal closes and you change...
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    The impression I have, is that much of the final...

    The impression I have, is that much of the final details of what will happen if a current Peak passholders wants to upgrade to an Epic product has been worked out behind the scenes already. However,...
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    Didn't that end up with Vail realizing that...

    Didn't that end up with Vail realizing that Whistler's (I believe it was property booking software) system was better than Vail's and then quickly Vail made the more labor intensive choice to...
  16. I'm guessing it was in the PRE RFID gate days ;-)

    I'm guessing it was in the PRE RFID gate days ;-)
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    After reading it about 10 times, that's how I...

    After reading it about 10 times, that's how I take it too.

    I'm hoping, that once the deal closes, Vail Resorts will announce that any "upgrades" from a Peak product to an Epic product will have...
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    3 snow surface conditions where wax 100% helps. ...

    3 snow surface conditions where wax 100% helps.

    1) Fresh, ungroomed, base building type man made snow
    2) REALLY cold, dry snow (like air temps below 0 cold)
    3) Wet spring type snow

    General...
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    *IF* the that airport ever reopens, I'll make...

    *IF* the that airport ever reopens, I'll make sure NOT to tell my son this, as one of his "favorite" things to do when at a golf driving range is to try and hit the range picking vehicle if it's out...
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    And least not forget that at the Northern end of...

    And least not forget that at the Northern end of the Runway, you have to deal with those pesky golfers playing #17 at the Mount Snow Golf Club from mid May through mid October :wink:

    I'm sure it's...
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    As a Mount Snow regular, last season most...

    As a Mount Snow regular, last season most weekends from roughly Tnanksgiving through the 3rd week or so of March felt like a typical Holiday weekend crowd. And Holiday weekends (if the weather was...
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    I suppose it could range from basically...

    I suppose it could range from basically everything (if a single buyer makes an offer on everything and Berkshire Bank agrees to the offer) to maybe just a few Inns and/or the glorified wedding...
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    Listened to that one as well this past week. It...

    Listened to that one as well this past week. It was the same guy who wasa finance guy at Park City pre Vail merger, then was identified by Vail as a leader they saw talent in, was promoted into a GM...
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    The friends I talked to, aren't part time...

    The friends I talked to, aren't part time seasonal staff, but actual year round employees who chose a career in the ski industry, not glorified ski bums looking for a free season pass.

    To them,...
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    Up at Mount Snow right now (and have been since...

    Up at Mount Snow right now (and have been since Thursday night). Talked to a bunch of employee friends, all year round staff. The consensus is that everyone agrees that change can seem scary at...
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