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    If it changed for Stowe, it WILL change for the...

    If it changed for Stowe, it WILL change for the Cat!
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    To keep cost down, how about late Jan - early...

    To keep cost down, how about late Jan - early Feb? That should cut the lodging cost a big chunk! Not to mention missing the worst crowd.

    Both Colorado and Utah have good intermediate trees....
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    I'll take that bet! As Newpylong...

    I'll take that bet!

    As Newpylong pointed out quite correctly, it's the "will" (or the lack of) that determine late closing, when customers are thin at best.

    Early season is important for...
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    You completely missed the point. The “big” resort...

    You completely missed the point. The “big” resort of US is peanut size compare to European resorts where the OP is coming from!

    Comparing the size of Vail vs Park City is just arguing which is...
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    Vail is a good choice. But Park City is NOT. ...

    Vail is a good choice. But Park City is NOT.

    For people coming from Europe, the size of Park City is a joke! There’s really nothing special about PC, even though the village is nice.

    Vail is...
  6. Thread: IKON Adds Zermatt

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    The skiing IS different. One thing, you quite...

    The skiing IS different.

    One thing, you quite often get to ski from one valley to another, to another, have lunch, and come back via another route. Completely different scenery and perspective....
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    Accommodation is better in the US (bigger rooms,...

    Accommodation is better in the US (bigger rooms, many have pool). Food is better in Europe.

    That's really the root of the "perceived" more expensive for skiing in Europe. Most ski club trips to...
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    Big Sky, Aspen, Alta, Jackson Hole, Whistler... ...

    Big Sky, Aspen, Alta, Jackson Hole, Whistler...

    West of Mississippi.
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    First, you're confusing Zermatt with Switzerland....

    First, you're confusing Zermatt with Switzerland. I can tell you I DID ski 2 separate trips in Switzerland (one to Jungfrau, another to St Moritz) and BOTH cost less than $2000 including lift tickets...
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    Scotty, you rock! :thumbup:

    Scotty, you rock! :thumbup:
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    Both of you are right. I've seen so many...

    Both of you are right.

    I've seen so many mergers I could almost call myself a "merger specialist". Mind you, not the merger itself, but for being the cavalry galloping in to help after the merge. ...
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    I don't think you get the point. The "dubious...

    I don't think you get the point.

    The "dubious claim" was Switzerland is not as expensive as people thought. So let's examine what are people's "thought"? Right, "significantly more expensive"! So...
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    In case you didn’t notice, no mountains in the...

    In case you didn’t notice, no mountains in the east are open right now! ;)

    So any “skiing” will need to be getting on a plane. Clearly not suitable for a family of 5 under 10k ;)

    You may not be...
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    It is summer. We're bored. So people are reading...

    It is summer. We're bored. So people are reading threads even though it probably don't relate to where they ski. Heck, I'm reading about threads on "Labrador vs Toggenburg vs Song"!

    But while any...
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    Yeah? YOU may not be talking about IKON in...

    Yeah?

    YOU may not be talking about IKON in connection to the discussion to Zermatt. But other people are.

    Your monologue against EPIC/IKON is irrelevant in this context.
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    The title of this thread is “IKON adds Zermatt”....

    The title of this thread is “IKON adds Zermatt”.

    Its only fair to assume everyone reading this thread either has Ikon pass, or at least considering buying one, in which case the addition of...
  17. Thread: IKON Adds Zermatt

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    Hmmm... since I don't have the hotel in question...

    Hmmm... since I don't have the hotel in question in hand, I have no choice but to "take your word for it"!

    February is peak season. That's the European school holiday period. Just like our...
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    Practically ALL European resorts groom the hell...

    Practically ALL
    European resorts groom the hell out of ALL of their runs!.....................................................................


    (something really screwy about the formatting,...
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    I didn't mean it a "mistake" you rented cars for...

    I didn't mean it a "mistake" you rented cars for your trip. But it's a mistake to include that in the calculation for pricing a ski trip to Zermatt, which would work far better by taking a train...
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    no, mcdonald is 3 times better than any local...

    no, mcdonald is 3 times better than any local food because it costs 3 times as much






    fact, or should be spell fake.
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    That’s because you have the good sense of eating...

    That’s because you have the good sense of eating local food instead of McDonald. ;)
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    Unless you're fluent in German, better drop the...

    Unless you're fluent in German, better drop the /de part (/en for English) :)
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    Zand, I just put in a random time tomorrow. The...

    Zand, I just put in a random time tomorrow. The price came up as CHF 64 (Swiss Franc).

    When I used to traveled to Switzerland, I always used a "Swiss Transfer Ticket", which is a round trip...
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    $150 is pretty average in many ski destination in...

    $150 is pretty average in many ski destination in the northeast! See Zand's post above for "in season" pricing.


    That's another mistake. Take the train all the way from Zurich. No parking cost!...
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    I used to ski in Europe every other years. Zurich...

    I used to ski in Europe every other years. Zurich was my preferred gateway airport. \

    While ticket price don't go down much, it also doesn't go up much either. So there's no big rush.

    I don't...
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