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    Quote Originally Posted by billski View Post
    There is no growth in the number of skiers and boarders; 85% of newbies never return. Pavlov's skiers have gotten used to paying Somalia ransom for a ticket, so why change things now?
    I know that you're half-joking, but that is not true. There are many options besides the rack rate for skiing.
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    Or you can get 3 full weekdays walk up rack rate at Whaleback for $28x3=$84 or two weekend days at $45x2=$90
    You could go 5 Mondays or Tuesdays at Dartmouth Skiway @ $20/day
    There are other less expensive areas out there that are offering great skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbutts View Post
    Or you can get 3 full weekdays walk up rack rate at Whaleback for $28x3=$84 or two weekend days at $45x2=$90
    You could go 5 Mondays or Tuesdays at Dartmouth Skiway @ $20/day
    There are other less expensive areas out there that are offering great skiing.
    Exactly. And there is the season pass route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Bear View Post
    I like having all the people who pay the walk up rate without thinking twice subsidize my skiing.
    Amen.

    Plus those 1 to 3 day per year walk-up skiers are the 1.5 hour lunch and leave at 3pm types. Love em'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aricracer View Post
    Why can't the Eastern resorts, with their limit end terrain offer specific lift passes, instead of charging for the whole mountain ?
    There are some NE resorts that offer a limited day use passes! For example Jay Peak has "The Zone Tickets" and Sunapee has "South Peak Only". There are others!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Amen.

    Plus those 1 to 3 day per year walk-up skiers are the 1.5 hour lunch and leave at 3pm types. Love em'.
    That also is very true.
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    It would be difficult to do it by lift as it would require tremendous amount of oversight. Maybe this would work better a place like Jay that uses RFID.

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    To be clear some places already offer segregated skiing passes. Take for example at Sugarbush. One can ski at Mount Ellen only for a reduced rate. Or as cited at Sunapee and other areas that have beginner or learning areas.

    However the bottom line is that day skiers are used to subsidize other portions of the business--the full rack rate is paid by fewer folks with the advent of Liftopia or other discount programs. If you only ski a few times then you won't know where the deals are.


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    If you belong to this site and spend anywhere close to $100 for a day pass you are not paying attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifree View Post
    If you belong to this site and spend anywhere close to $100 for a day pass you are not paying attention
    Yep, that too.
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