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  1. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    After Thanksgiving. It's gotten kind of crappy the last few years though and isnt anywhere near the value it used to be. I haven't bought it since 2015 I think. Used to be my #1 favorite S.O.T.C. deal, but they lost Jay Peak & Gore and didnt alter the price down much to account for that hit.
    It could be a great deal depending where you ski, but the fact it gets released so late sucks. The card gets released already into the ski season and who knows what the price and mountains will be. Most folks at best will do their math on half the mountains on the card that they could even attempt to ski given the distance.

    Would love to see this come out a month or two earlier. Last year there were still good mountains on the pass, it's just hard to plan in advance for this.

    Quote Originally Posted by skicub View Post
    I feel like it is a decent deal, considering I can get a ticket to MRG, Burke, Cannon, Smugglers, and midweek Breton Woods for $75 bucks total. I could even afford an overnight to Whiteface, since it would offset the cost of gas/hotel.

    Sure, tix to Suicide and the snowbowl are not usually worth the drive from Boston, but I could see myself stopping off at one of these places, or checking out Bolton just for the hell of it.
    Yeah it's totally worth it if it's the same as last year. Relieves the pressure on Ski Vermont Passes. I'd love to take an overnight to Whiteface with the wife this year too (babysitter weekend).

    BTW Bolton is not a "just for the hell of it" mountain! It's a seriously underrated mountain, and with lots of cheap deals to ski there, but nonetheless, who cares, the woods are great, it gets great snow, and has 3 mountains with different terrain. One of the best places to go on powder days to get fresh tracks in great woods.

    So that's my math too. Basically 5 tickets for whatever the pass costs. Could be more if I get creative during the season. Well worth it and I'll try to grab one this year.

    BTW SkiCub your best bet for Killington/Pico + also Jay is a Ski and Ride NE Card. It's a waste to use Ski VT passes on places where equal deals already exist. Vermont Passes are best spent on places that are stingy with deals otherwise, or just last minute calls.

    The more diverse deals you can get takes the pressure off finding other deals, at least if you're like me and want variety but also to focus on preferred areas. Fox44/Champlain Valley card would mean I can do 3 days at MRG instead of 2 this year, for example.
    Last edited by bdfreetuna; Oct 10, 2018 at 9:49 AM.

  2. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by skicub View Post
    I feel like it is a decent deal, considering I can get a ticket to MRG, Burke, Cannon, Smugglers, and midweek Breton Woods for $75 bucks total

    Too bad that $75 price is only after they firesale 1/2 their inventory in mid-March because they cant sell them at the $150 price it actually costs all season long.

    At $150, it's not really a great deal, especially given the driving involved makes it unrealistic that people would likely hit many mountains.

    If you can hit 4, it's a good deal, if you only hit 3, you're losing money, and the reality is the vast majority of eastern skiers would not ski 4 of those places in a season and/or already have options to ski them cheap.
    Last edited by BenedictGomez; Oct 10, 2018 at 11:14 AM.
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  3. #73
    I always found it pretty easy to hit 6 off the Fox44.

    I used to do weekends of

    Jay/Smuggs
    Bolton/MRG

    And then day trip Cannon and Burke.

    If I were to do it now it would be weekends of

    Burke/Smuggs
    Bolton/MRG

    And day trip Cannon and Bretton Woods

    $25 a day

    Throw in day trips to Suicide Six or Middlebury and the cost drops further.

    Still a damn good deal in my book for skiers from the Boston / Southern NH market.


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  4. #74
    As an I-91 / I-89 skier primarily , it can be handy to have passes to Whiteface or Cannon/Bretton in case Vermont gets shafted with any given storm. I would get 5 maybe 6 days out of this and enjoy the variability. Haven't bought one yet but plan to this year.

  5. #75
    Fox 44 works great if you take a week long safari type trip out of it. I did something like this a couple years ago (had already used Gore before the trip). Midweek order probably not exactly correct and memory a bit fuzzy but you get the idea...

    Sat wake up early head to Whiteface (stay near Burlington, might have used some other ticket)
    Sun Bolton
    Mon Smuggs
    Tue MRG
    Wed Sugarbush (not on card, Warren Miller ticket used)
    Thur Jay (stay near Cannon)
    Fri Bretton
    Sat Cannon
    Sun Burke (drive home)

    Even with Jay gone you can still get 7 out of 9, swap in Middlebury for 8. Tough to get a weeks worth of tickets for less than that!!!

  6. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by jaytrem View Post
    Fox 44 works great if you take a week long safari type trip out of it. I did something like this a couple years ago (had already used Gore before the trip). Midweek order probably not exactly correct and memory a bit fuzzy but you get the idea...

    Sat wake up early head to Whiteface (stay near Burlington, might have used some other ticket)
    Sun Bolton
    Mon Smuggs
    Tue MRG
    Wed Sugarbush (not on card, Warren Miller ticket used)
    Thur Jay (stay near Cannon)
    Fri Bretton
    Sat Cannon
    Sun Burke (drive home)
    Did you do more skiing than driving? Good grief, while that is great "value", if they sold 1000 passes, I'm pretty sure you're the only one who did that! lol
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  7. #77
    Mount Snow is selling advanced lift tickets starting from Sat Nov 10. Cost is 35.99 Sat / Sun and 31.99 on the holiday Monday Nov 12. Either they won’t be open and you get your money back, or you will be skiing what will probably be the best early season conditions in the east (based on last year).

  8. #78
    Maine residents Wednesdays at Sugarloaf $49 except vacation weeks

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    $269 Quad Packs available now at Sugarbush

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    And free shipping if you order before October 31 which is nice as that means you can go direct to lift without having to pick anything up at the ticket window.

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