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  1. #91
    Colorado just got a little more attractive. Now you get Winter Park (which is already great), Copper (which wasn't great but the new lift in the back bowls will drastically improve it), 7 days between the Aspens, Steamboat if you want to drive, and now A-Basin. Oh and El Dora too but who cares? Still not as good as Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, Deer Valley, and 5 hours to Jackson but it's close now.

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  2. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    Colorado just got a little more attractive. Now you get Winter Park (which is already great), Copper (which wasn't great but the new lift in the back bowls will drastically improve it), 7 days between the Aspens, Steamboat if you want to drive, and now A-Basin. Oh and El Dora too but who cares? Still not as good as Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, Deer Valley, and 5 hours to Jackson but it's close now.
    New this year a $25 roundtrip direct bus from Union Station to ABasin is nice too. I70 is not as great as Utah with the Ski Bus accessing the Cottonwoods, but that plus the ski train to WP make for nice rental-carless options too.

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    Needless to say I am very happy with A Basin joining IKON. One of my favorite places to ski in CO if not my favorite of places I've been (Breck, WP, Copper, Aspen, Keystone). Bought my IKON pass with hopes A-Basin would end up on it and glad to see they did.

    I am a little concerned about the crowding, but it was already pretty crowded with EPIC when I was there in the past so not sure it will make that much of a difference.

  4. #94
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    Colorado just got a little more attractive. Now you get Winter Park (which is already great), Copper (which wasn't great but the new lift in the back bowls will drastically improve it), 7 days between the Aspens, Steamboat if you want to drive, and now A-Basin. Oh and El Dora too but who cares? Still not as good as Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, Deer Valley, and 5 hours to Jackson but it's close now.
    I'd say the very substantial population of skiers from Boulder on up to Ft Collins are going to be very pleased that Eldora is on the Ikon pass. If I lived in that area its inclusion on Ikon would very much swing my pass purchase from Epic to Ikon and that's before Abasin joining. Having a close option that would allow me to avoid 70 on holidays would be huge.

    Interesting move by A-Basin to go Ikon. I'll be interested to see how their marketing department spins it. It would be interesting to know what their cut of the pie is for Ikon vs Epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Interesting move by A-Basin to go Ikon. I'll be interested to see how their marketing department spins it. It would be interesting to know what their cut of the pie is for Ikon vs Epic.
    Actually, this move by A-basin may signal the start of “musical mountain” in the next few years, when each and every independently owned mountain flip flopping back and forth between Vail and Alterra?

  6. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I'd say the very substantial population of skiers from Boulder on up to Ft Collins are going to be very pleased that Eldora is on the Ikon pass. If I lived in that area its inclusion on Ikon would very much swing my pass purchase from Epic to Ikon and that's before Abasin joining. Having a close option that would allow me to avoid 70 on holidays would be huge.

    Interesting move by A-Basin to go Ikon. I'll be interested to see how their marketing department spins it. It would be interesting to know what their cut of the pie is for Ikon vs Epic.

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    Oh I'm sure El Dora is popular amongst the locals trying to stay close. Just meant from an Eastern perspective if you're vacationing out there.
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  7. #97
    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    Actually, this move by A-basin may signal the start of “musical mountain” in the next few years, when each and every independently owned mountain flip flopping back and forth between Vail and Alterra?
    You are probably right. That will be interesting to watch. Also interesting will be to see whether Vail or Alterra implode like ASC and Intrawest before them.

    I worked for Intrawest during 2002-2003. They were printing money back then and acquiring resorts left and right. All came crashing down. Obviously ASC had a similar rise and fall.

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  8. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Interesting move by A-Basin to go Ikon. I'll be interested to see how their marketing department spins it.
    That was precisely my first thought. Normally it wouldn't have entered my mind, but given how their marketing team seemed to revel in, "anti-establishment" and "going it alone" glory about 32 seconds after pulling out of EPIC, and then seemed to gobble up the likewise social media praise like a Koala starving for eucalyptus leaves, this move surprised me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    That was precisely my first thought. Normally it wouldn't have entered my mind, but given how their marketing team seemed to revel in, "anti-establishment" and "going it alone" glory about 32 seconds after pulling out of EPIC, and then seemed to gobble up the likewise social media praise like a Koala starving for eucalyptus leaves, this move surprised me.
    I’m not surprised at all. Didn’t their initial comments when they left epic say they were open to exploring other partnerships? To me that meant they were already thinking about ikon.


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  10. #100
    IMO the five days will not be a huge issue. A Basin opens up early and stays open late so using five days will go quickly. We are getting the Military Pass at A Basin which includes dependents. It also provides three days at Taos. We also are getting the Loveland Pass which offers options on Saturdays. There has been talk of Eldora - that place is pretty cool and still 680 acres. The back part has great runs. The vertical is only 1230 ft but skis bigger. It is a nice avoid I70 option.


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