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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Shitshow. 90 minute drive up; 90 minutes back sliding down the canyon. Gadzoom at midday:

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    Ive got a Steamboat trip coming in late March and Im praying that the Ikon goes on sale before then and I can use it for Steamboat this spring. Otherwise, Ill be dropping around $600 on tix just for myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    I’ve got a Steamboat trip coming in late March and I’m praying that the Ikon goes on sale before then and I can use it for Steamboat this spring. Otherwise, I’ll be dropping around $600 on tix just for myself.
    I'm in a similar situation with Squaw, so I'll be praying right along with you. I know they'll be on sale by the time I'm out there, just don't know if they'll include the end of 18/19 on the pass. Would be more confident if last year wasn't the first year of Ikon. The good news is I can ski elsewhere if it isn't, the bad is I'll have 2 kids with me, so multiply stuff by 3 (minus kids prices).

    As for Utah (SLC area), seems like things have just exploded out there since the last time I was there. Maybe it's just too easy to get to, and a lot of people who liked skiing there moved there. Would like to get back there one of these days, but it's been definitely dropping down on my to-do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    You do know Snowbasin had now gone to Epic?
    Yes, but it is a partner resort, no? Thus you only get a max 7 days there on Epic. Bird/Alta had been bad before Icon and LCC can't be all Icon driven, you only get 7 days max there on Icon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytrem View Post
    I'm in a similar situation with Squaw, so I'll be praying right along with you. I know they'll be on sale by the time I'm out there, just don't know if they'll include the end of 18/19 on the pass. Would be more confident if last year wasn't the first year of Ikon. The good news is I can ski elsewhere if it isn't, the bad is I'll have 2 kids with me, so multiply stuff by 3 (minus kids prices)
    Enjoy your trip. Tahoe is my fave western destination, although Aspen comes close. Squaw is simply awesome but I strongly recommend checking out Homewood and Sierra-at-Tahoe for local mountains. God, I love that area.

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    Looks like another 6 feet for california..
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    Western resorts are typically destination resorts (as are some eastern ones, but not as much). The day ticket is a reflection of the revenue per day they need to get out of each visitor. Day trippers will drop the $150-200 on a ticket. Stay 3-4 days and yes, it gets cheaper for a ticket but now revenue is generated from lodging, meals, bar, etc. One way or another they get that $150-200/day/guest.

    Disney employs a similar model. One day and it's $100+ but you stay 4 days or 7 days or more, the incremental day ticket price is negligible. They know that longer a guest stays, more revenue is generated. These pass collectives essentially give you the skiing for free (or 1/2 price, or whatever) realizing that you can't make money unless you get the bodies on the hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flakeydog View Post
    Western resorts are typically destination resorts (as are some eastern ones, but not as much). The day ticket is a reflection of the revenue per day they need to get out of each visitor. Day trippers will drop the $150-200 on a ticket. Stay 3-4 days and yes, it gets cheaper for a ticket but now revenue is generated from lodging, meals, bar, etc. One way or another they get that $150-200/day/guest.

    Disney employs a similar model. One day and it's $100+ but you stay 4 days or 7 days or more, the incremental day ticket price is negligible. They know that longer a guest stays, more revenue is generated. These pass collectives essentially give you the skiing for free (or 1/2 price, or whatever) realizing that you can't make money unless you get the bodies on the hill.
    Neither get that from me as I never stay on property at ski areas or Disney. They may get my lunch money but on vacations I have a eat only 1 meal out a day rule. Usually Airbnb or timeshare(didn't buy it, got it free) so have kitchen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    Enjoy your trip. Tahoe is my fave western destination, although Aspen comes close. Squaw is simply awesome but I strongly recommend checking out Homewood and Sierra-at-Tahoe for local mountains. God, I love that area.
    Thanks, had a great day at Homewood about 10 years ago. 4 feet of fresh but had to miss opening bell to pick up our marriage license!!! Powder lasted all day anyway and the marriage is still going good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytrem View Post
    As for Utah (SLC area), seems like things have just exploded out there since the last time I was there. Maybe it's just too easy to get to, and a lot of people who liked skiing there moved there. Would like to get back there one of these days, but it's been definitely dropping down on my to-do list.
    If you think it's bad now, I imagine the fact Utah is predicted to be the 3rd-fastest growing state in America (TX, CO) for the next 25 years, isn't going to help any.





    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Bird/Alta had been bad before Icon & LCC can't be all Icon driven, you only get 7 days max on Icon.
    What if the locals are buying ICON in big numbers?

    If thousands of locals bought IKON passes, that, multiplied by 7, could be a huge skier visit number.
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