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    Most expensive lift tickets

    My non-skiing wife is amazed at how expensive this sport can be.

    Top 10 Most Expensive Lift Tickets In The USA [2019]:
    1. Vail/Beaver Creek – $209
    2. Breckenridge — $189
    3. Deer Valley — $180
    4. Steamboat | Aspen | Park City| Mammoth — $179
    5. Copper Mountain | Whistler Blackcomb — $178
    6. Winter Park | Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows | Keystone — $169
    7. Heavenly — $164
    8. Jackson Hole — $162
    9. Northstar — $150
    10. Sun Valley — $149


    compared to 2016:
    1. Vail/Beaver Creek- $175
    2. Breckenridge- $164
    3. Steamboat- $159
    4. Aspen- $149
    5. Winter Park/Copper Mountain- $144
    6. Northstar at Tahoe- $140
    7. Squaw/Alpine- $139
    8. Keystone/Heavenly- $135
    9. Jackson Hole- $130
    10. Deer Valley- $126





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    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2018/19
    Breck - 12/2 12/22 12/23 1/5 1/6 2/9
    Taos - 1/26

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    i recall the first time i paid $40 @ mount snow and was outraged!
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2018/19
    Breck - 12/2 12/22 12/23 1/5 1/6 2/9
    Taos - 1/26

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    Thus the multi mountain ski pass was born...
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingslug View Post
    Thus the multi mountain ski pass was born...
    No, the multi mountain pass was born and thus these ridiculous day rates

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    But who does day rates??
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingslug View Post
    But who does day rates??
    People who ski 3-4 days a year on a long weekend trip or not in an EPIC pass area and wants to ski a particular area

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    People don’t care.

    They’ve spent more on flights and hotels just to be there. So what? They’re not going to ski? Or ski a different area for $20 less?

    The smart ones got their tickets through their lodging. Really day rates are for “tourists”, by which I mean people who only “try” to ski once in 10years!

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    Looks like all the most expensive places are out west.

    Over $200 for a lift ticket? I'm not a skiing on the cheap guy but that's outrageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Looks like all the most expensive places are out west.

    Over $200 for a lift ticket? I'm not a skiing on the cheap guy but that's outrageous.
    But is it?

    Maintaining a ski resort is very expensive, especially for large Western resorts that have considerable infrastructure and have to deal with avalanche mitigation. People constantly complain about crowds ... but also complain about costs. Aspen costs what it does because they consciously are limiting uphill capacity and limiting crowds to make the guest experience better for the people who are willing to pay up. Should Aspen lower its prices and become more crowded? Then there's Vail at $209/ticket. Despite that, Vail is one of the busiest resorts in the country that experiences incredible crowds on weekends, holidays, and powder days. Obviously there is demand for what they offer at that price point.

    The interaction between multiresort passes and day ticket prices is interesting. Having a multiresort pass encourages a resort to hike up day ticket rates, which makes the multiresort pass more and more valuable. As someone who skis a lot, what's bad about this? Even if Vail charged half of what they do for walk up tickets, I would be getting a huge amount of value out of the Epic Pass if Vail was where I skied. High day ticket prices help soak the tourists, or people who have enough money that they don't care about costs, and enable people like me to ski a ton for a very fair price. Given shorter winters and a more variable climate as time goes on, multiresort and season passes enable resorts to mitigate risk.
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    Lower priced Multi resort passes and high day prices force brand loyalty.
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