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    I love this sport, and want a high-quality experience. IMO, if you're a season passholder and it's $150 for a seasonal parking pass, if that decreases skiers on the hill and decreases travel time up the road both by 20% that's a win. Now if traffic does not improve and there's just as many skiers on the hill then yeah I'd be pissed. But if it actually does decrease those figures it's a small price for a higher quality experience.

    And yes this is a corporate money grab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBGM View Post

    Cash grab. Right after pass deadlines.
    This is my favorite part. LOL
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  3. #93
    So if you have a large SUV with capacity to hold 4+ skiers with gear you pay less...

    If I roll up in my Subaru solo because no friends on powder days I pay 4x the rate?



    Not that it's in my near term plans but I will never ski Solitude for engaging in social engineering at the expense of those who can least afford it (and least willing to tolerate it).

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    It's a bit ironic too that the only unlimited Ikon pass resort in the canyons is the one instituting pay for parking. Visitors can avoid that by skiing Brighton and just taking the interconnect to ski Solitude. But with only a Max of 7 days at Brighton, locals cannot do that often. Based on that perspective, seems targeted to the local skiers to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    It's a bit ironic too that the only unlimited Ikon pass resort in the canyons is the one instituting pay for parking. Visitors can avoid that by skiing Brighton and just taking the interconnect to ski Solitude. But with only a Max of 7 days at Brighton, locals cannot do that often. Based on that perspective, seems targeted to the local skiers to me.

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    You just made me realize that now Brighton and LCC is going to be bad again because folks will be too cheap to pay for parking at Solitude. And once again Alterra dropped this change on the rest of us with no warning.
    Just like last year. Awesome.
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    Let the games begin....from their FB page:

    Leslie Warnock Price We purchased 7 passes for our large family. We would have NEVER purchased it if we had known that Solitude, would start charing for parking. No where in the fine print did it talk about a fee for parking.
    I understand that the canyon and the parking lot at Solitude is completely maxed out. I understand that the goal is to encourage carpooling. I hope that encouraging more bus riders is NOT the goal because the nearby bus lots are maxed out as well. The buses are so slow and a nightmare with kids. There have been no improvements made to the parking situation in either the Solitude or Bus lots!
    We obviously carpool each time we come. It is completely unethical to add a parking fee now at this point when the passes have been paid for and are non-refundable and it's so late in the year that we've lost our options to purchase elsewhere.
    My family has had passes at Alta the past several years and at Park City before that. We decided to try the Epic pass and now we regret that! If this is not made right we will make sure to never buy Epic or Solitude again nor let anyone we know make the same mistake.
    Please tell me how you plan to make this right. Please do not suggest that I buy the $150 parking pass, that is ridiculous.
    Liz Chappell Ence Outrageous parking fees? And you are telling us now after we purchased our season pass. I certainly wouldn't have purchased my pass here if I knew it would add a significant amount to the cost. I get the traffic problem but what are the options for locals who ski for a few hours mid week? Where do you park to carpool to catch the bus? From the small crowded parking lot at the mouth of the canyon which is usually full? Can I get a refund please!
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    Cory Lynn Bluemel I would have bought the Epic Pass if I knew you were going to be screwing over single skiers so hard, and now the parking season pass doesn't even guarantee a parking spot? before we just showed up early. Also you won't even make it a physical pass? i can only attach it to two cars? Some people dont just drive the same 2 cars all winter or only own 2. This was a super bogus move to pull AFTER selling season passes. Very manipulative and underhanded for a resort so many love.
    Michael Hart Tell us in advance. I want my season pass money back. I will never ski Solitude again.
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    Cory Lynn Bluemel I would have bought the Epic Pass if I knew you were going to be screwing over single skiers so hard, and now the parking season pass doesn't even guarantee a parking spot? before we just showed up early. Also you won't even make it a physical pass? i can only attach it to two cars? Some people dont just drive the same 2 cars all winter or only own 2. This was a super bogus move to pull AFTER selling season passes. Very manipulative and underhanded for a resort so many love.
    Michael Hart Tell us in advance. I want my season pass money back. I will never ski Solitude again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Solitude's GM was quoted in that article as saying this was an experiment like jumping off a cliff and seeing what happens...should be fun to watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Solitude's GM was quoted in that article as saying this was an experiment like jumping off a cliff and seeing what happens...should be fun to watch!
    Oh she has crashed for sure!

    Amy Swindle This has NOTHING to do with the environment at all. Disneyland in California charges like $140 for a ticket and $30 for parking because of CORPORATE GREED. Stop using your fake "it's for the environment!!" to justify this outrageous $20 parking. You guys are used cars salesman. "hey, buy the IKON pass in March". .... oh and then MONTHS later.. "pay us $20 EVERY TIME YOU PARK HERE too." Nice bait and switch there.
    And they are deleting posts on FB. Not a great move at all.

    Phil Lust Not sure why you think it’s a good idea to charge us for parking and then delete posts from people who are unhappy about it. You made this mess you should be able to take some backlash for it.
    You deceived all of us by allowing us to purchase season passes before announcing an additional parking charge! Shame on you! Solitude is known as the locals mountain and this is how you treat us!?! You should all be ashamed of how you handled this announcement.
    You SHOULD be offering all Ikon and season pass holders who purchased before your announcement a free parking pass OR announce you are starting this for the 2020-2021 season. I can guarantee this isn’t the last you’ll hear from all of us. So you should stop deleting posts from YOUR LOCALS and face the music!!
    Troy Davis Dear Solitude,
    I’ve loved you since I was a kid, for 40 years I’ve skied your slopes and enjoyed our time together. Skiing around cookie monster and big bird through Sesame Street, watching Eagle Express be the first detachable quad. There was so much excitement in our life together. I went along with the changes when you stretched your wings and tore down the a-frame at main street, built the village, and moonbeam lodge. I stuck with you when you went from a family owned resort to a corporation, then to another corporation. I even agreed to let us see other people when you took away my season pass and said in the name of progress we need to use the Ikon pass.
    I like progress and I have loved the fact that through all these changes I could still show up on a Sunday and not have lines, ski a Tuesday and you feel like its 1990 again. Inviting the rest of the world into our relationship has come with a heavy price on the parking lot. So I understand when you tell me you need to make more changes and begin to charge for parking, I get it, and I support your decision to do that. We all knew something had to give. It’s not about the fact you’re going to charge, it’s when you decided to announce it. I committed to you Solitude and you committed to me (you even sent me an ikon pass to prove your commitment to our relationship, it has my photo on it). But now you tell me that my commitment isn’t good enough and I’ll need to commit even more to have the privilege of loving you. And you made this statement AFTER all our agreements were made, we had an understanding. I feel violated.
    Please provide a no-cost parking pass for those that love you and have committed to you this year. If you’re worth it then you can tell me in advance next year and maybe I’ll be ready to continue loving the new you.
    Always,
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