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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    But it is not normally THIS busy THIS late in the season, especially for DV.
    When we visited earlier in February, I didn't get the feeling DV was ever set up as a resort for day/visiting skiers. They may need to revisit their day lodges/parking moving forward within Alterra.

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    Somebody told me that DV is asking for “reservations” for Ikon passes. You can’t just show up. Is that true?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lerops View Post
    Somebody told me that DV is asking for “reservations” for Ikon passes. You can’t just show up. Is that true?


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    Yep. That’s because they cap ticket sales.

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    Bump.

    Aspen responds to Ikon hate.

    https://www.aspentimes.com/news/loca...-19-20-season/


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    In an annual update to Aspen City Council on Monday, Mike Kaplan, Skico’s president and CEO, spoke about specifics of last season’s surge of Ikon Pass holders at Aspen-Snowmass resorts. Most of those visitors came on the weekends, choking parking and traffic at Aspen Highlands, as well as lift lines.
    Wait, a ski area CEO is actually publicly admitting that a big part of the major increase in crowds is from IKON passholders & not simply due to a great snow year?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Wait, a ski area CEO is actually publicly admitting that a big part of the major increase in crowds is from IKON passholders & not simply due to a great snow year?


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    I'm confused, didn't Eldora and Abasin also state that fact when they left the partnership with Vail?

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    A-Basin announced leaving EPIC in Feb/March. Joined Ikon a few weeks ago.

    Eldora was Ikon last season.I don't recall them ever being Epic but not an expert on that mountains pass status.
    2017/18 = 37
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

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    I like how he lays the blame on sneaky young Californians and Front Rangers who "look and act like a local," whatever that means.

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    Adding more chairs to the lifts will ensure that next season skiers complain because the trails are overcrowded too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Adding more chairs to the lifts will ensure that next season skiers complain because the trails are overcrowded too.
    Just exactly how is that done? Chairlifts are designed for a specific capacity and have to pass load tests prior to use. Or is the implication that they've been running their lifts under capacity until now?

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