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  1. #41
    Alterra, please buy Jay and Burke in reaction to this. Please? I have the Ikon pass again this year. Next year's pass purchase is going to be harder choice now without Jay and Burke on Ikon.


  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    benny?
    Poor Stowe? Stowe was ruined years ago.

  3. #43
    Sad day for this Hunter midweek rider

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdizzle View Post
    Sad day for this Hunter midweek rider
    This wont affect a "Hunter midweek rider" much at all. You'll pay a few hundred more per year than your Peaks midweek pass, but get access to a zillion more resorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    This wont affect a "Hunter midweek rider" much at all. You'll pay a few hundred more per year than your Peaks midweek pass, but get access to a zillion more resorts.
    The diehard homers at local mountains are affected though. A few hundred more is stretching the budget for some folks. The comments on Wildcat’s Instagram page are making that clear.

    A guy like me is going to spend less in the end.

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    The diehard homers at local mountains are affected though.
    Yeah, the people that literally only ski at 1 place ever will pay more, but realistically I have to imagine they are relatively few in number.
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  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Yeah, the people that literally only ski at 1 place ever will pay more, but realistically I have to imagine they are relatively few in number.
    I don't think that group is insignificant. Small for sure. Most ski bums would fall into that group. They really only ski their home mountain midweek as they are too busy working over the weekends and the holidays to ski then. So, large multi-mountain passes have little appeal.

    I'd think it would be a nice gesture for companies like Vail to offer a midweek one mountain locals pass for short money.

    Between the loss of midweek passes combined with rising day ticket costs, it doesn't appear the industry is really pushing to expand participation.

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  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Yeah, the people that literally only ski at 1 place ever will pay more, but realistically I have to imagine they are relatively few in number.
    you would think that, but its not true for the local feeder hills. Like there are hundreds of people that only ski at little Roundtop in PA and are diehard about it because it used to be cheap. Those people freaked out in April, when Peaks slashed all of the snowtime discounts and forced their hand into a Peaks Pass.

    I go to VT and Go out west, so this is a good deal for me and Epic is much much better offering than a Peaks only scenario. Even if it does mean mine pass price will have gone up $200 in 2 years. So what, now I can ski up North and out west and the skiing is "included"

    I do worry about the long term viability of this, and BG's concerns are legit.
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  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post

    Between the loss of midweek passes combined with rising day ticket costs, it doesn't appear the industry is really pushing to expand participation.

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    Attitash and Wildcat still had ticket prices in the $80 range and you could beat the window price substantially midweek with Liftopia. Those resorts were some of the last > 1500 vert places with prices like that in New England.

  10. #50
    Will be interesting to see what Vail does with local management. As long as Wildcat's management more or less stays in place, I care a lot less about this whole thing.

    What do Kirkwood skiers think of Vail's management so far?

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