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    Vail closes all of their ski areas by mid-April.



    So does this mean there is no longer any late season option for Vail/Peaks/Epic passholders?

    That would suck for K passholders like myself.

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    Vail Resorts is buying Peak Resorts.

    Epic offers a Military Pass which is crazy cheap. Id previously thought it was for active and retirees only but it appears to be for veterans also, which I am. This post from Wildcat may be implying I could get a refund if I trade in the Peak Traveler for an Epic Military. If true, that would blow my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Vail closes all of their ski areas by mid-April.

    So does this mean there is no longer any late season option for Vail/Peaks/Epic passholders?

    That would suck for K passholders like myself.
    Vail is changing that plan, starting with Breckenridge and keystone this year. It will be interesting to see how the change the opening / closing schedule for wildcat next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    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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    Nice gesture, certainly. Especially to start off as being a "good" new member of the community.

    I also have a hunch, that many of those midweek only passes that locals and the retired crew often flock to, will show with the scan data that indeed they may only be used at 1 mountain all season, however they're used frequently enough all season long that their net cost per day amount at the end of the season is far lower than many other passholder demographics on a proportional basis.

    This is certainly not a clear cut, easy issue to address, since at the end of it all, the ski industry is a business after all...
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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.
    A few HUNDRED dollars more. I'm a local. I ride like twice a week. Maybe take 1 or 2 overnight trips a year to Smuggs. I have a gang of friends who do the same. I few HUNDRED dollars more hits hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbedle View Post
    Vail is changing that plan, starting with Breckenridge and keystone this year. It will be interesting to see how the change the opening / closing schedule for wildcat next year.
    When did keystone and breckenridge close this year?

    Edit: May 27, per this site: https://www.snowpak.com/colorado/bre.../opening-dates

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbedle View Post
    Vail is changing that plan, starting with Breckenridge and keystone this year. It will be interesting to see how the change the opening / closing schedule for wildcat next year.
    This change was only due to the loss of A-Basin and the early/late skiing it provided. Vail realized that for the Colorado local they had to counter this, and Keystone early with its snowmaking, and Breck late with its elevation was the plan. I would not interpret this as a company-wide, national effort to offer early and/or late skiing. There was certainly no added length to Stowe's season, and they had the snow to do so!
    2017/18 = 37
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigo View Post
    When did keystone and breckenridge close this year?
    Breck was June 9th and the plan for next year is to open keystone a lot earlier to compete with a-basin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbedle View Post
    Vail is changing that plan, starting with Breckenridge and keystone this year. It will be interesting to see how the change the opening / closing schedule for wildcat next year.
    This change was only due to the loss of A-Basin and the early/late skiing it provided. Vail realized that for the Colorado local they had to counter this, and Keystone early with its snowmaking, and Breck late with its elevation was the plan. I would not interpret this as a company-wide, national effort to offer early and/or late skiing. There was certainly no added length to Stowe's season, and they had the snow to do so!
    2017/18 = 37
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigo View Post
    When did keystone and breckenridge close this year?
    Breck was June 9th and the plan for next year is to open keystone a lot earlier to compete with a-basin.

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