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    Quote Originally Posted by jimk View Post
    it's my sense that there are a great many SLC locals holding limited IKON passes and that's why crowds were low at both Alta and Snowbird on the blackout dates of Feb 15 and 16, 2020.
    Makes perfect sense.

    If you're a Utah local & can ski LCC 200 days per year, why not pay less money & avoid the "hoards" from Texas & points east of the Mississippi on what you believe will be some of the most crowded days of the entire year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimk View Post
    Purely anecdotal, but it's my sense that there are a great many SLC locals holding limited IKON passes and that's why crowds were low at both Alta and Snowbird on the blackout dates of Feb 15 and 16, 2020. I believe there are also SLC locals to a lesser degree that hold Epic Local passes. I skied Park City today 2/17 and it was not too bad, but today the blackout was lifted. Various chairlift riders told me the previous two days were medium busy, not holiday weekend busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Is that tracked separate from the Alta/Bird combo and is that offered with multiple tiers?

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    Yes. Alta/Bird is a separate season pass and only offered full season. There is no midweek version of that.

    From what I saw won Christmas, more folks skied at Alta than the ‘bird with their IKON passes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Makes perfect sense.

    If you're a Utah local & can ski LCC 200 days per year, why not pay less money & avoid the "hoards" from Texas & points east of the Mississippi on what you believe will be some of the most crowded days of the entire year.
    Yes, but the irony is that the most crowded days of the entire year are now becoming days that are good for crowd avoidance
    Again anecdotally, I've heard from friends that ski Tahoe that the Christmas Holidays at places like Squaw and Alpine Meadows were not too crowded due possibly to same pass blackout factor.
    I don't think you should see too many signs around SLC saying "IKONers go away", because the IKONers seem to be mostly locals now

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimk View Post
    Yes, but the irony is that the most crowded days of the entire year are now becoming days that are good for crowd avoidance
    Again anecdotally, I've heard from friends that ski Tahoe that the Christmas Holidays at places like Squaw and Alpine Meadows were not too crowded due possibly to same pass blackout factor.
    I don't think you should see too many signs around SLC saying "IKONers go away", because the IKONers seem to be mostly locals now
    Well, in all honesty, it is a lot of local resort passholders who are upset at IKON and essentially other locals. I seem to notice the most friction being at Deer Valley, Alta, and to some extent Solitude (mainly because it went from a sleepy locals place to the hub of IKON).
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    my experience in utah this week aligns with this ("most" ikon holders are utahahns). the only day we experienced crowding was the first sunday of our trip (2/9). this was the first full day of snowbird being open after the 50 hour interlodge, it was sunny and warm, and they were set to drop ropes all over the hill. it was madness. and almost every person we encountered was a local. the rest of the week was quiet and the crowd mostly seemed to be the week-long vacation tourists that have always keep these places humming along midweek. the crush is on the weekends when a major metropolitan city all show up to ski the cottonwoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    my experience in utah this week aligns with this ("most" ikon holders are utahahns). the only day we experienced crowding was the first sunday of our trip (2/9). this was the first full day of snowbird being open after the 50 hour interlodge, it was sunny and warm, and they were set to drop ropes all over the hill. it was madness. and almost every person we encountered was a local. the rest of the week was quiet and the crowd mostly seemed to be the week-long vacation tourists that have always keep these places humming along midweek. the crush is on the weekends when a major metropolitan city all show up to ski the cottonwoods.
    Correct. Again, the rub is not that folks are coming out to visit from out-of-the-area and causing the crowding, but that locals are either leaving their traditional one-resort season pass for IKON or are buying the base pass when they would not otherwise have a pass. The intent of the program is to encourage people to travel and visit other areas, but when five are right beside a metro area there is a problem.
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    was definitely extreme enough that it caused me to swear off ikon utah if i'm looking for a long weekend trip. not worth the shitshow. for the weeklong trip it was perfect, but i'm glad i discovered powmow for the blackout dates and wild weekends. money well spent up there. deer valley was also a solid choice for our first saturday (LCC closed, BCC full, DV was fine - sold out, but fine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Makes perfect sense.

    If you're a Utah local & can ski LCC 200 days per year, why not pay less money & avoid the "hoards" from Texas & points east of the Mississippi on what you believe will be some of the most crowded days of the entire year.
    But BG, with an Ikon Base you cannot ski LCC 200 days per year, you can ski it only 5.

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    Superpasses: more crowds?

    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    But BG, with an Ikon Base you cannot ski LCC 200 days per year, you can ski it only 5.

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    Snowbird’s President and GM spoke about canyon transportation issues Wednesday night in SLC. Last year, 16% of their total skier days were IKON passes. He confirmed that Snowbird Season Pass sales are down this year. He also said that this season on average 20-30% of their daily visitors are IKON passholders.


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