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2016-2017 Season Pass Plans

thetrailboss

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2015-2016 is in the books. Again, a lackluster season for many, but I imagine that there will be pent up demand and that pass sales will not take a huge hit. A lot of places have already been running the early deals, but some will wait.

What are your plans? Season Pass? Frequent skier card that allows flexibility? Anyone NOT getting a pass after last season? 10-pack of ski tickets?

For me I am planning on repeating the Alta/Snowbird pass, assuming that the price is not outrageously higher. I was able to get 42 days on that pass alone. I am also hoping to get a 10-pack for Burke to a visit or two this season.

You?
 

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Damn- 42 days? Congrats!

I'll be rocking the Peak Pass for daily driving, supplemented with a 3 day Ski Vermont pass for special trips/blizzards we don't get in NH, and a trip to the AZ summit.
 

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Damn- 42 days? Congrats!

I'll be rocking the Peak Pass for daily driving, supplemented with a 3 day Ski Vermont pass for special trips/blizzards we don't get in NH, and a trip to the AZ summit.

This is my plan verbatim.
 

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Same plan I've used for quite a number of years already. Purchased another midweek K pass back in mid April even though early season pricing lasts until June 10th I believe. What the heck the money isn't earning interest in the bank. I'll purchase another 3 pack of VT. Passes for my daughter & myself again. She only used 2 this year so I got to use 4. I'll take advantage of ski club appreciation days at various resorts in the northeast again although I mostly skied Stowe on their days. If Sugarbush offers $30 Thursdays at Mt. Ellen again next season I'll ski a few days there. They've been doing it for a number of years so I can't see them discontinuing it now. That's about it although I'm always ready to take advantage of any other deals that may come along that I could use. I've still yet to pay $50 for a day of skiing in the northeast. Got my season pass down to about $15 a day this season.
 

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Gold New England's for us, most weekends at SR but with our new house, I can see quite a few Loon midweeks now for me. Still debating Max add on or just wait and do a Beast spring pass.
 

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Sounds like solid plans. Sounds like folks are holding firm and not reconsidering getting a season pass or multiday ticket item in light of last season....but a lot of us have vested interests in skiing/riding at our resorts (second homes, primary homes, etc).
 

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Already purchased my Sugarbush pass at the early season rates which were only valid until early May.
 

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Already have 8 days on my Peak Explorer pass since I bought it mid March - past the break even point already! :)
 

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Just received 16-17 NYS 3 in 1 passes in the mail. For my 14 YO and myself.

And we both got 16-17 PEAK Explorer passes as well. I used mine my last day at Hunter.
 

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Peak pass -
  • christmas week + day/weekend trips to mt Snow for most of my days.
  • long weekend trip to Wildcat - never been before so that ticks a box for my season goals too
  • hunter at least 2 day


i'll "invest" my $15 for family membership in CT Ski club and use that for an occasional diversion. Hopefully Magic sorts out their shit and i visit there.
 

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Boyne gold passes for the family, and throw in a condo for good measure.

We'll probably get a Sugarbush 4x thing with friends like we have the last few years. Anything else will be a la carte.

It wasn't a difficult choice. We had so much fun "even in" this past season that it was an easy call.
 

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Well i plan to ski for free at Snow and where ever the race schedule takes me. To be honest i am working for the ski free part but the whole family skis for free.
 

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For me I am planning on repeating the Alta/Snowbird pass, assuming that the price is not outrageously higher. I was able to get 42 days on that pass alone. I am also hoping to get a 10-pack for Burke to a visit or two this season.

You?

Isn't it like $1,000? Considering what you get that's still an amazing deal. I'm dreaming of the day I can pull a "trailboss" and become a East coast-to-Utah convert.
 

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Epic Local Passes for our son , my wife and I which will get us - Unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin and also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions.

additional opportunity with hope to ski some thing in Utah or Northern California at the following: unlimited Wilmot, Afton Alps, and Mt. Brighton with limited at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood.

We also plan on getting The Gem Card for $20 each to get 2 fers at Loveland, Monarch, Eldora, Cooper, Sunlight, Powderhorn, includes A Basin which we can use for visitors and Granby Ranch which more than likely will not get used.

Still considering some sort of VT/NH option for a trip back next winter. If we go back more than likely during the holiday period between Xmas and New Years and everything is blacked out so .......
 

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Already have 8 days on my Peak Explorer pass since I bought it mid March - past the break even point already! :)

Those only count!!! Unless of course deduct those days from your 15-16 pass. :)

With all the discounts out there I've always wondered if buying a pass every other year would work out. Guess it depends on planning and number of days. Along with willingness/desire to ski other places.

I picked up the Explorer now that my girls are skiing. Was going to buy it anyway, but the low price was a nice surprise. I already got about 8 or 9 days on it, including a Big Boulder. I'll miss the free agent days a bit, but the Mount Snow pass makes a lot more sense with the kids.
 

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Isn't it like $1,000? Considering what you get that's still an amazing deal. I'm dreaming of the day I can pull a "trailboss" and become a East coast-to-Utah convert.

The Alta/Snowbird pass, with 3 free days at Deer Valley, was $1,300 last season. Yeah, I skied 42 days of my 45 days on that pass.

And the move has been very good for multiple reasons. Just do it.
 
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