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The MAX pass was too good to last.
This set up gives me a lot of good terrain mostly 3 hours from home except for Whiteface which is more like 4:15
Felt the same way. Didn't even mind springing for a reasonable overnight stay sometimes as long as the lift tickets were basically free. Loon, Gore, Sainte Anne, SR, Windham/Belleayre. I had a feeling it wouldn't last but was hoping for another season. Oh well. Haven't pulled the trigger on the Ikon yet. Not sure if I will. My K pass is due sometime in June.
Whatever they call the Value Pass at Stratton is what we went with. I feel old because there are too many options and the names change each year. Don't get me started on all the "adders"....
Third year with the Peak Pass, which we need for our kids' race lessons at Crotched. Planning a trip to UT for next season so now need to figure out how to do on the "cheap" without an Ikon pass or Mountain Collective.
May be hard to do lift tickets cheaply for the whole family, but plan on not paying for airfare. http://millionmilesecrets.com is my friend on that front.Im feeling the same way regarding the issues with getting the peak vs trying to go out west.... Any intel on where your thinking?
Im feeling the same way regarding the issues with getting the peak vs trying to go out west.... Any intel on where your thinking?
I prefer Ragged to Sunapee by a good bit. Less vertical by a couple hundred feet. Groomers are less interesting as a whole, though I like Showboat and Flying Yankee better than any groomer at Sunapee. Sunapee has a fair number of rolls and turns, while Ragged's main blues have a bulldozed feeling (Exhibition, Newfound Ridge, Lower Ridge). I prefer groomers at Sunapee, but you get more skiing in at Ragged as there are fewer crowds and the lifts are shorter and a bit faster.
However, Ragged has amazing glades when they are open that really make the place shine when open (it is why I prefer it to Sunapee). Also a few smaller, narrow trails (though most of them are short) that are great on a powder day or a non-icy mogul day.
Did my K pass yesterday. Really miss the Max Pass. Beat it to death last year. Still on the fence with the Ikon Pass. I usually start planning out my winter in August, so still have another month or two to decide.
Yeah, I think Alterra massively missed the boat by not offering (and improving with their newly larger portfolio) the MAX pass. All the folks here buying the IKON indicate I'm wrong though, so???????