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Skiing on the Cheap - 2015-16 Edition

BenedictGomez

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I have no problem using them at places charging less. It's a good deal no matter where you use them.

Yeah, I basically did this for Stowe.

I'll probably do: Stowe, Jay Peak, Smuggs, even though Smuggs is easy to get for < $43. Or I might do Stowe, Sugarbush, Jay Peak, which would squeeze a bit more $$$ out of the pass.
 

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Yeah, I basically did this for Stowe.
Stowe I can get for $45 a day 3 times every month between Dec. & April. So no I don't purchase them for Stowe.

http://www.stowe.com/groups/council/

And forget about K. Got my pass down to $17 per day last year.

I just like to ski around different places a few days no matter where. Might even buy a quad pack for Sugarbush again when/if they become available although they beat me a few years ago when I got injured.
 
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Are ski council weekend ticket prices cheaper than $40 at Snow, Stratton, Okemo, Killington and Sugarbush? You already said Stowe is $45, so the SkiVT deal is better there.
 

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Has anyone bought the skivt cards for their kids? The site said 18+, so I decided not to get a card in my kid's name. Instead, my wife and I got 5's and 3's and will attempt to use them at a resort on the same day (redeem a 5 AND 3) and see if that works.


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For the CSC Pricing I have last year, the CSC pricing is the same/better on some days and worse on others. But, if the discount for said weekend is at Stowe and there's supposed to be a large snowstorm which will dump on Mt. Snow... you're SOL because that's not the weekend on sale with CSC.

I bought the VT 3 Pass solely for weekend trips, so for me, I think it works out to be a good deal. Personally, I'd much rather use my $43.33 voucher to go somewhere like Mt. Snow, Stowe, Killington, Stratton rather than Magic for $45 or Ragged for $49. Don't get me wrong though, the CSC membership seems to be a great deal and I plan to sign up this year. It just seems like the Ski VT 3 Pass is a pretty good deal. The 5 Pass is an even better deal, bringing each lift ticket to $41. Here's last year's winter pricing on weekends only for the CSC groups... I italicized weekends where I may use the VT Ski 3 Pass due to price or selection and bolded the days where the VT Ski 3 is cheaper:

11/29 - Killington - $39
11/30 - Killington - $39

12/6 - Stowe - $44
12/7 - Stowe - $44

12/13 - Okemo - $44
12/14 - Mt. Snow - $36

12/20 - Loon/WVille - $40
12/21 - Loon/WVille - $40

12/27 - Magic - $45
12/28 - Ragged - $49


1/3 - Mt. Snow - $51
1/4 - Okemo - $48

1/10 - Mt. Snow - $50
1/11 - Sugarbush - $48

1/17 - Magic - $45
1/18 - Magic - $45

1/19 (MON MLK) - Killington/Pico - $47/$40

1/24 - Jay Peak/Burke - $42
1/25 - Jay Peak/Burke - $42

1/31 - Mt. Snow - $50
2/1 - Okemo - $48

2/7 - Killington/Pico - $47/$40
2/8 - Killington/Pico - $47/$40

2/14 - Ragged - $49
2/15 - Ragged - $49


2/21 - Ragged - $49
2/22 - Stratton - $48

2/28 - Mt. Snow - $50
3/1 - Mt. Snow - $48

3/7 - Okemo - not listed
3/8 - Okemo - not listed

3/14 - Sunapee - $37
3/15 - Stratton - $48

3/21 - Okemo - $44
3/22 - Okemo - $40

3/28 - Mt. Snow - $41
3/29 - Mt. Snow - $36

4/4 - Killington - $39
4/5 - Killington - $39

4/11 - Stratton - $42
4/12 - Stratton - $42
 

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$43.33 vs $45 give it a break. And yes in most cases it was less than $43.33 (cost of 3 pack).

Has the price of actually joining the ski club been accounted for?
I guess if you already joined to stay at your ski house I understand but i would not be staying at any ski house. Done it - don't like it.
 

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Has the price of actually joining the ski club been accounted for?
I guess if you already joined to stay at your ski house I understand but i would not be staying at any ski house. Done it - don't like it.
My club is no bargain but there are several you can join for $10-$15. Our club is more expensive because we have a beautiful lodge we need to maintain. If you want to figure what I save in lodging costs over the course of the season than I'm way ahead.

I guess you don't like sharing a house with lots of other people. Being I ski mostly weekdays most times I'm the only one in the house.
 

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For the CSC Pricing I have last year, the CSC pricing is the same/better on some days and worse on others. But, if the discount for said weekend is at Stowe and there's supposed to be a large snowstorm which will dump on Mt. Snow... you're SOL because that's not the weekend on sale with CSC.

I bought the VT 3 Pass solely for weekend trips, so for me, I think it works out to be a good deal. Personally, I'd much rather use my $43.33 voucher to go somewhere like Mt. Snow, Stowe, Killington, Stratton rather than Magic for $45 or Ragged for $49. Don't get me wrong though, the CSC membership seems to be a great deal and I plan to sign up this year. It just seems like the Ski VT 3 Pass is a pretty good deal. The 5 Pass is an even better deal, bringing each lift ticket to $41. Here's last year's winter pricing on weekends only for the CSC groups... I italicized weekends where I may use the VT Ski 3 Pass due to price or selection and bolded the days where the VT Ski 3 is cheaper:

11/29 - Killington - $39
11/30 - Killington - $39

12/6 - Stowe - $44
12/7 - Stowe - $44

12/13 - Okemo - $44
12/14 - Mt. Snow - $36

12/20 - Loon/WVille - $40
12/21 - Loon/WVille - $40

12/27 - Magic - $45
12/28 - Ragged - $49


1/3 - Mt. Snow - $51
1/4 - Okemo - $48

1/10 - Mt. Snow - $50
1/11 - Sugarbush - $48

1/17 - Magic - $45
1/18 - Magic - $45

1/19 (MON MLK) - Killington/Pico - $47/$40

1/24 - Jay Peak/Burke - $42
1/25 - Jay Peak/Burke - $42

1/31 - Mt. Snow - $50
2/1 - Okemo - $48

2/7 - Killington/Pico - $47/$40
2/8 - Killington/Pico - $47/$40

2/14 - Ragged - $49
2/15 - Ragged - $49


2/21 - Ragged - $49
2/22 - Stratton - $48

2/28 - Mt. Snow - $50
3/1 - Mt. Snow - $48

3/7 - Okemo - not listed
3/8 - Okemo - not listed

3/14 - Sunapee - $37
3/15 - Stratton - $48

3/21 - Okemo - $44
3/22 - Okemo - $40

3/28 - Mt. Snow - $41
3/29 - Mt. Snow - $36

4/4 - Killington - $39
4/5 - Killington - $39

4/11 - Stratton - $42
4/12 - Stratton - $42


Thanks for the information. This supports what I was saying. For the most part the SkiVT beats council pricing at the major resorts during the heart of winter. This is especially true when factoring in club membership cost. Think ACE was $25 when I was a member. There are some exceptions, but by and large SkiVT deals are pretty much the best option for midwinter weekend ticket pricing at the major resorts.
 

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Stowe I can get for $45 a day 3 times every month between Dec. & April. So no I don't purchase them for Stowe.

Well, "3 times every month", is technically true, but the reality is, each "3 times every month" is the Fri-Sun of one weekend. lol

I'm in a ski club too, so I can get those days for $45 as well, but it will be nice to have the flexibility to hit Stowe on a non "Ski Club Weekend" for $43 whenever I want (especially after I made the mistake of bringing my gf to Stowe last season, and she fell in love with it).
 

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Well, "3 times every month", is technically true, but the reality is, each "3 times every month" is the Fri-Sun of one weekend. lol

I'm in a ski club too, so I can get those days for $45 as well, but it will be nice to have the flexibility to hit Stowe on a non "Ski Club Weekend" for $43 whenever I want (especially after I made the mistake of bringing my gf to Stowe last season, and she fell in love with it).
BG I'm not denying it's nice to be able to use a VT. Pass at Stowe. But you can only use a 3 or 5 pass one day. The 3 days in Jan. are weekdays, all the others are Fri.-Sat. That's 15 days in all compared to one.

With ski club days I can ski somewhere almost everyday all winter at a discount. With the VT. Pass I only have 3 or 5 days all winter.

Doesn't really matter much to me as I'll be putting in the majority of my days K. If I ski 40 days approximately 30 will be at K. If I ski 30 days at K my daily cost will be $16 per.
 
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