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what to do? I am leaning NE epic as it gives me Wildcat and Stowe and locally Sunapee and the Crotch. Also it states 50% off at their western properties. I have to visit CO to check out Colleges with my son so that could come in handy.
But Ikon would give me a few CO places like my favorite Abasin and could upgrade to JH as I may head out that way to hit Big Sky as well. Also unlimited Sugarbush would be nice as my son goes to school in VT and could get the college pass again. But nothing local to me and I would have to ski Loon in NH for 5 days which would kill me knowing Cannon was right up the road...
How does it make sense to go new england epic if there is even a chance you will be in colorado, epic local is only a $130 premium.
In the same boat on ikon. Really wish there was another nh option other than loon. Older daughter will be on competitive mogul team next year which means weekends at sl and sr, really scared vail is going to screw up early season at cat which means buying sr or k walk up tickets and we usually buy k spring passes to cover april vacation/may. If only sugarbush would stay open for nh april vacation week the ikon numbers would work but I cannot tell the wife I need to buy two k spring passes next week, two ikon passes in a couple of weeks and four epic passes in a few months. From what I hear divorce is more expensive than the walk up rate.
13-18 age group is really a big jump from the $379 in the 6-12 groupAny idea how long the early pricing last for Ikon (and the discounted child passes)?
Epic really screws the younger age groups compared to Ikon. You know, the families that spend the most on the mountain.
All the NEP's went up again this year, and they all went up last year too. Boyne has to pay for all the fancy new 8 seat chairs going in, doubt Doppelmayr is in the habit of giving those away!Is the NE bronze pass more expensive than it has been in years past? I haven’t bought since 2018, but 549 seems high considering all the other options in the neighborhood. 339 midweek NE-Epic seems like a great deal in comparison....
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An argument can definitely be made that Boyne's NEP is no longer competitively prices in the Northeast. I'm locked as I own slopeside at SR and still consider it a good deal given length of season and western benefits at Boyne resorts. But yeah, the Sugarbush crowd definitely made out better I'd say pass-wise.
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