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Superpasses: more crowds?

JimG.

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Yes, the line at K1 can get like that, but go to needles or canyon or north ridge or snowdon triple or lower skyeship or bear quad or south ridge on that day and there is pretty much no line. Only lifts that get like that are k1, snowdon bubble, ramshead and skye peak quad.

We wound up at South Ridge that day.
 

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Because you are only considering people who ski numerous days per season.

It's also apparent from your post that you have absolutely no idea how few days the average North American skier gets on snow each season, which is only approximately 5.

Additionally, you're also not considering "new" skiers as part of the market at all, or perhaps more likely you aren't intelligent enough to realize that that's what "recruitment" means. I'll try not to use so many multi-syllabic words if replying to your posts in the future.




Yup. And this is a big concern some of us have in the long-term.

Oh boomer coming back with some sass! I like it. I’m semi right now.

You’re still wrong tho
 

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Epic "crowd" was totally manageable @ snow today. Never waited more than 10 minutes. Early start was key as was early lunch and sticking mostly to the north face.
 

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I can remember The American Skiing Company pass, made weekends crazy at most of their mountains, but mid week was quiet. will have to wait and se how things shake out.
 

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I'll be at Killington tomorrow, hope the Ikonic crowds are lighter than the Epic crowds. Or I'll just stay away from the Gondola and Bubble.
 

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Epic "crowd" was totally manageable @ snow today. Never waited more than 10 minutes. .

I dont know Mount Snow, but 10 minute wait lines in early December, at least in my life, are not "normal" or something to be happy about.
 

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I dont know Mount Snow, but 10 minute wait lines in early December, at least in my life, are not "normal" or something to be happy about.
As a Mount Snow regular for 16 of the last 18 seasons (blame my 2 missed seasons 14 and 16 years ago on my kids being born! [emoji6]) Greg's report was accurate and quite nice today!

Honestly after seeing the line to get into the parking lot at 8:30 this morning, I (and numerous other regulars I saw this morning while booting up inside the Mount Snow Ski Club building) were expecting queue lanes in the main base area outside of the ropes all morning (never happened!) We were pleasantly surprised!! Great snow. Lots of open acres to spread the crowds out, and lots of capacity lift wise spinning out of the main base area.

Truly at great early December day!

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I dont know Mount Snow, but 10 minute wait lines in early December, at least in my life, are not "normal" or something to be happy about.

There was a recent storm that left quite a bit of snow throughout New England this week. Of course it's going to be busier than your typical early December Saturday...
 

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There was a recent storm that left quite a bit of snow throughout New England this week. Of course it's going to be busier than your typical early December Saturday...

I have to agree with BG...10 minutes was an eternity yesterday. Skied all day at Belleayre, snowed more overnight and during the morning, all lifts ski on all day. In fact, in 3 days I skied there this week I never had a lift partner other than the folks I skied with.

Megapasses certainly do increase crowd sizes.
 
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I have to agree with BG...10 minutes was an eternity yesterday. Skied all day at Belleayre, snowed more overnight and during the morning, all lifts ski on all day. In fact, in 3 days I skied there this week I never had a lift partner other than the folks I skied with.

Megapasses certainly do increase crowd sizes.

I know the locals at places like Squaw and Jackson will certainly agree with you.

I don’t mind it, there’s plenty of ski areas not on these passes that have plenty of good skiing at reasonable rates. Imo the mega passes give me all the more reason to visit the more mom and pop places.
 

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I know the locals at places like Squaw and Jackson will certainly agree with you.

I don’t mind it, there’s plenty of ski areas not on these passes that have plenty of good skiing at reasonable rates. Imo the mega passes give me all the more reason to visit the more mom and pop places.

Totally agree with you and I'm hoping more folks feel like us and forego the megapass to frequent the smaller family run areas. Speaking of which, hoping to get up to McCauley mountain in Old Forge soon.
 

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mega passes give me all the more reason to visit the more mom and pop places.

Same; you can find me at.

Jay Peak
Magic Mountain
Plattekill
Smuggler's Notch


Of course, Jay Peak will probably go IKON & Smuggs will probably be bought by Vail, and then I'm screwed. Maybe at that point I'll try Bolton Valley again, havent been there in about 17 years.
 
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Same; you can find me at.

Jay Peak
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Smuggler's Notch


Of course, Jay Peak will probably go IKON & Smuggs will probably be bought by Vail, and then I'm screwed. Maybe at that point I'll try Bolton Valley again, havent been there in about 17 years.

If I was living back out east I’d be content bouncing back and forth between Plattekill, Magic and MRG.
 
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