Sugarbush wasted no time in sending out an e-mail referencing the Vail purchase of Stowe...Interesting shots taken at Stowe with respect to the potential crowd issues Epic could cause. I get the impression that Sugarbush is laying the groundwork for making no substantial changes to their pricing strategy (which is what I've been saying I thought they would do).
After reading their email. Let me translate: "We will never lower pass prices because somehow, we at Sugarbush consider ourselves in the same realm as Stowe, when in reality our atmosphere, quality (literally everything) is like Jay Peak. Therefore, rather than using this opportunity to join up with other mountains, we plan on doing nothing, just as we always have and hope that people decide to come."
Like come on. The Sugarbush pass is now literally the worst deal for everyone, even as a college kid. I was considering their college pass this year but it literally makes no sense. It's more expensive than the killington one, and its only valid at Sugarbush and Mad River, neither of which are a sound investment when it comes to snowmaking (Mad river could be closed a whole season). The Killington 4.0 still wins--although the terrain at K is nothing like Sugarbush /End Rant