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Who Has Bought Their 20/21 Pass Already?

cdskier

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Ikon just added Windham, and Mt Bachelor.

Really would have rather seen them partner with NYS on the Belleayre/Gore/Whiteface combo rather than Windham. Windham is the least exciting option in the Catskills.
 

p_levert

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Windham is a pretty boring addition, but Mt. Bachelor is great. Big mountain with a very long ski season. Timberline and Mt Hood Meadows on the way from the Portland airport. You can also fly into Seattle and drive down, it's not too bad a drive.
 

jimmywilson69

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Granted I didn't read that part (the Peak pass part) very closely, but the chatter among some of my ski friends, who didn't switch from Peak to Epic last year, in a big group text about 20 of us have, was that those of us who bought Epic's will be seeing our email notification with our exact discount amount by 5/13 and those who had Peak passes last year will be getting their notification by 5/21 and we all have until Labor Day to purchase with no loss of benefits/discounts

that could certainly be the case now that you say it like that. I forgot there were a lot of people who had peak passes and didn't have to upgrade.
 

cdskier

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The Windham clientele will not like being IKONic.

Very true. Although on the flip side, many Ikon passholders would probably have no interest in skiing Windham. So I don't think they need to be overly concerned about much of an "Ikon effect".
 

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Except they get an Ikon base as part of their high season pass price now. And they are only a partner resort, so only 5 blackout or 7 unrestricted days for base/full Ikon passholders.

I guess it's not a disaster for them then. Especially since I'm guessing many regional IKON holders will have no desire to ski Windham.
 

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Debating IKON and yes, technically adding Windham is a plus for me simply because it adds a "free" day trip area which otherwise isn't available. Its also an area I've never skied, which is of interest even though, obviously, the mountain has yet to compel me to ski it (with one small exception of a brief night skiing visit on my way to a Plattekill powder day the next day).

One drawback to the Ikon offering to "defer" the 20/21 season pass to 21/22 - its actually a credit toward purchase. Thus if the 21/22 pass costs more, you have to pay up (but no credit if it goes down). If it were truly a deferral and I could just not use it in 21/22 and instead of 20/21, with no up charge, it would be a no brainer.
 

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Bought an Ikon pass this week.

Why?

Absolutely no rush waiting until the deadline in late May. None. Get to keep your money longer, Price is the same. Can get 4 more weeks of data and clarity about how this will all pay out.
 

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Why?

Absolutely no rush waiting until the deadline in late May. None. Get to keep your money longer, Price is the same. Can get 4 more weeks of data and clarity about how this will all pay out.

Agreed, also, why let Ikon make interest on your money while you can?
 

cdskier

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The interview a guy who skied 4 times this year? They couldn’t find anyone else?

First thing that entered my mind too. They probably did "find" others...but they didn't fit the story they were trying to tell.

I thought that was weird too. I mean he is in SLC. You only have to drive like 20 miles to ski.

Seriously...if you live 20 miles from some major ski areas and have only skied 4 times by mid-March, I really can't blame the ski resorts for that.
 

thetrailboss

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First thing that entered my mind too. They probably did "find" others...but they didn't fit the story they were trying to tell.

Seriously...if you live 20 miles from some major ski areas and have only skied 4 times by mid-March, I really can't blame the ski resorts for that.

I think one would be surprised just how many folks who have this pass and have skied less than 5 days. In fact, they bank on folks buying it and not using it. Unfortunately, the downside being these folks are the first to complain.
 

p_levert

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Why?

Absolutely no rush waiting until the deadline in late May. None. Get to keep your money longer, Price is the same. Can get 4 more weeks of data and clarity about how this will all pay out.

Sure, all logical and I am following this plan. OTOH, $600 isn't really that much and there's a case to be made for ending the indecision. If you fly to go skiing and the season gets cancelled, you will probably end up *saving* money, because of expenses not incurred. So WoodCore's decision also makes sense.
 
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