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  1. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Here's the company I went thru. Not obviously...

    Here's the company I went thru. Not obviously resort owned but I wouldn't be surprised if they're in cahoots

    https://www.simplysteamboat.com/Steamboat-IKON-Pass-Lodging-Discounts

    For full...
  2. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    You're not wrong. I know some folks who will...

    You're not wrong. I know some folks who will literally carry sugar on a vacation plane to save .59 but won't even consider a ski pass that could save them hundreds.

    Unrelated to this topic but...
  3. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Are ikon skiers really by and large, awful at the...

    Are ikon skiers really by and large, awful at the sport? I figured anyone who used it so much that they overran your mountains would inevitably get better. I can't even get my casual skiing friends...
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  5. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Is Deer Valley really that expensive? What's so...

    Is Deer Valley really that expensive? What's so great about it? Runs seemed very crowded and the drink service in the lodge was slow and lackluster the one day I went there. Maybe it was a bad/busy...
  6. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    The crazy thing is that $150 is what you'll pay...

    The crazy thing is that $150 is what you'll pay after the ikon or advance discount at most of these places. The cheapest advance ticket at Steamboat is $159. Recently paid over $150 for a rest of...
  7. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Granted I'm just an east coast ikoner jong but...

    Granted I'm just an east coast ikoner jong but there was plenty of space at Snowmass on the recent Thursday/Friday I skied there (Jan 2-3). Snow was pretty nice too.
  8. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I'm not sure but it probably doesn't even...

    I'm not sure but it probably doesn't even matter....just buy whatever discounted advance rate you can get online. It will almost definitely be cheaper than 25% off the ridiculously inflated window...
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    Best Balaclava

    I see a million different but similar options on Amazon for this. Are there are any truly unique/special ones out there? Kind of doubting it but making sure. Would like it to fit under a helmet...
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    That video is from the 2013 X-Games. Supposedly...

    That video is from the 2013 X-Games. Supposedly Henrik had never even tried the trick before.
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    Did a van trip recently and my skis were juuuust...

    Did a van trip recently and my skis were juuuust too long to fit in the back cargo area without going into the main hallway blocking the closet/bathroom door. For day trips it makes sense to throw...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTAXkS78diA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTAXkS78diA
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    Don't worry...there is zero chance I'd vote for...

    Don't worry...there is zero chance I'd vote for Trump. I just get an impression the left kind of needs people on the same wavelength as me to beat him.


    Definitely somewhat of a problem. If my...
  14. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    We can move this to another thread or PM if you...

    We can move this to another thread or PM if you want to continue (sorry to crowd this with politics) but my main worry with this thinking, is that it feels eerily similar to the last election. The...
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    Don't you have to live in a bubble to think...

    Don't you have to live in a bubble to think Elizabeth Warren could get elected? (Not sure if my last post was deleted..)
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    I see what you're saying...I do wonder about the...

    I see what you're saying...I do wonder about the shutdowns/prices of smaller mountains and how much it contributes to the overall lessening of the sport. The megaresorts may actually be more crowded...
  18. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Absent Alterra or Vail explicitly stating that...

    Absent Alterra or Vail explicitly stating that they have increased all these prices specifically because of the passes, is there anything you would actually consider "evidence?"

    Fwiw, I am...
  19. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    This only seems like a fair comparison if you...

    This only seems like a fair comparison if you live in a vacuum, where the decision to buy a daily lift ticket or an Ikon pass can be made at a similar moment in time. For the majority of casual...
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    Not going to lie...finding out how largely...

    Not going to lie...finding out how largely useless the ski with a friend Ikon tickets are has also left a bad taste in my mouth. Since they only gave us 8 of them a year, I figured they'd be worth a...
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    Can we get confirmation that picture is from a...

    Can we get confirmation that picture is from a weekend? Hope it's not actually a wednesday
  22. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Is it crazy to think that plenty of people who...

    Is it crazy to think that plenty of people who pay walk up rates do so grudgingly because they like the sport just enough to do it a few days a year but not enough to convince themselves to drop...
  23. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I feel like these companies could make huge...

    I feel like these companies could make huge strides in luring/keeping new skiers if they made a couple tweaks:

    -Extend the period which you can buy the pass into the main part of the season. If...
  24. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Is it crazy to not want to support the current...

    Is it crazy to not want to support the current pricing system almost all resorts champion? Personally, I'd rather drop more on my ikon/epic pass if it meant skiing were halfway affordable to any of...
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    Just finished our first trip in the girlfriends...

    Just finished our first trip in the girlfriends fancy new sprinter van (places skied): Fort Collins-Pueblo-Aspen(Snowmass)-Park City/SLC (Deer Valley)(Alta)(Snowbird)-Reno/Tahoe-Denver. 13 days with...
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    Some surrender cobras from the day... 308062...

    Some surrender cobras from the day...
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    And heeeeere we go!!!! Excited for this one. No...

    And heeeeere we go!!!! Excited for this one. No idea what to expect. Hate picking against Dabo but I'm on OSU. Gooo Buckeyes!
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    LSU is pretty good at football.

    LSU is pretty good at football.
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    I'm a fan of packs/pockets that have a key...

    I'm a fan of packs/pockets that have a key clip/ring to secure items. Added peace of mind.
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    I'm not too familiar with the trails in MD but if...

    I'm not too familiar with the trails in MD but if you want to gallivant around the dirt/grassy/hidden areas of DC, let me know. Nothing particularly challenging but I know a few places that are fun...
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    Hey yall, I somehow stumbled into a relationship...

    Hey yall,
    I somehow stumbled into a relationship with an awesome lady who recently bought a sweet van and we're about to take our first trip.

    Any recommendations for places to park/sleep in any...
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    Has anyone ever rode the fabled Slingshot Lift at...

    Has anyone ever rode the fabled Slingshot Lift at Portillo? Looks....interesting.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7kBtJ8q0Xo
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    Surprised by the lack of complaints about folks...

    Surprised by the lack of complaints about folks putting their gear on right where the lift line is forming....pretty consistent at practically every single midatlantic mountain.
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    Blaze

    Blaze
  35. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Did this already go thru? If not, what is the...

    Did this already go thru? If not, what is the process for hopping on and the price? Pay all at once or is a payment plan available?

    Thanks!
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    Hey man....sorry for not replying sooner! My...

    Hey man....sorry for not replying sooner! My time on here is a little sparing given the withdrawal I go thru seeing pics of people still shredding!

    DC/Nova is good. Doing my best to enjoy the...
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    Sorry to hear! Its no fun getting robbed :( ...

    Sorry to hear! Its no fun getting robbed :(

    You've probably thought of it but auto /property insurance may be able to help you.
  38. Maybe because you have family/friends elsewhere...

    Maybe because you have family/friends elsewhere and want to visit them? Or maybe because you'd like to ski past April 7?
  39. Mile High charges $8.40 for a 20 ounce I'd be...

    Mile High charges $8.40 for a 20 ounce

    I'd be more comfortable accepting these sort of prices if there were actually decent options. Inbev having control of beverages at stadiums/large...
  40. Big ups to the crew for the meetup...

    Big ups to the crew for the meetup yesterday-thanks for being so welcoming, positive and happy to spread the local knowledge to a lowly jong like myself. Also, thanks for the secret spots, safety...
  41. Djongo has been second to none making me feel...

    Djongo has been second to none making me feel welcome here in Jackson...hope to see some others tomorrow!

    Sun finally blessed the mountain today which resulted in some super fun conditions all...
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    Anyone in this thread in the Jackson area? The...

    Anyone in this thread in the Jackson area? The mountains look quite dangerous atm :(
  43. What's the best way to get from the airport to...

    What's the best way to get from the airport to the hostel?

    If anyone wants to make a few extra bucks by shuttling me there tomorrow night, I'd appreciate it/lmk. Sure we can find some dollar...
  44. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Is 7 (full Ikon) or 5 (base) days really the same...

    Is 7 (full Ikon) or 5 (base) days really the same as a full season pass?
  45. Officially booked and will be skiing Thurs-Sun! ...

    Officially booked and will be skiing Thurs-Sun! Pretty excited to see Jackson in winter! Would be happy to meet up with anyone out on the same days.

    Still have all my Ikon benefits if anyone can...
  46. As a lover of amazing beer, Wu Tang Clan and...

    As a lover of amazing beer, Wu Tang Clan and excellent Thai, I'm a big fan of Thai Me Up.
  47. Just throwing this out there in case anyone is in...

    Just throwing this out there in case anyone is in a similar boat as me....leaning towards being in Jackson March 27-April 2 (Wed-Tues). A generous mag has offered a great deal on a 2br condo near...
  48. I guess that means it will be crazy crowded on...

    I guess that means it will be crazy crowded on Saturday/Sunday?

    Happy to hear recommendations for other "ikonic" places worth going. Realistically could go anywhere I'm not required to get a...
  49. Anyone else gonna be out there late next week? ...

    Anyone else gonna be out there late next week? Considering an on a whim Wed-Tues trip to make up for the sad excuse of a season thus far (for us east coasters). I'd probably be skiing Thurs-Mon. ...
  50. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Don't feel too bad for him. My ikon has 2 Eldo,...

    Don't feel too bad for him. My ikon has 2 Eldo, 1 Copper, 1 MJ and 2 days at glorious Snowshoe, WV.

    But hey, at least it was 70 the other day here in DC :|
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