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  1. #2701
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Naw. Is like a 15 passenger tram. So small crowd. But youíll still kill it is you snowplow the big.
    I see it as more like a tin can on a rope, where everyone is packed like sardines. Did a short painting on it some time ago:

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    But 15 people make a good captive audience when I stink up the tram from the morning breakfast burrito.

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    Your cease and desist letter for using the name Big Sky will arrive shortly.
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    Think Copper WP Eldora will be stupid crowded Dec 26-31 since they are the only places without blackout? Watching the snow and might drive out from new England. Will I wait hours in a liftline to the point where I will be punching myself in the balls?
    Also, reasonable to find a place to park and sleep in my vehicle? Not a camper just a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhyatt View Post
    Think Copper WP Eldora will be stupid crowded Dec 26-31 since they are the only places without blackout? Watching the snow and might drive out from new England. Will I wait hours in a liftline to the point where I will be punching myself in the balls?
    Also, reasonable to find a place to park and sleep in my vehicle? Not a camper just a car.
    Everywhere will be crowded that time of year. Pretty sure they sell far less Ikons than Epic still though. I'd say it'd still be fun, I don't remember ever waiting in a should-crushing line at Copper and my in-laws like to ski there around that time of year. Pretty tough for the Super B to get a line, and the new lifts are fast AF too (when they aren't breaking down).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhyatt View Post
    Think Copper WP Eldora will be stupid crowded Dec 26-31 since they are the only places without blackout? Watching the snow and might drive out from new England. Will I wait hours in a liftline to the point where I will be punching myself in the balls?
    Also, reasonable to find a place to park and sleep in my vehicle? Not a camper just a car.

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    Copper will be busy but stay on the Super Bee or any expert terrain thatís open and youíll be good to go. The main village will be busy. Not EPIC busy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULLRismyco-pilot View Post
    Everywhere will be crowded that time of year. Pretty sure they sell far less Ikons than Epic still though. I'd say it'd still be fun, I don't remember ever waiting in a should-crushing line at Copper and my in-laws like to ski there around that time of year. Pretty tough for the Super B to get a line, and the new lifts are fast AF too (when they aren't breaking down).

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    Steamboat was a zoo last Xmas despite it being blacked on the base pass. I canít see WP or Copper being any better. My sister from FL and her 20 friends are planning to go to WP this Xmas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound Odin View Post
    Steamboat was a zoo last Xmas despite it being blacked on the base pass. I canít see WP or Copper being any better. My sister from FL and her 20 friends are planning to go to WP this Xmas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ULLRismyco-pilot View Post
    Everywhere will be crowded that time of year. Pretty sure they sell far less Ikons than Epic still though. I'd say it'd still be fun, I don't remember ever waiting in a should-crushing line at Copper and my in-laws like to ski there around that time of year. Pretty tough for the Super B to get a line, and the new lifts are fast AF too (when they aren't breaking down).

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    Not Kirkwood. Even with the Epic, that place is empty on blackout days. Ski right onto the lift. Even can be that way on a legit powder day. January 1st sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhyatt View Post
    Is she hot?

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    For a 51 yr old married mother of two teenagers, I guess sheís alright. Kinda hard for me to judge being her brother, ya see


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Not Kirkwood. Even with the Epic, that place is empty on blackout days. Ski right onto the lift. Even can be that way on a legit powder day. January 1st sucks.
    Yeah, when I say "Everywhere" I meant every ski resort in CO. Since OP is driving from the east coast, I'm guessing that the additional 15hr to KW are a deal breaker.

    My new theory with these mega passes is that since people aren't paying $100+ a day for a lift ticket, they aren't as inclined to stay out on the hill all day. Instead, they don't mind taking a long lunch at the lodge, or maybe leave early to beat traffic, or if it is cold/windy call it a day and go sit in the hot tub. Maybe they skip a day or two to recover and go shopping. This means that there are fewer people on the hill at a given time, even though there are a shitload of people in town. It also means that showing up at noon means you can have the place to yourself a lot of days. Of course, as always, powder days are the exception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULLRismyco-pilot View Post
    Yeah, when I say "Everywhere" I meant every ski resort in CO. Since OP is driving from the east coast, I'm guessing that the additional 15hr to KW are a deal breaker.

    My new theory with these mega passes is that since people aren't paying $100+ a day for a lift ticket, they aren't as inclined to stay out on the hill all day. Instead, they don't mind taking a long lunch at the lodge, or maybe leave early to beat traffic, or if it is cold/windy call it a day and go sit in the hot tub. Maybe they skip a day or two to recover and go shopping. This means that there are fewer people on the hill at a given time, even though there are a shitload of people in town. It also means that showing up at noon means you can have the place to yourself a lot of days. Of course, as always, powder days are the exception.
    Agree! Kirkwood was fun last spring! Since WP and Copper are the unlimited no blackout spots, I am worried they will be so crowded it sucks. But agree that folks that only ski holidays often are not out for first chair. And they leave half eaten food in the cafeteria!

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    It seems to me there are more early risers and early quitters than before. At least in the Tahoe epicville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound Odin View Post
    For a 51 yr old married mother of two teenagers, I guess she’s alright. Kinda hard for me to judge being her brother, ya see


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    But what about the other twenty? We'll spare your sister.

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    this is prob a dumbass question, but if have my ikon pass, doesn't it just work at the turnstiles? i don't have to get shit printed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by byates1 View Post
    this is prob a dumbass question, but if have my ikon pass, doesn't it just work at the turnstiles? i don't have to get shit printed?
    It will work some places but at others you'll have to get a ticket. It's listed in the fine print somewhere.
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    Xmas, NYE, Presidents Day Weekend, and Spring Break is one giant holiday now. Starts about December 20 and ends about April 1st. It's the "100-day weekend." Welcome to the new norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Xmas, NYE, Presidents Day Weekend, and Spring Break is one giant holiday now. Starts about December 20 and ends about April 1st. It's the "100-day weekend." Welcome to the new norm.
    I'm just trying to figure out when I should come out to hit Big Sky and Jackson. Maybe two trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULLRismyco-pilot View Post
    Yeah, when I say "Everywhere" I meant every ski resort in CO. Since OP is driving from the east coast, I'm guessing that the additional 15hr to KW are a deal breaker.

    My new theory with these mega passes is that since people aren't paying $100+ a day for a lift ticket, they aren't as inclined to stay out on the hill all day. Instead, they don't mind taking a long lunch at the lodge, or maybe leave early to beat traffic, or if it is cold/windy call it a day and go sit in the hot tub. Maybe they skip a day or two to recover and go shopping. This means that there are fewer people on the hill at a given time, even though there are a shitload of people in town. It also means that showing up at noon means you can have the place to yourself a lot of days. Of course, as always, powder days are the exception.
    I agree with this. There's a crush from 10-12:30 and then a mini from 1:15-2ish. Outside of those hours there is a big dropoff - at least in Ikonworld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    I'm just trying to figure out when I should come out to hit Big Sky and Jackson. Maybe two trips.
    in all seriousness, I'd suggest coming to JH sometime between January 5th and MLK weekend. snow should be pretty good, holiday crowds gone and rates lowered, and you'll get ahead of the unbelievable ikon crowds. if we have halfway decent snow, if ikon sells 100k-300k more passes than last year, and if everyone who came here for the first time last year tells all their friends how sickgnar it was, it's gonna be a mess from MLK onward, and February should be just a no-go if you have a choice in the matter. it's all relative.

    don't wait till february in the hope of getting powder perfection. ski january powder and maybe clip a few rocks in a few spots. way better rates on hotels in January too, or if you're planning to illegally van camp, you'll find a lot less CO-plated vans crowding all the best illegal camping spots.

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    New passes for the kids showed up today.
    There were no lanyards included.
    Repeat: NO LANYARDS!!!

    Lots of stickers though.
    Chronic Complainer Experiencing Ikon Cognitive Dissonance Since 2018

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    Just uploaded our pictures this week. Slackers. It is still 85 degrees outside here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullStack View Post
    New passes for the kids showed up today.
    There were no lanyards included.
    Repeat: NO LANYARDS!!!

    Lots of stickers though.
    The amount of small swag was crazy. Got my daughter's today, too.
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    Do you get swag if you renewed?

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    We renewed early and got $30 off last season's early price ($619 vs $649). Also, last year we used our IKON passes at 8 different areas, including in Canada, and could walk on the lifts everywhere except Deer Valley. Really nice not having to hassle with going in and getting your picture taken everywhere like with the Mt. Collective.
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