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  1. #376
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    and another take....

    https://www.powder.com/latest-news/c...H9n9kCgPSabyfU

    and apparently KING5 news was up there today and the story is about to run on the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    and another take....

    https://www.powder.com/latest-news/c...H9n9kCgPSabyfU

    and apparently KING5 news was up there today and the story is about to run on the news.
    Yep.

    I could use a bit less of the "our community" from the President and COO though...
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    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowen View Post
    The real problem is the explosive population growth of the Puget Sound region.

    AKA, blame California.
    Uh, maybe just limit your housing stock and make it unaffordable. Geez, blaming your good neighbors to the south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirVicSmasher View Post
    I hate to say it but they need to limit ikon days to 5 on the base pass, just like every other ikonic destination.

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    Or even just have blackouts on the base pass. You will still have a shit ton of pass holders but at least fewer during the blackouts.

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    I WANT BLOOD!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Or even just have blackouts on the base pass.
    This seems like a fore gone conclusion for next year. So of the Alterra owned resorts with blackout dates (Squaw, Mammoth, Solitude, ect) can you buy a season pass with no black out dates? If so, how much more is that season pass? Next year, I expect Ikon to be limited at Crystal with a very expensive unlimited season pass option available. I doubt it will have much effect on crowds though. Crystal pass holders are some of the wealthiest skiers on earth (Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond tech wealth) and Crystal is really the only ski area in the state that appeals to the masses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altasnob View Post
    This seems like a fore gone conclusion for next year. So of the Alterra owned resorts with blackout dates (Squaw, Mammoth, Solitude, ect) can you buy a season pass with no black out dates? If so, how much more is that season pass? Next year, I expect Ikon to be limited at Crystal with a very expensive unlimited season pass option available. I doubt it will have much effect on crowds though. Crystal pass holders are some of the wealthiest skiers on earth (Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond tech wealth) and Crystal is really the only ski area in the state that appeals to the masses.
    +200 for 7 days and no blackout I think. There absolutely needs to be a cap on days. Keep the crystal season pass for whatever crazy amount it is now

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    Quote Originally Posted by klauss View Post
    remember it's state law when there is a passing lane and snow coverage to drive in the middle of the two lanes. As the champ, you already know this but wanted to point it out for others

    need gas prices to go up to $7 a gallon, but won't help you all too much as word is everyone drives Teslas up there
    I counted 3 other Tesla's in B lot last crystal day. I hate to say it, but a paid parking model for single occupancy vehicles (free for 2+) would go a long way...

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    There is no Crystal season pass this year. Ikon base gets you unlimited there so that is the season pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskydoc View Post
    I counted 3 other Tesla's in B lot last crystal day. I hate to say it, but a paid parking model for single occupancy vehicles (free for 2+) would go a long way...
    Checking for proper traction would go further.
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    $30 a car unless 3+, keep the top lot for cars with 4+

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    I'm curious why you all seem to want to cram more people in.

    We need fewer people there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I'm curious why you all seem to want to cram more people in.

    We need more cars with good traction there.
    fify
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty View Post
    Definitely did not happen at Amazon, nor could I see it happening. We don't even get Prime free.
    This blows me away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskydoc View Post
    I counted 3 other Tesla's in B lot last crystal day. I hate to say it, but a paid parking model for single occupancy vehicles (free for 2+) would go a long way...
    JH did that many years ago. Even before the added bus runs.

    It did help. I and many others would pick up hitchhikers just to get free lot a parking.
    3 was free. Otherwise $10 I recall.

    Now the lots are all pay to park and he bus service is better. But it’s still filled to capacity and a shitshow on the hill with the ikon invasion for prime weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterSmoove View Post
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    man it sounds like this weekend was rough up there.
    In my experience....no, it wasnít.

    We flew in from NY Friday night. Left the Roadway in Claw at 6:50am and, other than the line of slowish traffic, made it there by 8am no problem. They were still filling Lot B at that hour. I donít think one needed to leave Seattle at 4am to get a spot, maybe 6am. Me thinks some peeps ARE dramatic little b******.

    Granted, because we had a long flight Friday night and I didnít want to push my kids right to the lift (their first Western trip, and all that Friday night snow in the forecast didnít happen anyway) we had a nice breakfast and checked into the Alpine before heading out. That horror show 8:30 lift line someone posted a pic of? When we went out 11ish we walked on the lift. Next we waited 5 for the gondi. In fact, we didnít wait in a 10 minute lift line all day.

    Sunday am, we did breakfast again. Figured for sure, after all the complaining I heard about Saturday, that weíd be stuck in a long lift line when we showed up at 9:30. Nope. Again, not a 10 minute lift line all day, and I did a few laps in Southback. Conditions were incredible, and got better by the hour.

    Monday was the ultimate powder day. Got to the gondi maybe 8:10 and we were maybe 25 people back. No lift lines whatsoever, all day. I still heard people complain how quick it got tracked out. Iíve only made 4 trips to Crystal, and even I could find untracked until lunch. Past lunch!

    I guess Iím sorry people didnít plan better but, damn, you didnít have to work very hard to not get skunked this past weekend. Seriously, I think some (not all, not most) Seattle skiers are spoiled whiny little b******. Just sayiní. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskydoc View Post
    I counted 3 other Tesla's in B lot last crystal day. I hate to say it, but a paid parking model for single occupancy vehicles (free for 2+) would go a long way...
    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Checking for proper traction would go further.
    Agreed Buster. It would be a better short term solution to the shit show on snow days as it would both alleviate the driving shit show and limit the amount of cars. Then once everyone in the lot has snow tires and it's still filling out we can talk about vehicle occupancy tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Note to self: When you finally get to Seattle, do not do Crystal on the weekend.
    Wrong Benny, see my last post. Do Crystal, just do it right. Iíll help ya out!

    With the requirement to now buy advance tickets chasing storms on short notice could get harder, perhaps.

    Iím really hoping the do something to guarantee guest with Crystal Resort hotel reservations access to lift tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTG4 View Post
    Wrong Benny, see my last post. Do Crystal,

    Iím really hoping the do something to guarantee guest with Crystal Resort hotel reservations access to lift tickets.
    He'll love the breakfast recommendation!

    Hotel guests are guaranteed lift tickets.

    But otherwise thanks for telling the decades of combined experience there is mistaken about over this unprecedented over crowding.

    we didnít wait in a 10 minute lift line all day.
    Hmmmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    He'll love the breakfast recommendation!

    Hotel guests are guaranteed lift tickets.

    But otherwise thanks for telling the decades of combined experience there is mistaken about over this unprecedented over crowding.



    Hmmmmm.
    Lol, aren't they cute when they still have their spots?

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    Has to be a troll account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
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    Has to be a troll account.
    The from NY part was OTT IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post

    But otherwise thanks for telling the decades of combined experience there is mistaken about over this unprecedented over crowding.
    Not to mention empathy for the families who had bought their kids lessons or a promise to go skiing and were turned away.
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    I don’t think you appreciate how bad the drive has been the past two weekends or the number of people that got turned around before the lifts opened.

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