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    How high?

    $209 for a vail day ticket?
    In March?

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    Window prices
    $209 beaver
    $189 breck
    $169 park city

    https://www.aspentimes.com/news/loca...-aspen-at-179/
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    Holy fuck balls... That's almost $300 CDN.

    For that kind of money I could stay in canada and (almost ) go cat skiing.

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    The prices are so unreasonable

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    You’re taking it way too seriously.

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    Dating myself but I remember in the 70’s in high school living in the Denver area I could get on the local ski bus that included a day pass to Vail for $12.

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    at 150$ + a day ... they are really trying to keep working class peoples off those slopes.. wtf is a season pass in Aspen???

    I'll Guess>$ 3,200.00???
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    Quote Originally Posted by baron View Post
    at 150$ + a day ... they are really trying to keep working class peoples off those slopes.. wtf is a season pass in Aspen???

    I'll Guess>$ 3,200.00???
    Full price $2284. Early purchase price $1899. What a deal!

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    😳 People complain about $70 for a day at Verbier or Chamonix!

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    it's become the sport of kings.

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    Vail has always sucked

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Vail has always sucked
    Yes, along with breck and park shitty. Never been to beav, but it prolly sucks too.

    What they all have in common is unlimited epic pass skiing for 950 bucks.
    For the price of 5 day tickets, you can ski the whole season? Wtf
    Does anyone buy day tickets anymore at these mtns. Why Bother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
    Full price $2284. Early purchase price $1899. What a deal!
    $500 off the early season price if you work for an employer that belongs to the local chambers.

    Very few people here bitch about the cost of our pass. We were somewhat pissed that we didn’t get any free days at any other Ikon areas. That appears to be changing for next season.

    This year was good right out of the gate, so I had no desire to road trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Never been to beav, but it prolly sucks too.
    Nope, Beaver Creek definitely does not suck. Long, steep, sustained pitches and no crowds. I'll take it 10 times out of 10 over Vail.

    But not for $209/day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Yes, along with breck and park shitty. Never been to beav, but it prolly sucks too.

    What they all have in common is unlimited epic pass skiing for 950 bucks.
    For the price of 5 day tickets, you can ski the whole season? Wtf
    Does anyone buy day tickets anymore at these mtns. Why Bother.
    Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

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    I was hoping this was the weed thread. What a disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Does anyone buy day tickets anymore at these mtns. Why Bother.
    That's the point. Push people to buy passes and lock in revenue before the season starts.

    Or, if you're Deer Valley, you're quite explicitly pushing elite exclusivity.

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    ^^ Exactly.

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    I guess so. Assuming the average skier makes that decision this spring based on last years window prices.

    But skiing has zero marginal cost. Why not encourage day tickets? It’s found money.
    Like JH having their golden ticket deal early season.
    If ikon is paying 50 to 70 bucks per ski day, why not take 100 at the window?
    Once you get over 150, it’s nuts to think a 99percenter would buy one
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Dating myself but I remember in the 70’s in high school living in the Denver area I could get on the local ski bus that included a day pass to Vail for $12.
    I must be a little younger because I remember the seething fury when Winter Park cracked $30 for a day pass (no bus).

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    You guys should look into how much a private lesson costs at Vail or BC. Sounds like you could use one too if you are actually thinking about buying a day pass at Vail for full retail.

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    I just returned from a week in La Grave, where you can access absolutely stunning terrain for €50/day. Not to mention the neighboring Serre Chevalier, which I reckon is on par with Vail, if not better, and you can get a day pass at the window for €50.50 for a single day and per diem prices go down for multiple day passes. Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes are similarly priced. At my local hill (Snoqualmie Pass) which is a pretty crappy little mountain by comparisonand the window price is $95. It just doesn't add up really.

    I listened to the Low Pressure Podcast interview with Chris Booth and he had some pretty harsh criticism of the general business practices within the ski industry. Skiing has always been expensive but these prices seem way out of line with what's actually realistic. There's no way that this can be sustainable long term business. The industry needs to foster new participants and at these kind of prices that doesn't seem too likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I guess so. Assuming the average skier makes that decision this spring based on last years window prices.

    But skiing has zero marginal cost. Why not encourage day tickets? It’s found money.
    Like JH having their golden ticket deal early season.
    If ikon is paying 50 to 70 bucks per ski day, why not take 100 at the window?
    Once you get over 150, it’s nuts to think a 99percenter would buy one
    You're still not getting it. Day passes, priced high or low, are lost money. With a cheap day pass, there is no commitment. People can go and ski a couple days a year and it's no big deal.

    With a reasonably priced season pass, however, the average person is going to feel more compelled to ski several weekends over the season to get their money's worth. More trips to the mountain means, on average, more money spent on all the other stuff like lodging, rentals, lessons, food, drinks, replacement gear, etc.

    The resorts do not want to sell day passes. They want to sell season passes. They price them accordingly.

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    ^^ Once again, exactly.

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