Ok, so I live in Evergreen, and Echo Mountain Park
is super close to me, like 10 minutes. Their pass is $150 for the season, or $40 per day, so it pays for itself in 4 days, which I can easily take care of in a week, especially since it's close, I can go before or after work. They've added more lighted terrain, and some regular runs, so it's not 100% park anymore.
but, it's small, and I don't know anyone who has a pass there, so it may just be us riding up there, and it doesn't open until November 21.
then we have the summit pass(I don't care enough about vail or beaver creek to shell out the extra $40) which costs $409, but gets me to keystone, breck and A-basin all season, and they aren't too far off either. They have longer lifts and the drive can be full of traffic, but they offer much more terrain, and since my days off are on weekdays mostly I think
I would be avoiding the crazy weekend crowds and drive already. just going off the Abasin ticket price this pass would pay for itself in aboud 9 days, which again, wouldn't be hard to rack up, especially considering abasin is open already. Another plus is that most people seem to have this pass, so chances are that people I know already have this pass or will get it.
Then there is loveland which is 319 for the season, but no other mountains. I won't use the days in Monarch. shorter lift lines, it's already open, and closer than 2 of the three places on the other pass are plusses.
so I have no idea what to do. what I was planning on doing is getting the echo pass, since it's so close, and if someone else wants to ride elsewhere just get a day pass there, and sometimes with a season pass holder tickets are cheaper. I plan on riding pretty much every day I have off, which can be anywhere from 1 to 5 days a week. so with the echo pass that means I'd have to drive less, but I may get bored with such a small area if I'm riding that often.
yeah so, I dunno WTF I should do, thoughts?