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Old 10-26-2012, 05:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Contemplating Stowe Season Pass - good deal?

So the deadline for the "cheap" Stowe season pass is coming up on the 30th of Oct. For those of you who don't know, Stowe season pass is ~$1650 now, with prices jumping up over $2,000 after Oct 30.

I love Stowe and was about to pull the trigger but was doin the math in my head - I'd have to go to stowe 21 times in order to break even (daily tix can be had online for $79). That's a crazy number of times, considering ill likely go to Jay a handful of times this year too? Is that realistic?

As you guys can probably guess, this would be my first season pass at Stowe. I had no idea they were this expensive!

Am I not thinking about this the right way? Is this a good deal? Maybe 21 times is easily achievable - I've lives in the southwest for the past couple years and haven't been near enough a mountain to consider a season pass in a long time!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How close are you to the mountain? Assuming 4.5 total months of being open (late november to early april), you'd have to go 4 to 5 times each month to break even. Basically every weekend.

That is a lot of snowboarding if you aren't very close to the slopes.

The question you should ask yourself is this:

Will you be more upset if you pay ~$200 extra over an entire season if you don't get the pass and go 23 or 24 times or would you be more upset if you pay $1653 and only ride 15 times?
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Will the Stowe pass get you a discount at any other mountain, like Jay's Peak?
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How close are you to the mountain? Assuming 4.5 total months of being open (late november to early april), you'd have to go 4 to 5 times each month to break even. Basically every weekend.

That is a lot of snowboarding if you aren't very close to the slopes.

The question you should ask yourself is this:

Will you be more upset if you pay ~$200 extra over an entire season if you don't get the pass and go 23 or 24 times or would you be more upset if you pay $1653 and only ride 15 times?
Yeah that's the math I was doing. I live about two hours away, and while I plan to go often, I doubt I'll go exclusively to Stowe EVERY weekend. Maybe 90% of the time, with 10% for Jay Peak. But of all the weekends available, I can't imagine myself going more than 80% of the available weekends (need some rest and maybe a trip out west!).

So right there, it doesn't seem to add up? Season pass should be 300-400 cheaper in my opinion. I'd immediately purchase if it were $1200. No way in hell I'm paying $2000+ AFTER October 30. You crazy meng??
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Will the Stowe pass get you a discount at any other mountain, like Jay's Peak?
No it does not.
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Damn, is $1650 the cheapest it goes or is that because it's getting later into the season?

Not to brag, but the EPIC pass cost me $680 and gets me unlimited riding at 5 resorts in CO, 3 in Tahoe, and 3 days in Verbier if I wanted.

I know that is one of the best season pass deals in the country, but even the Utah single mountain passes are only like $600-700, right?
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Well its like 18 bucks for a dirty water hotdog and coke in nyc so I guess it makes sense.

I've heard of these prices for places like Whistler, but ahem,....its fucking Whistler...
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah - exactly my point. This price seems ridiculous. Stowe is a great mountain but still...

Mammoth season pass out in Cali costs about $800. Your examples are in that range too. Wtf!

And yes, the $1,650 is the cheapest it gets...everyone in VT must be filthy rich. Or maybe there is magic in the Stowe water.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No it does not.

Wow, that sucks.

Here I am thinking the three mountain pass (Loon, Sunday River and SugarLoaf) was expensive at roughly $1200 haha.

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Do they offer a blackout pass? Maybe pick up something like that and go Jay on the blackout days.
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