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Old 05-26-2008, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I know that Vail is rated as one of the best places to ski/snowboard, but how does one go there without breaking the bank account. When does the resort offer the best deals? Are their discounts worth it?? Could you compare Vail to any other resort in the world?
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok I know that Vail is rated as one of the best places to ski/snowboard, but how does one go there without breaking the bank account. When does the resort offer the best deals? Are their discounts worth it?? Could you compare Vail to any other resort in the world?
I have been in Vail in two different occasions.

Hotel: My best recommendation for the hotel is to stay in Frisco and drive to Vail, that would be cheapest way of doing it (thats how we did it). We stayed in the Alpine at an a very reasonable price and the hotel was actually very nice.

Lift tickets and parking: Shit that place is expensive, parking over 20 bukcs a day and lift ticket are expensive. If you are going to be there for more than a week get a season pass and that way you could save money. The restaurants are expesive you are better off bringing some energy bars or sandwiches



Terrain: The front of the mountain is like every other resort in my opinion nothing special. Vail is all about the back bowls and Blue sky Basin, once you been there nothing else in the world compares to the solitude and quality of the terrain back there. I heard that it's the closest to heli/snowcat skiing with out the extra $$$. Especially blue sky the terrain there is unbelievable you can find it all in there, and there is plenty of powder stashes even after weeks with no fresh snow.

The one thing that I was not crazy about was the amount of asshole skiers that the resort had, too many if you ask me. Maybe 10 skiers to 1 rider, I never seen anything like that in my life.

Will I ever go back there? you bet, there is not another resort that I have been to that compare to Vail, (I have been in about 15 resorts).

But remember something your experience will always depend on the conditions of the snow, sad but true.

I have not been in Whistler but I imagine that it compares to Vail in a similar way with the amount of terrain they have, but of what I have heard they are equally expensive, if not more.
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Here a good page for unbiased reviews


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thanks for the info
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Best deals are found when the lifts aren't turning. Once they start turning, you're too late.

They just started offering a new pass product. It is targeted to the out-of-state skier who wants a pass product. This is the only pass they have that you can buy online. Everything else you have to buy in person the first time. The new pass is the Epic Pass. There are no blackout days and it also gives you unlimited days at Heavenly. More info = Epic Pass - The Epic Pass - $579 - Unlimited and Unrestricted Colorado Ski Pass - Vail Resorts

To find the ultimate deals, you need to talk to a Vail front-line employee. They know all the cash saving strategies.
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