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VaSnowAngel 09-27-2012 12:48 PM

Debating on Season Passes
 
Hey all! I live in the Northwestern part of Virginia, close to Charlottesville and really can't decide whether to buy season passes for one of the local resorts(Massanutten, Wintergreen), take just a couple trips to Snoeshoe or Timberline WV, or save up and take like a week and go to Utah.

I'll put it this way: I am an AVID snowboarder. I have been salivating over the fact that it's only like two months away from the start of the local season. It just kills me to have to fill up the gas tank every other day during snowboarding season :( Any advice or suggestions?

killclimbz 09-27-2012 01:07 PM

Is one week in Utah really going to do it for you for a season?

Personally, I'd probably go with the local hill and try to budget for a big adventure trip to somewhere sweet.

BurtonAvenger 09-27-2012 01:59 PM

Shred every other day> Utah. Utah will always be there shredding every other day probably not.

sabatoa 09-27-2012 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 521329)
Is one week in Utah really going to do it for you for a season?

Personally, I'd probably go with the local hill and try to budget for a big adventure trip to somewhere sweet.

Yeah that

10char

slyder 09-27-2012 02:47 PM

Id rather ride 6out of 7 days on hard packed man made snow, the not so great park we have, all the Chicago tourists that pack the place then 1 or 2 small trips throughout the season
I vote season pass

VaSnowAngel 09-27-2012 07:37 PM

Thanks guys. I guess I was just looking at it like Utah, Colorado, and Oregon being like snowboarder Meccas- One of the things you just have to experience at one time or another. You're totally right though, every other day beats just a week. It just sucks that my "local" mountains are 1 hour+ away. Any other good resorts in the North-east to make a weekend trip out of?? You can tell I don't really travel too far from home!! :b

firstx1017 09-27-2012 09:48 PM

Wow - I think you are LUCKY to only be an hour away! We are 3 hours away from our local mountain in Big Bear and 6 hours to Mammoth. We can't make a day trip with that drive time so we rent a place for the winter in Big Bear and stay for the weekends and holidays with our seaon passes.

I agree with the others that we would rather ski every weekend rather than just take one long trip a season. Even if our snow is mostly man made also.

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Originally Posted by VaSnowAngel (Post 521394)
Thanks guys. I guess I was just looking at it like Utah, Colorado, and Oregon being like snowboarder Meccas- One of the things you just have to experience at one time or another. You're totally right though, every other day beats just a week. It just sucks that my "local" mountains are 1 hour+ away. Any other good resorts in the North-east to make a weekend trip out of?? You can tell I don't really travel too far from home!! :b


VaSnowAngel 09-28-2012 01:15 AM

Yikes! What a drive! My work doesn't really allow me the luxury of taking off many days. Just whatever they have over- scheduled for unless you tell them months in advance. Its not even the drive that kills me really its gas prices. But hey, I guess a 80 mile trip its better than 120 mile trip. Anyone with any good referrals for mountains up North?

sleev-les 09-28-2012 09:45 AM

I just picked up the Advantage card for the local spots. Season pass wouldn't be worth it since I'm planning a lot of weekend trips and a few week long trips. I'll still get discounted lift tickets for the weekends I'm local so I can still hit up the mountains. I'd def do something if I were you so I could get out every weekend.

sheepstealer 09-28-2012 10:00 AM

I agree. Riding every other day beats out one big trip out west. You're riding more, period - which is what we're all here to do right?

Do the mountains you mention offer 6-pack tickets or something similar? I know alotta mountains in the northeast offer something like this, buy 6 tickets for the price of 4 or 5. I used to go this route a few years ago when my schedule was more sporadic and wasn't sure I was able to get the most out of a season pass..just a thought.


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