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Old 12-19-2011, 06:47 AM   #1391 (permalink)
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Not sure if Dave posted anything about this, but Jay and I were talking about it. We have a sneaking suspicion that the company that owns our local hills own other bigger resorts elsewhere and are dumping our money into those places.
i wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:08 AM   #1392 (permalink)
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Anyone want to buy my 2012 Targas off me? I only used it for 3 runs. $230 for you guys (sorry, they are too new to discount deeper and Daddy needs new bindings haha)

If not, I'm putting them up for sale for 250 elsewhere.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:52 AM   #1393 (permalink)
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great time guys!! thanks for all the organizing leo and dave. great time with the Marhar crew too! now we get to pay holiday pricing at holly and pk from now thru the new year. all i gotta say is thats bullshyt. $40 for a couple of sorry runs is robbery. pk still shows all of their parks closed too. this will def influence how much i go (or don't go) in the next 2 weeks. how can they get away with this crap
Mt Holly is saying they have a few features in small park. Keeping an eye on weather possibly later this week like Thursday I might be able to ride.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:57 AM   #1394 (permalink)
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Not sure if Dave posted anything about this, but Jay and I were talking about it. We have a sneaking suspicion that the company that owns our local hills own other bigger resorts elsewhere and are dumping our money into those places.
Alpine Valley Holding Co. owns the following:
  • Alpine Valley Michigan
  • Alpine Valley Wisconsin
  • Bittersweet Michigan
  • Devil's Head Wisconsin
  • Mt. Holly Michigan
  • Pine Knob Michigan

I am not sure it is that much of a conspiracy theory, although it's possible. I think it is probably simpler than that: there are 4 ski hills in metro-Detroit, 3 of them are owned by the same company and the other one (Brighton) leaves a lot to be desired, so AVHCo can act like a de facto monopoly since there's not any substantial competition. This means they charge whatever they can get away with, and have no real incentive to improve their offerings because where else are you going to ride? Nowhere.
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Yea, that part is definitely true. But my question is, are they using these profits to improve their other bigger resorts while never improving ours?
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We'll just have to vote with our dollars. I went to Holly all of twice last season. Everything else was up north.
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great time guys!! thanks for all the organizing leo and dave. great time with the Marhar crew too! now we get to pay holiday pricing at holly and pk from now thru the new year. all i gotta say is thats bullshyt. $40 for a couple of sorry runs is robbery. pk still shows all of their parks closed too. this will def influence how much i go (or don't go) in the next 2 weeks. how can they get away with this crap
Ditto this. Thanks for organizing this Leo and for taking all of our money to buy Targas and whatnot
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great time guys!! thanks for all the organizing leo and dave. great time with the Marhar crew too! now we get to pay holiday pricing at holly and pk from now thru the new year. all i gotta say is thats bullshyt. $40 for a couple of sorry runs is robbery. pk still shows all of their parks closed too. this will def influence how much i go (or don't go) in the next 2 weeks. how can they get away with this crap
Yeah. We're going up north again this weekend. Cab had like $12 all day tickets online for Christmas day.
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It's nice to be able to put voice to all of your Facebook faces now. Except for Dave's. I'm sick of his. And he took the duties of crop dusting when I was supposed to be the one doing so.
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Yea, that part is definitely true. But my question is, are they using these profits to improve their other bigger resorts while never improving ours?
No way to know for sure without checking out the other places for comparison AVHC is a privately held company so there's no public financials on them and really no way to tell what they're doing with the money.
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