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03-16-2014 07:43 PM
linvillegorge The issue is that there's too many assholes out there who will claim they forgot their pass, go in and get a temp pass, then hand said temp pass to their freeloading buddy. That's the main reason why resorts have cracked down on temp passes. As usual, honest people suffer the consequences of assholes.
03-16-2014 07:39 PM
wrathfuldeity
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they don't give a shit about season pass holders. you're either going to buy one or you aren't and once they've got your money fuck you.

they don't care because its not where resorts make their money. they make it on tourists and day ticket sales.
^truth and I'd imagine that they loose money on passholders that ride more than 20 days...maybe not loose money but its the passholders that make a hill be open midweek when its shitty and there are only 40-80 passholders riding that day....its costing the hill money to spin the chairs.
03-16-2014 06:54 PM
SnowDogWax
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they don't give a shit about season pass holders. you're either going to buy one or you aren't and once they've got your money fuck you.

they don't care because its not where resorts make their money. they make it on tourists and day ticket sales.
Nobody likes me. I'll show them. Let everyone break the rules, except of course it's a $10 an hour employee. All they care about.....: $$$$ Your a pile of shit droppings but on a positive side you do snowboard.
03-16-2014 04:34 PM
ShredLife they don't give a shit about season pass holders. you're either going to buy one or you aren't and once they've got your money fuck you.

they don't care because its not where resorts make their money. they make it on tourists and day ticket sales.
03-16-2014 04:26 PM
slyder Ya know though I've had a pass at our local hill for 3 yrs now. Don't you think with computers, and the aggressive marketing to take riders from someone else's hill and get them to be season pass holders at your hill IE: customer service. They would just let this go. Maybe after the 3rd time a nominal fee $10 and they put it on your jacket or I don't know something.

I just find in this highly competitive industry CS and common sense sometimes go out the window.
Note: I have never forgotten mine but one of my sons has. Again he has had a pass for 3 consecutive years as well
Like I said I never thought of the theft angle, only the CS side of retaining the future business of that customer. I have roughly 6 hills within and hour I can choose from. Pros-Cons to all of them, so providing a great experience and CS I feel is key.

A few weeks back our hill did customer appreciation till the end of the season. Season pass holders bring a guest and that guest gets 1/2 off lift ticket. Something they have never done in the past and I used it 5 times for friends. One of them "is" buying a season pass next year. This and other factors made his decision.
03-16-2014 03:29 PM
Donutz At the local mountains, the policy is that if you forget your pass you can get a new one for the price of a day pass. Yeah, $50 replacement.

I think they've gotten tired of people forgetting their passes and claiming they lost it.
03-16-2014 03:21 PM
slyder Ours are just ID card no RFID or readers. manually inspected.
I was asked 2x this year to show my pass otherwise I've hidden in the pass holder built into my jacket. I did have to remove it 2x and clipped to my pants on a few warm days early this season.

I guess I can see how this can be abused. Again a dads perspective, I'm sure the young'ins would try to get buddies in.

I have 3 kids to get out the door and all my gear and make sure they have all theirs even though they say they do and have double checked. So wrathfuldeity, usually I do have my shit together but 4 of our shit together something still gets missed
03-16-2014 03:09 PM
ShredLife
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i think the charge it because they can, like when you overdraft at the bank and they charge you $35 for the 3 hours they covered it. money grubbing fux i say
this. ski resorts only care about money. that is all.
03-16-2014 03:07 PM
CassMT we have the one-time policy too, and both my kids have one strike already. this is why my pass is on my pant beltloop instead of one of my 5 jackets...

i think the charge it because they can, like when you overdraft at the bank and they charge you $35 for the 3 hours they covered it. money grubbing fux i say
03-16-2014 01:59 PM
wrathfuldeity Baker has the same policy...1 time is forgiven. Idk if this is me or the hill...but generally, forgetting your pass is possibly the least of your worries on any given day. So just saying, "got to have your shit together" otherwise you are likely a hazard to yourself and others on this hill. Btw, I chaperone for a middle/high school ski bus program and the first day or two we expect and teach the kids to have it together but we clearly expect and reinforce "ur responsible for yourself, your gear and your buddy...cause if ur not...you and/or buddy will have a shitty day. If a kid for gets his pass twice...he sits in the lodge or plays in the snow and not ride the lifts...no harm done...but lesson learned. Also our passes are on lanyards...I wrap mine around a belt loop of my pants and put in my pants pocket...easily pulled out if somebody wants to check...I don't like it hanging around my neck or hanging on my jacket...fluttering about and is likely to get ripped off when bailing at 40 mph.
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