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11-26-2013 11:28 AM
hoots_manuva Off season's discounts are about 25% fall pass price
11-26-2013 11:13 AM
poutanen I was not in Calgary in 09/10 so I shouldn't post here... BUT:

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Only downside to the hills being so great here is that they are mucho $$$$$$. How do you guys afford snowboard every weekend without blowing your budget? Any cheap hills? I've heard the Louise pass pays for itself pretty quick. Any other ways of minimizing the cost?
If you want to board A LOT, a season pass is the only way to go. Or at least get a season pass for your main hill, and then costco passes or ski more cards for wherever else you want to go.

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Getting a pass in the off season, when there's an early bird discount is pretty much the way to go.

Otherwise, work at the hill, or for an oil company like Husky where they give you subsidized tickets because of their corporate sponsorship.
Early bird discounts are the only way to go! Another option if you're really dedicated is to be a volunteer ski/board patroller. You can patrol at multiple hills, and some of the hills can earn you a season pass to multiple hills.

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How much cheaper are the early bird passes?
MUCH cheaper. I buy my RCR Super Pass before June 15th or whenever the spring cutoff is. Costs $1250 or so for the pass with tax (and includes Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska, and Lake Louise). If you bought the same pass today it would be $2047 with tax. Buy buying in June you save $300 or so over the fall "early bird deals" and about $800 over the regular season.
11-26-2013 10:59 AM
jmart21
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Getting a pass in the off season, when there's an early bird discount is pretty much the way to go.

Otherwise, work at the hill, or for an oil company like Husky where they give you subsidized tickets because of their corporate sponsorship.

Powder habits aren't cheap.
How much cheaper are the early bird passes?
11-26-2013 10:58 AM
jmart21
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Only 2 practical options I know of...

1, Head to Costco, and ask someone there with a membership to get you some lift tickets. You get 2 tickets for $100+.

2, Go to the hill and get a Sunshine or Louise card which gets you a couple free days and $25 bucks or so off regular priced tickets. It's about $10 more than a lift ticket, and a better deal than the pass until about 15 days approx.
Thanks. I'm a costco'er...works out well.
11-26-2013 10:49 AM
hoots_manuva Only 2 practical options I know of...

1, Head to Costco, and ask someone there with a membership to get you some lift tickets. You get 2 tickets for $100+.

2, Go to the hill and get a Sunshine or Louise card which gets you a couple free days and $25 bucks or so off regular priced tickets. It's about $10 more than a lift ticket, and a better deal than the pass until about 15 days approx.
11-26-2013 10:40 AM
hoots_manuva Getting a pass in the off season, when there's an early bird discount is pretty much the way to go.

Otherwise, work at the hill, or for an oil company like Husky where they give you subsidized tickets because of their corporate sponsorship.

Powder habits aren't cheap.
11-26-2013 10:14 AM
jmart21 YYC checking in.

New to the city. Been to Sunshine and LL before, but thats it. Just bought a new board and can't wait to get out!

Only downside to the hills being so great here is that they are mucho $$$$$$. How do you guys afford snowboard every weekend without blowing your budget? Any cheap hills? I've heard the Louise pass pays for itself pretty quick. Any other ways of minimizing the cost?

cheers
11-22-2013 06:37 PM
hoots_manuva Calgaryyyy
11-21-2013 11:08 PM
ARSENALFAN Yep. In Calgary and staying put.
11-21-2013 11:05 PM
ek9max My bad. I don't even know how I got on that thread..... And then missed the 09/10 part.

sorry guys!
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