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|09-24-2013 05:49 PM|
This thread is making me seriously consider going to an in-state college...
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|09-24-2013 05:29 PM|
|Mystery2many||My girl and I drive up to our local mountain every week on our off days. We budget our money accordingly. And a group of us take two 7-8 day trips to CO, one in January and the other in march. It's not cheap but it's worth every penny. I would definitely try to ride more days then just take one big trip!!!!|
|09-24-2013 05:09 PM|
Originally Posted by Dcp584 View Post
|09-24-2013 12:16 PM|
|Flee21||Anyone around here go to Wintergreen or Massanutten as their local hill?|
|09-24-2013 08:30 AM|
Originally Posted by JBthe3rd View Post
|09-20-2013 08:04 AM|
|JBthe3rd||Anyone know of ways to get discount on Season Passes to Liberty/Whitetail ? (Other than what's posted on the website)|
|11-26-2012 07:02 PM|
I know this is a bit old but, buy your season pass at most location when the season is OVER. You save big. I paid $429 for 7 springs and received a cash discount of 5%. They are like $750 now.
Snowshoe is by far the closest/best place for you to enjoy. Especially mid week. If you really like to ride, cupp runn and shays revenge are all you need. Speed lift up, speed down. Repeat 4 or 5 times, stop and have two beers, repeat. That's my story.
I drive there from Pittsburgh, and stay the night at silver creek or wherever I can find cheap on VRBO. Split with whomever wants to come with. Many of these places just have keys waiting for you at the hotel who manages the property for the owners. They have no idea you are putting 3 or 4 people into a 1 bedroom or studio. $99/nt - $120 is what you look for. Look for deals on the lift tickets too.
I also used to do alot of night riding to save money. I dont like the cold (or hot) but layer up and Im good. Less people, less mouth breathers usually at night especially mid week. Sure you are tired the next day but, usually thinking HEY I could do that again tomorrow!
Meet a new boyfriend , with an adventure mindset that also has a firm footing on his career and you should be set. Enjoy now because once you get older and life progresses, you might find you never return to it unless you take your kids. I know alot of gals that say they are going to go riding when we throw parties at my house that used to ride, but in their 30's now they have kids and just dont have the time or money anymore.
I personally picked riding up when I was 39. I'm 41 now and going into my 3rd solid year. 2nd year with a season pass and looking forward to the resort swap program they also have with our passes. 7spring, HV, Wisp , SnowShoe and a few more all have a swap program where oyu buy your pass and get a free any time pass for any other resort, then all passes therein at those resorts are 50% off! I went for the cheaper resort last year and hit many other resorts on road trips for the free tickets. All I paid for was the room.
IN short however, if I were you, I wouldnt bank on Utah or the west. You might have bad luck and find that there is nothing but old packed powder , rain, or worse, icey conditions like we see in the east. Best to not put all your eggs in one basket.
Ride at night on the weekends. Ride days during the weekdays if possible. Take a mini trip to snowshoe if possible, or find a ski club in your area for weekend trips.
Also, for trips out west, ski clubs are the way to go. For example we have a group going out to Park City in early march for a week. The lodging , tickets, and breakfasts, including airfare is like $1000. Yes that's alot but, when oyu consider airfare,hotel, and lodging, 7 days for 1k is CHEAP. Booking that on my own would easily cost double or triple!
|10-22-2012 01:15 PM|
Originally Posted by VaSnowAngel View Post
|10-22-2012 12:52 PM|
|VaSnowAngel||I don't think I could see myself doing any bus trips. I'm too impatient to do the speed limit! I've carpooled trips to the slopes with friends before and it seems like there is always that one person who doesn't want to wake up before 9am or the person who gets their boots wet on the slopes and wants to leave early. Certainly not saying that is how everyone is, but you come across them from time to time :b|
|10-15-2012 11:46 AM|
Originally Posted by JBthe3rd View Post
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