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Old 02-08-2014, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We're having a less than stellar season up here in Alaska, crazy as that sounds. Which is leaving me pretty frustrated since I bought a season pass to one of the ski slopes. Not to mention this ski slope, while really close and convenient. Isn't much more than a bunny slope for the most part. Right now I feel like I'm just going to to get my money back and that's it.

I wish there was a way to return a season pass for a pro-rated rate or something.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We're having a less than stellar season up here in Alaska, crazy as that sounds. Which is leaving me pretty frustrated since I bought a season pass to one of the ski slopes. Not to mention this ski slope, while really close and convenient. Isn't much more than a bunny slope for the most part. Right now I feel like I'm just going to to get my money back and that's it.

I wish there was a way to return a season pass for a pro-rated rate or something.
No one forced you to buy a season pass. It's the risk you take.

How do you think the resorts are feeling about the lack of snow?
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wish I could return my season pass for Dodge Ridge here in CA which is still closed. They don't make their own snow and I don't think they will accept refunds since whatever nature gives this season is not their doing.
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I wish I could return my season pass for Dodge Ridge here in CA which is still closed. They don't make their own snow and I don't think they will accept refunds since whatever nature gives this season is not their doing.
This is a shot from one of Dodge Ridge's trail cams from a few minutes ago:



How the hell are they STILL not open?
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought two seasons passes this year -- individual for Cypress and family for Seymour. If I could go back in time and tell myself not to buy them, sure thing. (That and "buy Microsoft"). But as has been pointed out, the risk is on both sides. If the mountains were to amortize for the risk of needing to give refunds in bad seasons, the passes would be more expensive. So yeah, I'm bummed, but I'm not blaming anyone (except Ullr. Lying down on the job, god-dude).
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Never like to say this but now many of you know how us Midwest riders feel. We never know what a season will hold. Last year started off with a ton of rain till the end of Dec. and our season ended early March. Steep $1500 family season pass for that short season.

We are getting tons of cold and snow here in the Midwest. The best winter we have had in a long long time. I don't wish you not to have a good season by any means, just saying you never know what mother nature will bring.

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If I would have known in advance that this year all the precipitation will fall in the southern Alps and we in the northern range only get hot wind till mid Feb, I probably wouldn't have bought a pass.
However, the prize of a season pass equals to 12 full day passes at my resort. 10y I've made a very good deal with that, usually doing around 40 days, so no sour feelings.
What begins to make me feel uneasy (euphemistically) are these posts about Alaska not having snow. Booked n payed an epic once in a lifetime pow trip in AK incl. all flights going there in spring. Now that would really hurt...

Thus it's not completely altruistic if I say, I hope you're soon going get dumped and to use your pass excessively
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Last year with our short midwest season I didn't need a pass. Take out the shit condition days where I was only there 2 hours and I don't think I broke even. This season is much better.
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How the hell are they STILL not open?
That picture looks promising. All that snow was from a storm two days ago and it was all brown before that. Hopefully they will open soon.
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If I would have known in advance that this year all the precipitation will fall in the southern Alps and we in the northern range only get hot wind till mid Feb, I probably wouldn't have bought a pass.
However, the prize of a season pass equals to 12 full day passes at my resort. 10y I've made a very good deal with that, usually doing around 40 days, so no sour feelings.
What begins to make me feel uneasy (euphemistically) are these posts about Alaska not having snow. Booked n payed an epic once in a lifetime pow trip in AK incl. all flights going there in spring. Now that would really hurt...

Thus it's not completely altruistic if I say, I hope you're soon going get dumped and to use your pass excessively

Where do you plan on riding when you get here? If you're going to Alyeska (the only real ski resort in the state) then they are having a really shitty year, but who knows, one major storm at the right time can change all that for at least a weak.

If you're doing some backcountry heli-skiing type stuff then you'll be fine. The problem here in Alaska is all the ski hills are at pretty much zero to 3000 feet (top of Alyeska). But if you get into the back country, they've got plenty of snow, just no real easy way to get to it.
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