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Old 12-12-2010, 04:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I own a season pass for Loon, Sunday River, and Sugarloaf. However, when I ride other places I ALWAYS ask people leaving early for their lift tickets. Some people will just give it to me, others will offer to sell it for 5 or 10 bucks. I can't even remember the last time I paid anything more than $10 for a lift ticket. I don't really enjoy doing this, but am too poor to pay full price.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Can't be too poor if you bought a Loon pass...They're like $1300
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Only $300 if your a college student
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If I'm offered money for my ticket I give it for free. If they ask for my ticket without offering money I sell it...lol

Do resorts lose a lot of money when people give/sell their tickets?
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If I'm offered money for my ticket I give it for free. If they ask for my ticket without offering money I sell it...lol

Do resorts lose a lot of money when people give/sell their tickets?
obviously they won't make profit if you get ur ticket from some person in the parking lot. I don't see why they will be hurt by one person getting on the lifts for free. they are constantly operating.
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Meh, I don't like the idea...

but if it's a cute girl it does tend to make me sway a little bit.
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I wonder how many people end up riding this way. I don't really feel bad per se. I mean if I saw the same person 3 days in a row I don't know if I'd be giving/selling them to that person.

Do other people feel it's 'ethically' wrong?
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have never done this.
But if you are leaving early and you paid for unused time then the mountain made more money. Your just using the whole value of your ticket by selling/giving to someone else.
Other side we all know the mountain would have made more had the buyer bought a ticket and you didn't use all your time.
I"m good with the notion of selling the unused time, NEVER have, but good with it.

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Old 12-12-2010, 08:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I remember at Mt. Hood during the Summer they actually made you put your ticket on a new hanger, and if it wasn't on a new hanger it was considered invalid. Obviously they started having a problem with people selling/giving tickets away.

I'm a season pass holder, so the only time I ever buy tickets is if I'm at some other resort, which I can't really afford after buying a season pass.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:05 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Do other people feel it's 'ethically' wrong?
I think it's wrong to cheat someone out of income, even if you can get away with it. You can justify it all kinds of ways, and say it doesn't happen enough to financially affect the resort, or that the pass is already paid for, but in the end you're still causing a loss of income for the business by allowing some else to not pay their contribution. At month's end it affects the profit & loss statement. Hypothetically if three people in one day sold their pass in the parking lot, at about $70 per full price pass the resort did not make $210 that they would have. That lost income could have employed a lift operator, patrol, maintenance guy, ski school instructor, or kitchen worker for the day. There are worse offenses in the world but it's still cheating the business (theft of services?).

I hope that those people who buy/sell their tickets never complain about shabby facilities, poor maintenance, lack of services, etc.

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