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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 01:46 PM
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From the little research I did last year going to Tahoe is about the cheapest snowboard trip you can do. Flying into Reno is cheap and you can catch a bus to Tahoe. Then you can buy packages for room and lift for fairly cheap. How much powder they have I can't remember since I just want to not be on a 310ft hill.
Not sure about that, flights to salt lake are pretty cheap and you can stay in a cheap motel down in the valley 30 minutes away the SLC resorts and ticket prices are in the 60-75$ range and cheaper if you get a 3-4 day SLC super pass.

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$100 is pretty wild. Our local hill with a short vert is $70 now. A short way over, I can ride for half that, and it is less crowded. Sure, it lacks the park the other place does, it has a slightly longer vert and express lifts, but the overall experience is JUST about the same but better for me because I can park, walk 1 min, and be on the hill. The other place, I have to park, wait for shuttle, ride shuttle, walk about 5 minutes, buy my ticket inside the damn building, hope my gear doesnt get ganked if solo, deal with lines for that, panic when I cant find my board only to see it was buried in 10 minutes by 234234 other boards, walk another 5 minutes to the hill, wait in line 5 minutes, take the express lift to the top and then ride down one of 10 slopes that are almost EXACTLY the same, only separated by a line of trees.

F that, I'll take the cheaper less bloated place with varied terrain and nuances to their terrain that has me doing something a little different every time I ride their hill.

but 100, I would pay IN A HEARTBEAT for long runs, groomed packed powder, powder, a cool historic town to eat/drink at, to experience something known across the world as awesome vs my local hill, and pretty much guarantee that during the winter months my plans wont be rained out.

Keep in mind the amount of land they own, the taxes they pay and the INSURANCE costs that goes into these tickets, it's a BARGAIN compared to what is out east imo.
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The land ownership thing is bunk most resorts out west operate on land permits from the Forest Service. Insurance though is sky high cause so many fuckwads in this country want to sue people. The other problem is resort companies like Vail are into real estate and owning time shares, condo's, shopping centers, and the like. They give two fucks about the mountain it's about the "amenities".

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Hit up Montana, Bridger Bowl is only like $50/day, I'm not sure how much lodging is, and Big Sky is like $85/day. Pretty good imo, never been to either resorts, but from what i here, they're pretty awesome. Or you could come to good ol' Idaho, we have everything from $100 tickets to $30 dollar tickets in less than 70 miles away.
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5 days pays for your epic local after that it's all gravy.
+1. For how expensive daily tics are, I'm surprised at how cheap a season pass is.. Hope that doesn't change . Vail/Beaver Creek used to have some smoking late season ticket details but that evaporated in the last few years.

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yea i have heard that canadian season passes are like 1800 bucks n shit. true? those kind of prices would make things really hard here, 4-600 is reasonable.

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If you're locked into travel dates (for wherever you're going) you can look at Liftopia.

Early out you can find some really good prices on lift tickets. They're non-refundable though.

Can't speak for anywhere else but in SLC I have always been able to find discount(ed) lift tickets at the local shops. Canyon Sports I think.
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yea i have heard that canadian season passes are like 1800 bucks n shit. true? those kind of prices would make things really hard here, 4-600 is reasonable.
Sure, if you go out and buy a whistler pass: Early Bird
(until midnight Oct 10) Regular $1429
(From Oct. 11) Unlimited Season Pass $1729

We have edge cards that we load a few days onto for whistler rather than pay full price at the gate.

I got a Seymour full season (no restrictions) pass early bird for $360 inc tax, now its $800. Its a small, and close to Vancouver local hill hence price diff.

All the hills here have deals that you can choose something to suit how much you'll ride. Its being smart about it, and do it before season starts.

Places have afternoon and night rates too which can be cheap and good.
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1500 for an earlybird pass...brutal...

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beats out the season passes here, 110 ft vertical and a season pass is still 399 early bird and 439 regular price... fuckin crazy shit!
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