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Old 11-23-2011, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats up SBF (short for Snowboarding forum? ) So I am 3 years into this sport and am an east coaster but I have always had the dream to venture out to the west and see what all this stuff you call .."Powder?" was all about. THen I got to researching lift ticket prices...I was shocked to say the least by the prices I noticed at places like Breck and Vail. Now being from Orlando I understand Disney charges $99 a day but am I wrong to say that a mountain doesn't deserve the same money as the mouse?? Anyways I guess the reason I am writing this thread is to see if maybe you west coasters know of a more economical resort to go to that won't break me in a day...maybe something like $60 lift tickets? is there a wholesale place you can get tickets cheaper at? are there resort packages to be had like free lift tickets when you stay 4 nights? Just looking for some western knowledge Thanks in advance guys!
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Whats up SBF (short for Snowboarding forum? ) So I am 3 years into this sport and am an east coaster but I have always had the dream to venture out to the west and see what all this stuff you call .."Powder?" was all about. THen I got to researching lift ticket prices...I was shocked to say the least by the prices I noticed at places like Breck and Vail. Now being from Orlando I understand Disney charges $99 a day but am I wrong to say that a mountain doesn't deserve the same money as the mouse?? Anyways I guess the reason I am writing this thread is to see if maybe you west coasters know of a more economical resort to go to that won't break me in a day...maybe something like $60 lift tickets? is there a wholesale place you can get tickets cheaper at? are there resort packages to be had like free lift tickets when you stay 4 nights? Just looking for some western knowledge Thanks in advance guys!
100$ Vail resorts lift ticket prices are absurd, if CO is your thing get a 600$ epic pass and try to make 2-3 trips throughout the winter to justify the cost. Also look on ebay for "coupons" "tickets" shit like that have gotten cheap or 2 for 1 tickets to places like Winter park and Sunlight that way.

Utah's a LITTLE better , Brighton full day\night passes are like 64$ this year with most Utah resorts in the 60-75$ range.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can get lift tickets to brighton/snowbird/powder mountain/solitude for $54-$62 out here in Utah.

Oh, and we have that 'powder' stuff more than anybody

Mt. Baker may have a little more
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5 days pays for your epic local after that it's all gravy.
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Ya, I guess I do have the benefit of 20 dollar tickets from living here.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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meh for all the things that cost 100 bucks, i think the price is pretty right. if you wanna compare it to a day at disney, then yea, i think its perfect.

on some level the expense helps crowd control. as such other resorts like loveland and a-basin get people funneled there. i always compare the villages like vail village and walking thru keystone or breck to being at disneyland, especially anytime school is out.

cost me like 4-8 bucks a day
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Bake is $50, but there are other cost involved, driving and lodging since it is a ski area instead of a resort. However if geared up you can sleep in the car and make sandwiches in the parking lot....but they will wake you up at 3am to move your car (which you might even have to dig out) so they can plow.
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All I'm gonna say OP is get in early for the deals. Resorts look for early money and you'll benefit. Like gear, once the season's begun proper its mostly back to full clip.
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