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Kirkwood is now a Vail resort

They just announced it but epic pass works at kirkwood now too... Vail Resorts is getting outta control.....
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Just saw that... crazy. My buddies are heading to Tahoe one week from today (from CO) and they'll now get to go to Kirkwood on their EPIC passes.
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Hopefully they don't change it too much.... some more high speed lifts would be nice.
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Man, I am not sure if this is a good thing. Vail resorts model is the develop the shit out of the base area turning it into a Disney Land. Expect more of Northstar and Heavenly, less of the Kirkwood vibe. Some good improvements will come of it I'm sure. Also, it now makes the Epic Pass a worthy buy for those in California as well as Colorado. Gives people from either state, great local mountains and a great option for traveling out of state.
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Man, I am not sure if this is a good thing. Vail resorts model is the develop the shit out of the base area turning it into a Disney Land. Expect more of Northstar and Heavenly, less of the Kirkwood vibe. Some good improvements will come of it I'm sure. Also, it now makes the Epic Pass a worthy buy for those in California as well as Colorado. Gives people from either state, great local mountains and a great option for traveling out of state.
Sorry Kirkwood people, you're one of us now. The Village is definitely the worst part of Northstar. It's like a magnet for crowds of gapers. Hopefully, you guys don't get too developed... but knowing Vail it's unlikely.
That being said, I'm super stoked to check out Kirkwood. In all my time riding Tahoe I've never actually been there, but i've heard a lot of good things.
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Not all bad, I get that pass every year.

But I agree with Kill...
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I domt know that they will turn Kirkwood into northstar, I don't think Kirkwood has the size to have a village like that. Well have to see how to turns out but Kirkwood it's off the beaten path so I don't know how much crowds will accually increase. I have no doubt that prices will increase, shoot I got my 7wood for $299, and no blackouts, sucks to see corporate taking over everything.
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Kirkwood was one of the only laid-back resorts in Tahoe, and now I feel like Biffy and Miffy are going to be all over that shit snoodafying everything.

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I domt know that they will turn Kirkwood into northstar, I don't think Kirkwood has the size to have a village like that. Well have to see how to turns out but Kirkwood it's off the beaten path so I don't know how much crowds will accually increase. I have no doubt that prices will increase, shoot I got my 7wood for $299, and no blackouts, sucks to see corporate taking over everything.
I can see it being somewhat of a positive though, as now for $650 you have unlimited access to 8 resorts (5 in CO and 3 in Tahoe)...

Aren't some resorts (such as Utah) like $500-800 for a pass to only one mountain? Maybe other states/resorts will start to catch on and start offering better pass options.

This is just my guess, but it seemed like some resorts in Tahoe were already doing that.... Didn't Squaw buy Alpine Meadows or at least "partner" with them to offer a pass that works at both?

Competition is usually good for the customer, as the companies are battling for your $$$. Yea maybe they'll put in a new lodge/village, but who cares anyway... I go to Vail and yes, the village area is corny. But I never even slow down between the parking lot and the lift... I could care less if there was a village there or not. Get on the mountain.
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Here is the quote that should be of concern to Kirkwood locals.

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Vail Resorts is purchasing the ski resort as well as the undeveloped sites at the center of the base area which are zoned for residential and commercial development for a purchase price of approximately $18.0 million.
Vail Resorts To Acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort for $18M | Benzinga

They will push development to the full extent that the state and county will allow them too. No doubt about it.
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