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Old 04-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much do the epic season passes increase year-to-year?

I'm strongly considering an Epic Local Pass. How much do the prices change if you purchase them after the spring sale?
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They were 649both the last two years.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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actually i think the epic local was $499 this year and $509 next year
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actually i think the epic local was $499 this year and $509 next year
Thanks! I've been thinking about it for a while and they always try to scare you into thinking the price will jump if you do not guarantee your "low price" with an initial $50 payment. $10 is a small enough increase to swallow esp. if next season isn't set in stone
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bntran What he was saying it was 499 for 11/12 season and 509 for 12/13 season with the early price. not sure how much they go up after the sale.
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Generally the first increase is about $50 on most of the season pass deals, Epic, Summit, Super pass etc. Being that the resorts got hit hard this year, the price increase could be a lot less, as a lot of people are not going be as willing to buy this year after such a bad season. So they may keep prices increases low or next to none to try to encourage pass sales.
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any idea when prices will go up from $509?
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any idea when prices will go up from $509?
They've been playing commercials here (Denver) saying the price was only guaranteed until 9/3. Website says this also, but price hasn't increased yet.

My experience has been that they extend that until the end of September, and then they increase it by $20 monthly until they stop selling them sometime in November. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, only my 3rd year buying one!
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sounds about right.

As Killclimbz said, because of the terrible season last year...etc...there are no rules so just relax. At the most it will go up by about $50 between now and opening day (nov 10ish this year?). It looks like they have not increased the prices at all this year from last. Before Vail bought all the mountains and forced prices down, they were over a grand, still are in Canada...If this year is epic they will surely be more next year.

Everyone can only speculate, this is a marketing tactic. You could call/email Vail but I'm sure they would give you a canned response designed to sell you a pass sooner than later.
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sounds about right.

As Killclimbz said, because of the terrible season last year...etc...there are no rules so just relax. At the most it will go up by about $50 between now and opening day (nov 10ish this year?). It looks like they have not increased the prices at all this year from last. Before Vail bought all the mountains and forced prices down, they were over a grand, still are in Canada...If this year is epic they will surely be more next year.

Everyone can only speculate, this is a marketing tactic. You could call/email Vail but I'm sure they would give you a canned response designed to sell you a pass sooner than later.
Vail didn't force the prices down. You can thank Winterpark for that. They started this whole cheap season pass thing in 97 when they offered four unrestricted season passes for $800. Vail was charging the full amount, but at Sniagrab no one was lining up for any of their resorts. VR quickly changed their tune and offered the same deal. Since then, it has morphed into what it is now. So prices started at $200 a pass and are now at around $500 for multiple resorts several years later.
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