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Old 05-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vail resorts now has the Canyons in UT

Looks like the empire is expanding. Vail Resorts Corporate | Vail Resorts to Operate Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah

If you read that release depending on what happens with PCMR they might try to get a lease on that as well. Looks like I have an excuse to go to UT this year.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are the acquisitions ever going to end? I would've thought that BA would be a little less than pleased about the news that, "the empire is expanding."

I like that at least this expansion is half the distance to me than the other ones at Lake Tahoe but I'm still not sure what to think yet.

I got the RMSP+ last year and I'm going to get it again this year so I suppose It wont effect me too much. Maybe this will help drive more crowds to the Vail resorts and leave other areas in the state just a little less crowded.
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Think about it like this. They bought those two shithole resorts in the Midwest and then I think they have something in the old country aka the East. Offer up a pass with expanded value that's still cheaper than their current passes. Now they can travel to three states. Spread them out in the snowiest areas, pick up some real estate, control the food/bev and lodging and you monopolizes peoples vacations.

Am I happy about it? No but do I like shredding in Utah? Yes. It makes having a place to stay in PC more accessible if I don't have to go try and get comp tickets from their marketing department/friends.

Vail is an evil corporation though and Rob Katz can go fist fuck himself with a razor bladed glove.
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Wonder if this will affect the price of an Epic Pass for next season.
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$689 according to that press release.
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Vail Resorts is basically Wal-Marting the snowsports industry.
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Vail Resorts is basically Wal-Marting the snowsports industry.
I'm assuming you've never seen those Vail-Mart stickers? A couple of my friends have them on their cars lol. I just laugh it off, more places for me to go and snowboard for free.
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They bought those two shithole resorts in the Midwest and then I think they have something in the old country aka the East.
I went to Mt Crescent in Iowa this year for opening day...I didn't know anything about it before going and had never been there. I was shocked to find out that Vail resorts owned it. Never really did figure out why...I guess they are just trying to use it as a marketing platform to the Omaha area.
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Went to Utah a couple months ago, we didnt go to The canyons because it was 105/day. Atleast I can ride there free for our trip.

It's pretty awesome to hit Vail/BC and Powderhorn on the way to and from Utah. How is The Canyons compared to Brighton and Snowbird? I really liked it there. I'm assuming they atleast have a nice park?
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The thing that sucks is that if you are done with buying into Vail resorts, the more shit they acquire, the less places there are to visit with a local vibe and reasonable day lift tickets.

I don't want to have to buy into it but they make it so juicy. FUCK!
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