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Old 10-02-2011, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Ageist policy at many Alberta ski hills (Marmot basin/Lake Louise)

Marmot Basin/Lake Louise are usually the first hills open, and I have gone a few times to get some early boarding in. I was glancing at the day ticket prices for the hills and as I am a full time student I looked for their student rate. To my surprise and dismay, the student rate is only for people ages "18-24". As an older full time student I find this a bit insulting. Do I have to pay less for courses because I am older? Do I have more time or something (because I think I have less since I have to support myself). I would like to know the reasoning behind this aside from just greed. If anything older students should get a bigger discount for going back to school, it's not easy!
This policy has me grumpy enough that I sent them emails asking about it. Doubt I will get a reply.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know around here that you get a student card no matter how many courses you take. And there's no expiry date or differences between full-time and part time.

Meaning that you could register for 1 course and get the student discount for lift tickets, bus passes, etc. The savings on local monthly bus passes alone pays for the course several times over. So most places added an age criteria.
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Does your student ID have your age on it? Do you look 40?

My guess is they won't question it.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just try to use it. If they tell you you have to be 18-24, feign ignorance. It's worth a shot if they don't check it like RVA said.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That's awful Jenzo. They ought to change that sign. It's things like that that lead older people to believe that they're too old for school, and that's never true. I hope you do get a reply, but if you don't, I'd suggest going back and asking to speak to someone in the office. I'm sure they'd want to fix that oversight on their part.
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