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Old 06-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought my super passes again. Came to $1321.95 each... Certainly a lot of money but that pass includes Kicking Horse, Fernie, Kimberley, Nakiska, and Lake Louise...

Can't wait for 2013/2014!!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ends today!

I just bought my super passes again. Came to $1321.95 each... Certainly a lot of money but that pass includes Kicking Horse, Fernie, Kimberley, Nakiska, and Lake Louise...

Can't wait for 2013/2014!!!
Such a tempting deal. I'm a big fan of Fernie and KH, and was tempted to get the super pass but that would have meant replacing SSV with Lake Louise all season and I fall on the SSV side of the "who's better" debate.

SSV pass plus Lake Louise and RCR card for this guy.
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Such a tempting deal. I'm a big fan of Fernie and KH, and was tempted to get the super pass but that would have meant replacing SSV with Lake Louise all season and I fall on the SSV side of the "who's better" debate.

SSV pass plus Lake Louise and RCR card for this guy.
Yeah I wish you could mix and match a little more... I'd prefer to get just Fernie, Nakiska and Lake Louise.
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I'd prefer to get just Fernie, Nakiska and Lake Louise.
You prefer Nakiska over Kicking Horse?
Gotta be for proximity and not terrain I would think.
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Gotta be for proximity and not terrain I would think.
Gotta be this. An hour drive door to parking lot has its benefits.
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You prefer Nakiska over Kicking Horse?
Gotta be for proximity and not terrain I would think.
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Gotta be this. An hour drive door to parking lot has its benefits.
Yeah exactly, I prefer the terrain at Fernie to Kicking Horse and the drive is about the same.

Nakiska is my 1:10 door to door fun when I just want a few hours, or if the snow sucks elsewhere. Plus it's actually not a bad hill if you're into carving.

Lake Louise is my 2:00 door to door fun times! Best day trips, the occasional weekend trip, etc.

Fernie is my weekend away place, 'bout 3:15 for me.

Last year it was pretty even, I did about 10 days at each of the above, with a couple at Kimberley (on brutal hardpack), and a couple at Kicking Horse (in early season crap in December).

Nakiska was the first to open, even though it was only one run I was boarding in October!
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Ends today!

I just bought my super passes again. Came to $1321.95 each... Certainly a lot of money but that pass includes Kicking Horse, Fernie, Kimberley, Nakiska, and Lake Louise...

Can't wait for 2013/2014!!!
Holy crap! Family pass for Seymour is $799!! I guess I'm getting what I pay for!
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I just bought my super passes again. Came to $1321.95 each... Certainly a lot of money but that pass includes Kicking Horse, Fernie, Kimberley, Nakiska, and Lake Louise...

Can't wait for 2013/2014!!!
HOLY SHIT!!! $2600+ for two passes? Im just curious, how much is a day lift ticket at those places? That, and how many days riding do you figure to get on the pass? (...of course, compared to what we've got to choose from in MI, the average $500-$700 price for passes here seems like a TOTAL rippoff!)
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Holy crap! Family pass for Seymour is $799!! I guess I'm getting what I pay for!
Here's what my $1300 gets me! If you add up the area it's something like 15000 acres of available terrain... You've got to make it out my way this winter! Maybe a "Vancouver Area SBF.com skis Alberta" trip?!?

Fernie (3500 vertical feet):


Kimberley (2400 vertical feet):


Nakiska (2500 vertical feet): (with another expansion planned soon, extending up to the top right of this pic)


Kicking Horse (4100 vertical feet): (no good pic of the whole resort)


And Lake Louise (3200 vertical feet): (again, no way to get the whole thing in one pic! this is the front)


Lake Louise Back (can't really see the larch area):
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HOLY SHIT!!! $2600+ for two passes? Im just curious, how much is a day lift ticket at those places? That, and how many days riding do you figure to get on the pass? (...of course, compared to what we've got to choose from in MI, the average $500-$700 price for passes here seems like a TOTAL rippoff!)
Day lift tickets are $75-95 or so... Costco has passes for $60-65 each day and there are also "ski more cards" which work out to about $55 a day I think.

I boarded 33 days on my pass this year, and 3 in the Vancouver area. So $1300/33= less than $40 a day. To me if you want to get the best value for your dollar, you'd probably just buy a Lake Louise pass for $650 or so. But I'd get bored at the one hill.

Also, if you'll go less than 25 times it's not worth the pass we get. It's certainly not "cheap" to board here, but the quality is there. It's the best place I've ever boarded in the world! (that includes VT, NH, ON, PQ, BC, AB and NY)
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