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By the time you pay for travel and lodging, you've spent 20 years of epic passes already. Probably more.

That would drive me crazy, because if I paid to visit each mountain, I would want to stay for a few days at least... Now you have to worry that 10 others are doing 1 mountain per day...
 

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By the time you pay for travel and lodging, you've spent 20 years of epic passes already. Probably more.
Fuck lodging! If one town has one resort only, fly/bus in and out the same day, take the redeye to the next resort. Stay in hostels. The key would be getting to resorts on their opening days.

I wish the resorts in AB/BC did something like this for the Rocky Mountain Passport. I'd be on that shit!
 

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Fuck lodging! If one town has one resort only, fly/bus in and out the same day, take the redeye to the next resort. Stay in hostels. The key would be getting to resorts on their opening days.

I wish the resorts in AB/BC did something like this for the Rocky Mountain Passport. I'd be on that shit!
Are there a lot of hostels in the alps?
 

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Are there a lot of hostels in the alps?
No. And the few that are there mostly charge as much as mid-range hotels. You'd hardly find a $25/night bunk bed. Not easy to "redeye" it from one resort to another either. It's not like most of them are within short driving distance from the nearest major international airport.
 

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We'll it will be 3 of us. $1050/ticket/ea to Zurich. 10 days with a rental VAN and sleeping bags $700. The resorts are covered on epic pass so no lift tickets. For about $50/day eating poor, I'm gonna budget $1000 for food. That's under $5000. Right now I pay $2070/ year for my passes.

In 3 years I'll more than pay for the trip and have many more years of epic passes ahead of me for 3 people. Plus I get the fun of the trip and experience of the euro riding.

Should be fun.
 

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We will miss a couple of competitions in early December but fuck it.

Park city is 6.5 hours away. Tahoe is like 14. I can hit those all in a 6 day round trip from here.

Michigan is a shit drive of like 20 hours.

Breck, keystone, abasin, BC.... Easy.

Eldora is the one I'm really looking forward to.
 

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We'll it will be 3 of us. $1050/ticket/ea to Zurich. 10 days with a rental VAN and sleeping bags $700. The resorts are covered on epic pass so no lift tickets. For about $50/day eating poor, I'm gonna budget $1000 for food. That's under $5000. Right now I pay $2070/ year for my passes.

In 3 years I'll more than pay for the trip and have many more years of epic passes ahead of me for 3 people. Plus I get the fun of the trip and experience of the euro riding.

Should be fun.
If you really end up doing this you gotta keep us updated. :eusa_clap: :thumbsup:

If it were me, I'd be hella nervous about spending $5K on a very rushed tour of 26 mountains. With all the thousands upon thousands of people getting the Epic Pass there has to be more than 10 people going to try to hit every opening day, so at that point it's anyones game.
 

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I think I may wait and see where the race is at in mid December. By that point I should have all the US mtns covered. We have trips to Tahoe and park city planned already in early dec. if no one has done it yet, I'm buying tickets to the closest/cheapest airport in Europe for 3.
 

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Watch the maggots on TGR. As far as the online world goes they will be the biggest competition. I'll say, to pull this off, you are probably not going to get great conditions most of the time. The experience though will be awesome.
 

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We'll it will be 3 of us. $1050/ticket/ea to Zurich. 10 days with a rental VAN and sleeping bags $700. The resorts are covered on epic pass so no lift tickets. For about $50/day eating poor, I'm gonna budget $1000 for food. That's under $5000. Right now I pay $2070/ year for my passes.
Good luck with trying to get by on $50/day for food in Europe - that is not going to be enjoyable...
Plus, is 3 x 10 x $50 not more than $1,000? ;)
 

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Rad! Good luck! If nothing else it'll be a great experience! Let me know when you're gonna hit up afton. :thumbsup:
 

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I have a feeling that most of the folks that might do this are the sort that "need" a free pass the least... so definitely make sure you can win if you give it a go!
 

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I have a feeling that most of the folks that might do this are the sort that "need" a free pass the least... so definitely make sure you can win if you give it a go!
I don't think this is true... The people that are eligible already have epic passes, and have the means to pull this off. I suspect most of the winners are going to be people with a fair amount of disposable income already...
 
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