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Hey all, I just thought it would be interesting to see how much peeps spend on average every season to feed the stoke. It would be interesting to also note where your main place of residency is as well and # of days on snow. We'll probably see us East Coasters spending quite a bit more as we know most of you west coasters probably camp under the gondola during peak season to get to the goods...hehe :p This will also probably stimulate jealously for those that get to ride 50+ days a year also :eusa_clap:.

I think we should keep this post solely to tickets, transportation, and accommodations (if applicable) as we know there are plenty of gearheads and alcoholics on here that may skew the #s :laugh:

I guess I'll start:

Cost: $3300 (pending 1 last hurrah) :'( :mad:
Trips: 1 wk Revy/KH, 1 wk Whistler (pending), 1 weekend trip to Iceface, bunch of local outings
Total days on snow: 19 days (projected)
Residency: ONT Canada

Gosh...i need to move...

If i see someone post 100 days and spend $100 bucks im closing this thread :laugh:
 

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So far:

~2250 on tickets / pass and lessons.

~750 on condos/ hotels.

~at least 500 on food / drinks probably much higher.

~ 1100 on gas.

Little over 30 days from Calgary.

This thread is depressing
 

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Yup....depressing.

Although my numbers are small because I am a complete dirtbag...

$1300 lift tickets/pass (loyalty cards and cheap tickets off kijiji)

$300accommodation (FYI done get a kitchenette at Mary's Motel in Golden they are garbage...go for the regular room with mic and fridge and bring a crock pot!)

$300 on food and booze (Old Mil & Fireball, oatmeal, sandwiches, and crock pot chilli)

$200 on gas

the costs are low cause I always organize groups of 3 or 4 and will stay in a dump.

Im at 26 days outa calgary.
 

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570/300 - Passes (Epic pass and Terry Peak, SD)
3000~ - 2 - 1 1/2 week trips (UT) (AZ, Lake Tahoe)
1500~ - getting to the local mtns from Denver since the start of the season.
1500 on new gear since I'm a gear whore.

If we're including booze/weed and food I really can't guess. A lot higher than the rest I assume.


Rough estimates, I honestly do not keep track of my spending, I do that enough at work! I always have leftover and just make a point to put X amount towards savings/investments.


From Golden Colorado, ride 3-5 times a week normally. I'm a PM so my job is pretty flexible if the project is going well. Some years are great some suck. Last year I got maybe 20 days, this year I'm well past 50 just counting Key/Breck/Abasin
 

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30 days so far for me with another 5 coming this week. 40 should be easy to hit but I'm still hoping for 50 for the year!!! :yahoo:

Season pass to Kicking Horse, Fernie, Kimberley, Nakiska and Lake Louise: $1300 incl tax

Transportation: Work truck

Accommodations: Probably at about $1000 for the year so far, it's all fun stuff...

Add in food and gear and I'm usually around $4000-5000 a season. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Best investment I make every year...
 

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For myself? $659 epic pass, $250 new smokin board. $200 new boots. $250 bindings.. Pretty much annual. 127 days so far. 85 on vail.

Family, add mine for my wife too.... She usually gets some new clothes too so add $500 to that. She is at 35 days.

Son gets usually 3-5 boards a year, 3 new bindings, 3 new boots. Who knows how many outfits. Boards might total $800, bindings $500, boots$500 and new outfits about $500. His coaching is $5000. Travel for comps so far about $3000. He has won about $10k this year in cash/prizes. First year of competing. It almost pays for itself now, maybe in a couple more years. He's at 145 days or so since October

Spending endless hours/days/months on the mountains as a family is really all that matters and is priceless....
 

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$0 on season pass, work covers it
$80 on gas, I live 15min from the hill
$0 on hotels, I sleep at home

Will have 28 days on snow come this weekend. Should be 34 by end of season. Also doing 2 days at Baldface end of March, $0, through work.

I live in Nelson, BC.
 

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For myself? $659 epic pass, $250 new smokin board. $200 new boots. $250 bindings.. Pretty much annual. 127 days so far. 85 on vail.

Family, add mine for my wife too.... She usually gets some new clothes too so add $500 to that. She is at 35 days.

Son gets usually 3-5 boards a year, 3 new bindings, 3 new boots. Who knows how many outfits. Boards might total $800, bindings $500, boots$500 and new outfits about $500. His coaching is $5000. Travel for comps so far about $3000. He has won about $10k this year in cash/prizes. First year of competing. It almost pays for itself now, maybe in a couple more years. He's at 145 days or so since October

Spending endless hours/days/months on the mountains as a family is really all that matters and is priceless....
I wish I was your son! That's awesome. He's only 14 right?
 

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For myself? $659 epic pass, $250 new smokin board. $200 new boots. $250 bindings.. Pretty much annual. 127 days so far. 85 on vail.

Family, add mine for my wife too.... She usually gets some new clothes too so add $500 to that. She is at 35 days.

Son gets usually 3-5 boards a year, 3 new bindings, 3 new boots. Who knows how many outfits. Boards might total $800, bindings $500, boots$500 and new outfits about $500. His coaching is $5000. Travel for comps so far about $3000. He has won about $10k this year in cash/prizes. First year of competing. It almost pays for itself now, maybe in a couple more years. He's at 145 days or so since October

Spending endless hours/days/months on the mountains as a family is really all that matters and is priceless....
:eusa_clap::eusa_clap::eusa_clap:

Livin the dream! "son, you can snowboard all you want....just take me along with you" hahaha! love it!
 

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$0 on season pass, work covers it
$80 on gas, I live 15min from the hill
$0 on hotels, I sleep at home

Will have 28 days on snow come this weekend. Should be 34 by end of season. Also doing 2 days at Baldface end of March, $0, through work.

I live in Nelson, BC.
:eusa_clap::bowdown:

That's amazing. Lotta dudes on here are gonna be jealous lol that's really a sweet deal.
 

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season pass somewhere like $500-750 depending on what one(s) I get

random day lift tickets to resorts not covered by pass(es) ~$100

airfare $250

lodging $1000 (usually includes one 4-6 day trip out west and several overnight/weekend trips closer to home)

Gear $500-700

I'm riding somewhere like ~35 days per season.

Gas & incidentals... no idea. Let's say $700 just to keep it nice and even.


Fuck me. That works out to $100 per day, and most of these "days" are on shitty midwest hills. Well, the obvious way to save money is to not buy two new pairs of pants in February and a new board in March...
 

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$150 on tickets in PA, free pass for teaching in Maine, $400 in gas to get everywhere, $0 on lodging (hotels are too expensive, if I don't have a couch or friend to crash with, I probably wouldn't go.)

35 days in... just rode what will probably be my last day on Monday... that is about $16 per day, + 15 to 30 a day for food/drink.
 

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$650 season pass

$1750 for ski lease (Nov-June)

gas? no idea?

Gear? new bindings for 100 and a pair of bomber goretex patagucchis on sale %50 off...still were $200 fml...


Days?

sigh...last year was well over 50 for the same pass/condo deal. This year? maybe 20? sigh....Ive had distractions at home this season :huh:
 

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$650 season pass

$1750 for ski lease (Nov-June)

gas? no idea?

Gear? new bindings for 100 and a pair of bomber goretex patagucchis on sale %50 off...still were $200 fml...


Days?

sigh...last year was well over 50 for the same pass/condo deal. This year? maybe 20? sigh....Ive had distractions at home this season :huh:

How many days do you get on that ski lease for $1750? Sounds cheap as hell.
 

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How many days do you get on that ski lease for $1750? Sounds cheap as hell.


unlimited days from Nov4th-June4th. I can go up when ever I want.

I also get 14 guest days. I share a condo 2+2 condo with 7 other people. So Im often sleeping in a bunk bed in a loft with other people (I know them all, though) Weekends it's not unusual for 6-10 people to be packed in. But I do 99% of my riding weekdays and rarely see my fellow condo mates.


For example this week Im going up sunday night and coming home wed. There will only be one other person up there...but probably be a filthy mess from weekend traffic lol.

We have an email list where we all talk about who is going up when and where we're sleeping. It's sometims a bit drama filled in regards to cleaning and drinking other people beer but yeah, it's cheap. One person owns it and the rest of us sign a lease with him. We're mostly all buddies. :D Makes for Good times!!
 

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Around 30-40 days:
600$ seasons pass
250$ gas
450$ beer and sausages
0$ lodging (we've a little alpine cabine some meters below a slope)

Makes around 40$ per day
 

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Just about $4300 total so far and I leave for Utah in just over a week.

$570 Pass
$600 Gas (mountain and back is $30 worth)
$100 Lesson (got another free one cuz I bitched)
$200 Beer, Booze, Food at the lodge (probably more)

The remaining $2800+ is gear...

I'll have 20 days come Sunday. I hope to get 24 total counting Utah but that might be a stretch. I won't even count the trip to Utah (visiting family and shit) but probably at least another $500 - $600 in passes, food, & gas.

So, let's just call it ~$5000 for 24 days. Christ don't tell my wife!...

I live in Northern BC.

*Fuck everytime I go to click post I think of some other shit I bought and up the numbers!... I give... Post...
 

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Season Pass - 469
Gas - maybe 200
Food/Drink - no idea - would have done that whether I was riding or not.
Heavenly lift tix (2 days) - 150
New boots early season price - 95
Total...just under a grand.

Getting to ride 15 Days without much of a fight from the wife - Priceless

For everything else, theres Mastercard.
 

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Got my earlybird 2013/14 full season pass for $299 two weeks ago. It will cost $599 if I wait till then. $20 round trip gas to the resort plus $15 food and coffee money multiplied by at least 10 trips. That's $650 for the whole next season.
 
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