"HAHA, i just paid 395 through the Purdue ski club to SKI and STAY in Telluride for a week..."Have fun for your WEEK... you could have bought a gold pass and skied over 90 days, or even if you only came in on the weekends you would still get 30+ days in for the season. If you would get your shit together you could purchase a full Perfect Season Pass for only $338 at the early season price, or you could still join a club and get one now for $468. A single day Lift Ticket at your "beloved" Telluride, is $92/day... have fun with all that. They may have 4,000+ vertical drop and 309" of annual snowfall, but they don't have to do anything to get that... nature does it all. HOWEVER here in Indiana we have to make 100% of our snow, all of it, and that takes an enormous amount of effort, including staff, electricity, snowcats, and fuel, None of which are free. Do you see any other area in lower Indiana with ANY snow? Paoli and that is just recently and barely, but no where else has any snow, and yet we have a 40' booter and 11 rails out already. Its pretty obvious that you are just a weekend warrior skier at best, who only takes one big trip out west a year and doesn't ride any other time, otherwise i think you would bitch much less, and do whatever it takes to ski.
And as a simple price comparison...
Cascade Mountain, WI - $44/8 hrs.
Boyne Mountain, MI - $49/7.5 hrs. not open after 4:30
Paoli Peaks, IN - $40/8 hrs.
Boston Mills/Brandywine, OH - $40/12 hrs.
Killington, VT - $79
Mount Snow, VT - $72
Mount Bohemia, MI - $45
Nubs Nob, MI - $55 weekend day
So as you can see Perfect North Slopes is comparatively priced especially in our region. Everyone bitches about the food prices as well and obviously they haven't been to any other resort and tried to eat, because Perfects is very competitive in that regard as well.
If you didn't come off as such an ass, anyone of the 15 guys who check out this page who work at Perfects, and have a deep loyalty and respect for it, probably could have hooked you up with one of their guest tickets, but at this point i think that is probably out.
Have fun not skiing, until your 24 hour bus ride to Telluride.