My internet ads are showing Squaw advertising 4 day passes for 350 bucks. I mean someone buys 4 days and they only get a price break to 88 dollars a day? I know the likes of Heavenly and Vail are 100 bucks or close. I can't imagine a weekend lift ticket at Killington is anything less than 90.
So...there are people here in the industry with the knowledge of the resorts cost of paying lifties 9 bucks an hour, paying for water for snowmaking, paying for lifts etc that think 100 is a fair price?
Are these exorbitant prices really necessary? Could resorts charge 50 bucks again and make a profit with obviously more people skiing?
It seems to me the resorts know that anyone who only skis about or uner 5 days a year will pay whatever so they price gouge and charge 100 bucks a day since someone who skis more than that is likely buy a season pass and your 1/2 trips a year skiers won't stay away just because its 100 and not 70.
This doesn't really effect me either I have the epic pass and its long paid off but I am not going to try out new mountains at these stupid prices. I'd love to do a day at Sugar Bowl for example and see what its like but forget that for 100 bucks.