brotothose are definitely not the budgets for most of the people here, you must have a complex. most people will put forward under a thousand to new gear. most people i know drive cars well under the 6-7000 dollars range. not to mention both of those are one time purchases and a car will last you a decade and is necessary for all parts of life...
$50 in gas? most people i know also don't spend $25 in gas one way. even at 20 miles to the gallon, that's like 2 hours each way. and 50 dollars at the lodge? come on. who doesn't split a 30 rack and pack sandwiches?
you are either trolling or living in a weird weird world
meh, kinda missed the point, i'm talking about most people who visit resorts that purchase day tickets...and maybe the NE is different but a 1.5 hour 60mile one-way commute is pretty common, at least in the PNW
the point was this: people don't mind spending their money on ski gear, luxury cars, hotel rooms, plane tickets etc etc to go skiing, but if the lift ticket is over $100 they be like "WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS BULLSHIT, HOW CAN PEOPLE EVEN SKI THIS IS A RIP OFF L:KAJH:LKGHL"
also, on a related note, why is it that everybody has a reason not to pay full price lift tickets/season pass? "i've been skiing here for years, i should get a discount" "i only ski park, i shouldn't have to pay full price" "i'm a college student, i should get a discount...we're broke" the sense of entitlement (from the group that claims to love skiing/support the industry the most) is really, really weird