Biffbarf25 bucks is just a little too much. Solo, I drop about 20 bucks gettin up the hill and back a day but most the time I'll go with a buddy or two so the cost plummets. Also, that would mean no cooler, grill, or place to kick back if you're waitin on things to thaw out in the a.m.
If the price ever goes to 10 bucks, or there's a season pass I'd be on that like flies on shit.
Yeah car pooling definitely helps in the same way that buses do. You also have to figure that they aren't just parking at the resorts the whole time but running in constant loops bringing people back and forth. So for the added cost you get the convenience of being able to leave pretty much when you want. I think that as more resorts get with the program and share the cost the price will drop too.