So I know the rhetoric on most ski cites is fuck vail, ski at aspen or nowadays on the ikon pass, but is the ikon pass really that much different. Alterra seems to look like a newcomer in the ski resort conglomerate era. Both vail resorts and alterra own countless resorts and both provide a relatively cheap pass, albeit pricier than the smaller hills they gobbled up. Lift tickets at both are on the rise as well because their business model wants you buying a pass before the season since lift tickets are conditions dependent. Both seem to be making cuts in park unless it’s Woodward(Park city, on the epic and copper/Eldora on ikon). Both where resorts they own also seem to be disrupting previous traditions or culture as well. Idk. In one area, vail mistreats or supposedly mistreats staff and on the other, alterra just gets rid of a lot of positions installing lift line pass rfid gates. Just seems like at this point that the rhetoric is getting old since both are pretty similar. Curious what you think though. I’ve riden on both.
**This thread was edited on May 6th 2021 at 4:27:37am