brotoAs an Alta season pass holder, I fully support the parking reservation system that was implemented this year. The important distinction is that while iKon pass folk have to pay $25 to make a parking reservation, it's completely free for season pass holders. It's actually made skiing on the weekends a breeze compared to the other cottonwood resorts and clearly favors local passholders over iKon pass tourists. This is the way to do it IMO.
Now, what Alta has done to backcountry access up LCC at the grizzly lot etc is not super chill. But that's a different conversation.
Yeah, that's a HUGE difference to other systems. Alta has no reservation or paid parking for local passholders, just for Ikon and others. So their system is pretty unique in the current landscape I think, and seems like people are happy with it, might be the way to go. Just wondering if this is good because they're the only one doing it, and are the Alta crowds just diverted to other resorts, therefore if it were to become the norm, would it still be as effective?
So there are different systems out there, and not all are equal. I don't really go to Snowbird so I'd be curious to hear how their system is working out with what is essentially an "all in one" system". They have paid, free, carpool, and advance reservation lots, seems like all the parking flavors in one place, kinda interesting.
I maintain that the Solitude model is ass, just a lazy money grab that only benefits the resort.
Also curious as to when we'll hear back on the whole Gondola idea that no one wants, this will be entertaining.