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Old 01-21-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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I've spent exactly $0.00 on downhill skiing the past 30 years. If I can find a way to spend less over the next 30 years, I'll spend even less.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:46 PM
 
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I've spent exactly $0.00 on downhill skiing the past 30 years. If I can find a way to spend less over the next 30 years, I'll spend even less.
I like that, a man with a LONG view!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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MFBE wrote: I like that, a man with a LONG view!


My Next 30 Years!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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I love to ski but it has become such a huge hassle.

Lift ticket prices are ridiculous.
Weekend crowds, even with a decline, are horrendous.
The cost to transport ski equipment via airlines now costs more money.
Day trips if you live in Denver (I don't) on the weekends are a traffic nightmare.
Middle class family's simply can't afford it.

If younger people (up to the age of 30 or so) stop skiing or never start then the Industry will be in huge trouble.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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I have read for years that skiing is a tough industry for the future, simply because of demographics. Outliers aside, skiiers tend to be younger people and tend to slow down or stop as they age. There are fewer younger people than there used to be, so...
I saved myself the trouble of becoming a skiier by plowing a small ski mountain in Pennsylvania with my nose at age 20 when the guy who took me there insisted that skiing was easy and we could start on the intermediate slope. Someone should have kicked me off the mountain- I was a danger to everyone. I stopped counting my falls at 34.
Skiing is like horseback riding- inherently dangerous and no fun at all if you don't learn properly. Also, like horseback riding, I am ruined for life for having ridden in the Mountain West- the East Coast just doesn't cut it for trails and mountains.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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Back in the day you could ski a poma or tee-bar for $8 - !0 / day.
You could also park your van / rv in the parking lot overnight. Break out the BBQ for lunch.
The good old days.
Now heated gondolas, wifi - really?
Skied with the owner of the Crested Butte newspaper. Told me they want fewer locals and more destination folks dropping $3-4K / week. What a business model.
They still think it's a pre-recession economy.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Colorado skiing CAN be cheap. I have a season pass to 5 mountains (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and A Basin (plus two in Europe and 3 in California)) for $480. I'll ski 20-24 days so my life ticket cost is $20-$24/day. I don't go weekends (self employed) and I have never paid to park. I bring my own lunch and beer. I drive a Prius with usually 2-3 people so even the gas is cheap. Have several friends that ski 50+ times per year so their cost is $10/day. I have much more expensive vices than skiing!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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Do you realize you are part of the "front range riff raff".
ARCHIVES | Real Vail | Real Biz | Ferry steps down as Vail Chamber director following 'riff-raff' comment
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Another 11.1% down so far this season.
Also snowboard sales are down 40%.
I have a feeling this trend will continue.

Its a result of the poor economy, so if you feel like the economy will continue to do poorly, then so will the ski sales.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Cole neighborhood, Denver, CO
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Colorado skiing CAN be cheap. I have a season pass to 5 mountains (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and A Basin (plus two in Europe and 3 in California)) for $480. I'll ski 20-24 days so my life ticket cost is $20-$24/day. I don't go weekends (self employed) and I have never paid to park. I bring my own lunch and beer. I drive a Prius with usually 2-3 people so even the gas is cheap. Have several friends that ski 50+ times per year so their cost is $10/day. I have much more expensive vices than skiing!
They're talking about out-of-town visitors. Ski resorts do not car about Front Range visitors who don't spend any money at the resort.
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