Whether they have or haven't makes no difference to my day, but it would surprise me if they have conducted no analysis on this whatsoever. It's pretty naive to think they have been completely oblivious to the '$699' all around them.
Snorkler said:Studying Visitor Days[/url] Studying Visitor days is quite an interesting affair.
scullee said:Snorkler said:Loads of my friends with season passes did extra days they normally wouldnt do "cos its free", these extra days have a cost but no revenue. Is it better to have 1000 customers at $500 or 500 customers at $1000?
If you own the hotels, bars etc, and offer value and hopefully have terrain for sp holders, those 'cos its free' skiers fill the coffers in other ways. get them back 'for free' ...and they're poorer and the resort is richer. And you'll probably find a supply chain all the way from thornbury that cuts costs and supplies 'everything' for resale to maximize every conceivable cent. they're not a charity.
scullee said:Snorkler said:Studying Visitor Days[/url] Studying Visitor days is quite an interesting affair.
Analysing on only that basis is also a little flawed, It doesnt take into account revenue per skier day.
Cheap seasons passes have the added risk of biting you in two ways, the first is that some of these people will be spending less over the season than they would have eg they may have purchased 8-10 single day passes totalling $1000 they would probably now pay $699 for a seasons pass. The other way it bites you is the extra "free" days these skiers will probably do. Loads of my friends with season passes did extra days they normally wouldnt do "cos its free", these extra days have a cost but no revenue. Is it better to have 1000 customers at $500 or 500 customers at $1000?
Madski said:Agree i feel sorry for all the non BSL businesses.
I hope BSL and RMB sooner rather than later install the infrastructure needed to increase the snow making capacity on the mountain.
What date last year did Buller release SP prices on last year?
CarveMan said:In terms of snowmaking, as fas as I can determine, Standard/Wood Run is imminent.
CarveMan said:Maybe that's the delay with the SP announcement?
Given it's going to be further bad news with the SP pricing they will need to 'shit sandwich' it with other announcements on spending, so they could well be working on their capital improvements so it can all be announced together.