A-Basin tells Vail to take hike...

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A-Basin bucking the corporate trend, telling Vail to go jump.
To my knowledge A-Basin has a very local, grassroots following and sounds as though pass partnerships don’t necessarily promote its ideology.
Big news in a world of resort partnerships. The general public seems positive and supportive going off the comments.
 
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I might be wrong ,, but A-Basin was a original Epic pass member.
 

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I might be wrong ,, but A-Basin was a original Epic pass member.
You are correct that A-Basin was part of the first Epic Pass created in 2008. Found mention of the connection in a press release about 2009-10.

http://investors.vailresorts.com/ne...s-last-years-epic-price-579-next-seasons-epic
" . . .
When the Epic Season Pass was first introduced last spring, in March 2008, for $579 for adults and $279 for children, Vail Resorts made headlines and created a buzz in the industry with this revolutionary product that offered 17,400 acres of terrain, 128 chairlifts and 722 trails at six resorts - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin - from opening day in the fall until closing day in the spring, including every holiday in between with no blackout dates.
. . ."


But the partnership seems to pre-date the Epic pass. From the article in Post #2: "“We want to thank Arapahoe Basin for their partnership for over 20 years,”"
 

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You are correct that A-Basin was part of the first Epic Pass created in 2008. Found mention of the connection in a press release about 2009-10.

http://investors.vailresorts.com/ne...s-last-years-epic-price-579-next-seasons-epic
" . . .
When the Epic Season Pass was first introduced last spring, in March 2008, for $579 for adults and $279 for children, Vail Resorts made headlines and created a buzz in the industry with this revolutionary product that offered 17,400 acres of terrain, 128 chairlifts and 722 trails at six resorts - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin - from opening day in the fall until closing day in the spring, including every holiday in between with no blackout dates.
. . ."


But the partnership seems to pre-date the Epic pass. From the article in Post #2: "“We want to thank Arapahoe Basin for their partnership for over 20 years,”"

Yeah, I had a basin as part of my vail staff pass in 98/99!
 
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I can't imagine it will hurt Vail one little bit.
While it will make A-basin a more attractive spot for Non epic people
 
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“Some passes drive lots of customers and some not so many”.
I’m betting Mountain Collective.
 
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