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A-Basin tells Vail to take hike...

Discussion in 'United States' started by POW_hungry, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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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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  2. Brimmo

    Brimmo Hard Yards

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  3. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    It got too popular.............
     
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  4. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I might be wrong ,, but A-Basin was a original Epic pass member.
     
  5. MarzNC

    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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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,”"
     
  6. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, I had a basin as part of my vail staff pass in 98/99!
     
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  7. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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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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  8. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    “Some passes drive lots of customers and some not so many”.
    I’m betting Mountain Collective.
     
  9. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Isn't that pass fading away?
     
  10. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah its got a season or too left at best
    Ikon is a beast
     
  11. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Confirmed for this year. Thredbo says it will be available for purchase I’m March. I guess we’ll know ore then.