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Worldwide ski resort comparison graph

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by SAL, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. SAL

    SAL One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Saw this on Facebook and, while I’m not sure about its accuracy (particularly because of Thredbo spelling), found it interesting. Though I’d share....
     

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  2. qwill

    qwill Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    would be interesting to make the ticket price $/skiable day
     
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  3. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks about right.

    Probably need to do one for one week pass (cost per day), one for season pass cost per ski-able days, and one for connected mountain passes (Epic, Ikon, Mountain Connect, etc)
     
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  4. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gross generalizations.
    Who buys day tickets to Aspen and Vail in these times?
    I find North American skiing good value for the experience (if you do it smartly). Europe has cheap lift tickets until you factor in the price of guides if you want to ski off the groomers.
    Aussie and NZ skiing is about the worst value I've experienced.
     
  5. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL
    "Who buys day tickets to Aspen and Vail in these times?"
    Translation:
    "Who buys day tickets to Aspen and Vail in these times, when it's just too bloody expensive to do so?"

    Japan has cheap lift tickets, and you don't need guides to ski off the groomers. ;)
     
  6. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a particularly useful graphic.
     
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    DPS Driver A Local

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    Approx 85% of all tickets sold globally are single day tickets. That number has decreased from 90% only a short time ago.
     
  8. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Leading question.....

    Why do you need a guide to ski off-piste in Europe, but not in Japan?
     
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  9. Pink

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    The OP’s graph is Pow vs $. You’d need the Gnar vs $ graph to answer your question.;)
     
  10. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Because they want to go off piste in Europe, but most Japanese stay on the groomed slopes, so why would you need a guide? (if you were supposed to ride off the sides, they would groom the snow there!! !)
    That also means they leave the powder alone, so it's easier for us powder hounds to find..... AND they only ride on the weekends.
     
  11. Mr. Mook

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    I tried to do the same thing about 15 years ago, but there are just too many variables to make accurate comparisons - not least of which is the fluctuation of exchange rates, and differences in pass discounts.

    It was an interesting exercise but ultimately futile so I never bothered taking it any further
     
  12. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sensible!
     
  13. SAL

    SAL One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Happier absentskier ? .....
     

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