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Mabye instead of scholarship day for Winter Sports Club , Ski Corps should keep the money and create an in house scholarship to keep fees down for pass holders / locals?
929/144=6.45 Maybe the passes should go up in price.
1025/48=21.35 times to break even on a golf pass, one round per week. Once every other week on a ski pass.
season pass = cheap fun for locals
vacation in Hawii = $5000.00 two weeks
This proves what I've always thought. The pathetic souls who sit and do nothing but post on the pilot web site all day are not very athletic folks and simply aren't into outdoor activities. If they were they wouldn't be on here posting their opinions 24/7
takes one to know one...eh west?
I voted yes, because I always buy a pass and make very good use of it. I'm paraphrasing this next part. I read a few years ago in one of the ski magazines that the ski area sells something like 9500 season passes to locals. This was when the population of Steamboat proper was estimated at around 10,000.
So, that being said the hardcore skiers are severely underrepresented in this poll probably because they are out skiing.
Unfortunately I am tied to a desk about 40 hours a week and during breaks in the action here at the office I do log on and post. However, I'd rather be out skiing or kayaking. Those activities just don't pay the bills.
or maybe people simply can't afford it any more?
lots of people are out of jobs..
lots of people are hurting financially.
I am quite sure someones "dedication" to skiing has more to do with their bank account than how many times they post on a forum.
and FYI>....a lot of the atricles in ski magazine and the like are BS! wait...was it an article about how many locals buy passes? what a great "local" mountain it is?
Why do you say an article stating 90+ percent of the locals in Steamboat have passes is BS?
I would estimate 9 out of every 10 friends I have in town have ski passes and the ones who don't still find ways to get on the mountain whenever they can. Businesses around town have medallions they can sign up for. Their friends and family members have comp tickets from time to time, although those are fewer and further between these days.
All I'm saying is a lot more than 23% of the locals in Steamboat will buy passes next year regardless of the results posted in this poll. A $30 price increase amounts to 50 additional cents per ski day for me. Hardly enough to warrant not skiing all next winter.
The numbers are skewed because the people voting are the ones who tend to have their butt stuck in a chair in front of the computer 12 hours a day and the people out skiing are not the ones voting.
west, you forget that the ski area employs about 2000 folks during the season. Add the spouse/dependent and kids ski free passes and I would venture to say that 4000+ have their passes with out the sales.
Posted while enjoying a beer at the hut.
So with the ski area consistently reporting around 1 million skier days and days skied on a pass counting as a skier day, so how many days are skied on passes and how many via short term tickets?
Clearly, 9,500 ski passes are not each used 144 days a year as that by itself would be many more skier days than the annual total for all skiers.
There is a trend of locals to ski less than in the past because the size of city and county has increased substantially (20+%) while number of skier days has remained flat. And with the incredible increase in number of pillows over the past decade then it would appear that number of locals and tourists have both increased while skier days have remained flat.
I'm quite sure more than 23% of locals will buy passes next year.
I simply take exception to your assertion that people who have to work or can not afford passes are not dedicated skiers.
I would be willing to bet I could find 500 loacl people who work and can not afford passes who would blow you away with their "dedication" to skiing.
they are not all sitting on their butts doing nothing but posting on a forum. they actually have jobs and familys and obligations out side of skiing.
heck before I had kids I skied EVERYDAY for about 10 years.
now I have a mortgage and kids. does that make me a lazy assssssssss????
and I didn't say that article persay was BS but most articles in ski magazines are well paid for marketing tools.
I work 50+hours a week and hit 40 days last weekend....I guess that could/would be considered average ? Not sure I could do much better without missing work.
Im in for a season pass regardless of the $30 increase.
But Im not donating to SSWSC Scholorship day to make up for it .
Greeny, do you have something against the kids who are not spoiled?
You could have used a scholarship to help you with your spelling.
Sorry Pilot but the question is flawed. No I dont plan to buy one, but that is because I dont ski. The question should have been phrased along the lines of " will the $30 increase in ski pass price prevent you from purchasing a pass next year?"
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