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Thank you for running this article and the others to follow. Skin cancer is a real thing, believe me. I have wrestled with it for many years.
But please do not perpetuate the misinformation that we at altitude are "closer to the sun". The sun is 93 million miles away. The 1 mile closer you are in Denver than New York makes no difference whatsoever. The real reason is the amount of atmosphere between you and the sun. At 7000 feet we are up where the atmosphere is thinner, cleaner and there is less of it above us. This is the reason that the sun's rays are more dangerous in Steamboat.
I think if people can understand the actual underlying cause of sunburn at altitude, it will help them avoid it.
Why is the Ski Corp break for seniors viewed as something so Machiavellian? Everybody gives a senior discount - Routt County, American Airlines, my dentist, the National Park Service, every hotel in the United States of America, on and on.
No one is questioning their right to raise prices or to maximize revenue. What is strange here is raising the senior pass twice as much ($100 vs. $50), 4 times on a percentage basis, after years of raising each the same dollar amount. Raising the regular season pass $100 and the senior pass $50 would seem fairer and would undoubtedly get them more revenue.
Add my vote to roll back the price
Maybe you should read more carefully and with your sense of humor activated....
C'mon guys, stop with the Business 101 stuff. I am not questioning why or their right to raise prices. In 2010 a Senior Pass was 40% of a regular pass. Over the next 5 years both passes were raised an equal dollar amount which was slightly higher on a percentage basis for seniors but still only brought it to 45% of a regular pass. Last year they stuck to the equal dollar raise which hit the senior pass double on a percentage basis raising it to 48%. This year, all of a sudden they raised the senior pass double the dollar amount, quadruple on a percentage basis. This is what I am unhappy with and would like to know why they have decided to stick to seniors. And don't tell me seniors are rich. I are one and it ain't true.
Conspicuously absent from this story is the rise in Teenager tickets from $500 to $600, a full 20% increase! This on top of an 11% increase last year. Ski Corp - how do you justify this?
Conspicuously absent from this story is the rise in Senior tickets from $500 to $600, a full 20% increase! This on top of an 11% increase last year. Ski Corp - how do you justify this?
And his student is ably carrying out his legacy right here in Steamboat........
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