IKON Pass - Costco Discount

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  1. Philpug

    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Wasn't the early deal on the kids pass like $149? If so, I don't think it will be as good for you, let alone a break even.
     
  2. Wilhelmson

    Wilhelmson Out on the slopes Skier

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    You are correct. We paid $1,798 for two adults and $398 for two kids = $2,196. With 20% off it would now cost us $2,474.
     
  3. Pat AKA mustski

    Pat AKA mustski Making fresh tracks Skier

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    We already have planned for this year- no bookings, just options- so for now the base pass is still our best option. Next year however :huh:
     
  4. Alexzn

    Alexzn Ski Squaw Skier

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    Screwing early bird purchasers is not cool. Keep in mind that a lot of those people are season pass holders at Alterra resorts, so the spring skiing benefit does not apply to them (us).
     
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  5. Gary Stolt

    Gary Stolt Mr. Style Team Gathermeister

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    I think the Ikon pass is a good deal for most of us. It would be nice to have the early bird full pass option at $800 but $600 for the base pass will save me some $$$ so I am happy. And good for those that can cash in on the full pass at $800, assuming that you have a Costco card.
     


  6. Philpug

    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    For what the full Ikon offers, we cannot justify the difference, even with the discount. At best, we might break even. Plus, we already used our pass at Mammoth so we are already ahead of the game.
     
  7. Ski&ride

    Ski&ride Getting on the lift Skier

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    They’re screwing themselves.

    Come next year, people won’t buy early. They’ll wait for the Costco discount instead.
     
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  8. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Or Altera will incorporate the Costco discount with the early bird special.
     
  9. James O

    James O Booting up Skier

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    For me, the opportunity for Spring skiing on the early bird more than makes up for it...
     
  10. raytseng

    raytseng Out on the slopes Skier

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    Don't give yourself ulcers over this. The reason why it feels so bad, is because it feels like you "lost" something which behaviorally hurts much more than the joy if you gained the same amount. You barely notice when you got something as a bonus but losing out even a little bit feels like a slap in the face.

    There's no way of knowing if Alterra is going to do next year; they probably don't even know themselves. So you can't play the timing game, you can only just buy based on the info and offers available at the time.
    They've already demonstrated a fixed pricing and operations isn't what they do like Vail's price promises.
    For example, at the end of this season, Squaw ran promos and cut the prices of their 2 and 4packs which could make you mad if you paid higher price for that same product in early season, or the more skiers on slopes diluted your pass value. However, you got to remember the benefits of flexibility. So maybe you "lose out" a little from the optimum pricing; but alternatively they flexed operations to means extended seasons and not closing 1week past easter from a schedule determined in October;
    As long as you buy into their koolaid that generally they are flexing operations and pricing fairly and matches yourmindset, you should be OK that things flex around and even though sometimes you may lose, remember that other times you gain.
     
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  11. Wilhelmson

    Wilhelmson Out on the slopes Skier

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    Let's be happy that we are in the golden age of cheap ski pass consolidation. Just stay away from the $15 burgers and byob. All good things come to an end. Only time will tell if it's good for the long run.

    And while some locals understandably bemoan the consoldiation, my family now has more money to spend in your town so it's not all bad.
     
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  12. carvemeister

    carvemeister Booting up Skier

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    I jumped on the COSTCO deal early and got the rebate card in about 2 weeks. Just went to get a 2nd one for my wife today and.......IT'S GONE!
     
  13. blackke17

    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    so this offer is no longer valid??
     
  14. carvemeister

    carvemeister Booting up Skier

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    It was available on the COSTCO website when I bought it, and now it can't be found, so unfortunately it's gone.
     
  15. blackke17

    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    Thanks for the info. i havent been able to get on their site today from the office.
     
  16. icedevil

    icedevil Booting up Skier

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    Ikon customer service said that the online Costco offer is over but the deal is still available in-person in certain Costco stores.
     
  17. AlpsSkidad

    AlpsSkidad Buying more gear Skier

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    I saw plenty of the offers (cards) for sale in COSTCO on Sunday- so this seems to be true, you can still buy it in person.
     
  18. carvemeister

    carvemeister Booting up Skier

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    Can you tell me where you saw them? (Although I'm sure you're 1,000 miles away from me). I just used the COSTCO Customer Service chat function to ask about where they might be available and they told me they could not find any information relating to in-store availability at all, anywhere. So, they're useless. I need to find one in the NY metro area. :(
     
  19. AlpsSkidad

    AlpsSkidad Buying more gear Skier

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    I was in the Summerlin, NV (Las Vegas) store....so probably not much help. Sorry about that.
    I can't even offer to run over there for you and pick one up, because I left for Europe Monday.
     
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  20. carvemeister

    carvemeister Booting up Skier

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    Thanks, I figured that. Looks like they're not going to be found anywhere near the NY area. I guess I'm going to have to suck it up for the ful price.
     

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