UPDATE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT MAKE THE 14th AT THE BOTTOM
Last year was a HUGE success with the Snowshoe pass. We were up at the mountain most every weekend with most trips costing around $20-30 bucks for food and lodging for the whole weekend. It was cheaper for me to stay and ride a weekend in Snowshoe, WVa than it was to live and eat at my place in cville. Plus with the pass, I could ride on Sundays for half a day before returning to cville and not have to buy a whole day pass.
Snowshoe day lift tickets usually run at $72 a pop, so the new $300 college season pass sounded like a good deal. $300 is already 40% off the $500 regular price for a season pass.
Why settle for 40% off?
After a few email with their director of marketing reminding him how awesome we are at UVA, he gave in to my asian mind tricks and agreed to continue selling the passes to us for $200.
60% off season passes sounds stellar.
So we’ve established that this is a white hot deal economically. That coupled with the inherent rarity of this deal should be making your American consumer sense kick in. The only thing I’m missing is a 3 day time limit and then you would want it even more. That would suck. I’m setting the date at Friday November 14th. You’ve got a solid 2 months to mull over this, although you should’ve stopped reading a paragraph ago, whipped out your checkbook and goggles and asked where to send the monies.
Those of you who have been to Snowshoe know how sick it is and need no other explanation. For those of you who haven’t been let me extol on the virtues of Snowshoe.
Wintergreen is close by. It’s our home mountain, we’ve gotta show it love. It’s 45 minutes away and perfect for learning and going a few times a week after classes. Unfortunately, Wintergreen is also small, icey, and small. le sigh.
Snowshoe compared to Wintergreen
Number of Trails: 60 vs 26 (really it’s more like 20)
Annual Snowfall: 180in vs 35in
Skiable Area: 234 acres vs 129 acres
Chairlifts: 14 vs 5
Bottom Line: Learn at wintergreen, and then ride Snowshoe.
97% of my ideas are good, and 20% are gold, this falls squarely in Platinum. You want this pass. Trust me.
This is a one time thing. The director himself (Brad) will come down and issue passes for that day only. If you’re not there, or don’t have your money ready, you’re SOL. If you cannot be there physically, you can give me your money. I will email everyone later with instructions.
The price is $200 plus tax, the actual amount is like $209 and change. I will send an email with the exact amount later to those on the waitlist. To get in on this deal, join and you will be added to the list.
For those of you considering going to our big winter break trip this year (like Whistler last year), keep in mind that we plan that trip around going to a resort owned by Intrawest, the parent company of Snowshoe. That means that if you go to an Intrawest resort you can save 50% off your lift passes for the week, meaning close to $200 or even more.
Spring break will also include trips out to Colorado. Guess who has mountains in Colorado? If you guessed Intrawest, I did a good job leading you to the answer.
Think about it.
==everyone is wait listed for this, but everyone can buy the pass==
For those of you who are not going to be around on the 14th to pay for the season pass in person when the snowshoe rep is here, I have a few instructions:
1) Print out this form, fill it out, and follow the instructions on it. Make sure to write the check and sign it (or use credit card…but check is better). Make it out to “Snowshoe Mountain Inc.”.
2) Come to Thursday gear room times (when I am doing it- and don’t be late) and hand it over to me. If you cannot make Thursdays at 5:15, email me and we can set up another time to meet. YOU MUST GIVE THIS TO ME BEFORE THE 14TH! IF YOU DO NOT, YOU ARE SOL.
Just fyi- you will not get a receipt this way, but I assure you it is legit.
A week after the 14th, you should be able to pick up your passes at a desk at snowshoe mountain (i’ll have more info on that later).
Please, if you can make it on the 14th, try to be there- its better for you and better for us as a whole because with 60+ people there, it just convinces snowshoe to keep giving us this deal.
Email me if you have any questions.