Mountain Collective 2014-15 Tickets Available – Keeps Getting Better!
I have written about this awesome ski past for the past two years. When it first came out it offered two days each at Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw/Alpine Meadows for just $349 for adults and $229 for kids, and it then gave you 50% off of all subsequent days at each of those resorts. This year they kept the prices flat but added two exceptionally awesome resorts – my personal favorite Whistler and Mammoth in California.
For the 2014-2015 season they are keeping the same resorts, and the adult price has increased modestly to $359 and the child (aged 12 and under) has actually dropped massively to just an incredible $99. As in prior years the pass is being sold by Liftopia, which I always view as the equivalent of Amazon for ski lift tickets, in that I use their price as a reference point for the best generally available price and then anything below that is a real bargain.
So for $359 for adults or $99 for children aged 12 and under you get:
- Two days at Alta / Snowbird in Utah
- Two days at Aspen / Snowmass (or Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands) in Colorado
- Two days at Jackson Hole in Wyoming
- Two days at Mammoth Mountain in California
- Two days at Whistler / Blackcomb in British Columbia
- Two days at Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows in California
- All subsequent days at 50% off
- No blackout dates. So perfectly fine during Christmas holidays, MLK or President’s Day weekends
In addition right now it’s saying “if you buy today” you get one extra day at one of the mountains. It’s a little unclear when that will actually end. It’s a bit like those late night infomercials that say if you call within the next ten minutes you will get an extra six set of knives, only for the clock to keep resetting. Suffice to say for some limited period of time, they are throwing in one extra day.
I have said in the past that this is a ticket that best suits those either on the West coast with decent access to these resorts or someone in a position to pick up and take off to any of these resorts for a weekend. But with the crazy child pricing for the pass this time round I am sorely, sorely tempted to get a set of tickets for the family. For just $916 I could theoretically get 12 days for a family of four across a variety of different resorts. In reality we’d probably only manage to use up 4 to 6 of those days, but that would still be great value. I will just have to save a lot of miles to fly us around all these different places!
It is of course very early to be thinking of next year’s ski season. This season is still in full swing, indeed we are heading back to Utah and Park City this weekend, but this is very high up on my list of possibilities for next year.
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