“Because we know you’ll be chasing powder all season…” The Mountain Collective, a deal put together by Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Alta and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, seems…not worth it? Maybe I’m just skeptical. For $349, if you buy before November 19th, you get two free days at each, and then unlimited 50% lift tickets at each from there on out and some lodging deals that are up to 25% off. There doesn’t seem to be too much to get excited about, even with the promotion boasting 16,005 acres, 104 lifts, 8 mountains, 4 states. Although it’s a cool idea, what you’d save on pass prices, you probably spend double on travel expenses. Here’s a driving map, assuming you start your trip at Squaw and ended back at Alpine Meadows.
I’d just pick a mountain and stick with it, (if you can get a free seasons pass, by all means go for it). This looks like a good deal if you’ve got a nice place to crash at one of the four areas and maybe a nice big posse to travel with and split gas money, or maybe a ton of flier miles…
Here’s what the Mountain Collective reps have to say:
“Four dream destinations. Two free days at each. Unlimited 50% discount on lift tickets. Lodging up to 25% off.
The Mountain Collective™ is an unprecedented collaboration between the world’s four best independent resorts: Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. With free days and huge discounts, The Mountain Collective™ members can claim limitless vertical feet and chase ideal conditions across Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and California. The Mountain Collective™ is available for just $349 for adults and $229 for children when purchased before November 19, 2012.”
Thoughts? Approve? Disapprove? Do you care?