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17/18 Season Update

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Got my SP Letter....

 

700 Trees

15 NEW snow guns

64 Rebuilt snow guns

New kitchen equipment

New cafeteria carpet

350 pr New Boots

 

Last sentence in letter...Elk-Mountain-ILSIVWTD.

 

 

RATES by 10/9/17. by 12/1/17. after 12/1

 

Adults 21+ $795. 855. 925

 

Student. 695. 755. 825

13 - 20.

Senior

65 - 74. 695 755 825

 

Child. 625. 690. 760

6 - 12.

 

Super Senior. 625. 690. 760

75+

 

Nights 330. 350. 370

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For a minute i got excited when i saw 700 trees, but its just 700 trees to stare at, not ski in.  

 

So, they did maintenance.  I guess they need something to justify the price of the SP.  Not hating on the place, just hating on the price of the SP.  

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[quote name="JFskiDan"

 

I guess they need something to justify the price of the SP.  Not hating on the place, just hating on the price of the SP.

 

 

Not arguing with you...

 

But it's how you look at it...

 

We say the first run costs us $695 (senior rate) and All the Rest are FREE....

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Not arguing with you...

 

But it's how you look at it...

 

We say the first run costs us $695 (senior rate) and All the Rest are FREE....

 

Its all location based in PA.  If i lived close to Elk, i would be handing them too much money for a season pass and enjoying myself.  It does kill me though, that they probably have the best terrain for trees that are off limits.  

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I feel like for the last 100 years they claim they've added hundreds of trees.....unless it looked like the moon before it should be the god damn amazon rain forest by now

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I think I called it out last year, or the year before. Elk may be the only ski area where re-painting the stripes in a parking lot is considered an annual improvement.

 

That's why you gotta like the place, it stays the same year after year.

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elk is the only mountain ive been to in the past 10 years where more people were not wearing helmets than those that are.  however, most of them were 60+ and I know old people are stubborn when it comes to helmets, seatbelts, etc.  some of the old guys in my ice hockey league refuse to wear face masks

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I don't know about you but that new kitchen equipment really gets me stoked.

I think they are creating density to discourage tree skiing.

You're probably right. Do they not see the irony in comparing it to Vermont then? And why people should rip them for doing so? I say this all the time. Cool place but their marketing is terrible.
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Maybe they got a new BizHub machine in their business office. Fax and copy from the same machine and you can even print from your computer on it..oh Lordy.

 

Look at trees, fresh oil in the new deep fryer and making copies.

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They do provide a real nice wind break. I'm just going to try to grow my business as much as possible so I can buy the place when it goes up for sale in 10 years and make it what it should be...

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Would you really want to own a PA ski area??

If my options were owning a PA ski area the size of Elk, or no ski area, then I would definitely take Elk...

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Each to their own. I enjoy working. It would be something I love, and an awesome experience...

I'm only at work to make money. I've already had three families in the office so far today and only sold to one of them. When I have enough money to retire I'm done.

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I'm only at work to make money. I've already had three families in the office so far today and only sold to one of them. When I have enough money to retire I'm done.

 

Maybe if I did something like worthwhile to society I'd feel differently but I'm right there with you. I don't mind my job but I wouldn't spend one more second here if I didn't have to.

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Hey rummy, how is this going to go over with the locals?  An unfortunate upgrade to the parking lot at the bottom of the Lenape. 

 

 

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I'm only at work to make money. I've already had three families in the office so far today and only sold to one of them. When I have enough money to retire I'm done.

Tombstones are a dying business

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Hey rummy, how is this going to go over with the locals?  An unfortunate upgrade to the parking lot at the bottom of the Lenape.

 

The sign's been there for a while....the fence WTF,??,

they sure are alienating the regulars who support them..

 

Management will probably say you can still access the quad, you just can't ski to it anymore.

 

Octoberfest this weekend, I'll probably get some feedback.

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Isn't that basically the same as the upper lot concept? I guess I didn't realize you could ski down to the quad from a lot. Thought most of the lots were at the bottom regardless...

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I guess I didn't realize you could ski down to the quad from a lot.

 

That's the reason the location was so well liked. There was no need to ride the Elk Wagon or buy a parking pass to the upper parking lot on the weekends.

You still needed a valid pass to get on the quad, but you'd be able to start skiing immediately.

It also made those peace trips to your car in the parking lot easy...

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