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Best Answer GrilledSteezeSandwich , 02 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

Tombstones are a dying business


It sure is with the death rate on the decline and the cremation rate rising. Another 10-12 years and I'm done Go to the full post


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

It's like every state. Some passes are more expensive than others. Most of the big players used to be in the $1,000 plus range. Killington was $1,350, Sugarbush $1,800, and Stowe $2,000. However, with Stowe being bought by Vail, the passes have all dropped. Sugarbush is only $850, as is the Epic Pass. Smaller areas like Bolton Valley and Magic can still be had at $400 ish...

 

Wow, did not realize they were that much.

 

Wife lived in NH and had the pass for Loon and others and were less than $300, especially if college students or residents.

Going out west, yes, daily passes are nuts but the season passes were quite reasonable. 

 

I suppose if you live up there and can go every day makes sense. 



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:24 PM

Jackson holes season pass right now is $1985.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:34 PM

Snow making is very expensive and Required in PA. Also Elk doesn't get the crowds Blue and the Pocs get.

Another reason is "because they can get it"....

I think they've realized the price is about maxed out, as they haven't changed their prices in three years.

And the draft beer is cheap in the bar.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:38 PM

How much for draft beer at the bar at elk??

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 07:06 PM

Tree-fiddy... Miller light

But they have about 15 different beers on tap...

Hey Jeff help me out..

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

Only cash in the bar at Elk too!

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

Only cash in the bar at Elk too!


I'm sure they have an ATM machine nearby with a high service fee

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:16 PM

Of course, other end of lodge near ticket windows..

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:53 AM

Humn, Elk is not as far as I thought it was from central jersey.  Could be interesting.  

 

Need to move to PA faster. lol. 



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:25 AM

$800 for a season pass? WTF?!

That is more than skiing out west. lol.

I have never skied Elk but.... why $800?

Because you don't really ski on snow at Elk. Instead you're actually skiing on flakes of white gold which were mined in Vermont and imported to Clark's Summit PA. There the "snow" is pasteurized and homogenized for skiing then shipped to Elk for distribution on its slopes which, by the way, were hand cut a few hundred years ago as part of a peace treaty by the indigenous people of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the European settlers. The reason that the lifts are slow at Elk (and not many people know this) is because they have a colony of smurfs actually living under the mountain (known simply as "Smurf Village" to the locals) that manually spin the lifts via a system of pulleys. The smurfs demand a fair wage and rightly so!

So think about that $800 now and you'll see that you're actually getting a great deal!
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 08:12 AM

Humn, Elk is not as far as I thought it was from central jersey.  Could be interesting.  
 
Need to move to PA faster. lol.

Go midweek, the Smurfs will still be slowly spinning the lifts, but it won't matter, you'll think you own the place.

Also take a picnic lunch, find the "half-way" house and cook a burger, hot dog, steak, or whatever over the open fire and don't forget your wine. Guaranteed to be memorable.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

Because you don't really ski on snow at Elk. Instead you're actually skiing on flakes of white gold which were mined in Vermont and imported to Clark's Summit PA. There the "snow" is pasteurized and homogenized for skiing then shipped to Elk for distribution on its slopes which, by the way, were hand cut a few hundred years ago as part of a peace treaty by the indigenous people of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the European settlers. The reason that the lifts are slow at Elk (and not many people know this) is because they have a colony of smurfs actually living under the mountain (known simply as "Smurf Village" to the locals) that manually spin the lifts via a system of pulleys. The smurfs demand a fair wage and rightly so!

So think about that $800 now and you'll see that you're actually getting a great deal!

One of the best posts I've read in a long while...
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

One of the best posts I've read in a long while...

I actually posted it from the terlet. I'm not kidding.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:57 PM

Tree-fiddy... Miller light

But they have about 15 different beers on tap...

Hey Jeff help me out..

draft beers last season were $4. thats domestics like yuengling, miller light, coors light. others like corona were 4.50 and some drafts like dogfishhead 90 minute were 7.50. which is actually really reasonable for 90 minute. The best deal was two seasons ago. 16 oz coors light cans for 2.50. that was popular. last year the best deal was $5 budweiser aluminum 16oz bottles. 



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:08 PM

I actually posted it from the terlet. I'm not kidding.

True talent...




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