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12/9/17...busy..snowing..rad

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20 minutes ago, theprogram4 said:

cant do anything but salute blue for their effort so far.  as much as i like to moan and bitch, all in all they run a pretty good ship.  they've been on top of their game this year.  should pay off for them with a busy Christmas week.

That is why they are the best mountain in PA and NJ.

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1 minute ago, indiggio said:

It's really not the snowmakers or groomers fault, it's management/owners fault.

 

I think it's dumb that Blue was charging full price today...I really think they'd make more revenue selling tickets at $39 a piece vs $52 that they were charging.  It's only a $13 difference but psychologically it seems more. 

 

People on their FB page were complaining about the price and they said that they always go to full price when lazy mile opens. Just because it's the way it's always been doesn't make it right and they made it seem like they were doing people a big favor only charging $39 on shitshow Sunday. 

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I still think they'd do better volume if they'd keep ticket prices lower.  High ticket prices are going to dissuade people from coming out right off the bat.  A lower ticket price will get more people to come out and thus make more money on concessions.  They've been selling IPA bottles for $2 for a while now and probably are making money off them.  Even season pass holders are buying them!

 

 

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2 minutes ago, indiggio said:

I still think they'd do better volume if they'd keep ticket prices lower.  High ticket prices are going to dissuade people from coming out right off the bat.  A lower ticket price will get more people to come out and thus make more money on concessions.  They've been selling IPA bottles for $2 for a while now and probably are making money off them.  Even season pass holders are buying them!

 

 

It's lemonade stand economics.  It's so simple.  I truly think they would have sold at least 50% more tickets today at $39 vs $52 and since skiing is a service and there aren't any additional marginal costs for more skiers and riders coming the goal is to pack in more people. Each extra person could potentially have to rent, need a lesson, buy food or maybe buy something they forgot like gloves or a face mask.  

 

Back to the numbers if Blue sold 100 tickets during the daytime today at $52 each I'd be surprised and that's $5200 in revenue. If they charged $39 a ticket and even sold 150 tickets that's $5850 and im being very conservative with my figures I think the difference between $52 and $39 is just so psychologically huge. $39 is a great early season price point. Over $50 seems expensive especially with just the loser lifts running. 

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8 minutes ago, indiggio said:

I still think they'd do better volume if they'd keep ticket prices lower.  High ticket prices are going to dissuade people from coming out right off the bat.  A lower ticket price will get more people to come out and thus make more money on concessions.  They've been selling IPA bottles for $2 for a while now and probably are making money off them.  Even season pass holders are buying them!

 

 

The PA liquor control board does not allow bars to sell any alcohol below cost so they can sell domestic drafts for $1 but can't sell Guinness draft for $1 as a bars cost is about $1.50ish per pint on Guinness. Selling $2 IPAs is smart..some people will end up ordering more expensive mixed drinks or shots or food...

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Blue is doing well. I figured big Boulder would be near 100% by now and they only have three runs open. 
Maybe they shipped the rest of those fabled fan guns to Mt. Snow?

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cant do anything but salute blue for their effort so far.  as much as i like to moan and bitch, all in all they run a pretty good ship.  they've been on top of their game this year.  should pay off for them with a busy Christmas week.
A like for you good sir. Was not expecting that.
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11 hours ago, GrilledSteezeSandwich said:

 I figured big Boulder would be near 100% by now and they only have three runs open. 

I'm suprised at that as well.  Probably lots more open this weekend.  Frost will have a decent opening.  

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Just checked the blue mountain cams, there is a beautiful blizzard in the valley. Not many patrons out in the cold.

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