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Killington 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby Bubba » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:24 am

We have some pretty significant changes to our season pass program next year and I wanted to explain the thought process behind these adjustments. We have frozen all pass prices for next year and even lowered several of them. Many of you already know that you can attach your credit card to your season pass or express card so you don’t need to carry your wallet. Next year we are also adding a program called “Beast Bucks” that allows guests to load a predetermined amount of money on a pass (instead of charging your card each time). We have also included preloaded cash (Beast Bucks) on several of the passes, to reward existing passholders that are renewing with us next year.

One of our strategies moving forward is to continue to focus on families and youth to ensure we are creating the skiers and riders that will help grow our sport in the future. In association with our sister company, Woodward, we will continue to focus on the youth action sports segment.
Here is the pricing for 2014 season passes: Which will go on sale March 16th. Look for more info on-line in the coming week.

1. Youth:
a. We are rolling out an Unlimited Season Pass for youth (ages 7-18) for $499 (early rate). This is almost a 30% decrease in price for this segment!
b. Also, this year a Killington Youth Pass offers FREE skiing at Powdr resorts across the country! More on this in future communications.
c. We created a value offering for youth at Pico in our $75 Vermont School Pass this past year, and this year for out of state youth we’re offering a $149 early option. This is a 32% drop in price! There will also be a $299 Killington season pass for Vermont school age kids in grades K-12. Powdr offer does not apply to Pico.

2. Adults ages 19 to 29 years old:
a. We are offering a NEW Millennial Pass (Unlimited) at the early rate of $599! For this age segment this is a 43% drop in price!

3. Adult & Senior Unlimited:
a. If you’re renewing an Adult or Senior Unlimited pass from last year, we are freezing the price of a pass as well as loading $100 Beast Bucks onto your pass to be used for the 2013-14 Season.
b. We’ll be offering a Super Senior Pass for $39 to 80+ folks. We figure if you’re skiing after 80 years old, you should be rewarded.
c. If you’re renewing a Blackout Pass from last year, we are freezing the price of a pass as well as loading $50 Beast Bucks onto your pass to be used for the 2013-14 Season. You will still have the ability to ski any 3 Blackout days of your choice.

4. SPRING: As previously announced, we are offering unlimited skiing and riding for the Spring from March 15th through the end of the season for $199! Hopefully you’ve seen the commitment we’ve made to spring by viewing the glacier on Superstar.

• Please note: The 2013-14 Season Passes are NOT valid for the spring of 2013.
• Beast Bucks can be used in base lodge food venues, cafeterias, Ovations, Retail, Snow Sports, etc.
• Only offered to those who had a valid pass in 2012-13 and are valid for next season 13-14.
• Must buy by June 13th to get early rates and renewal bonus.

Look for our NOR’BEASTER line-up of events here:

http://www.killington.com/winter/beast/ ... elebration
http://www.killington.com/winter/activities/norbeaster


Best regards;

Mike Solimano
President and General Manager
Killington Resort & Pico Mountain
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Re: 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby Highway Star » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:39 am

Not bad!!!!!
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Re: 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby Stormchaser » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:44 am

DAMN FLUCKIN COOL!
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Re: 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby BoozeTan » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:14 pm

way to go Mike, great announcement.
guess Ill be buying $50 worth of Switchback at the Ubars next season
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Re: 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby spanky » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:36 pm

Sounds like a good deal but I have one question... At what price point are the unlimited and blackout passes frozen at? The current "full" price or last year's early purchase price?
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Re: 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby Skibumtress » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:44 pm

Totally awesome, Mike!!!

Thank you! :D
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Re: 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby livia01 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:12 pm

will each pass, blackout or unlimited, come with one anytime, free ticket, in addition to the floaters?
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Re: 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby Cutback » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:53 pm

Bubba/Mike - Thanks for the early notice - this is really good news. Understood more details will be provided with the general announcement. A couple of question close to home for my crew. Will college passes be offered again in 2013-14? Will 2013-14 early renewals grant summer benefits for mountain biking/lift access again this summer?
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Re: Killington 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby JJR » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:36 pm

What about Midweek Passes? They were not mentioned. Will the early purchase discount be the same as last year?
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Re: Killington 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby rogman » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:45 pm

Access Road is going to love the Millennial Pass; it should bring back the 20 something crowd! Why would they ski anywhere else?
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Re: Killington 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby tyrolean_skier » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:51 pm

Thank you Mike. It shows that you guys are listening to the customer. Love the fact that you are trying to bring back the families in order to grow the sport.
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Re: Killington 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby hillbangin » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:00 am

Great news for those of us paying for family passes.

It will be great to get the rental/access road cranking again with the 20 year olds.

At the same time - I'm a little nervous about the impact on early season crowding - but - if management is as smart as it sounds they are - there will be more money to make more snow on more trails early season? And more money for more ski patrol early season. Get the Canyon turning by middle Nov?

Only upside here.
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Re: Killington 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby Highway Star » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:10 am

I think $1049+tax was the unlimited pass pricing last year early season, and the deadline was April 26th. So they've pushed back the deadline by over a month and a half. Anybody have the blackout pass pricing?
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Re: Killington 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby RENO » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:30 am

Glad they're locking the prices for my Blackout pass. Hopefully the Beast Bucks will be good for those that go with the payment plan also? I'm assuming they'll still have the payment plan. We'll see when they officially come out with the costs.

Blackout pass total early price for this season was $780...
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Re: 2013-2014 Season Pass Pricing

Postby BoozeTan » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:35 am

livia01 wrote:will each pass, blackout or unlimited, come with one anytime, free ticket, in addition to the floaters?


No there will be no extra lift ticket this season. That was a one time thing since the previous season was so bad. That is straight from Mike himself
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