I am sorry that the renaming of our Higher Education Pass (College Pass) has caused confusion. That is what we did – we renamed the Higher Education, the 1826 pass. And we dropped the rule that you had to show proof of full-time college participation. For most families who have been skiing with us since their children were in Snow Camp, when their 18 or 19 yr old goes off to college it is a financial hardship because they are faced with the price of tuition. In our attempts to simplify the administration of the college pass we assumed that most people in the 18-26 yr age group are in college or trying to figure out “what to be when they grow up” and do not have a lot of disposable income. It is an important market for us and most of our passholders love that they get a break when their kids go off to college.
Mount Snow hand clears tree areas every summer. Tree areas are carefully approved and monitored by the USFS, meaning we cannot clear without their permission. We have hired outside companies to help us in the past and may do so in the future. This summer we plan to do the clearing with our staff. But thanks for the offer – great idea.]]>
On another note the new snow reporter has been saying in every report that there is a no boundary policy at the mountain for tree skiing and riding. This is great for the mountain. Over the last few years I have seen allot of the actual glades themselves filled in with heavy brush and debris. With the advertising of no boundary I would think that the glades and tree areas need to be accessed and maintained. My question would be have you ever thought of bringing in a outside company to clear the glades. I’m the owner of a landscape design, tree removal and contracting company. Would you ever consider bartering a few season passes for work in the glade and tree areas. Just a thought I have had for the last few years.
Once again thank you for the turns]]>
Also, please keep Tumbleweed lift open, at least until 10 or 11 AM. The people who live at Seasons use that lift to access the mountain. You don’t have to keep it spinning all day, maybe just a few hours in the morning to get us access!