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Jim,
You are like my wife.  In 1985(?) I bought a Patagonia jacket with a lifetime 
warranty. They have replaced it 3 times.   Now the zippers are starting to go 
and my wife won't let me send it back.  She feels I "got my money's worth".


On Tue, 15 May 2007 10:36:09 -0400, Jim Crowley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>I have a lifetime pass. Since I didn't pay anything for it, I think I got my
>money's worth over the 37 years that I used it (it was given to me from my
>father, who got if from a client of his in lieu of services).
>
>I don't mind the decision because I don't live in New England anymore. Sure, I
>would have used it a couple times a year during vacations to VT when I visit
>family. Even if I lived in New England, I still wouldn't mind that much because
>I hardly used the lifts there anymore, prefering instead to skin before the
>lifts opened for the season, after they closed, and on regions of the mountain
>that had not opened yet. All my side-country and back-country skiing could be
>done without using lifts, and I actually preferred that because riding the
>lifts actually took something away from my back-country experience. I did enjoy
>skiing at Pico for the past few years, and would miss that more than skiing at
>Killington. If I still lived in New England, I would consider buying a
>Pico-only pass if they sold that.
>
>According to the discussion on killingtonzone.com, I will be getting a season
>pass for next year, a pass with blackout dates the year after that, and then
>nothing after that.
>
>I wouldn't be surprised if this goes to the Atty. General in VT. There's
lots of
>angles to this thing. Skivittler Geoff D. knows all the details and should post
>them here if he's still lurking.
>
>Jim
>
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