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They're probably thinking: "thank god those dirtbags aren't coming back." XD

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Jeremy Malczyk <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:44:11 -0400, Brad McCusker
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >
> >Mark is right - I don't think many people were using it for its intended
> >purpose.
>
> For the intended purpose of selling more tickets, then no. But you could
> make
> the argument that it pulled in revenue from people who would otherwise
> never
> buy a ticket. Some percentage of those people do spend money on the
> mountain in the form of food, forgotten gear in the shop, whatever, at a
> time
> of day when most of the skiing public is just getting out of bed. I'm sure
> they've done the math on it, but for my friends and family, not having the
> free
> hour will mean going elsewhere.
>
> >I know many people who would be renting homes/condos for their vacations
> >and they would only ski the free hour for most days of their vacation.
> >Up early, ski like mad, end up at a remote lodge, leisurely breakfast,
> >then head back to the condo/house whatever.  These people will no doubt
> >now go buy at least one day's ticket, maybe more.
>
> How many of those people will not bother renting at Okemo at all now? The
> free hour was a sort of insurance for when the weather and snow was likely
> to
> be terrible elsewhere. The question comes up all the time with us, "weather
> looks crappy, breakable crust in the BC, should we even go to VT this
> weekend?", with the answer being "lets just go to Ludlow, it's close, and
> there's always the free hour".
>
> Jerm
>
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