$300-a-day lift ticket?

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Re: $300-a-day lift ticket?

Post by aclyon » Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:44 pm

Yamaska wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:27 pm
aclyon wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:13 pm
I'm convincing my friend to just "buy some boots" which by the way, you can't try on any where in the states
Why can’t he just walk into a sports store and try on boots? Maybe not in Florida but in snow country? Or aren’t they stocked in US stores at all? They are broadly available in Canadien sports stores like MEC and La Cordee.
Because in the US Nordic BC is virtually unknown. Here in South Lake Tahoe there is literally 1 store that carries the gear, they only have 2 boots (both mediocre, a Madshus and a Fischer), and the employees do not know what the hell they are talking about. I have exactly 1 ski buddy for Nordic BC. I see split boarders and AT skiers all the time, but never any Nordic BC'ers. And Xplore?? lol, not a chance of finding any of that gear or a ski shop employee who would even acknowledge its existence much less mount those bindings for you. Nordic BC needs way better marketing in the US!! I'm sure if people understood it better, it would be quite popular-- it's such a low production, low cost, simple and straight forward way of getting into the back country...

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Re: $300-a-day lift ticket?

Post by Yamaska » Thu Dec 28, 2023 1:02 pm

It’s not super common here but the gear is widely available at major sports stores in Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. The selection is not good later in the season. There are 19 boots available at La Cordee Montréal today. The list might be half in February.

https://www.lacordee.com/fr/sports-d-hi ... ste?page=1

Ski hills suck a lot of oxygene out of local markets. The closer you are to a major hill, the more the selection is focus on alpine.

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Re: $300-a-day lift ticket?

Post by Capercaillie » Mon May 20, 2024 1:03 pm

"You can buy that freedom for $90 a day"

That was 1983. Inflation-adjusted, that is $271 USD today. So a resort ticket is already more expensive than cat skiing was 40 years ago.

In 1983, you could book 5 days of heli-skiing from CMH for $1,370 USD:

https://books.google.ca/books?id=MKLm4z ... st&f=false

$274 USD per day nominal, $825 inflation-adjusted. When do you think a resort ticket will hit $850 USD?

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Re: $300-a-day lift ticket?

Post by fisheater » Mon May 20, 2024 8:45 pm

I know I am late to the party. In my part of Michigan there are 3 types of Nordic skis available, XC Race skis, skate skis, and recreational XC skis that are junk.
We have decent winters some years, and other years it can be lean. Nordic skiing is somewhat limited by weather here, but the the junk equipment they sell around here offers all the excitement of the opportunity to clean horse stalls at the State Park.

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