If so, where? Same place as usual? What would ever make you jump ship from a home mountain?
I haven't bought one yet... not sure if I will or look for deals as in multi-packs. I guess the only thing I will get for sure is the Hunter Big Lift, because it's a no brainer and I'll use it on a weekday at least twice, and take a friend another day. It'll mark the third or fourth year in a row I've bought one. I think fourth.
Are there any mountains providing real value left for their passes? I always feel like WhiteFace and Jay do... they're just so far away.
Awaiting my ski club's ticket sale. I'll probably go with a similar plan to last year except not buying as many tickets up front. Got burned two years in a row. Maybe a dozen tickets from my club and then 2 Mad Cards and two VT 3 Packs. That will be two dozen up front and leave me some flexibility for early/late season, discounts, etc.
May go back to a Jay pass for 2013-2014, especially with a Burke/Jay combo. Still have a little more exploring to do before returning to the realm of being locked in for 15+ days at one location. Four more areas on The List in New England and a few in Quebec. Nice getting off the pass for a few seasons to play the field.
I bought Whiteface passes for my family two weeks ago before the increase. My oldest daughter will be 13 in November, but qualified for a Junior pass. Whiteface's pre-season pricing and being sales tax free is one of the best ski pass deals I have found in the Northeast.
One of the few advantages of getting old is that some things get cheaper, and ski passes are one of them. With my 55th birthday looming, I sucked it up and bought a "senior's pass" at Jay Peak at the earlybird price of $499. Seven days a week, no blackouts. Compared to full ticket price, that's 6.5 days for break-even. Not bad for an old guy.
I bought myself and the family Platty passes again on the last day of the season in March. With the crappy weather last year and some family issues, my wife probably did no break even. But the passes paid for themselves for me and my girls.
I've never felt more at home at any other ski area, than I do at Platty, in terms of terrain, clientele and overall vibe. 2 hour drive from my door....IMHO, you can't beat it.
Greek Peak also... missed the April 15th deadline for the lowest price, but they sent me a postcard stating the deadline was extended for 3 weeks... so I grabed one... and at $325. can't really beat that price.