Originally Posted by vardaddy
I just have a problem with the logic that has been stated about people with passes claiming they are paying for the theft of services. That is total B.S. Prices on passes are not rising because of these theft of services.
I respectfully disagree. First of all, the energy requirements for chairlifts increase with the number of people riding on them. Secondly, if Vail or any ski area purchases new technology or pays employees extra money in order to catch thieves, then the burden gets passed onto the consumer.
I really dont care what you do though. Im not a season pass holder anyway, but I do buy day passes on occasion. If the risk of getting arrested and charged is worth trying to ride for free, more power to you. Its not worth it to me anymore. When it was, I think the thrill of ripping off the resort had a lot more to do with it then the money ever did.