Should ski resorts offer a ‘pay-per-lift ride’ option for guests?

With single-day tickets at some American resorts priced at $200 or more, the recent economic downturn may have some people reconsidering trips to the mountains this winter. After all, on top of being an expensive hobby, skiing is also a hobby where the experience is far from guaranteed – weather could be bad, lines could be long, terrain could be closed, etcetera. Sure, a season pass helps to alleviate some of financial burden, but only for those who plan on visiting the mountains enough for the season pass price to make sense. Even then, passholders are still subject to outside