There is absolutely a 40 inch base at certain points on the mountain. of course the whole place doesn't have 40 inches. and what do you all expect for a small mountain in southern mass? its not going to be vail. they can charge whatever they want because there is no close by competition and they know that. .. not saying it makes it right. cheaper to just buy a season pass and then use it for discounts up north that's what we do and it's worth it for sure.