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    You're probably right. Hard to keep track of all...

    You're probably right. Hard to keep track of all the brooks, including the one at Mountainside. :razz:
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    Ah yes - the long-awaited and much-anticipated...

    Ah yes - the long-awaited and much-anticipated Building E from the LP Village master plan. That's the one that's supposed to have some sort of retail and/or foodservice on the ground floor and would...
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    Hard to keep high pressure at SB with all that...

    Hard to keep high pressure at SB with all that old, leaky pipe from the ASC days still serving as the backbone of the system.
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    Say what you want, but irrespective of where he...

    Say what you want, but irrespective of where he topped out or how he got there, he is unarguably the best steward/owner SB has had in many decades, perhaps since its founding. In an era where skiing...
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    Amazingly, the owners of SB not only have their...

    Amazingly, the owners of SB not only have their own capital, they can borrow from banks too. Imagine that! Was that question satire or something? Is the EB-5 program the only way ski areas are...
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    This. Even if the new VH lift doesn't run...

    This.

    Even if the new VH lift doesn't run mid-week in normal circumstances (i.e. all lifts operating as planned), it will still be operating during the days when, you know, SB actually generates...
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    Lots of truth being spoken in this thread now. ...

    Lots of truth being spoken in this thread now.

    Ellen arguably has the best topographic set up for early/late season skiing in all of the East, let alone of the two SB mountains. It's a shame that...
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    Wouldn't be surprised if they are a little more...

    Wouldn't be surprised if they are a little more aggressive this year, if only b/c they now have that much more firepower to deploy and exploit within those shorter, early-season snowmaking windows.
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    Ha. Yeah, there's a lot of that around here.

    Ha. Yeah, there's a lot of that around here.
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    Wow. Tough crowd. So if I get this straight,...

    Wow. Tough crowd. So if I get this straight, you think ski areas should involve only a parking lot, lifts and trails? Whatever the case, suffice to say your POV is in the minority.

    Regardless,...
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    Yup. Hard to know what the driver was, though I...

    Yup. Hard to know what the driver was, though I will note that at the time GH lodge was built, the plan to to also tear down VH lodge and bring the base of a new VH chair down to the base (I still...
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    http://forums.alpinezone.com/images/styles/alpinez...

    http://forums.alpinezone.com/images/styles/alpinezone/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by deadheadskier http://forums.alpinezone.com/images/styles/alpinezone/buttons/viewpost-right.png

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    Neither of you are apparently reading closely in...

    Neither of you are apparently reading closely in this thread. I guess you consider new base lodges, new ski schools, new skier svcs buildings and new snowmaking infrastructure as "non-skiing"?

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    Peak lunch seating is definitely still an issue,...

    Peak lunch seating is definitely still an issue, though of course you could choose to sit at Valley House and have most of the place to yourself. That said, I'm not sure why you continue to discount...
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    Then you're not paying attention. True, the...

    Then you're not paying attention.

    True, the only new lifts since Win arrived are the new GMX and the CR double replacement. But in addition to those, Win has invested in the Gate House Lodge,...
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    I've seen reports from MRG indicating perhaps...

    I've seen reports from MRG indicating perhaps 8-10" at the midstation and up to 18" at the top, but there was a lot of drifing so it's hard to know. Regardless, the trail count stuck at 3 is...
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    LP is def a better place. Then again, I always...

    LP is def a better place. Then again, I always got a kick out of the kids that would be tredging up the pipe in themidst of the first snowfall in 2 weeks. Seems like a waste to me, but whatever...
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    That's too bad they put Hi & Lo on the trail map....

    That's too bad they put Hi & Lo on the trail map. Those were fun little stashes that almost always delivered due to their permanently roped off status.

    Also new to themap this year, IIRC, is...
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    Definitely loading too slow. I suppose that's to...

    Definitely loading too slow. I suppose that's to be expected this early after its launch. The lift and trail report needs some work though b/c it's really confusing. You can't see the diamonds...
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    Re: News and quesses

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    Allow me to echo the sentiments of others and thank you for passing along the 411. One question regarding your quote above. Where exactly does that road lead to within Slide Brook? ...
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    I can't imagine that's a local builder. That...

    I can't imagine that's a local builder. That house might fit in at Stratton or some other place south of Granville Gulf, but not Sugarbush. Someone is going to lose their shirt.

    In other news,...
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    The upper house is actually quite a nice...

    The upper house is actually quite a nice structure - just a bizarre means of access.

    The white elephant? Just plain bizarre. That will be bought with dumb money, if at all. Did a builder...
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    Well it shouldn't be too tough to find out the...

    Well it shouldn't be too tough to find out the answer. All that's arequired is a drive to the dead end atop Upper Village Rd. and then a few minutes of hiking to see where it goes.

    On a separate...
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    What I Know: I've gone down that road from the...

    What I Know: I've gone down that road from the top of Sunrise, and as far as I could tell, it was just a dead end. There is no road that starts at Sunrise and crosses under the SBX. The road in...
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    Yeah that's the area alright. Based on the...

    Yeah that's the area alright. Based on the Terraserver pic, it's hard to tell if the road continues up or not. Probably does, though not nearly as wide as the beginning part.

    My guess was that...
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