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    Have also heard that they want to be more agressive with opening and closing dates.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fbrissette View Post
    Have also heard that they want to be more agressive with opening and closing dates.
    Closing dates you say? That could be interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbrissette View Post
    Have also heard that they want to be more agressive with opening and closing dates.
    How about being more aggressive with actually running the lifts on a daily basis? It doesn't matter if they're open 365 days a year and not spinning the lifts.
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    What do you want to use? how much you disagree with there political idea.
    Nothing. I don't see how or why you'd quantify or need to quantify something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    How about being more aggressive with actually running the lifts on a daily basis? It doesn't matter if they're open 365 days a year and not spinning the lifts.
    LOL. There's some anger in that zinger. Sounds like someone's annoyed by phantom wind holds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    LOL. There's some anger in that zinger. Sounds like someone's annoyed by phantom wind holds.
    Those money, err, wind holds are still an issue? No surprise at all.
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    Well they already have season pass holders money, then on the weekdays not many lift ticket purchasers equals wind hold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Well they already have season pass holders money, then on the weekdays not many lift ticket purchasers equals wind hold.
    This ends up driving away guests in the long run, especially as word gets spread. I take a 1 or 2 VT (northern) trips a season with a group of friends midweek and usually stay near/in the NEK to hit Jay, then the bush and smuggs (WM coupons)...the last 2 years the tram never ran once and the flyer was closed 90+% of the time, it's both frustrating and ridiculous...will skip it for Stowe this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_awesome View Post
    This ends up driving away guests in the long run, especially as word gets spread. I take a 1 or 2 VT (northern) trips a season with a group of friends midweek and usually stay near/in the NEK to hit Jay, then the bush and smuggs (WM coupons)...the last 2 years the tram never ran once and the flyer was closed 90+% of the time, it's both frustrating and ridiculous...will skip it for Stowe this year.
    Funny. They have been doing those windholds for years. Granted, Jay gets A LOT of bad weather and wind. And FWIW Sugarbush had a tendency to have a lot of windholds as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    LOL. There's some anger in that zinger. Sounds like someone's annoyed by phantom wind holds.
    I'm pretty much done going to Jay unless they change the way they operate. I understand not running lifts when it isn't safe and I understand why mountains don't run lifts sometimes... but Jay seems to be the one place that will decide to operate the Tram or not based on visitors and money. It is a shame because they have great terrain and some of the best snow conditions in New England usually.

    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Those money, err, wind holds are still an issue? No surprise at all.
    Sadly, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Well they already have season pass holders money, then on the weekdays not many lift ticket purchasers equals wind hold.
    Unfortunately this seems to be true.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_awesome View Post
    This ends up driving away guests in the long run, especially as word gets spread. I take a 1 or 2 VT (northern) trips a season with a group of friends midweek and usually stay near/in the NEK to hit Jay, then the bush and smuggs (WM coupons)...the last 2 years the tram never ran once and the flyer was closed 90+% of the time, it's both frustrating and ridiculous...will skip it for Stowe this year.
    Well, there's you and your group of friends and me in just this thread. I have a group of 2 friends I normally meet for a long weekend up at Jay also... I pushed them to do Sugarloaf this past season and this season I think Jay will be off the list. One of them drives up all the way from Virginia and will spend the week up at Jay, but even he cut his trip short last year leaving a day early. I only wound up going up for 2 days, but they were up at Jay the whole week leading up to Christmas and the Tram was still broken from the off-season or whatever. It was supposed to be fixed the week prior, then every day they'd ask someone at Jay when it would be done and hear "hopefully tomorrow" until finally on Wednesday someone told the truth, that they were aiming to have the Tram fixed and running for the weekend and Christmas crowd.

    I would have to imagine we aren't the only ones who feel this way. When we were there they also refused to run Flyer last year. For what? If the Tram isn't going to run, the Flyer should run. If Jay was like 30 minutes or an hour away, I could see going and being content riding the terrain off The Jet all day. But, for a 4 or 4.5 hour drive each way which often involves a hotel room as well? Not a chance.
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