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    Vail to buy Stowe?

    Saw this rumor posted on pugski today.

    Now in the Stowe Reporter......

    http://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_repo...287592cba.html

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    If I was a Stowe pass holder and the intention was to include Stowe on the Epic pass, I'd be pissed. I can't even imagine how crowded Stowe would get with that cheap of a season pass.

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    Hmmm.....................


    That would be a big move for Vail and their grand entrance into the eastern ski scene. It would also show that they want to play ball on the east coast and not merely have a feeder to their western resorts. This was also interesting:

    However, a person in Vail’s corporate office said Tuesday that the company was preparing a press release regarding the deal. That press release was not available by Wednesday afternoon, when this paper went to press.
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    Wow if this happens!

    Also wouldn't they love to get ahold of smuggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    Wow if this happens!

    Also wouldn't they love to get ahold of smuggs.
    Would they?

    And why wow if this happens?

    Stowe is already pretty "nice" and the ticket prices are already pretty maxed out, not sure how Vail would improve this situation.

    I'd hate to see Smuggs turn into anything but what it already is.
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    What if they interconnected with Smugglers Notch?
    2017/2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    What if they interconnected with Smugglers Notch?
    no no no no no no no no no
    2017/2018: Baby Julia born 12/3/2017!
    [Killington: 12/15] [Mount Snow: 11/27]

    2016/2017: * = powder day
    [Berkshire East: 1/16, 2/10] [Bolton Valley: 1/1, 2/5*, 2/19] [Burke: 12/17*, 1/28*] [Heavenly: 3/5*, 3/11] [Jay Peak: 1/29*, 4/9] [Jiminy Peak: 11/26] [Killington: 12/4, 12/10, 4/8*, 4/15] [Kirkwood: 3/8] [Mad River Glen: 2/25] [Magic: 2/13*] [Mt Rose: 3/7*] [Mount Snow: 4/3] [Northstar: 4/10] [Okemo: 11/23] [Pico: 1/7*, 2/18, 3/19] [Smuggler’s Notch: 1/22] [Stratton: 2/4] [Stowe: 1/21] [Sugarbush: 1/2] [Telluride: 3/27, 3/28*] [Whiteface: 2/12]

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    Smuggs makes that deal very interesting. The connector would not have to be that long 2300 feet or so.

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  9. #9
    I skied the connector 20 years ago... it's cross country skiing. Why would you waste your day going to Smuggs when you're at Stowe or vice versa?

    Like is there any valid reason to switch from one to the other half way through the day, and then XC ski back a fairly good distance later?

    Stowe is one thing. Smuggs is another. Both are great in their own way. Smuggs is better because it is not Stowe.

    Smuggs does not have the lift capacity to even deal with their own crowds on good days. If Vail buys Smuggs, they put in new lifts. Smuggs then turns into Jay Peak with less snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    What if they interconnected with Smugglers Notch?
    Through a hostile takeover? That sounds like de ja vu all over again!
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