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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Any news on The Summit?
    Checking on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLSKIING View Post
    Checking on that.

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    Looks to be on again this season! Ethan at SL is working on the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLSKIING View Post
    Looks to be on again this season! Ethan at SL is working on the details.

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    Do it in March this year!
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    You'd think a different mountain would be in order. Same thing year after year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEtoVTSkier View Post
    You'd think a different mountain would be in order. Same thing year after year?
    No other mountain would come close the the price SL gives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEtoVTSkier View Post
    You'd think a different mountain would be in order. Same thing year after year?
    Think of it more as a cheap skiing boondoggle than an actual attempt at a forum gathering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLSKIING View Post
    No other mountain would come close the the price SL gives.

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    Sounds like somebody needs to lean harder on some other mountains!

    You'd think any of the Peaks resorts would be willing to step of by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Think of it more as a cheap skiing boondoggle than an actual attempt at a forum gathering.
    Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEtoVTSkier View Post
    Sounds like somebody needs to lean harder on some other mountains!

    You'd think any of the Peaks resorts would be willing to step of by now...
    Lot of moving parts. The biggest thing is Sugarloaf doesn't require a room block. So, the deal gets offered to us with no guarantee on our end regarding attendance. Zero risk.

    Other places that have been spoken with in the past include Killington, Sugarbush and Jay. All packages were more expensive and required room blocks.

    Now that Peaks owns Hunter, maybe they are worth a look. I don't think many AZ members are going to have an interest in Mountain Snow or Attitash on weekends. Wildcat would be great, but no lodging options are tied to the ski area. You would need to stay at Attitash

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  10. #90
    Quote Originally Posted by yeggous View Post
    A site *like this*?

    I'll let other with more direct knowledge comment. The key to maintaining profitability is probably the lack of reinvestment. If you believe this isn't a growth market, then financially your best decision is to keep it on life support and keep cashing the checks. As you mention, ad blockers have eliminated most of the up side. That's why most newspapers are paywalled when in the past they were freely available.

    I can speak with some experience on the economics of well maintained, modern ski forum site. It loses money every month. I've been keeping an eye on the bottom line and believe the key to long-term sustainability will be to derive some alternative revenue stream besides the primary ad-supported content. I have to pay for a modern software platform, stable cloud-based hosting, mobile apps, promotions, and content development. If you don't have a passion for it, then it's not worth the effort. Which brings up back to a *site like this*.
    I just whitelisted your site in my adblocker.

    Hopefully it helps, even a little.

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