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  1. #31
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    My contact over there say no immediate snowmaking expansion planned on Snowdon outside of actually using it on Conclusion. With the addition of Bunny Buster they feel downhill capacity will be fine.

    The big question is Pipe Dream over on South Ridge...


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    After every season I get an email from Killington asking what improvements I would like to see. This exceeded all expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLSKIING View Post
    Why Jim?

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    Snowdon is good because it is underutilized. Uncrowded, always great snow.

    That will no longer be the case with a bubble 6 pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speden View Post
    So racers will be over there?
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  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Snowdon is good because it is underutilized. Uncrowded, always great snow.

    That will no longer be the case with a bubble 6 pack.
    True on weekends but on weekdays it's just going to mean not having to sit on a 12 minute ride or whatever it was.

    Mostly ski Snowdon for the woods also.
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  6. #36
    This is fantastic! I'm all-for these improvements! This will change EVERYTHING about the way Killington skis (weekends at least). Here's why-

    Access and desire to the "North Side" (K1, Snowdon, Ramsehead) increases exponentially with these improvements. Every single one of these improvements adds traffic to that side of the mountain. Snowdon 6 being the most obvious. But the South Ridge Quad, new K1 cabins, and return of the Snowshed Crossover all increase access to that side of the hill from the "south" side- something that was "relatively" contained by the limited capacity of the Skye Peak Quad.

    I see lines at the Ramshead, Snowdon, and K1 lifts increasing, while the Skye Peak/Bear lifts see less traffic. And as a big fan of Bear, that's fine by me.
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  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    This is fantastic! I'm all-for these improvements! This will change EVERYTHING about the way Killington skis (weekends at least). Here's why-
    The only potential negative I see is K-1 usually has the longest lines on weekends of any lift. Perhaps this will work to spread people out nicely.

    I would probably take some laps on the South Ridge, and be excited to have the opportunity to do so again... basically another pod available to reduce overall traffic as well.

    These improvements will only advance Killington's solid reputation and continue to exceed expectations IMO.
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    You can never have too much snowmaking capability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Snowdon is good because it is underutilized. Uncrowded, always great snow.

    That will no longer be the case with a bubble 6 pack.
    ??? Have you ever skied Killington??? [/sarc]

  10. #40
    Don't the triple and quad already have the capacity of a six pack.

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