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Recent content by Blurski

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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    This wind forecast might slow down the ski damage via "Wind Hold" The forecast for Mount Ellen, Vermont at 4,083 ft: Last Updated at 329 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021 .TONIGHT...Summits in and out of clouds until midnight, then becoming obscured in clouds. Snow after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s...
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    There is a pattern to patrol dropping ropes at Sugarbush, weekend before last was a example, almost no ropes were dropped on Saturday or Sunday, come Monday & Tuesday almost all came down. I get it dropping the ropes with such thin cover on the weekend will be a nightmare for patrol. Midweek...
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    I don't see any change required, the majority of the runs are somewhat visible from a chair or skiing an intersecting trail, if in doubt don't go pretty simple. Remember you can't fix stupid. I skied multiple runs on Steins and The Mall this weekend snow was good, looking ahead and turn...
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    AT $850/100ft x 75 guns x 4/gun = $255k/$30/hr Burden rate = 8,500mh/5man crew/8hr shift = 212days of snow making and paid off, say 4 years. Dont know if they last that long or not.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    CR is my favorite, I’m hoping the mountain decides not to run the CR chair this season & is open for hiking only.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    I would prefer they keep the guns off Steins, assuming we actually get some natural snow, it skis very nice natural. There has been years in the past where they would drop back to blow and burry it for spring.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    I think this is a good move, Kinda like Eagan’s philosophy “ You only get one turn per turn to make that turn. Otherwise you lose your turn with that turn. Just make the next turn." So make snow!
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    I witnessed something at Sugarbush today that I cannot recall seeing in the past. Snow guns blazing when a major R event is in the forecast. Much more aggressive. On the flip side they kept the gun pow run closed to skiing.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    As far as making your car your base lodge, be nice if they would instruct the parking attendants to let you leave a little more room between cars, at least enough to fully open the car door. Friday I thought they were doing this but today he looked a little angry when I kept some space.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Hope crazy Sara does not get a hold of this pictures, she will be banging on the governor’s door
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Been there the past 2 days, have not seen you know who on the front lines talking to people. Wonder why!
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Seems like he only fired off 1 barrel, but very telling.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    I got caught with my paints down and did not pack the gear in the car, it cost me a day. Last time that happens for the season.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Looks like getting up close parking for the early bird is going away, lost the closest lot last year to valet, guessing we will loose the next tier this season to paid parking. I feel this would happen eventually regardless of COVID.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Looks like great production, what is the over under on if they groom it out for Thursday or leave the whales and let it drain?
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