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Recent content by flakeydog

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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    So yes, it’s May and we are indeed talking about the subtle nuances of carpet loading chairs versus fixed grip. Move along if this does not appeal to you… anyway, no one should have to “take one for the team” or scoot ahead at the last second to leave an unsuspecting member to take the blow...
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    SKI Magazine Wonders, "What Happened to Etiquette" This Year in Skiing?

    https://vermontbiz.com/news/2022/february/24/entrepreneurs-and-investors-meet-slopes-peak-pitch-2022 Hey- you never know who you might meet on a chairlift ride
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    For some reason the new VH quad often whacks the loadees. I feel it is slightly better than the 1st year or 2 they had it. Key seems to be have all riders lined up and it softens the blow a bit, just never be the one standing 2 feet behind the other 3 or you get creamed. They have a couple of...
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    Killllington 🎿🏂🏂🎿🎿🏂🏂🎿😀

    Best. Thing. Ever. This image takes me back to my own at a similar age. Pays better dividends than any investment you will ever make, bar none. Enjoy!!
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    Stowe Thread

    It's the Six Flags model, you can buy a summer pass for 2x a day ticket and pay $20-30 to park every time you go. Get you there, then nickel and dime you every step of the way. Come to think of it, it also the Spirit Airlines approach as well. Or a hotel that adds parking and "resort fees" to a...
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    Stowe Thread

    I would put this on the list just after they replace Castlerock at Sugarbush with a HS Quad and just before they break ground on Mad River's replacement for the single chair... Plus, grades are too steep, it is scenic/historic, and it plays host to a wide variety of activities in the winter...
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    Booting Up in Lodges and Bag Storage Updates

    Clearly… you could also just sit there normally like we’ve been doing for decades. Many aspects of skiing involve a sense of community. We share chairs, we often share tables in the lodge on a crowded day and some times squeeze on to a bench where god forbid someone has put their bag under the...
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    Looking for day trip destinations for novice tree skiing

    Contingent on more snow in our future for sure.... I am not as familiar with areas closer to Boston but I have had the occasion this year of spending some quality time at both Dartmouth Skiway and Whaleback this year. Both were quite fun and would provide you with some good skiing in or out...
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    Beijing - 1st Olympics 100% man made snow

    Agreed- the coverage was a bit over the top. She was well off to the side out of range and view of the active race course but the coverage almost indicated otherwise. If you were watching NBC you might think that the racing world had stopped to allow her the time she needed to decompress a...
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Discretion is always good, for so many things in life. Problem is that the typical entitled douchebag hipster-dufus that inevitably ruins it for everyone else is not, and probably does not want to be. Whee, look at me! I am skiing uphill on $2,000 of super trendy gear. Maybe if I post this on...
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    of course you could buy 2 or 3 pr of Kincos and keep them dry. I will say after sampling all of the best handwear, Kinco performs the best. This is at any price, and I get cold hands. I have been wearing mittens since high school because of this, just sayin'....
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Oh yes, that's right, I remember now. I often end up on the wrong side and it is a long-ass walk with heavy plates. Anyway staffing shortages and rising costs are giving rise to new versions of self and semi-self service to stay operational. Some you get your own, some bring it to you, I have...
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    You mean the room that was called the "Blazer Room"? Also interested in what the new Valley House will look like. Seems the order at the counter, run it to the table is becoming the new normal in the age of help wanted/ none found. Lawson's in town is that way, and many more will prob follow...
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    Certainly no big deal to get in. Show your vax (pic or card) an no prob. It was cancelled after a few runs but it was cold and the wind was blowing like stink so what could they do? Super challenging for the few racers that got to go- they could not see a thing!
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Maybe they are looking at Snowball/Spring Fling as TTB route? Though prob not tomorrow, perhaps by the weekend? There have been years where they under-promise and over-deliver on opening days. I don't mind one run down lower jester under the guns so we don't have to download. Spotted on cam...