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    Heartiage club looking for employss

    A non-supervisory groomer job typically starts in the low 20s/hr. The comparison to operating a lift is not really realistic. Lift attendants, while having to be attentive, are essentially warm bodies that have to push one of three buttons during their shift and use a rake. A groomer on the...
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    5th busiest ski season on record this past year

    The more riders the better. It is the only avenue for capital investments and for the industry to be sustainable.
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    VAIL SUCKS

    Sunapee is just as congested as Loon, and far less acreage. Crotched is a good mole hill, but still a mole hill, and one that got considerably busier with Epic. Was just throwing it out there :)
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    VAIL SUCKS

    Loon is only 15-25 minutes longer of a drive and quite a stark difference in terrain/product. Possibly more important they aren't Vail.
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    Farr's Hill to Offer Lift-Serviced Skiing

    The Tree-Bar more closely fits the destination lift profile than the other T-Bar. If you're on a budget, and even if you're not, that is ideal. Why pay for extra towers, a motor with too much HP, more sheave reconfigurations, and more engineering in general if not needed?
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    Killllington πŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸ˜€

    They know where the melt will occur in the next 48 hrs...
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    Killllington πŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸ˜€

    If they did Friday morning (and dealt with missing the weekend traffic) instead of waiting until Sat, they likely could patch it together. I think the extra 24 hour burn until Saturday is going to be the coup de grace.
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    Killllington πŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸ˜€

    The only lift served would be if they decide to do a last day tomorrow or Wednesday. Otherwise not a shot for Friday or the weekend.
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    Killllington πŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸ˜€

    It was fixed. SS very very rarely has mechanical issues, but it's replacement is a priority. Either will be the next lift or a side by side replacement with the next lift.
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    Killllington πŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸ˜€

    OL closes every year with snow on it. The extra runs were not wasted because it was skiable instead of being a glacier half the season like it normally is after the thaw freeze events. Also, the decision to not make more snow on SS was not a budgetary or capacity issue, they just didn't want to.
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    Killllington πŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸŽΏπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŽΏπŸ˜€

    5 runs this year. Usually gets it twice, sometimes three times.
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    Killington Daily

    KZone is a great site to check conditions, as for the discussions... mostly a pass. The vocal minority drown out everyone else quickly.
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    The most dreaded thread of the year.... The Closing thread......

    Good crowd there today it looks like, nice day for skiing.
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    The most dreaded thread of the year.... The Closing thread......

    Memorial day is likely not gonna happen. Next weekend will be it in my judgement.
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