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Recent content by salsgang

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    Saddleback

    Saddleback is almost.... Back! We will see how it all works out in the end business wise, but I am rooting for them. I posted a 2020-21 season preview of the mountain on my blog. http://www.maineskifamily.com/2020/11/saddleback-maine-2020-21-ski-season-preview.html
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    Ski Swaps in Maine Listings

    Hi - For Alpine-zoner's that live in and travel to Maine I have posted my annual Maine Ski Swap Guide on my blog. I pretty much try to list in one place information about all the ski swaps happening in Maine this fall and early winter. If you know of a swap I am missing feel free to DM me, post...
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    Black Mountain of Maine - Dec 30-31 2016

    Thanks xhwhaler! You could see from the lift not too many tracks in the new East Bowl trails. There was so much good new terrain without the hike (that is required to that terrain) that we were happy to keep pounding it off the lift. I did talk to a local and they indicated the trails still have...
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    Black Mountain of Maine - Dec 30-31 2016

    Date(s) Skied: December 30-31, 2016 Resort or Ski Area: Black Mountain of Maine Conditions: Powder / Packed Powder Trip Report: 100% Open - 100% Fun! We are Silver New England pass holders so we get to ski around Maine a bit during vacation weeks. We had a great two days at Black...
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    I am not one of the organizers (I just help spread the word) so this is a bit of a educated guess. The original plan was for the SMCR (the organization that is providing the memberships) to raise the $4mm via resort memberships (smaller money) and equity shares (bigger money) to enter a purchase...
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    Sugarloaf 12/12/16 POWDER & Video

    Date(s) Skied: Dec 12, 2016 Resort or Ski Area: Sugarloaf Conditions: POWDER Trip Report: My youngest son took advantage of his new found closer proximity to Sugarloaf (He is a freshman at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine) and took advantage of no classes / Sugarloaf powder on Monday...
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    Of course - typed before my morning cup of Joe. They need to get to $4MM to enter purchase and sale with the Berry's (owners).
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    Peter Stein (lead organizer) sent out an email update yesterday. $400k memberships in Escrow. There is a donor(s) matching 1 to 1 first $600k so $1MM in the door. Still working through mechanics of taking credit cards. They expect to release more info on the operating business plan "soon"...
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    For Maine based Alpinezoner's - There is a presentation / Q&A from the Saddleback Mountain Foundation group at University of Maine - Farmington North Dining Hall at 5:30pm tonight (Monday, November 14).
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    Latest update from the community group / Peter Stein. Our fundraising is now underway!!! In case you have questions, we are planning informational meetings for Thursday, November 10th in Portland at Three Dollar Deweys at 6pm and in Farmington, on Monday November 14th location and time TBD...
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    An email went out announcing the start of the fundraising effort. Below is a pasted copy of it. It's going to be an interesting few weeks! Congratulations! Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are delighted to let you know that we have reached an agreement to acquire the...
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    All good feedback and discussion. Posting of the preliminary membership form all intended to get the juices flowing and discussion going. Form is undergoing final review and edit as I understand it. Looking at the foundation website (http://www.skisaddlebackme.com/) it says 'under construction'...
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    All comments / feedback welcome of course but it is more than just getting a season pass. Contributors are helping a community organization to purchase a ski mountain... for the community. More info on the Saddleback foundation website. http://www.skisaddlebackme.com/
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    As part of the fundraising effort to get to the initial $4MM the organization will be selling 'membership levels' that will entitle folks to different benefits depending on the membership level. I hear the group will be able to start accepting funds later this week. I have been authorized to...
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    Saddleback Mountain Cooperative - Information Thread & Survey

    I think the co-op / Saddleback Mountain foundation model is the best viable path forward for the mountain and the region as a whole. It will be a tremendous challenge for the foundation but I will be rooting them on and helping all that I can to make this a reality. I put a post on my blog for...
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