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    There is so much terrain at the Bush there really...

    There is so much terrain at the Bush there really is no need to expand.
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    Correct, the trail just has to have the correct...

    Correct, the trail just has to have the correct gradient and then the power and comm lines run. Sometimes there is a vault built below the motor on some models.
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    There are several East Side trails with even less...

    There are several East Side trails with even less reference. Sometimes you run out of suitable strictly themed names and need to branch out, slightly.
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    The route they chose to turn Green has always...

    The route they chose to turn Green has always been a green in reality. You can't even really move on it well with natural snow unless its groomed. It makes sense to reduce the difficulty to attract...
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    Keep in mind Wildcat's upgrade was not about...

    Keep in mind Wildcat's upgrade was not about capacity, but reliability. When their upper mountain booster failed, they lost the upper mountain pipe. So they had to replace the booster station, and...
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    Well, unless anyone here is making the decisions...

    Well, unless anyone here is making the decisions when to open or not, such currency is quite useless. :snow:
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    And 1/3 the pumping and air capacity and 4 times...

    And 1/3 the pumping and air capacity and 4 times the acreage needed to open as Mount Snow. At some point elevation cancels these advantages out, but not in this case. One North Face run can be opened...
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    It will be a T-Bar, and it just means the quad...

    It will be a T-Bar, and it just means the quad won't have to run midweek. You can still slog across Northway if you want to ski Semi Tough or the woods. That's all that would be open if they're...
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    Coordinators perhaps, certainly not a full...

    Coordinators perhaps, certainly not a full fledged HR department anymore. I was leaving Sunapee right when I read this thread and asked their Director of Operations, and he said all of the...
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    Actually none of the Vail resorts in the East...

    Actually none of the Vail resorts in the East have HR departments anymore. All handled from CO. The worker's managers hand them off once they show up.
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    Sorry I meant Peaks. Yes you are correct, Vail...

    Sorry I meant Peaks. Yes you are correct, Vail mountains - everything is out of Colorado - HR, Payroll, AR, AP, etc.

    ADP, Paychex, etc is not as cheap as you think for shops with large # of...
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    The individual mountains still handle their...

    The individual mountains still handle their AR/AP, HR, Payroll, etc and so on. There are some economies of scale of being in Peak or Vail resorts but most of that revolves around marketing and sales...
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    The board (in general) doesn't stand to make any...

    The board (in general) doesn't stand to make any money on it as they are only paid a retainer to begin with. However if they are Inside Directors (Officers, major shareholder reps) then they could......
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    Say what you may about Peaks, and specifically...

    Say what you may about Peaks, and specifically the personal issues some people here have with their Director of Projects, they know how to design and install snowmaking. I've seen the work up close...
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    South Branch Quad... The Berry's grew weary of...

    South Branch Quad...

    The Berry's grew weary of maintaining Rangley - a 53 year old lift. I have not heard of any catastrophic issues with the lift, other than it may not make sense depending on...
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    Don't read into it. Both sides jumped the gun a...

    Don't read into it. Both sides jumped the gun a little that is all.
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    Not entirely accurate. RFID benefits both...

    Not entirely accurate. RFID benefits both consumer and the hill.

    It benefits the mountain be reducing labor costs long term, preventing theft, and by collecting metrics to later be used to make...
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    The largest factor in base conditions for the...

    The largest factor in base conditions for the remainder of the winter, bar none is when the surface is groomed. When snow has not had ample time to leach and it is groomed, it is boiler for the...
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    Not in November.

    Not in November.
  20. Of note, when you receive a lift profile from an...

    Of note, when you receive a lift profile from an engineer it has capacity (in PPH), speed, and # of carriers, etc. This is all fed into the HP of the motor(s) required, number of towers, their height...
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    Those are absolutely massive T-Bar towers, wow....

    Those are absolutely massive T-Bar towers, wow. Not only in height, but there is a lot of steel there.

    If you want the nerd terminology, hold down is a depression tower. There is also a...
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    My memories are by the second trip down you're on...

    My memories are by the second trip down you're on rocks already. Accident waiting to happen with it marked.
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    There are no such rumors even within highest...

    There are no such rumors even within highest Attitash management. They have heard nothing, and do not expect to until the deal is done. Until then it's business as usual, but long term agreements and...
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    There's an old saying, if you don't have anything...

    There's an old saying, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
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    Natural by choice. The main Saco to Amon. line...

    Natural by choice. The main Saco to Amon. line actually goes on Ammo Pitch, and until this year they dragged hoses from Idiots to cover Chickens. With the new pipe this year the lines split at the...
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