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  1. Thread: Skiing is back!

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    Vail is going to play it as safe as possible. ...

    Vail is going to play it as safe as possible. Because shareholders don't want to see anything get shutdown again and lose confidence.
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    Killington's gondola is opening next weekend....

    Killington's gondola is opening next weekend....
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    I hope they'll wait and take no action for a...

    I hope they'll wait and take no action for a couple years and don't ask people to comment until after this pandemic is over. COVID has destroyed mass transit and gas under $2/gallon does not help. ...
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    Hey with the big names gone maybe your part-time...

    Hey with the big names gone maybe your part-time lifty job there could become full-time! Or they'll upgrade you from magic carpet op to a chairlift bumper.
  5. Thread: Skiing is back!

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    Not skiing but about as non-essential as you can...

    Not skiing but about as non-essential as you can get... NASCAR is hosting a race in Tennessee on July 15. Capacity capped at "only" 30,000 fans out of 150,000 capacity. Masks are not mandatory, and...
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    ....and Killington has become one of the least...

    ....and Killington has become one of the least expensive major-players in Vermont...

    That still means buying a lift ticket for a Saturday two weeks away will cost you $90-100. I think only Jay is...
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    I think for every irrational person who will not...

    I think for every irrational person who will not be skiing next year, there'll be one rational person who does more skiing or tries skiing for the first time realizing it's one of the safest sports...
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    I'm going from a Killington pass to an Ikon but I...

    I'm going from a Killington pass to an Ikon but I already had ideas of doing that.
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    Strongly leaning towards SLC/Sandy. Main factors...

    Strongly leaning towards SLC/Sandy. Main factors being cost of living and location. Cost of living- SLC/Utah suburbs cheaper than Denver and suburbs. Location- From SLC you can get to Jackson...
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    The following is the most...

    The following is the most BenedictGomez-appropriate thing I've ever seen you type :lol:
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    I'm getting a "feast or famine" kinda vibe from...

    I'm getting a "feast or famine" kinda vibe from all the replies. If I go through with this trip it would be on Ikon pass so plenty of options and I will have a car. I have a buddy's apartment in...
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    *sigh* We made it zero posts before the Covid...

    *sigh*

    We made it zero posts before the Covid talk...

    They're skiing in Australia...not business as usual but there's asses on chairs going up the hill......
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    Utah vs Colorado Thansgiving/Early December?

    Trip planning for next season already starting! Looking at Utah and/or Colorado for a two week stretch post-Thanksgiving into early December.

    Is there a more probable bet on which region gets...
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    Poll: It's an interesting question in regard to skier...

    It's an interesting question in regard to skier visits. I think visits will be down slightly, and that due to people's financials rather than staying put. But I also think this could be off-set by...
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    Poll: I do want skiing to return, and I see no reason...

    I do want skiing to return, and I see no reason for things to be substantially different on-mountain next season.

    Like I said, amusement parks are starting to re-open and NASCAR says they will...
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    Poll: Amusement parks are re-opening...about as...

    Amusement parks are re-opening...about as non-essential a gathering as you can get...pretty sure our sport which already has face masks and gloves as a necessity will be fine.
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    I can do the Killington Skyeship to Danbury CT in...

    I can do the Killington Skyeship to Danbury CT in just over 3 hours. Tough to do, figure an average of 65mph on the VT state roads and through Springfield, Hartford, Waterbury and 75mph on the...
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    If history is any indicator of the future, local...

    If history is any indicator of the future, local ski resort employment will increase. When unemployment is high people can't find work. When people can't find work they can't ski. So they work at...
  19. Thread: Boot Flex

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    +1 on don't buy online and +1 on don't buy in the...

    +1 on don't buy online and +1 on don't buy in the flatlands. Bought boots a couple years ago from a very good shop in CT. I had a growth develop on top of my foot. They tried some stuff but...
  20. Thread: If only.....

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    I heard the plan was to do a big snowmaking push...

    I heard the plan was to do a big snowmaking push down to Snowshed and running that lodge/lift/trail late into the season before transitioning to Umbrella Bar and the access road for Superstar late...
  21. Thread: If only.....

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    May 12th and North Ridge trails are 100%...

    May 12th and North Ridge trails are 100% mid-winter coverage. Same with the Canyon snowmaking trails and the top of Pico. With regards to coverage this spring would've been all-time with Snowdon...
  22. Thread: Skiing is back!

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    Both "sides" have good points, hence I'm also one...

    Both "sides" have good points, hence I'm also one for letting those who want to go out go out and those who want to isolate, isolate. Staying inside and hunkering down is a really good idea for the...
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    Perhaps it was regarding older detachable lifts. ...

    Perhaps it was regarding older detachable lifts. Most of the detach lifts from the 80s use mechanical chain-like systems to accelerate/deccelerate and move the cabins/chairs through the terminals. ...
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    I've never heard about lift maintenance regarding...

    I've never heard about lift maintenance regarding temperatures. I can see in warmer temps the lubricant on the sheaves wears faster and perhaps leading to early sheave re-builds but that's...
  25. Thread: Skiing is back!

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    Shhhh...don't tell that to the media here. This...

    Shhhh...don't tell that to the media here. This is gonna go on for years and when it's over half of us will be dead and life will never return to what it was, got it?
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