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    26913 Doing my part to get this thread back on...

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    Doing my part to get this thread back on track:daffy:
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    I generally would concur with some of the other...

    I generally would concur with some of the other posters that a western trip is not worth the trouble/risk/expense for late Nov/early Dec, but I think I understand your situation. You probably have a...
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    That time frame is always a bit of a crap shoot. ...

    That time frame is always a bit of a crap shoot. Do you have flexibility? Can you make your pick of destinations a week or two before arrival? Are you limited to certain resorts/season passes? ...
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    Sad times caused by a combination of pandemic...

    Sad times caused by a combination of pandemic cabin fever, job layoffs/financial crisis, summertime anarchy, and roiling racial woes.

    Did you hear about this kooky guy in SLC who aimed a bow and...
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    I lost a 1st cousin on 5/29/20. She lived in MA...

    I lost a 1st cousin on 5/29/20. She lived in MA and did not die from covid-19. She was over age 70 and had a chronic disorder. Relatives tell me covid might have had an indirect role in her death....
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    Yeah, not looking too good that we might make the...

    Yeah, not looking too good that we might make the drive up there from SLC. It would mostly be a symbolic thing anyway, to bring closure to a season cut short. I got in 28 ski days and would have...
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    Another story that is not so weird as it is...

    Another story that is not so weird as it is impressive. Queen Elizabeth goes for a horse ride in late May 2020 at age 94.
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    In my book that's like seeing a 94 year old on the ski slopes. Her...
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    Thanks for the heads-up. I have trouble...

    Thanks for the heads-up. I have trouble finding/navigating their website. From Beartooth Basin website

    LIFT TICKETS & PASSES
    CASH OR CHECK ONLY UP AT THE HILL!!! PLEASE PLAN AHEAD.
    WE ARE...
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    I think a big day for A-Basin is about 5000, so...

    I think a big day for A-Basin is about 5000, so 600 would be about 12% of max operating capacity.
    I'm in SLC and was thinking of going over to A-Basin for a couple days of skiing, but it looks way...
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    Hope your Mom makes it through this ok. The...

    Hope your Mom makes it through this ok.

    The only person I know was a 45 year old friend back East that is a health care worker at an Assisted Living Facility. She was very sick, but made it...
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    That all makes sense. A lot of very modest homes...

    That all makes sense. A lot of very modest homes in SLC have BIG RVs in the driveway. They love their toys out here.
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    I'd agree with the point that RVs are popular in...

    I'd agree with the point that RVs are popular in the US West. Anecdotally, there are a ton of them in the SLC suburbs I roam.

    Winter RVing: from everything I've heard trying to effectively...
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    Here in Utah I am getting the impression that...

    Here in Utah I am getting the impression that next season there will be plenty of locals available to do seasonal work at the ski areas. A lot of folks are out of work here. Anecdotally, I see them...
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    smac75 that is a very cool project! Some of my...

    smac75 that is a very cool project!

    Some of my earliest skiing memories are a few ski weekends around 1968-70 when my dad took us for ski weekends in Western PA in a trailer similar to that one:...
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    behavior modifications post-covid

    How will your behavior change in the post-covid world, near term and long term? I'm speaking about skiing stuff, but also everyday life.

    Everyday stuff: I have discovered free grocery store...
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    I believe there was a poster on here about a week...

    I believe there was a poster on here about a week or two ago that said he was stuck in a condo in Boston throughout the entire lockdown and wished he'd been able to go to his vacation property at a...
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    I've been working on a big outdoor paving project...

    I've been working on a big outdoor paving project around the yard and driveway. Listened to a lot of rock music from my phone while at it, but then started concentrating on the last two Led Zeppelin...
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    Just reviewed this thread. It's like a walk down...

    Just reviewed this thread. It's like a walk down memory lane, but many of the runs were one-and-done for me. I've been to 12 ski areas in VT, 1 in MA, 7 in NH, and 4 in ME, but mostly only for 1-3...
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    Do you think the massive adoption of online...

    Do you think the massive adoption of online instruction during covid is a harbinger for more closures like this?
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    Hiking story I can relate to. Had similar...

    Hiking story I can relate to. Had similar feelings when skiing shut down:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/opinion/coronavirus-appalachian-trail.html
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    A friend of mine recently used the term Covid 15,...

    A friend of mine recently used the term Covid 15, meaning something similar to the Freshman 15. We're all going to gain 15 lbs this spring! My wife's been cooking up a storm too. I do my part and...
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    Cornhead, I can't believe I stepped into that 'NY...

    Cornhead, I can't believe I stepped into that 'NY is not part of New England' trap:-D Shows you I'm not a New Englander.
    Here's a replacement photo from Stowe, VT:
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    Didn't expect this...
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    If you don't live in New England you probably...

    If you don't live in New England you probably haven't earned the right to bitch in this thread, so I'll post some bitchin' New England photos instead;-)
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    This thread seems to be started by bots and...

    This thread seems to be started by bots and continued by conversation between bots:thumbup:

    Fortunately I can add to this thread with this informative link regarding sleeping bags:
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    This is an especially dismal prognosis of the future of the real estate market, driven downwards by corona fallout and silver tsunami: ...
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