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  1. Yes, ski areas get sued all the time for injuries...

    Yes, ski areas get sued all the time for injuries and fatalities. How often do those lawsuits lead to redesigns?

    Again, what specific trail changes do you think Hunter should complete?

    How...
  2. What are the specific characteristics of the...

    What are the specific characteristics of the terrain that caused the deaths? If you are going to place blame, you need to be specific.



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  3. Did the deaths occur all at the exact same spot...

    Did the deaths occur all at the exact same spot and under the exact same snow and weather conditions? How many thousands of runs were completed on that trail(s) without incident last year?

    It...
  4. Yep, all Hunter's fault. Couldn't possibly be the...

    Yep, all Hunter's fault. Couldn't possibly be the skiers not properly maintaining their equipment and skiing out of control. Nope

    And I don't mean to be insensitive towards any skier that dies or...
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    Pretty nice out by my company HQ in Mahwah. ...

    Pretty nice out by my company HQ in Mahwah. Rolling hills with lots of forest. I'd live there over most Boston suburbs to be honest. No way would I rather live there than NH, but it's far from a...
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    Yes math! That's the point I was trying to...

    Yes math!

    That's the point I was trying to make with 5 ski areas on the 173 NH peaks with Bicknells thrush preferred SUMMER habitat. No one's advocating for it, but you could literally clear cut...
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    100% true. And for Wildcat to challenge and...

    100% true. And for Wildcat to challenge and change this reality, they'd be looking at six figure legal bills. That's something a small revenue ski area would never be willing to do.

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    Might not be a trip report, but bushmogulmaster...

    Might not be a trip report, but bushmogulmaster is director of operations at Ski Cooper. Been there a few years. He's definitely contributed a little bit of Cooper stoke on AZ over that time
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    Boston? Oh, they're much better than NYC and...

    Boston?

    Oh, they're much better than NYC and JC! Boston is only the Fourth most densely populated city in the US! They're big on preserving open space!

    Teleskier = self'd


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    What a dumb thing to say I've lived in NH for...

    What a dumb thing to say

    I've lived in NH for 11 years, VT for 13, ME for 3. So, well over half my life in the three primary New England ski states.

    I don't feel my opinion on development at...
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    BG was exaggerating. And if we are talking 4k...

    BG was exaggerating. And if we are talking 4k foot NH peaks only 3 out of the 48 have ski development. The bird threshold is 3k feet, which as I've mentioned there are 5 out of almost 200 3k...
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    You wanna know why I hate that damn bird...

    You wanna know why I hate that damn bird personally? This is why. There is not a single developed glade above roughly 2800 feet elevation at Wildcat. There is an abundance of side country options...
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    The issue is environmentalists have no tolerance...

    The issue is environmentalists have no tolerance for development and bird harmony. They basically want every acre in New England between 3000-3500k elevation off limits to development because of...
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    I used to feel the same about my tax dollars...

    I used to feel the same about my tax dollars going to Cannon. Then they went way overboard with Mittersill. Now I wish they did nothing over there at all. I mean it's still very fun and much...
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    I think you are misremembering how close Cannon...

    I think you are misremembering how close Cannon is to Lincoln. It's less than 15 minutes.

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    I might contribute a bit to this thread this...

    I might contribute a bit to this thread this year. We moved to a place along a river that supposedly has decent smallie fishing. I'm picking up the activity again after a 15 year absence to teach...
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    No problem with the link. Burnt Ridge sounds...

    No problem with the link.

    Burnt Ridge sounds fantastic. I wouldn't want to see it changed either. Ironically, Sugarloaf skiers often speculate on putting a lift in on Burnt Mountain. If they...
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    What is his/her rationale for homogenizing that...

    What is his/her rationale for homogenizing that old school trail?

    Aren't there plenty enough high speed groomers at Gore already?

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    I drive an AWD Sienna minivan for work. It...

    I drive an AWD Sienna minivan for work. It without a doubt offers better utility than most SUVs. I absolutely love the automatic sliding rear doors. When you're heading to the van with a few bags of...
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    If I were a Gore skier, I'd like the fact that...

    If I were a Gore skier, I'd like the fact that there's not much nearby. I'd be content with commuting from a place in Lake George. Hell if you can swing a lake house, even better.

    Not having...
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    Sticky: No idea. Was in town for work at the hospital. ...

    No idea. Was in town for work at the hospital. Don't really know Baxter operations well.
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    Sticky: You could also go earn some turns on Katahdin....

    You could also go earn some turns on Katahdin. Snapped this photo from Millinocket about ten minutes ago. 25317

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    Sticky: I don't. I just follow a Backcountry skiing...

    I don't. I just follow a Backcountry skiing group on Facebook that posts Great Gulf trip reports frequently. I do know there are guide books that cover most all of the ski routes in the...
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    Propane? That's not what I heard. FBGM heard...

    Propane?

    That's not what I heard. FBGM heard from his sources it was a meth lab exploding.

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    Sticky: Recent footage from "Airplane" looks like a very...

    Recent footage from "Airplane" looks like a very long, continuous run. My understanding is accessing the Great Gulf terrain once the auto road opens is far less strenuous than hiking to Tuckerman. ...
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