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  1. Thread: This weekend

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    Not sure what I'll be demoing.... Not really in...

    Not sure what I'll be demoing.... Not really in the market for anything to add to my quiver now. Often means that before I hit the bar in the afternoon for some apres, that I will have made a...
  2. Thread: This weekend

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    Mount Snow both Saturday and Sunday. Some...

    Mount Snow both Saturday and Sunday.

    Some Gore-tex and the Demo Day on Saturday will make the probably "interesting weather" tolerable enough for some hours out on the hill. Sunday will be skiing...
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    There is also a difference (both in mindset and...

    There is also a difference (both in mindset and reality) between a 2nd home and a rental property/2nd home.

    When the rental property aspect is thrown into the mix, sure there are/can be financial...
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    The snow report this morning specifically states...

    The snow report this morning specifically states that Sunbrook will make it's season debut on Friday. Just going to let the whales they made drain a bit and then push out likely on Thursday.
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    I'd just like to wish the Bluebird a happy 8th...

    I'd just like to wish the Bluebird a happy 8th birthday today! While it certainly has had some ups and downs and created some other issues, especially with the loading of 6 folks and the line queue...
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    Thanks Greg! To say that my wife and I weren't...

    Thanks Greg! To say that my wife and I weren't sold on the unit about 5 seconds after we saw the view when we 1st walked in there with the real estate agent almost 14 years would be a lie!

    Still...
  7. Thread: Vail 2020/2021

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    One has to remember that this is only a part of...

    One has to remember that this is only a part of the capital improvements for the '20-'21 season that Vail will do.

    There full list, which up top in that press release was mentioned will be in the...
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    Here's my anecdotal take on this, and I agree...

    Here's my anecdotal take on this, and I agree with your assessment of Epic (but not prior Peak) passholders checking out the Peak resorts now valid with their Epic passes.

    Granted I only have a 7...
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    Northface has been 3 folks running the lift more...

    Northface has been 3 folks running the lift more often than not in the recent past. Occasionally they'll add a 4 for line management in really busy times.

    Bluebird typically has 5 to 6+ at the...
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    As a Mount Snow regular for 16 of the last 18...

    As a Mount Snow regular for 16 of the last 18 seasons (blame my 2 missed seasons 14 and 16 years ago on my kids being born! [emoji6]) Greg's report was accurate and quite nice today!

    Honestly...
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    Too bad Mother nature will get a bit damp before...

    Too bad Mother nature will get a bit damp before she gets cold again early next week.

    Granted the prevailing winds in a Nor'easter like we had this week drifts onto the deck of my condo at Mount...
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    They were making a big cloud back there today! ...

    They were making a big cloud back there today!

    My guess is they run the guns as long as they can tomorrow. Shut down ahead of the warm Monday/Tuesday weather system. Let everything drain out for a...
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    A bit crazy with a line stretching all the way...

    A bit crazy with a line stretching all the way out to route 100 about 8:30 just to get into the parking lots!!

    On the hill, actually quite reasonable crowd wise. I was riding the Bluebird all...
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    My anecdotal take from the Mount Snow perspective...

    My anecdotal take from the Mount Snow perspective over the last dozen plus years where it's gone from an ASC property to a "restricted" Peak property (with limited days for Peak pass product holders...
  15. I've got a personal rule where when the beers...

    I've got a personal rule where when the beers start, the ski boots are already off for the day.
  16. Let's put it this way, most any resort,...

    Let's put it this way, most any resort, regardless of what pass they are or aren't a part of, or even if they're a stand alone, had better be busy that week (and obviously "busy" is a relative term...
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    The 3-D cat scan images I saw posted in a...

    The 3-D cat scan images I saw posted in a snowmakers group FB page, with a link to the go fund me page for him, pretty much showed that most every bone on the right side of his face from essentially...
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    I'm hoping that at the opening bell on Saturday...

    I'm hoping that at the opening bell on Saturday that they have Canyon, Bluebird and Grand Summit spinning!!

    Going to more than likely need all the capacity they have in the base area to get the...
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    The video report today mentioned Sunbrook as...

    The video report today mentioned Sunbrook as "next week" so that's more likely a staffing issue for now..

    Trail count wise... Who knows, the classic post storm Mount Snow wind that we all know too...
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    More to do with today's society and the...

    More to do with today's society and the perspective that when something goes wrong, it can never be the "fault" of the individual, but instead must be the fault of someone/something else.
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    With the snow report showing that they've lit up...

    With the snow report showing that they've lit up the guns on Cooper's Junction, hopefully that means that they'll get Sundance Lodge open for the weekend, as both another parking lot/lodge as well as...
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    Post of the year material right there!! :beer:

    Post of the year material right there!! :beer:
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    Yup. Add in that some of the seasonal programs...

    Yup. Add in that some of the seasonal programs start this weekend, as well as that at least for now, lifts won't spin until 9 this weekend (the kick back to 8AM 1st chair on the weekends is...
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    That yellow color you saw is more than likely...

    That yellow color you saw is more than likely just natural ground water flowing and then freezing on the rock face. If you've ever seen the headwall on Ripcord in the non snow months, it has way...
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    Depending on what the wind did/does, I would...

    Depending on what the wind did/does, I would suspect that short of say Ripcord, they've probably got enough natural to open everything.

    I do see from their snow report that they've gone guns on on...
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