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    I have two teenagers as well. And a wife who...

    I have two teenagers as well. And a wife who doesn't ski anymore. This season is gonna be tough for me on several levels. I have an Ikon pass, but my kids don't. So getting day tickets in advance...
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    Yep. Could turn into a hassle. FWIW...I'm not...

    Yep. Could turn into a hassle.

    FWIW...I'm not trying to stir anything up. Just genuinely curious. You're not willing to break the quarantine rules to make a point, but your willing to break the...
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    For me...I could pretty much stay out all day. ...

    For me...I could pretty much stay out all day. But my wife and teenage daughters need to warm up. Gonna be an interesting season, that's for sure.
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    We have two of those restaurant style patio...

    We have two of those restaurant style patio heaters in our backyard. After 10+ years of benign neglect, we spent a few bucks on our backyard in April/May after realizing that having some usable...
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    Nothing is wrong with it. Especially if it's...

    Nothing is wrong with it. Especially if it's just me. But a family of four doing it for a couple of nights in a row is less than ideal. Thus, looking for a few out of the box (no pun intended)...
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    This is what I meant. Open sided tents (maybe...

    This is what I meant. Open sided tents (maybe closed on one side) with heaters will make a significant difference.
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    Was thinking about logistical issues around...

    Was thinking about logistical issues around skiing last night. I'm pretty sure I've figured out a lot of it. But one major issue really sticks out for me.

    A little background. Most of our VT...
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    Pretty much it. While it wouldn't be my first...

    Pretty much it. While it wouldn't be my first choice, I'm okay skiing in the real cold weather. I bundle up and make a go of it. I'm sure I'm not the first one to say it, but there's no such thing...
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    I've been booting up in the parking lot for...

    I've been booting up in the parking lot for years. There are advantages and disadvantages. Depends a lot if you're planning to stay for Apres where it would be nice to change. And even when we do...
  10. Normally I would disagree with you as I would buy...

    Normally I would disagree with you as I would buy a bunch of quad packs from Sugarbush and get my average daily cost down to ~ $65. I estimated I would need to ski 15 days to break even. However,...
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    Two seasons ago, Vermont was amazing during...

    Two seasons ago, Vermont was amazing during Snovember. I remember skiing fully covered powdery runs at Sugarbush on natural trails like Twist and Moonshine on Thanksgiving day.

    Last year we did...
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    I wonder if the expensive cabins have some sort...

    I wonder if the expensive cabins have some sort of different paint job? Would be a weird typo if they meant $450 and the minimum bid was $500.

    I don't have any desire for a gondola cabin, but how...
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    We usually ski 24-27 and find the mountains to be...

    We usually ski 24-27 and find the mountains to be basically empty but in the past, we stayed with family in Burlington. Can't stay with family this year as one of them has some underlying...
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    I hope that VT loosens up. My previous check on...

    I hope that VT loosens up. My previous check on the VT travel map had my county at 522/million and decreasing. Today's map has us at 677/million for a 27% increase. :(
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    I haven't browsed through all of the emails that...

    I haven't browsed through all of the emails that I get to determine if there's actually inventory behind those "50-75% off" emails that I get.

    However, what I do know is that my local retailer...
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    When I spoke to someone at SB yesterday he said...

    When I spoke to someone at SB yesterday he said they have tons of historical passholder data to use in order to make assumptions. Harder to predict day pass usage and quad pack usage.
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    I actually just got off the phone with Sugarbush....

    I actually just got off the phone with Sugarbush. I have my Ikon Pass, but my two teenagers have nothing, and I was planning to rely on quad packs. They said they were a hard yes on quad packs up...
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    I do one of those hopping, balancing acts to boot...

    I do one of those hopping, balancing acts to boot up in the lot. If I'm just driving back to the hotel I'll wear my ski clothes (or even if I'm driving from the catskills to home), but if I'm...
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    I'm really struggling with the options for my Ikon Pass (first time buyer). For the past 7-8 years a decent chunk of my 15-20 days come at Sugarbush. The balance come from a mix of a couple of days...
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    My Ikon pass isn't so great in NY and NH is...

    My Ikon pass isn't so great in NY and NH is pretty far from me. This could be ugly.
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    Can you explain more about this? I live in a NJ...

    Can you explain more about this? I live in a NJ town that hasn't had a case in several weeks, but the county certainly has. If I can't travel to VT and stay in a hotel or airbnb, I might as well...
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    Yeah...I see this as an issue that I'll have to...

    Yeah...I see this as an issue that I'll have to figure out as well. I wear a neck gaiter/buff that's pretty thick, but I rarely have it covering my nose and quite often not even covering my mouth. ...
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    I just read the information provided in the link...

    I just read the information provided in the link above. It seems that we are automatically enrolled in the all destination category. I have no idea what my season will look like, but if it's like...
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    As long as it's not "The California Ski Area"

    As long as it's not "The California Ski Area"
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    Just saw this on the MRG facebook feed. Win,...

    Just saw this on the MRG facebook feed.

    Win, thanks for making Sugarbush such a fantastic place.
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