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    The stockholders proxy vote on the merger is...

    The stockholders proxy vote on the merger is scheduled for tomorrow, September 20th
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    Yup. That was the Nationwide average of all...

    Yup. That was the Nationwide average of all passes.

    The northeast lead the way with 13 days per pass.

    Now I'm sure there's a growing number of people who have 2 (or more) passes that play into...
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    Now here's a stat about passholder use, that was...

    Now here's a stat about passholder use, that was presented at Sunday River this past week at an industry conference/trade show. The President of the National Ski Areas Association, Kelly Pawlak, the...
  4. Go to Park City.... 2 big ski areas right there....

    Go to Park City.... 2 big ski areas right there. A year round, weather permitting mountain coaster at the base of the Park City side of the Park City resort. The sights of the Olympic ski jumping and...
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    Here's the picture I took on Fool's Gold not too...

    Here's the picture I took on Fool's Gold not too from from the top of the run from the top of the work road that cuts across Fool's Gold, Nitro, through the trees of Claimjumper and on over to...
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    Hang a right (or essentially almost go straight)...

    Hang a right (or essentially almost go straight) at the top of Long John just past the summit pump house and you're heading into Sunbrook on a beginner trail that will take you directly to the top of...
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    Umm, the other resort prominently mentioned in...

    Umm, the other resort prominently mentioned in this discussion, Mount Snow, has opened top to bottom for 15+ years now, and not just top to bottom on the Northface
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    Additionally, it was in 2006 if I recall, the...

    Additionally, it was in 2006 if I recall, the year Peak bought Mount Snow and installed the fan guns, they went big early, and I'm pretty sure only Sunday River and Mount Snow were open for the 1st...
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    If Vail wants to just open 1 resort "early" in...

    If Vail wants to just open 1 resort "early" in the East, geographically, Mount Snow is far closer to the NYC population base than Wildcat is. Time will tell if Vail wants to try and get a...
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    So in other words, short of a couple of years...

    So in other words, short of a couple of years when they were able to open up early and a few years when they were able to stay open late, it's likely going to be a season length, like most of us...
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    I think that some of this also has to do with...

    I think that some of this also has to do with Sugarbush and GMVS working on Brambles to get it homologated last season all the way from just below the top of the Inverness Quad down to maybe 100...
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    I think one other thing to keep in mind, and why...

    I think one other thing to keep in mind, and why likely initially, Vail Resorts is likely to keep the vast majority of current Peak employees, is that while Vail Resorts has certainly had times in...
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    Not a problem Jcb! And for me this was a case...

    Not a problem Jcb!

    And for me this was a case where my standard plan of attack for hiking a ski area in the off season paid off with the discoveries I found.

    My typical plan of attack is to...
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    My guess is because nothing is final, until it's...

    My guess is because nothing is final, until it's final. And if the deal takes a much longer time to close than expected, it could put them into a situation that creates far "worse" problems for both...
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    The next Peak Board financial meeting and update...

    The next Peak Board financial meeting and update should be the end of this month (September) at which point I would presume that they'd vote on the merger, and then the deal can presumably proceed...
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    My hunch is the $463 million is more due to the...

    My hunch is the $463 million is more due to the poor math skills and/or lack of actually researching the story by the reporter than anything else..... Otherwise there's either been roughly an...
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    Looked like it was all being done in house with a...

    Looked like it was all being done in house with a couple of excavators and a bulldozer, all of which the mountain has.

    Given the amount of pipe they've replaced in the last few years, I'm guessing...
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    Also there's about 20 SMI Polecat fan guns...

    Also there's about 20 SMI Polecat fan guns stationed in one of the outer parking lots currently.

    They're not new, as the 3 control panels that weren't fully encased in plastic wrap had between...
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    Just finished a nice hike around the mountain and...

    Just finished a nice hike around the mountain and some Summer enhancements are noticeable and coming along nicely!

    First, Snowmaking expansion is happening! I noticed new air and water pipes...
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    Given that on the latest episode of Vail Resorts...

    Given that on the latest episode of Vail Resorts Epic by Nature podcast, which was released yesterday (8/28) Rob Katz, Vail Resorts CEO, literally says "and when we close on the Peak Resorts...
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    Given that Vail Resorts made some corporate level...

    Given that Vail Resorts made some corporate level personel moves via a press release today - some home offices retirements and promotions of various GM's to either home office company wide positions...
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    Over the last 6 or 7 years that my racer kids...

    Over the last 6 or 7 years that my racer kids have been a part of the Southern Vermont Council, of which Magic and it's junior racers are a part of as well, when they've had a coach leave, more often...
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    Given the absolute success that the races have...

    Given the absolute success that the races have been in the eyes of the FIS, the USSSA, Killington and the VT and Northeast ski racing community, my hunch is that until attendance numbers fall off...
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    Except that Pico usually hasn't opened for the...

    Except that Pico usually hasn't opened for the season when the World cup is there Thanksgiving weekend.

    I suppose if mother nature has been nice and a bunch of natural has fallen, that one could...
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    Doable? yes Personally, and take this from the...

    Doable? yes

    Personally, and take this from the perspective of a ski racing fan, with 2 kids who are ski racers and have been involved in the pre-race parade of young ski racers that they have, I...
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