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    Actually, the issue with RI's initial rule was it...

    Actually, the issue with RI's initial rule was it focused ONLY on NY State. They then (quickly) changed it to anyone out of state. Not sure, but they may have also backed off pulling over cars at the...
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    I have to agree, they could, but the big question...

    I have to agree, they could, but the big question is the level of enforcement at ski areas. I could see (and hope) some being pretty strict - a warning or two then pull the ticket (or mark the pass)....
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    Hallows you say? I think we should also venture...

    Hallows you say? I think we should also venture into the various Narnia’s, Glowstick, Asland, etc etc. And as I’ve been saying for a couple years now, Betwix needs to be pushed back to its rightful...
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    Great update DW (and earlier, JM) - thanks....

    Great update DW (and earlier, JM) - thanks. During a summer when many areas, even those of the evil empire and the borg, are sitting back literally watching the grass grow, Magic pushes forward....
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    It is curious that there is no Act 250 filing for...

    It is curious that there is no Act 250 filing for the handle tow move. Maybe it’s just not in the database yet due to some Covid related slow down. I can’t believe one would’ be needed. And I agree...
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    You can go for a walk during quarantine. The core...

    You can go for a walk during quarantine. The core premise is no contact with people. So yes, grocery shopping is out. And it doesn't automatically reset by crossing the state line. If you go home for...
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    Yes this is certainly more the honor system. And...

    Yes this is certainly more the honor system. And doing the right thing during an unprecedented pandemic - though this doesn't matter to a surprisingly large group of people......

    However, it's...
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    https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-st...

    https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel

    VT's non-quarantine areas are very limited. Obviously the need to quarantine takes most ski trips off the table. Either the situation...
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    Lodge capacity and lift/slope capacity...

    Lodge capacity and lift/slope capacity constraints are two very different issues to solve, and hopefully will be tackled separately by the authorities.

    Looking at lift capacity (can we all agree...
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    Limited capacity. Limited revenue. Result is to...

    Limited capacity. Limited revenue. Result is to limit costs. How will areas react with snowmaking depth and coverage, and lifts running?
  11. Although I only had a few years involvement with...

    Although I only had a few years involvement with BOC (my daughter started late) they are a fantastic group of administrators, coaches, kids and parents. It also appears - from my limited experience...
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    Great news for sure. And Stuart has done a great...

    Great news for sure. And Stuart has done a great job covering this whole situation and especially the market-leading action from Magic. Can't wait for snow to fly! We are in the countdown - daylight...
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    Other than the isolated outbreak in Winooski VT,...

    Other than the isolated outbreak in Winooski VT, where in the NE are cases spiking? Or are you referring to the South and Southwest?
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    Sorry for a dose of reality. 60 areas x 2 days...

    Sorry for a dose of reality. 60 areas x 2 days each = 120 days. For reference there are 136 days between Thanksgiving 2020 and April 11th 2021.

    Now you know why he made the offer. He said he did...
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    https://www.vpr.org/post/jay-peak-sale-process-sub...

    https://www.vpr.org/post/jay-peak-sale-process-substantially-delayed-due-pandemic
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    Got it. To be clear, I went for my own selfish...

    Got it. To be clear, I went for my own selfish reasons. But supporting local businesses is also in my own selfish interest - I want them to remain in business!
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    If you are arguing that the initial lock down was...

    If you are arguing that the initial lock down was unwarranted based on changes in R0 post opening up, you are wrong - this is apples and oranges. The only way to determine if the initial lockdown was...
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    Yes that is one side of the argument, but given...

    Yes that is one side of the argument, but given the official guideline to quarantine for 14 days, the official view of VT is to NOT do business when in State. Before I went up to SoVT (sorry for...
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    So I finally came up Thursday, heading back...

    So I finally came up Thursday, heading back tomorrow. I’ve been in stay at home mode since mid-March. 14 day added quarantine in VT before going to any store, grocery, gas, restaurant etc? Stupid. We...
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    If they can add Platty I am pretty much done as a...

    If they can add Platty I am pretty much done as a $129 add-on to Magic pass.
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    Indy is the winner on protecting the 20/21...

    Indy is the winner on protecting the 20/21 season. They also just added Cannon:

    Indy also introduced what is probably the most straightforward pass protection plan yet, as it is not tied to...
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    I think it's the right call. It would have been a...

    I think it's the right call. It would have been a crowd control nightmare.
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    The Japanese are smart (and they've seen this...

    The Japanese are smart (and they've seen this movie more than the US). Give them the facts about a contagious disease that can cause death? Conclusion: let's just stay home for a bit. Who said "Walk...
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    You have to create a blend, but it's time...

    You have to create a blend, but it's time consuming. CNN, NBC, NYT, WSJ, FOX, BB. It really is amazing how biased some of these networks are, and certainly specific people. Too much opinion wrapped...
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    As I read it, its a pass for three areas so it...

    As I read it, its a pass for three areas so it would need to be 150 days between them. Not each resort needs to operate 150 days.
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