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    [COLOR=#222222][FONT=Verdana] Everything is...

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    Everything is a compromise. The longer rockered ski will have more swing weight. The rockered ski generally takes higher edge angles to engage, and doesn't...
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    New Hampshire primary slalom: Best time on a...

    New Hampshire primary slalom: Best time on a Nastar course gets all the delegates; Bernie should be a shoe in, he's lived in VT for decades. Close second is Biden, who was born in Scranton and went...
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    Another ratio that's changed … look at the half...

    Another ratio that's changed … look at the half day rates. $119 for any non holiday day, and $99 for a "half" day. Half day rates were always more than half, but this is 83%.
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    I got to wondering how walk up tickets have...

    I got to wondering how walk up tickets have increased vs inflation. According to snowdaze, in 1996 a Killington window ticket was $49. This was before E-tickets, before Epic Passes. ...
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    Excellent post. To which I'll add the large...

    Excellent post. To which I'll add the large resorts sometimes have outrageous learn to ski packages. Cheaper than the local mole hill, especially in January. The equipment you get and instructor...
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    I don't see how 180 is too short for you, and for...

    I don't see how 180 is too short for you, and for a strong skier I don't think +10cm is going to make that much difference. 5% longer. A skilled skier should feel the difference, but not be overcome...
  7. Poor Ol' West Virginia. Never gets any respect....

    Poor Ol' West Virginia. Never gets any respect.




    /Emily Latilla
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    You don't read that every day in the paper. Will...

    You don't read that every day in the paper. Will it have any repercussions?
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    This would be horribly slow for all but the...

    This would be horribly slow for all but the smallest lifts. Flow rate, lower groomer hp, hose losses, all add up.
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    There's been discernable variations pre and post...

    There's been discernable variations pre and post World Cup, but the bigger base influences clearly are

    1) Total build height. Snow on hill.
    2) Weather.
    3) Grooming, as mentioned.
    4) Traffic...
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    Off the top of my head -

    Thanksgiving - Killington has entire North Ridge, World Cup and usually top to bottom on K-1, 50% chance of 1 trail on Ramshead. Most other major VT areas open.
    1st...
  12. I think Metro areas are a little different. In...

    I think Metro areas are a little different. In the Hartford area, Ski Sundown only offers the first day deal at $86, after the first day it's the rack rate for anything. Sundown's packages are 5 or...
  13. It should be mentioned that many resorts steeply...

    It should be mentioned that many resorts steeply discount learn to ski packages. I don't know what they do in the Poconos, but in VT January is learn to ski month, and most areas offer stupid cheap...
  14. Whichever resort you go to, do NOT say any of...

    Whichever resort you go to, do NOT say any of these phrases to beginners the entire weekend:
    "You don't need a lesson, I'll show you how."
    "Come with us on this Blue run, it's fun and you can do...
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    The Brits I talk to on the lift come here for the...

    The Brits I talk to on the lift come here for the language, the hospitality, and shopping in NYC; they rotate trips with Europe. I talk to folks from FL & DC that flew to VT or frequently BOS. Many...
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    What, like you get a ski date with both Wonder...

    What, like you get a ski date with both Wonder Woman and Supergirl?
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    You can thank the ski manufacturers, who made...

    You can thank the ski manufacturers, who made powder skiing easier with fat skis and lots of rocker to generate more sales. That led to, you guessed it, more folks thrashing in the powder. It's...
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    Guesstimating off google maps, it's about 370...

    Guesstimating off google maps, it's about 370 feet from the numbers to the centerline of the fairway. At a standard approach angle for an airplane trying to stick the numbers before the flare, that...
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    http://www.airnav.com/airport/4V8 I've flown...

    http://www.airnav.com/airport/4V8

    I've flown there, it's a sidewalk in a hilly area with a weak instrument approach. That means tough to get in when you have lots of low overcast, like in the...
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    Adding to how VT treats their roads, ...

    Adding to how VT treats their roads,
    Interstates: plowed constantly but with greater interval than other states during snowstorms. Less salt, including less pre-emptive salt before the storm. Ice...
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    But they found far more than one - The 15...

    But they found far more than one -

    The 15 Investment memberships are owed a total of 6.01 million.
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    That's a lot of investment memberships, with lots...

    That's a lot of investment memberships, with lots of different amounts.
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    ^ Short version. I see way too many parents...

    ^ Short version.

    I see way too many parents sitting at the end of their driveways with the engine idling and their precious young thing in the car waiting for the school bus. And not just 1st...
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    Consider all the labor law changes in the last...

    Consider all the labor law changes in the last 100 or so years.

    Look at this photo:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/AddieCard05282vLewisHine.jpg

    "Addie Card, 12 years....
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    You say this in half jest, but yet you do say it,...

    You say this in half jest, but yet you do say it, as do thousands of other people. Imagine training your customers to think that by jacking your walk up day rate to stratospheric levels, you can...
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