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    I ski at Jay Peak about 6 times per season, and I...

    I ski at Jay Peak about 6 times per season, and I often go the entire season without taking a tram run.
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    One of the funniest bits of this saga is how...

    One of the funniest bits of this saga is how overnight Stenger went from supposedly one of the most intelligent men in ski business, to using the, "I am but a terribly naive pawn who was duped"...
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    https://i.imgflip.com/3iwgr9.jpg

    https://i.imgflip.com/3iwgr9.jpg
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    Not 100% sure as I wasnt there, but probably last...

    Not 100% sure as I wasnt there, but probably last year was almost as solid. I skied Magic on December 1st last year and it was legitimately like February, all woods in play etc...
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    Yet another example. Again, 10 and 12 minute...

    Yet another example.

    Again, 10 and 12 minute waits in early December are not normal.

    Those long lines may be EPIC & they may be IKONic, but they are not normal.
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    Curious if you teach a kid who....lets say is 2...

    Curious if you teach a kid who....lets say is 2 in January, will they remember what they learned when they turn 3 the following January? What I'm wondering is if there's a point to starting kids on...
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    Same; you can find me at. Jay Peak Magic...

    Same; you can find me at.

    Jay Peak
    Magic Mountain
    Plattekill
    Smuggler's Notch


    Of course, Jay Peak will probably go IKON & Smuggs will probably be bought by Vail, and then I'm screwed. ...
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    I dont know Mount Snow, but 10 minute wait lines...

    I dont know Mount Snow, but 10 minute wait lines in early December, at least in my life, are not "normal" or something to be happy about.
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    Twilight Zone is an absolutely wonderful,...

    Twilight Zone is an absolutely wonderful, classic, non-dynamited by some idiot 30 years ago, trail.
  10. You cannot claim to be 100% certain the...

    You cannot claim to be 100% certain the "crowding" was solely a fluke from a big snow season, while moments later saying you'll be monitoring future years to see if the crowding's still a problem. ...
  11. L.E.S. machine may begin to kick-up next week,...

    L.E.S. machine may begin to kick-up next week, Platty sometimes does well with that depending on wind.
  12. Surprising. This will be rock skis conditions...

    Surprising. This will be rock skis conditions for sure.
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    The best combo is AWD or 4WD with snow tires. ...

    The best combo is AWD or 4WD with snow tires.

    That way you get the traction & acceleration benefit as well as the stopping & turning benefit.
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    A better way to phrase this, is that it brings...

    A better way to phrase this, is that it brings the same skiers to the hill more often.
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    Because you are only considering people who ski...

    Because you are only considering people who ski numerous days per season.

    It's also apparent from your post that you have absolutely no idea how few days the average North American skier gets on...
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    Yup. That was one of the first things I thought...

    Yup. That was one of the first things I thought about when I considered the "long-term" data, it's not apples to apples as participants are generally engaging in more risky behavior at far higher...
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    Unless Mega passes eventually have a material...

    Unless Mega passes eventually have a material deleterious effect on skier recruitment, which is exactly my hypothesis, and that is because.........



    nothing could be further from the truth.
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    BINGO This is exactly how I see it, and I...

    BINGO

    This is exactly how I see it, and I cannot come to any other logical conclusion by crunching the data. C'est simple.
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    If you ask ski resort CEOs, the answer is, "no"....

    If you ask ski resort CEOs, the answer is, "no".

    If you ask most anyone else, the answer is, "yes".

    One aspect of this conversation that I do not believe is well-understood by many, is whatever...
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    I definitely have; I know it couldn't have been...

    I definitely have; I know it couldn't have been my skiing.
  21. I don't like to drink while doing anything...

    I don't like to drink while doing anything athletic. Seems to defeat the purpose to me.

    I don't even like to drink while golfing.
  22. Smuggs has a decent XC ski layout. BV & Stowe...

    Smuggs has a decent XC ski layout. BV & Stowe both offer it too.

    When I lived in Vermont I knew people who were into XC who went here (not associated with a downhill ski area).
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  23. Skiers are 43% more likely to crash after drinking alcohol

    Insurance company runs test & finds skiers 43% more likely to crash after boozing.

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    People always say this, but I dont know how true...

    People always say this, but I dont know how true it is.

    If you took 2 identical twins with the same solid level of skiing ability, I think the one skiing all day on blue runs would be in more...
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    I believe this finding: is misleading due...

    I believe this finding:



    is misleading due to data-skewing.

    The helmet adoptence rate is at the point where virtually the only people not wearing helmets are raw beginners or close to that...
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