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    Liftblog has turned into a must-bookmark for...

    Liftblog has turned into a must-bookmark for anything ski related. It's been the place where big news breaks in the industry for a year or two now. Lots of rumors with substance behind them backed...
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    Adequate for a day but pretty limited. Magic...

    Adequate for a day but pretty limited. Magic trees are well-documented and famous enough. If you want the tree skiing SoVt sleeper-pick it's Stratton. Enough trees for a whole day and a clientele...
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    Q/A with Killington's GM- Actual info from a...

    Q/A with Killington's GM- Actual info from a resort exec- not opinionated BS like the rest of this thread-

    https://www.mountaintimes.info/qa-with-mike-solimano-5/



    Looks pretty positive to...
  4. CCC includes lift capacity in calculations as...

    CCC includes lift capacity in calculations as well.
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    Wind would be a non-issue. The 3S gondola...

    Wind would be a non-issue. The 3S gondola proposed has 3 cables for a ton of stability.

    Quick wiki search landed me on the Whistler Blackomb Peak-to-Peak 3s gondola...
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    I am banking on Vermont doing away with the...

    I am banking on Vermont doing away with the quarantining requirements. Only because keeping them during ski season would be economic suicide to an extreme degree.
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    I agree that in practice 50% is a garbage number....

    I agree that in practice 50% is a garbage number. I went to the RI beach when they were capped at 75% and you couldn't squeeze another a$$ on that beach past 11am. I went to an auto race in NH...
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    There are a couple up-sides to limited ticket...

    There are a couple up-sides to limited ticket sales from a resort operations standpoint. You know exactly how many people you need to staff, you know to a near-exact number of how many lessons...
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    I'd imagine it'd be like an amusement park where...

    I'd imagine it'd be like an amusement park where you reserve your time/day.
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    Some great detail I found to back-up my above...

    Some great detail I found to back-up my above post. I dug through Mount Snow's old master plan files from the 2005-2015 era. Everything you could ever need to know about Mount Snow and/or ski...
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    That's what I'm thinking. I doubt ticket capping...

    That's what I'm thinking. I doubt ticket capping will be a tremendous issue on all but the busiest of days. For whatever reason most states are fixated on a "50%" capacity figure. For the big ski...
  12. Thread: Skiing is back!

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    Vail is going to play it as safe as possible. ...

    Vail is going to play it as safe as possible. Because shareholders don't want to see anything get shutdown again and lose confidence.
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    Killington's gondola is opening next weekend....

    Killington's gondola is opening next weekend....
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    I hope they'll wait and take no action for a...

    I hope they'll wait and take no action for a couple years and don't ask people to comment until after this pandemic is over. COVID has destroyed mass transit and gas under $2/gallon does not help. ...
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    Hey with the big names gone maybe your part-time...

    Hey with the big names gone maybe your part-time lifty job there could become full-time! Or they'll upgrade you from magic carpet op to a chairlift bumper.
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    Not skiing but about as non-essential as you can...

    Not skiing but about as non-essential as you can get... NASCAR is hosting a race in Tennessee on July 15. Capacity capped at "only" 30,000 fans out of 150,000 capacity. Masks are not mandatory, and...
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    ....and Killington has become one of the least...

    ....and Killington has become one of the least expensive major-players in Vermont...

    That still means buying a lift ticket for a Saturday two weeks away will cost you $90-100. I think only Jay is...
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    I think for every irrational person who will not...

    I think for every irrational person who will not be skiing next year, there'll be one rational person who does more skiing or tries skiing for the first time realizing it's one of the safest sports...
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    I'm going from a Killington pass to an Ikon but I...

    I'm going from a Killington pass to an Ikon but I already had ideas of doing that.
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    Strongly leaning towards SLC/Sandy. Main factors...

    Strongly leaning towards SLC/Sandy. Main factors being cost of living and location. Cost of living- SLC/Utah suburbs cheaper than Denver and suburbs. Location- From SLC you can get to Jackson...
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    The following is the most...

    The following is the most BenedictGomez-appropriate thing I've ever seen you type :lol:
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    I'm getting a "feast or famine" kinda vibe from...

    I'm getting a "feast or famine" kinda vibe from all the replies. If I go through with this trip it would be on Ikon pass so plenty of options and I will have a car. I have a buddy's apartment in...
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    *sigh* We made it zero posts before the Covid...

    *sigh*

    We made it zero posts before the Covid talk...

    They're skiing in Australia...not business as usual but there's asses on chairs going up the hill......
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    Utah vs Colorado Thansgiving/Early December?

    Trip planning for next season already starting! Looking at Utah and/or Colorado for a two week stretch post-Thanksgiving into early December.

    Is there a more probable bet on which region gets...
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    Poll: It's an interesting question in regard to skier...

    It's an interesting question in regard to skier visits. I think visits will be down slightly, and that due to people's financials rather than staying put. But I also think this could be off-set by...
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