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    This is something I have always wondered about. ...

    This is something I have always wondered about. If I was in charge it would keep me up at night.
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    You know that smallish mountains can be fun on...

    You know that smallish mountains can be fun on tele.
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    A Chance at Custom Skis

    Not sure if this is allowed, if not, mods feel free to delete. I don't think I posted this before. (I hope not).

    I've been working on NYSKiBlog for about ten years, trying to connect with...
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    How is Aspen for crowded trails now?

    How is Aspen for crowded trails now?
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    Holy crap!

    Holy crap!
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    Sticky: Fairly average season for me 35 days. A bit less...

    Fairly average season for me 35 days. A bit less variety, no new areas. Not too much pow, good amount of nordic.

    Day 01 - 11/16/18 - Harvey Woods - Lower Yellow Night Grooming Glop
    Day 02 -...
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    Would love to see a TR from ski cooper.

    Would love to see a TR from ski cooper.
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    Sounds like a great season Scotty. Good on ya!

    Sounds like a great season Scotty. Good on ya!
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    Garnet Hill rocks. 55k of piston bully nordic...

    Garnet Hill rocks.

    55k of piston bully nordic that lies between me and the wilderness.
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    X and I go way back I consider him one of my good...

    X and I go way back I consider him one of my good friends. But we agree to disagree on this topic.

    He's right of course, that the state could spend more to market their ski areas and it would...
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    I agree. One of the kids at Gore came out with...

    I agree.

    One of the kids at Gore came out with something a few years ago that has stuck:

    "Daddy thin cover is secret code for good snow!"
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    The bypass is a factor and also the fact that the...

    The bypass is a factor and also the fact that the mountain is closer to the skiers than the town are both factors. Even without the bypass 95% of skiers can get to Gore without passing through town....
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    Burnt at Gore will change and that trail will get...

    Burnt at Gore will change and that trail will get put in. Many (not me but many) dislike the traverses between Gore's 4 peaks. By adding that new trail it will make it easier for non-tree skiers to...
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    Magic is awesome. I've only skied in a few times,...

    Magic is awesome. I've only skied in a few times, but I love the terrain, and there's a distinct lack of dynamite used. Gore's lowest elevation terrain (Old Gore aka The Ski Bowl) is like this to...
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    I should be clear, this is another area where my...

    I should be clear, this is another area where my opinion is not mainstream. Many or even maybe most agree that if "they" would build some beds that Gore would become more of a destination.

    Who is...
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    I can't answer your question DHS. It makes no...

    I can't answer your question DHS. It makes no sense to me. Anyone skied Empire at Whiteface? Another narrow gem, with no snowmaking.

    Another opinion he expresses... you should never cut a trail...
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    We have a forum member over at NYSB who has...

    We have a forum member over at NYSB who has pretty specific ideas about what a ski area should be. Groomed and high speed mostly. He's advocated for the straightening and widening of Lower...
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    One thing that keeps me out of the mainstream......

    One thing that keeps me out of the mainstream... I don't consider it a problem.

    Most people would rather climb the high peaks than spend time in the south. The 46ers give lip service to spreading...
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    I would define it that way too. Some people look...

    I would define it that way too. Some people look at Northern and So VT, and some add in Central. I'd call Killington Central VT, but if I had to choose between north and south, I'd probably put it...
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    While Gore has had more infrastructure (lifts) in...

    While Gore has had more infrastructure (lifts) in the last decade or two, Whiteface (or more accurately Lake Placid) has had more all around investment for many decades before that. Also, the views...
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    These are the same issue. It's a bit like saying...

    These are the same issue. It's a bit like saying "so and so is a such a nice person, but I wish he/she would be a more aggressive leader."

    The lack of amenities are directly related to the amount...
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    Gore gets somewhere around 50-100 inches less...

    Gore gets somewhere around 50-100 inches less snow that SoVT depending on what you consider to be SoVT. That nickname for Whiteface is not about snowfall, but wind. Snowfall at Whiteface is...
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    If the only thing that changed was no public...

    If the only thing that changed was no public money Gore would certainly struggle. While Gore is probably "profitable" at times, what isn't included in that analysis is the infrastructure improvements...
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    Agree with all of this. I can see the summit...

    Agree with all of this.

    I can see the summit of Gore from our place. It's maybe 4 miles as the crow flies, about 10 miles by car, including the access road. I love the drive along the river.

    I...
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    The lack of crowds and lack of amenities are...

    The lack of crowds and lack of amenities are directly correlated.

    If Gore was "state of the art" like say Stratton, it would be more crowded.

    I'm committed to Gore (own land in the area) in...
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