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    My wife is up at Burke right now (got there about...

    My wife is up at Burke right now (got there about 10:30 last night) tells me it's about 6-8" of semi dense snow on the ground this morning.

    As she put it to me, if it skiing nicely, she may need...
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    Some spin while wearing rose colored glasses? For...

    Some spin while wearing rose colored glasses? For sure

    However the reality is that most every ski resort out there has the capacity for their facility to handle more people on all but maybe 10 to...
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    My bad with my quick scanning prior to my morning...

    My bad with my quick scanning prior to my morning caffeine infusion! ;)
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    Unlimited days now for Sugarbush, and it appears...

    Unlimited days now for Sugarbush, and it appears that the resorts with limited days are now all 7 days and not 5...

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using AlpineZone mobile app
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    My wife and I bought almost 14 years ago now, off...

    My wife and I bought almost 14 years ago now, off the pre financial crisis peak prices, but still ultimately saw about a 30% decrease at one point about 10 years ago over where we bought it. Just...
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    Exactly! A highspeed quad and a fixed grip...

    Exactly!

    A highspeed quad and a fixed grip quad, that both load at 6 second intervals, will have the exact same hourly capacity

    The ride time will be different, the crowds that a high speed...
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    When the terrain is limited, yup, it gets crowded...

    When the terrain is limited, yup, it gets crowded with it's current capacity. When you have basically every trail open on the main face, something that would become more often the case for more of...
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    I think that with the entitlement and attitudes...

    I think that with the entitlement and attitudes of some folks riding the lifts today, you could have a staff member pairing people up say 3 or 4 groups directly before loading, and then still need...
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    The reality is, especially if the new "normal"...

    The reality is, especially if the new "normal" crowds are going to be exactly that, the new normal, in the coming years, and presuming that Vail wants to follow through with Mount Snow's/Peak's plan...
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    I guess if one was looking at a mountain that's...

    I guess if one was looking at a mountain that's part of IKON, but not with an unlimited number of days at that mountain, then one would have the decision to make about getting that specific...
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    Not sure if a large price increase will happen,...

    Not sure if a large price increase will happen, but even a small one, when they're selling around a supposed 500k+ IKON's or roughly 1000000 EPIC's a year currently starts becoming a decent amount...
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    Roughly 8" of snow fell, with a little glazing at...

    Roughly 8" of snow fell, with a little glazing at the end is what my friends who have been skiing all week have told me. Crust essentially wasn't an issue at all. Mountain is apparently skiing very...
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    I've now bought 3 pairs for me, my wife and my...

    I've now bought 3 pairs for me, my wife and my son from the online retailer, Blenders, as well as multiple pairs of their sunglasses for my family as well. Been quite happy with their quality and...
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    Because of the simple fact that many schools have...

    Because of the simple fact that many schools have atleast President's Day off, some also have the Tuesday, and others the full week, the volume at many resorts on President's day is no joke. Pico...
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    What I experienced this weekend. Saturday at...

    What I experienced this weekend.

    Saturday at Mount Snow - the cold kept the crowds down. Kind of felt volume wise like a light volume Saturday did a few years ago.

    Sunday at Mount Snow as a big...
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    Honestly, when I see 20-30mph wind speed...

    Honestly, when I see 20-30mph wind speed forecasts, I don't even think twice about wind holds for my home hill. Until the number gets to 40 and above, unless its out of the South and Southwest, it's...
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    Even the burst water pipe in the Main base lodge...

    Even the burst water pipe in the Main base lodge about 1 that caused the fire alarm to go off and the base lodge to be evacuated for a short time went smoothy

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    As much as there certainly have been some...

    As much as there certainly have been some operational issues/challenges multiple times this season, this weekend so far atleast, has been very good and smooth from an ops standpoint.

    Crowds are...
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    Spectacular out on the hill at Mount Snow this...

    Spectacular out on the hill at Mount Snow this morning. Cold, but not windy. Tons of machine groomed packed powder. Crowds finally starting to build about 10:15 - rode the Bluebird with my wife 8...
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    -6 on the Mount Snow Summit Stake webcam, 0 on my...

    -6 on the Mount Snow Summit Stake webcam, 0 on my back deck weather station sensor at about 2100 feet. No wind, not a cloud in the sky...

    Time to tear it up early, and aggressively before the...
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    I tend to agree. The only thing that I could...

    I tend to agree.

    The only thing that I could see Vail doing potentially, is placing another resort or 2 on black out days over the Holiday periods with the Epic local pass

    Ikon, well lets see...
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    Have to think that about 10 days from now, when...

    Have to think that about 10 days from now, when President's week is done, that we're going to start to see a bunch of resorts/mega passes roll out their prices for next year.

    With good snow across...
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    They did though make one catchy commercial recently to play off the Peloton Commercial around Christmas time that got lots of social media attention...
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  24. If any mountain isn't crowded by their standards...

    If any mountain isn't crowded by their standards atleast this weekend, after some fresh snow, a long weekend, and once you get past the first few hours of Saturday morning, some decent temperatures,...
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    Just be glad that there's enough folks out there...

    Just be glad that there's enough folks out there who don't grasp the basic concept that say a 6 minute high speed lift with say a 15 minute line actually translates into less runs than a similar 10...
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