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    Nice report. Makes me wish I had gone out for...

    Nice report.

    Makes me wish I had gone out for the July 4th weekend. (nah, never crossed my mind)
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    Q: What's wrong with our legal system? A: A...

    Q: What's wrong with our legal system?

    A: A good lawyer have a much better chance of winning a case against an ineffective lawyer.

    TWO implications I can immediately see:

    1) Rich people...
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    Mental age of 15! Many website have minimum...

    Mental age of 15!

    Many website have minimum age. But none have minimum MENTAL age, unfortunately.
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    I’m learning a bunch more of teenage talk by...

    I’m learning a bunch more of teenage talk by being on this board.
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    I do xc ski quite a bit. Thanks for the...

    I do xc ski quite a bit. Thanks for the suggestion. I will try to remember that.

    But I have also have pretty good options near home at the Gunks ( when they have snow).

    I’m not knocking Gore...
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    Homewood is nice. Mt Rose is also very nice. ...

    Homewood is nice.

    Mt Rose is also very nice.

    Squaw-alpine, Heavenly, Kirkwood we all know. Northstar if you know where to go.

    Lake Tahoe mountains each has its own distinct character. And...
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    Its not my problem if you don’t get the irony....

    Its not my problem if you don’t get the irony. Other “people” gets it.

    Keep spewing garbage as you always do. Or perhaps you don’t even understand the word “garbage”?
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    Well, I end up doing it solo 2 years ago. It was...

    Well, I end up doing it solo 2 years ago. It was definitely "not cheap" at $200/night, IN Whistler Village, about 20 steps from the lift, a gorgeous studio with a real kitchen. Wish I had someone to...
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    Sucks when one try irony and they take it...

    Sucks when one try irony and they take it literally.

    I rest my case.

    (Summer thread all over)
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    I don't think it's all that calculating. Lake...

    I don't think it's all that calculating. Lake Placid already has a following, have the infrastructure. So any advertising will result in direct increase in visit.

    Do the same advertising for...
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    MRG is in the middle of a cluster of mountains...

    MRG is in the middle of a cluster of mountains (Stowe, Sugarbush, Bolton)
    Wildcat's base, North Conway is also a base for a bunch of other mountains.
    A-basin & Loveland the same.

    They "feed...
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    That’s one way of looking at it. To believe...

    That’s one way of looking at it.

    To believe people who don’t come to North Creek because they were too busy chasing big name peaks. When the real reason they don’t come is because they can’t find...
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    Count me as one of those visitors to Lake Placid....

    Count me as one of those visitors to Lake Placid.

    It’s a bit of chicken and egg problem. The southern ADK has quite a bit of hiking too. But again, the lack of amenities leaves visitors to the...
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    Amenity can either be provided by the mountain...

    Amenity can either be provided by the mountain ("resort"). Or developed organically, away from the mountain.

    Gore is too far as a day trip for the downstate population. The lack of "amenity"...
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    Does it receive the same snow as S VT? The few...

    Does it receive the same snow as S VT?

    The few times I was there, condition were so-so. Given it's not the crowd skiing the snow off, I'd be curious about the snow fall comparison.

    Whiteface...
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    OK. I was slow to pick up on that.

    OK.

    I was slow to pick up on that.
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    Based on what evidence?

    Based on what evidence?
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    Wrong again! It’s JFK. But I don’t expect...

    Wrong again! It’s JFK.

    But I don’t expect you, who can’t tell the difference between snow in Jackson over Killington, can tell the difference.
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    No, the point of SUV is to keep up with the...

    No, the point of SUV is to keep up with the Jones. It's fashionable to have an SUV.

    My friend, who like you are young and single, drives a minivan. People ask how many kids he has. Like they...
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    In the middle of ski season, I would ignore this...

    In the middle of ski season, I would ignore this because I'd be too busy skiing...powder out west!

    But this is summer. I have not much to do except roll out of my door on my bike for a 50 mile...
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    I can attest Mt Rose is fan-freaking-tastic! ...

    I can attest Mt Rose is fan-freaking-tastic!

    My 2-3 trips to Gore was...underwhelming so far.
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    For statistical analysis, you don't need to get...

    For statistical analysis, you don't need to get the exact number to have meaningful results. In fact, small fluctuation ARE ignored to see the trend.

    "Educated guess". You'll be surprised at how...
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    On your first point, the Epic pass awareness does...

    On your first point, the Epic pass awareness does not spike, unlike Ikon.

    To your 2nd point regarding the addition of east coast resorts, Ikon also has several east coast mountains. So perhaps it...
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    That's actually quite easy! Look across both...

    That's actually quite easy!

    Look across both side of the road between Park City and Deer Valley. The increase in PC will be entirely due to good snow. The increase in DV will be snow+Ikon
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    We're both making the same point. Young...

    We're both making the same point.

    Young professional can learn a lot more working in a smaller outfit where they're more directly related to the outcome of their work. They also learn a lot more...
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