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    Poll: I do want skiing to return, and I see no reason...

    I do want skiing to return, and I see no reason for things to be substantially different on-mountain next season.

    Like I said, amusement parks are starting to re-open and NASCAR says they will...
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    Poll: Amusement parks are re-opening...about as...

    Amusement parks are re-opening...about as non-essential a gathering as you can get...pretty sure our sport which already has face masks and gloves as a necessity will be fine.
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    I can do the Killington Skyeship to Danbury CT in...

    I can do the Killington Skyeship to Danbury CT in just over 3 hours. Tough to do, figure an average of 65mph on the VT state roads and through Springfield, Hartford, Waterbury and 75mph on the...
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    If history is any indicator of the future, local...

    If history is any indicator of the future, local ski resort employment will increase. When unemployment is high people can't find work. When people can't find work they can't ski. So they work at...
  5. Thread: Boot Flex

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    +1 on don't buy online and +1 on don't buy in the...

    +1 on don't buy online and +1 on don't buy in the flatlands. Bought boots a couple years ago from a very good shop in CT. I had a growth develop on top of my foot. They tried some stuff but...
  6. Thread: If only.....

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    I heard the plan was to do a big snowmaking push...

    I heard the plan was to do a big snowmaking push down to Snowshed and running that lodge/lift/trail late into the season before transitioning to Umbrella Bar and the access road for Superstar late...
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    May 12th and North Ridge trails are 100%...

    May 12th and North Ridge trails are 100% mid-winter coverage. Same with the Canyon snowmaking trails and the top of Pico. With regards to coverage this spring would've been all-time with Snowdon...
  8. Thread: Skiing is back!

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    Both "sides" have good points, hence I'm also one...

    Both "sides" have good points, hence I'm also one for letting those who want to go out go out and those who want to isolate, isolate. Staying inside and hunkering down is a really good idea for the...
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    Perhaps it was regarding older detachable lifts. ...

    Perhaps it was regarding older detachable lifts. Most of the detach lifts from the 80s use mechanical chain-like systems to accelerate/deccelerate and move the cabins/chairs through the terminals. ...
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    I've never heard about lift maintenance regarding...

    I've never heard about lift maintenance regarding temperatures. I can see in warmer temps the lubricant on the sheaves wears faster and perhaps leading to early sheave re-builds but that's...
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    Shhhh...don't tell that to the media here. This...

    Shhhh...don't tell that to the media here. This is gonna go on for years and when it's over half of us will be dead and life will never return to what it was, got it?
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    Wolf Creek, CO wanted to re-open today and almost...

    Wolf Creek, CO wanted to re-open today and almost did before the governor extended the "no skiing" executive order.
  13. Thread: Skiing is back!

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    I'm still not convinced with certainty Killington...

    I'm still not convinced with certainty Killington is done. I acknowledge that the likely scenario is they stay closed.

    Here in CT the governor announced May 20 re-opening of retail and the...
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    What do they have to lose? If we're not skiing...

    What do they have to lose? If we're not skiing next year then we'll be in so much economic ruin life as we know it will have ended.

    I think it's really just a mind game to generate some summer...
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    Yes that's another article I read. We're going...

    Yes that's another article I read. We're going to be at 1 million confirmed cases in the US by Monday. If the reality is 30-55 million people have had this already and are immune to it then we're...
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    It's already happened. Today broke the "new...

    It's already happened. Today broke the "new cases per day" record in the US. In my personal travels in-town in CT people auto traffic is WAYYYY up compared to 2 weeks ago. I'd say at 60-75% the...
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    If Killington were to re-open with one person per...

    If Killington were to re-open with one person per chair on Superstar that's roughly 55 people on uphill chairs. When it's bumped up in the spring figure it takes 150% time to go downhill as it does...
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    It doesn't matter because within three hours of...

    It doesn't matter because within three hours of Vail closing 90% of the ski resorts in the US were closed. I'm never going to forget that night.
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    I'm not giving up hope on a couple late-May...

    I'm not giving up hope on a couple late-May weekends. I'm not optimistic, but think it's within the realm of possibility. I think in 2 weeks we'll have an idea whether the hope is alive or if it's...
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    What I hear is there's "limited enforcement" of...

    What I hear is there's "limited enforcement" of the no trespassing at K. Honestly though if you're there and your car doesn't have green plates expect to have tires slashed and a busted windshield...
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    A certain % of chairs have to be removed from...

    A certain % of chairs have to be removed from fixed-grip lifts each off season.

    I was very concerned when this started about chairlifts, and not seeing anything spinning on any webcam I looked...
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    In the past 5 weeks Covid-19 went from being a...

    In the past 5 weeks Covid-19 went from being a joke, to 100-200k deaths, and now signs of normalcy are within sight. Fear is subsiding and I have utmost faith in ski resorts getting open for next...
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    Hardscrabble at Cannon and anything at Castlerock...

    Hardscrabble at Cannon and anything at Castlerock as already mentioned were the first things that came to my mind.

    Skimming through my mind of trails people will probably overlook but should be...
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    I agree, Bromley is owned by Jiminy Peak which...

    I agree, Bromley is owned by Jiminy Peak which also owns Cranmore. None of those mountains are on any kind of partnership with outsiders. I believe they have a pass product between the three of...
  25. I'm also not sold on the second wave given we...

    I'm also not sold on the second wave given we don't know the extent of this first wave. If 20% of the population can get sick and have immunity to the next wave than theoretically wouldn't wave 2 be...
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