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    Don't know. :) I only look for lifts that were...

    Don't know. :) I only look for lifts that were spinning.

    It's been some years since I skied at Snow (I used to ski there frequently). So while I vaguely remember the layout of the mountain, I...
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    Sticky: Got a couple "gratuitous" days, reward for work...

    Got a couple "gratuitous" days, reward for work going smoothly.

    1/28 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)
    11/29 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)
    11/30 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)

    12/14 - Mohonk Preserve,...
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    I don’t see any price increases coming. ...

    I don’t see any price increases coming.

    Revenue = price x volume. As long as volume is increasing, there’ll be no price increase. It’ll take a few more years for volume to plateau. Still amazing...
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    The past week was on the busy side though. And...

    The past week was on the busy side though. And the coming week is VT/NH school break. So it maybe a little busier?

    I’m just seeing a slightly tighter lodging and elevated price.
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    I got there about lunch time. Had the mountain to...

    I got there about lunch time. Had the mountain to myself for a couple hours! Lifts and trails both empty. Nice coverage, thick layer of loose snow along the edge. Had fun!

    Until the herd finished...
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    Thanks! Heading over :)

    Thanks!

    Heading over :)
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    Mount Snow condition?

    Havenít seen any mention of Mt Snow lately. Wonder if they got snow or rain in this weekís storm...?
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    I rarely know my winter vacation schedule till...

    I rarely know my winter vacation schedule till sometime in January. So my "prime season" booking only have 6 week to 2 month lead time. Doesn't often give me a huge discount.

    I usually have some...
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    Thanks. Thinking of heading up tomorrow....

    Thanks.

    Thinking of heading up tomorrow. That's good info to help my decision.
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    So it looks like most mountains got snow. But...

    So it looks like most mountains got snow. But some of them also got rain after.

    Where's the “no rain” line approximately?
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    Booking early is fine. Just mind the cancellation...

    Booking early is fine. Just mind the cancellation conditions.
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    That's also what I've been doing. On both...

    That's also what I've been doing.

    On both rental car and hotel, there's also the risk of flights getting delayed and missing the first day. Having a reservation that can be cancelled the same day...
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    Sticky: Update to add Presi day weekend: 1/28 - West...

    Update to add Presi day weekend:

    1/28 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)
    11/29 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)
    11/30 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)

    12/14 - Mohonk Preserve, NY (xc)
    12/15 - Hunter, HY...
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    You can say the same about Christmas and New Year...

    You can say the same about Christmas and New Year too.

    The only days that are really busy is the week between Christmas and New Year. But Christmas day and New Year eve are both relatively light...
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    Tahoe mid-winter is always a bit of a crapshoot....

    Tahoe mid-winter is always a bit of a crapshoot. You can also get too much snow and everything closed due to avi risk.

    I maybe going there in mid-March. Spring break week. Haven’t committed yet. ...
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    Scotty, how about you start a thread specifically...

    Scotty, how about you start a thread specifically for weather forecast from various sources?
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    Sticky: 1/28 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc) 11/29 - West...

    1/28 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)
    11/29 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)
    11/30 - West Yellowstone, MT (xc)

    12/14 - Mohonk Preserve, NY (xc)
    12/15 - Hunter, HY (downhill)

    12/22 - Great Glen, NH...
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    What did you committed? If itís just flight,...

    What did you committed? If itís just flight, canít you just eat the penalty and postpone the trip till March? Or are you fixed on next week?

    Going elsewhere next week will cost you due to being...
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    I was at Bretton Woods cross country skiing. I...

    I was at Bretton Woods cross country skiing. I waited till noon when the temperature risen to double digit! :) I expected crowds at parking lot and on trails. Not at all.

    Trail was almost...
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    Ikon and Vail operate differently though. ...

    Ikon and Vail operate differently though.

    With Ikon, the partners can opt out if they perceive being part of Ikon is hurting them more than helping them. Next spring will be a watershed moment as...
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    That's correct. The data is worth a whole lot...

    That's correct. The data is worth a whole lot more than the profit from the books and grocery you buy through them.

    At least with Amazon, you're basically subsidizing your purchase by selling your...
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    Really? Already??? Just kidding. Iím waiting...

    Really? Already???

    Just kidding. Iím waiting on the Ikon announcement. Hope is itíll be offered early March and valid immediately as in the past. Counting on it for my trip to Tahoe, where itís...
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    Yep, very fast. Given the number of mountains...

    Yep, very fast.

    Given the number of mountains that ski just as well but without the long lines (at the time), it was an easy solution. I stick with A-basin (and then Loveland) for the subsequent...
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    Not sure what exact condition it takes. But I've...

    Not sure what exact condition it takes. But I've been told by a ski instructor there that "when the condition is right" Corbets can be entered without the mandatory air. And he also gave the...
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    I remember some 20 years ago when I first visited...

    I remember some 20 years ago when I first visited Vail. One day, there's a lot of snow (it may have been one of their "historical" powder days in history too). I wasn't a powder skier back then (much...
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