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    Don't trust the TunaForcast... I'd probably get...

    Don't trust the TunaForcast... I'd probably get warned if I bring up the certain memory I'm thinking of though....*sigh*

    Also put me down for Team Rain. Not doubting a couple inches of slop...
  2. Thread: Jay Peak 1/23/20

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    Jay Peak 1/23/20

    So it's been a tough start for the season with regards to the steeps and the trees...sure it's open but it's more of a game of "find the snow" and dodge-rock than actual skiing.

    With 2 feet of...
  3. Thread: Mlk

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    Locally Thunder Ridge was a top 3 busiest day of...

    Locally Thunder Ridge was a top 3 busiest day of the season but I've seen much crazier here. Masses went north I guess.


    It snowed. People went skiing. People are happy. What's not to like?
  4. Thread: Mlk

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    Thinking about Jay this Thursday/Friday...100%...

    Thinking about Jay this Thursday/Friday...100% open and temps in the 30s at Jay with no wind forecasted is too good to pass up lol.
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    I do feel some sympathy for the people who...

    I do feel some sympathy for the people who invested in the Hermitage. Rich as they may be, no one deserves to be scammed.

    I am out of sympathy for people who have tried to make Haystack a...
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    Yes I was thinking of you when I wrote my post. ...

    Yes I was thinking of you when I wrote my post. And Hawk. And Cdskier. And Machski. And the many many more that I've left out that have fallen in love with one mountain and wouldn't ski elsewhere.
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    BenediztGomez is that you? Don't worry about...

    BenediztGomez is that you?

    Don't worry about growing skiing, the Asian-Invasion is happening. Skiing is becoming huge in China. I see it in the lessons I teach- there's substantially more...
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    This is why the Ikon/Epic debate is moot, imo. ...

    This is why the Ikon/Epic debate is moot, imo. AZ is a disproportionately large amount of skiers who commute farrrr to the mountains (looking at you Krusty, lol). If I lived in Stowe I have to get...
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    That lift has 5,400' length, 1,200' rise. ...

    That lift has 5,400' length, 1,200' rise.

    Off the top of my head logical places to put that that are owned by Boyne-

    Kanc Quad at Loon
    Aurora at SR
    Tempest at SR
    Barker at SR

    Not...
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    I've heard this argument before but I'm not...

    I've heard this argument before but I'm not convinced. The Jet is from the mid 80s iirc and it's length is reasonable for a fixed grip. The The Flyer is a late 90s detach with plenty of life in...
  11. Thread: Mlk

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    6" on top of dirt or blue ice isn't going to do...

    6" on top of dirt or blue ice isn't going to do anything. Wait til after Saturday, gonna need someone to get 14-18"+ to make anything worth skiing again, imo.
  12. Thread: Mlk

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    Correct, when K is 90%-100% open and all the...

    Correct, when K is 90%-100% open and all the lifts are spinning it's extremely manageable crowd-wise (as long as it's not a top 5 busy day). It gets it's reputation of being crowded from the days of...
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    Killington and places on north are around or over...

    Killington and places on north are around or over 100". Everyone in the spine other than the southern mountains are nearly 90% open. It's been rainy and this will obliterate much of the base but I...
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    I'm visiting Sunday River in a couple weeks and...

    I'm visiting Sunday River in a couple weeks and have been keeping tabs on their snow report. Whoever writes it does an AMAZING JOB with the blurb, imo. Nice blend of information and "hype" without...
  15. I also read that. I am 100% on-board with adding...

    I also read that. I am 100% on-board with adding the patrol number into my phone.
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    All while improvements at Vail Resorts across the...

    All while improvements at Vail Resorts across the entire platform have decreased (when looking at an $ spent per resort ratio).

    Killington and Mount Snow both completed probably the most...
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    No. Still plenty of faithful locals dedicated to...

    No. Still plenty of faithful locals dedicated to their single mountain. Even at the big hills, there's plenty of homeowners who will only ski that resort. I have a Killington pass. Ikon wouldn't...
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    NYSEG charges significantly more/less for...

    NYSEG charges significantly more/less for electrical power at Thunder Ridge depending on the time of day... and we're smack in the middle of suburban NY. So it's definitely not a rural/MRV thing. ...
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    I ditto this. I've seen very few parents give...

    I ditto this. I've seen very few parents give their kids a great head-start skiing with them for their first time. Much more frequently it's a frustrated parent and frustrated child. Especially at...
  20. "Ski" November December January so you can ski...

    "Ski" November December January so you can ski February March April.
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    Well yes...for this forum the definition of...

    Well yes...for this forum the definition of "skiing quality" is very diverse in opinion. For the casual skier that the major resorts revolve around that means groomed slopes and decent snowmaking. ...
  22. Thread: Storm on the way

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    Not so fast. Overnight Euro and Canadian models...

    Not so fast. Overnight Euro and Canadian models both showing hope for this storm in kinda a weird gradient. The low over the Great Lakes switches over to over the Atlantic and a high in Canada...
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    Ski areas closed in the 80s and 90s like the...

    Ski areas closed in the 80s and 90s like the plague spreading because of major increases in insurance premiums. Also, this is hypothetical but maybe someone born pre-1960 could answer this- I always...
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    No surprise. No one makes pipes anymore. ...

    No surprise. No one makes pipes anymore. Killington used to do a mini-pipe and a superpipe, now it's just a bizarre hybrid park with a couple pipe walls in it. No more pipe at Catamount, Jiminy...
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    If you've never been or barely skied Okemo give...

    If you've never been or barely skied Okemo give it a shot. As much as people hate on the place it is absolutely massive. You'll find some snow you'll like to carve some turns on.

    That...
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