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    I ski 90% at Sunday River, and never buy food,...

    I ski 90% at Sunday River, and never buy food, only overpriced beer at the bar, so no idea on food pricing. I am teaching my young daughter to ski though, and we went to Mt. Abram last weekend. For...
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    It was a cool gesture... This was never...

    It was a cool gesture... This was never publicized by the mountain for obvious reasons, but Sunday River actually opened the lift at 8 am that day!
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    Not a car guy... or wealthy. Funny to hear all...

    Not a car guy... or wealthy. Funny to hear all this talk of options on vehicles that would mean less than nothing to me. That being said, having a manual transmission is a deal breaker for me. I...
  4. Never had a pass pulled, but had one close call....

    Never had a pass pulled, but had one close call. Early season at Sunday River years ago, Flying Monkey was supposed to be open, but Jordan was on windhold, so they had it roped off. They were running...
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    I have skied over 20 days a year since the early...

    I have skied over 20 days a year since the early 80's, and never let weather or conditions stop me, so I have seen it all. I have had plenty of less than stellar days, and plenty of sketchy runs...
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    They had to install a new top terminal on Locke...

    They had to install a new top terminal on Locke that wasn't completed until December. Therefore they were forced to come up with an alternative opening strategy, thus the Aurora plan. I fully expect...
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    Bronze New England Pass again. I will get about...

    Bronze New England Pass again. I will get about 25 days on it for $450 and get to ski midweek. I will get about 5 days elsewhere on cheap lift tickets.
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    Always looked like a lot of work, and not a lot...

    Always looked like a lot of work, and not a lot of fun. Never understood the appeal... I have always been a skier, but would sooner switch to snowboarding than tele. To each their own...
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    Same deal with a torn Achilles and dislocated...

    Same deal with a torn Achilles and dislocated shoulder back in 2010. I happily handed over my credit card in exchange for having my shoulder re-set. I was also reimbursed by my insurance. I for one I...
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    ACL replacements in 1997 and 2004, never wore a...

    ACL replacements in 1997 and 2004, never wore a brace, and was back on snow in 5 months both times... Tore one again 3 years ago, opted not to have it fixed, and do wear a brace on that leg now. Over...
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    No problem with this. I won't get specific, as to...

    No problem with this. I won't get specific, as to avoid getting overly political, but I don't support ANY laws protecting me from myself. However, anyone can have kids... and I don't have a problem...
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    Day 27 yesterday at Sunday River, and I am done....

    Day 27 yesterday at Sunday River, and I am done. I average 30-35 days a year. Probably lost around 3 days due to the crappy season, but would have been on the low end of my average due to other...
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    Not a Bud guy... Baxter IPA is my go to. But...

    Not a Bud guy... Baxter IPA is my go to. But amazed with this whole micro brew boom what people are willing to pay for a beer. Maine Beer for example, had some of theirs, and while good, $5 to $10...
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    One more for sure at the Loaf on Thursday 4/21....

    One more for sure at the Loaf on Thursday 4/21. If the River makes 5/1 I will be there, but skiing like Thursday is my last day of the season.
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    This is encouraging, as I was told by a reliable...

    This is encouraging, as I was told by a reliable source that Sunday River will fire up the guns as soon as they are given the opportunity. I was starting to wonder if that opportunity would exist...
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    I ski one day a week (plus bonus days throughout...

    I ski one day a week (plus bonus days throughout the season), every week, from October through May, every season. Conditions be damned! I am one who truly has a blast every day on the hill. I may...
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    Never had the flu or a flu shot. If I ever get...

    Never had the flu or a flu shot. If I ever get the flu I will consider getting vaccinated in the future. I know it is a good idea despite your history, but there are simply too many stories about...
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    At 7 days. Skiing Tuesday, Christmas Day, and day...

    At 7 days. Skiing Tuesday, Christmas Day, and day 10 will be on New Years Day. That is right on my usual pace.
  19. Thankful I ski Sunday River... Was there...

    Thankful I ski Sunday River... Was there yesterday and great cover on most trails (Sunday Punch and South Ridge are a mess), and a decent number of options given the weather. This is in part due to...
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    Take it easy and do some PT. I dislocated me...

    Take it easy and do some PT. I dislocated me shoulder the first time in a car accident back in 1999. Followed that advice and my shoulder felt completely normal for the next 10 years until I...
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    I am really not a gear guy (never demo, minimal...

    I am really not a gear guy (never demo, minimal research, no quiver outside of a rock ski, etc.) so perhaps take this with a grain of salt, but I LOVE my Mantras. Good in all conditions and all over...
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    I tore my ACL the same year as Steamboat and have...

    I tore my ACL the same year as Steamboat and have had the same results, no pain or instability, and two 30 plus day ski seasons. My ortho is literally one of the best in the business (yeah, I know...
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    I have a 5 year old daughter and took her out for...

    I have a 5 year old daughter and took her out for the first time last season when she was 4 and she loved it. As for the year she was born, my situation was different, as the wife was not a skier. I...
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    Machski mentioned SR and the comment was related...

    Machski mentioned SR and the comment was related to the discussion, as it involved discussion of surface lift regulations. The Locke comment was in response to that.
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    I have only been to Saddleback once and loved the...

    I have only been to Saddleback once and loved the place. However, the line for the double was out of control. Didn't effect my day that much or my decision to return, as the terrain I wanted to ski...
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