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  1. Never been on an 8 pack, but I despise trams due...

    Never been on an 8 pack, but I despise trams due to their low capacity.
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    It's a drawn out hypothetical at this point....

    It's a drawn out hypothetical at this point. Practically, I bet SB is now more likely to operate all week at ME because they probably feel compelled to put their best foot forward to compete within...
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    I hear you. I didn't mention this because I don't...

    I hear you. I didn't mention this because I don't know how places like magic pull it off - I'm pretty sure they have a "no midweek except for powder days" policy.

    Each situation is unique, but...
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    I meant re: Delta/United. Again, not clear. I see...

    I meant re: Delta/United. Again, not clear. I see why you thought I meant SW.

    The point of caveating the SW point is that their model is different: decentralized routes, all 737 fleet, limited...
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    I didn't even say that, but I can see why you...

    I didn't even say that, but I can see why you thought that - I actually saved some points switching the flight, but that's nether here nor there. This is WAY off topic.
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    This is really off topic, but SW does fly a...

    This is really off topic, but SW does fly a reduced schedule on weekends (they're the last airliner I flew and I picked Friday night for that reason). Weekend fares are generally lower, but are we...
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    I get the emotional reaction, I really do. I'm...

    I get the emotional reaction, I really do. I'm just saying IF we assume 1-4 midweek days are losers (depending upon the area, of course), it should set off alarm bells on our head that 7 day...
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    No - you've utterly missed the point. I don't...

    No - you've utterly missed the point. I don't know how you picked any of that up from anything that I said here. If it makes you feel better to twist yourself into a metal pretzel over my alleged...
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    Back to the topic, I hope SB finds an owner. It's...

    Back to the topic, I hope SB finds an owner. It's a real gem. Limited snowmaking and schedule would be prudent.
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    You people! You act as though I'm a snowboarder...

    You people! You act as though I'm a snowboarder worth discriminating against in the MRV!

    The crux of the matter is understanding if any money is lost on certain days of the week (and where).

    I...
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    I hear you and really don't want to drag this...

    I hear you and really don't want to drag this into multiple threads. I got called out for rumor mongering and wanted to set the record straight - that's a blatant misread of what I said in the...
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    Not rumors - merely suggesting what are likely...

    Not rumors - merely suggesting what are likely rational moves. I'd love to know how many AZers ski their favorite areas on non-holiday Wednesdays (and if so, how many days). My guess is save for a...
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    You should have led with the last point - it's a...

    You should have led with the last point - it's a legitimate operational concern. "Come stay on site and walk to the only slopes you're likely to ski anyway!" Would do the trick just fine.
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    I wouldn't say passionate. It's a fun debate,...

    I wouldn't say passionate. It's a fun debate, albeit a tough one without hard numbers. I think the bleeding at Attitash would have been quelled with a summit HSQ install ~15 years ago. I would have...
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    I grew up skiing there, most of my friends who...

    I grew up skiing there, most of my friends who ski I met there, and I've probably put over 500 days on snow there. You could say I have a basic understanding of the clientele, although it's turned...
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    No lodge, no high speed quads or fixed grip...

    No lodge, no high speed quads or fixed grip summit and terrain park lift. Obviously no staff needed to run all the lifts and less ski patrol, too. Terrain park is a fair call. Would be a downside to...
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    I presume you're taking about different SBs. I...

    I presume you're taking about different SBs. I think Attitash and wildcat could certainly do more to pare back operations. No flying Yankee on quiet midweek days would be a start. I could see no...
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    The college angle is interesting. Stowe's college...

    The college angle is interesting. Stowe's college pass is very expensive relatively speaking, so I don't see that as a viable substitution unless the pass money is no bother to one and their college...
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    Smuggs would need to partner with another area to...

    Smuggs would need to partner with another area to offer Wednesday skiing.
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    I'd say Smuggs was the biggest stretch of the lot...

    I'd say Smuggs was the biggest stretch of the lot because they are touted as being a great place for families to stay. That means they probably keep their bed base at reasonably high occupancy.
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    I'm failing to see how this addresses what I...

    I'm failing to see how this addresses what I said. Cut off is 1k vert. Which places probably should close at least a day midweek? Small hills are generally the last ones that would make sense for...
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    We'll see. There are probably a good dozen of...

    We'll see. There are probably a good dozen of places with 1k vert that works be better off not running 7 days a week (non-holiday). I can't imagine places like either of the Black mountains, Burke,...
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    I trust you know better than me. My info is third...

    I trust you know better than me. My info is third hand.
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    I've heard they frequently come up with excuses...

    I've heard they frequently come up with excuses to shut down Kirkwood midweek - a friend of mine based in SF is leery of going there midweek for that reason. I'm sure they advertise being open seven...
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    I agree with you on the operating schedule and...

    I agree with you on the operating schedule and think that your comp set is totally reasonable. There's no such thing as two perfectly comparable companies.

    I wouldn't even be surprised if Vail...
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