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    That’s all my source would tell me.

    That’s all my source would tell me.
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    I heard tonight from a fairly reliable source...

    I heard tonight from a fairly reliable source that Vail was never interested in Jay and that Alterra has pulled out.
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    Quiros bought the ski area for $21.9 million. ...

    Quiros bought the ski area for $21.9 million. Hundreds of millions were spent improving the place. It is now allegedly worth somewhere between $80 million and $100 million.

    I'm no business...
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    I am involved with hiring in the state of...

    I am involved with hiring in the state of Vermont. For an employer, the employment market is brutal right now. It's a combination of a couple of things. First, unemployment is functionally at...
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    But who will retain their snow during the rain...

    But who will retain their snow during the rain event?
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    It depends who you ask. The federal government...

    It depends who you ask. The federal government has charged Stenger with ten criminal charges, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and making false statements. Stenger has plead...
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    A recent article about the EB-5 fraud court...

    A recent article about the EB-5 fraud court proceedings had this nugget:

    The receivership is estimating the value of Jay Peak at around $90 million to $100 million and Burke Mountain at between...
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    They really haven’t been getting the same amount...

    They really haven’t been getting the same amount of snow that southern Vermont got. There’s always the Jay cloud, but they missed out on the big storm.
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    It’s standard.

    It’s standard.
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    Generally it’s 9:00 AM. If there is a race it...

    Generally it’s 9:00 AM. If there is a race it can be earlier.

    Information can be found here: http://skiburke.com/skiing-and-riding/the-mountain/trails-lifts-and-grooming/
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    Something tells me that this has a lot more to do...

    Something tells me that this has a lot more to do with the Disney World model than anything else. Disney makes it extremely cheap to add days to a pass after the first four days. This provides a...
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    I was just offering it as an example of something...

    I was just offering it as an example of something that makes people think that their overall risk of injury is lower when in reality it is not. It was not offered for anything more.
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    If you support second-tier ski areas, then...

    If you support second-tier ski areas, then crowding at the mega-pass resorts is a good thing.

    If the second-tier hills can't compete on season pass price, they can at least compete on crowd...
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    Another analogy is all wheel drive and 4wd...

    Another analogy is all wheel drive and 4wd vehicles. The death rate for these vehicles is not any lower than the death rate for 2wd vehicles.

    And yet 99% of drivers will tell you that their all...
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    We aren't mountain bikers.

    We aren't mountain bikers.
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    Sort of the same for me. We switched from road...

    Sort of the same for me. We switched from road biking to bicycle trails. L'Estraide in Granby is one of our favorites.
  17. You are correct. People coming to Burke to...

    You are correct. People coming to Burke to escape the Christmas crowds are likely to be very disappointed. It is typical for Burke to only have one route down from the top of the mountain open for...
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    This is really two issues in regard to crowding....

    This is really two issues in regard to crowding.

    First, have Superpasses increased the overall number of skiers in the northeast. I have yet to see evidence that they have done so in a meaningful...
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    Its odd that people feel that anecdotal evidence...

    Its odd that people feel that anecdotal evidence is dispositive and negates the findings in the study.
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    You are certainly more likely to have someone...

    You are certainly more likely to have someone else run into you while skiing on a groomed blue trail.
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    Study on ski helmets

    Summary: “But, despite the increase in helmet use, the rate of head injury did not change significantly, decreasing only slightly from 49% to 43%, the researchers found.”

    Article here:...
  22. Underrated: Cloudmont in Alabama. Because...

    Underrated: Cloudmont in Alabama. Because operating a ski area in Alabama is insane.
  23. Thread: RIP Jake

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    The hut on top of Mt. Mansfield lost its best,...

    The hut on top of Mt. Mansfield lost its best, and “luckiest”, tenant.
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    If the former members were going to purchase it,...

    If the former members were going to purchase it, they would have purchased it prior to the snow guns being sold off.
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    Id hate to be Bolton, Magic, Bromley or Burke...

    Id hate to be Bolton, Magic, Bromley or Burke right now.
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