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    A whole lot nicer today than yesterday, crowds...

    A whole lot nicer today than yesterday, crowds were gone. Plenty cold though. Portions of North woods were okay to ski, but everywhere else looked like serious ski abuse. We did 3 runs on Tin...
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    Probably because no one thought this would really...

    Probably because no one thought this would really happen, and it is not a small amount of money. Suppose Shawnee were to say they needed 5 million to replace a lift and stay open. Even today, I doubt...
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    I went skiing today, after all the rain, and was...

    I went skiing today, after all the rain, and was pleasantly surprised. The groomers did a great job with all they had to work with. Any snowmaking trail was in decent shape. Naturals are done. It was...
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    I just want to mention on thing that I am vary...

    I just want to mention on thing that I am vary appreciative to the River that they have done.

    Over the years, it is always a minor scandal to fond a bra tree on the mountain, visible from some...
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    Whales on Excalibur!...

    Whales on Excalibur!...
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    Jordan was closed until somewhere near noon,...

    Jordan was closed until somewhere near noon, maybe 11(??) I didn't see anything under the lift that looked like there was tree removal activity. I heard it was a mechanical issue. Base station has...
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    Skiing today was "firm". Soft snow and warm...

    Skiing today was "firm". Soft snow and warm weather late last week, and a cold snap made for some hard surfaces. But it was cold enough that we felt like we had some trust n the whales they were...
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    We were lapping 3D on an almost no lift line...

    We were lapping 3D on an almost no lift line north chair. They were blowing snow most of the day, but the moguls were nice and soft and easily edged. loads of fun! We tried aurora and Jordan. We are...
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    Wow, a regular weekend type of day, crowds and...

    Wow, a regular weekend type of day, crowds and crowds. I'll be glad next Monday, back to normal. Loads of bump runs today. Claiming 105 trails and 13 lifts, but the day started with wind holds at...
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    Woods and some glades.

    Woods and some glades.
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    I just want to say that the River is back onto...

    I just want to say that the River is back onto their usual blowing snow like crazy. They have Lolopalooza open, working on the Heat, Tempest and other trails. It's back to what we are used to from...
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    I took a ride on the covered carpet lifts today...

    I took a ride on the covered carpet lifts today (Wind holds and cold out, so why not?). They move fast. I think as yu progress up the hill, they move faster. No more long slow rides up, like the old...
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    MASR, (Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, I...

    MASR, (Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, I think). No prior experience required. Training is free and readily available. They will not put you alone with a participant the first year or so, you...
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    I did a little skiing with Maine Adaptive today....

    I did a little skiing with Maine Adaptive today. Mushy, spring conditions. Pretty much anything that was groomed was open, nothing natural.
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    On Wednesday, we saw a man setting up a total...

    On Wednesday, we saw a man setting up a total station, and he had a pole with a key board attached and a large cup or globe on top. He took some readings from the Barker base lodge, then some near...
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    Skiing at the River was hard fast and cold. It...

    Skiing at the River was hard fast and cold. It said 25 degrees, but that has to be the coldest 25 degrees I have ever felt. Mostly, all that was open were groomers and they were hard and fast....
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    Folks, back to actual skiing! I skinned up to the...

    Folks, back to actual skiing! I skinned up to the peak lodge yesterday and skied back down, under the lift, of course, to show everyone on the lift that I had earned first tracks!! With all the rain,...
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    Go ahead and call me cheap, LOL!!! I don't care...

    Go ahead and call me cheap, LOL!!! I don't care if it is ski resort pricing, $9.00 for a burger, just because it is on mountain is more than I am willing to pay. Throw in some fries with it, I might....
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    Yeah, feeling the same as you. Peak lodge is set...

    Yeah, feeling the same as you. Peak lodge is set to open the 19th. I'm a brown bagger or eat a late lunch. They have some decent burgers, but $9.00 plus tax? They aren't that good and will likely...
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    Sunday River is pretty much rounding into form,...

    Sunday River is pretty much rounding into form, though not completely open. 59 trails out of 135, 6 lifts out of 18 up and running. Some bump runs were covered enough to be enjoyable. (Agony,...
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    I talked to a patroller today on the lift. The...

    I talked to a patroller today on the lift. The snowmaking is 100% back on line and low temps over the next few days should see some serious snow making. They are opening trails at a good clip right...
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    Skiing Sunday River 2019-2020

    They have 3 lifts and 20 trails open today. Not so bad given the weather, but they did miss an opportunity to blow snow earlier when it was colder. Should be getting colder come Friday, and they are...
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    More work on the covered carpet lifts. Skiing was...

    More work on the covered carpet lifts. Skiing was fun today!...
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    Folks, work continues on the carpet lifts:...

    Folks, work continues on the carpet lifts:...
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    Skied about 5 hours today, lessons from MASR, in...

    Skied about 5 hours today, lessons from MASR, in the rain. We volunteer for our day, rain or shine, so are the lessons.

    I did take a few pictures of the new carpet lifts going in:...
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