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  1. December is just a terrible time in general to...

    December is just a terrible time in general to plan in advance as it is so variable. Even Vermont can have a low number of trails open in December some years (and other years they can be 100% open)....
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    Any increases you see this year are just pretty...

    Any increases you see this year are just pretty much business as usual and what was already planned before the merger. What (if anything) changes next year once the merger is actually complete and...
  3. Yea...they definitely do some impressive things....

    Yea...they definitely do some impressive things. Sugarbush has a "First timer to life timer" program for people ages 13+ who have never skied. $299 gets you 3 days of tickets, lessons, and rentals...
  4. December in the Poconos is extremely risky. The...

    December in the Poconos is extremely risky. The Poconos in general relies on snow-making nearly 100% to get trails open. If the weather doesn't cooperate, they won't have enough time to cover all the...
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    I don't understand the question about "ski too...

    I don't understand the question about "ski too much" with a season pass... That just doesn't seem possible.
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    I'm trying to think of another season pass to a...

    I'm trying to think of another season pass to a mountain in the Northeast in general (never-mind just the Cats) that is as pricey as the Windham one...so far I'm coming up empty. Could they really...
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    Neither...they're at Windham! :razz:

    Neither...they're at Windham! :razz:
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    Hah. So true!

    Hah. So true!
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    As long as Win can keep skiing 100+ days a...

    As long as Win can keep skiing 100+ days a season, he's not letting Sugarbush go. Don't expect Sugarbush to be bought out by any large company any time soon.
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    One of abc's earlier posts mentioned that she...

    One of abc's earlier posts mentioned that she rotates between Epic and Ikon. So I think her comment in this case was specifically saying she doesn't buy Epic every year, not that she doesn't get some...
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    Perhaps that depends on the resort. Sugarbush...

    Perhaps that depends on the resort. Sugarbush just lowered the senior age a few years ago (my dad was happy as he was able to qualify earlier). My dad point blank asked Win about it one day when he...
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    I agree with your first sentence...but then the...

    I agree with your first sentence...but then the rest I'm a bit mixed on. I don't think it is quite the same rationale. Seniors that need to be more conservative with their money are more likely to...
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    True, although Platty doesn't have a mid-week...

    True, although Platty doesn't have a mid-week pass either 8) (But yes, the other resorts do and Senior passes would be cheaper as well which one would think many of the lifetime passholders probably...
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    I don't think it is as simple as "well I'll just...

    I don't think it is as simple as "well I'll just take my business elsewhere then". Let's look at Hunter. What other options are there in that same general area? Windham, Belleayre, and Platty. If...
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    Curious...how much did these lifetime passes...

    Curious...how much did these lifetime passes cost? Can't say I would blame Vail at all for not honoring them though unless it was explicitly detailed in the sale contract that they had to. Lifetime...
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    It was in place this year and based on the...

    It was in place this year and based on the following note at the top of the reservation site currently I'd say they plan to use it again:
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    I still don't understand the appeal of Times...

    I still don't understand the appeal of Times Square as an attraction. Broadway I totally understand though...
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    LGA isn't a great option for western travel...

    LGA isn't a great option for western travel anyway due to the Port Authority rule not allowing non-stop flights from LGA to cities over 1500 miles away on any day other than Saturday. (Denver was the...
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    I'm 15 from Newark. Philly would be 1.5-2 hours....

    I'm 15 from Newark. Philly would be 1.5-2 hours. Right now JFK is 1.5 hours and LGA is just over an hour according to Google maps... Leaving at 4am you could probably get to either JFK or LGA in...
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    Iím not surprised at all. Didnít their initial...

    Iím not surprised at all. Didnít their initial comments when they left epic say they were open to exploring other partnerships? To me that meant they were already thinking about ikon.


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    One "difference" though...Ikon has only a limited...

    One "difference" though...Ikon has only a limited number of days while Epic was unlimited for A-Basin if I remember correctly.
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    I'm sure they know exactly what the plan is. I'd...

    I'm sure they know exactly what the plan is. I'd imagine the plan is pretty much the same as when they acquired Okemo and the other related properties. Perhaps we have an Okemo passholder here that...
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    And now he sells his own ski scrapers! ...

    And now he sells his own ski scrapers!

    https://www.kuzmin.se/pgs/scrapers_engl.html
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    Congrats to BG and EPB as well! In terms of...

    Congrats to BG and EPB as well!

    In terms of the Vail takeover - As someone that has been through multiple corporate mergers, take anything said by execs as part of their "strategy" with a grain of...
  25. That's pretty crazy too...only thing I can think...

    That's pretty crazy too...only thing I can think of is that maybe it was a day/time when it wasn't busy and no other skiers were in line behind him to see it.
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