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  1. Did a trip with 9 and 11 year old sons a while...

    Did a trip with 9 and 11 year old sons a while back. Tried to do it on the cheap. Went to SLC (inexpensive and easy from Boston). Stayed in Midvale. no car. at a comfort suites (free breakfast,...
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    Run the Jitney along HG Traverse? Joking....sort...

    Run the Jitney along HG Traverse?
    Joking....sort of.
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    State of the art... Snowbasin, Deer Valley...

    State of the art... Snowbasin, Deer Valley
    Throwback...Mt. Ellen, MRG
    All work for me.
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    Did a quick drive by at Sugarbush today after the...

    Did a quick drive by at Sugarbush today after the rain ended. The snow making trails looked to still have complete coverage. Mill Brook, Mad river and some of the tributaries are running hard, very...
  5. Sugarbush today in two words...."Marco...Polo"

    Sugarbush today in two words...."Marco...Polo"
  6. Bradford, Ward Hill, Blue Hills and Nashoba are...

    Bradford, Ward Hill, Blue Hills and Nashoba are the definition of feeder hill. I'll bet they did a combined 200,000 lessons this year...probably more. And the vast majority kids levels 1-4. One would...
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    Reminds me of the old joke..."How do you make a...

    Reminds me of the old joke..."How do you make a small fortune in the Ski business? Start with a large one."
  8. cdskier...if you're heading to finger lakes...

    cdskier...if you're heading to finger lakes region, hit Bristol for a day. Both my kids race for Hobart and they say conditions are spectacular...lake effect snow just keeps dumping. It's not a bad...
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    Talk to the ski school, explain what you are...

    Talk to the ski school, explain what you are looking for and describe your son to them. Many experienced instructors have a "sweet spot", an age group or ability level that they are particularly good...
  10. Sugarbush has a First Time to Life Time program. ...

    Sugarbush has a First Time to Life Time program. A series of 3 lessons and once completed you get a free season pass. Add a fourth lesson and you get a free Elan ski package.
  11. Pat's or Ragged. Never Wachusett (stupid...

    Pat's or Ragged. Never Wachusett (stupid crowded).
    Both Pat's and Ragged are great for beginners, but with enough good terrain to graduate to.
    For me it would be which has the better financial deal.
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    Did Solitude last March. Caught an 18 inch powder...

    Did Solitude last March. Caught an 18 inch powder day on a Friday. Found fresh tracks all day...and for part of the following morning.
    Shhhhh, don't tell anyone.
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    I ski SLC a lot. When travelling solo and skiing...

    I ski SLC a lot. When travelling solo and skiing BCC or LCC I usually stay in Midvale or Sandy. I don't rent an SUV anymore, I just take the bus. It's remarkably convenient, goes in any weather...
  14. Might want to check out Bradford...although they...

    Might want to check out Bradford...although they won't post 2018/2019 pricing for a while yet. Great snow sports school. 2 different kids race teams. A Buddy Warner team with races on Sundays and...
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    I'm a Sugarbush lifer. It's April 20th and...

    I'm a Sugarbush lifer. It's April 20th and they're planning on grooming Middle Earth tonight? Seriously? When, if ever, has that happened this late in the year? Absolutely fantastic. I can't get...
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    Wintersteiger Sport Plus. Available on Amazon....

    Wintersteiger Sport Plus. Available on Amazon. $80.
    Great multi-purpose vise and a reasonable price. You can spend much more.
    I tune a lot, 3 kids in racing.
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    Worst dechair?.... Wachusett during afterschool...

    Worst dechair?.... Wachusett during afterschool programs
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    Thanks for the response Win. Seems like insurance...

    Thanks for the response Win. Seems like insurance issues getting in the way of a good marketing opportunity...the aspirational nature of seeing a really good skiing instructor (one hopes) gracefully...
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    Have had the pleasure of skiing the last 3...

    Have had the pleasure of skiing the last 3 weekends at Sugarbush...one of the best March's ever, a real treat. Here's an observation I hope someone can explain. I don't think I saw any instructors...
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    Skied MEllen from 8 to 10 this morning. Probably...

    Skied MEllen from 8 to 10 this morning. Probably bailed too early, summit was socked in and I hate flat light...and then there was the work thing dragging me off the hill. Many have told me the rest...
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    Love the challenge...every trail you've skied in...

    Love the challenge...every trail you've skied in New England.

    Here's a subset, how many of the NELSAP areas have you skied?
    My list, going way back:
    VT: Hinesburg, Ascutney, Fairlee, Mt Tom,...
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    One other thing...In VT, a landlord renting a...

    One other thing...In VT, a landlord renting a unit for less than 30 days has to pay VT lodging tax (9%) so that is always added onto the cost; rentals longer than 30 days are not subject to the tax....
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    Vetting is reasonably easy given the state of...

    Vetting is reasonably easy given the state of technology today. I get name, rank and serial number from the tenant and have a long conversation with them. (and I take notes) First stop, google....
  24. This may be the instructor in me speaking, but...

    This may be the instructor in me speaking, but taking a lesson (from someone experienced) might be a great first step. All skiers are different; skill levels, technique and preferred terrain are...
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    From a landlord's perspective (I rent my house...

    From a landlord's perspective (I rent my house seasonally at Sugarbush - mid to upper end house, 4 bed 3 bath, 5 min to SB and MRG). I advertise on Craig's list almost exclusively. Using an agent or...
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