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    I agree to some extent that this year vs next...

    I agree to some extent that this year vs next year may be different. I also know that Rob Katz wants to keep selling a bunch of Epic passes, and to some extent, that means that he has to pay some...
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    The one thing that you do need to keep in mind,...

    The one thing that you do need to keep in mind, is that some of the old concepts about when to start making snow verses "wait for a better window" don't quite apply as they used to. The data that...
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    I think a couple of questions to consider in this...

    I think a couple of questions to consider in this mix.

    First off, Congratulations to Win for the guidance that he has provided (and will continue to provide) Sugarbush over the last close to 2...
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    I just hope for Windham's sake that once they get...

    I just hope for Windham's sake that once they get the project finished, that it works properly from day 1. It's one thing for things to take a little longer than planned and have it work properly...
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    I find it kind of interesting that Okemo won't be...

    I find it kind of interesting that Okemo won't be spinning lifts this weekend, as apparently Okemo has the ability to actually print Epic passes on property, whereas all the acquired Peak properties...
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    Per numbers in the already mentioned in this...

    Per numbers in the already mentioned in this thread book by Chris Diamond, Ski Inc. 2020 (which as an FYI is a very interesting read for anyone with some interest in the modern business of the ski...
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    Yup, it was on wind hold at the opening bell. ...

    Yup, it was on wind hold at the opening bell.

    Winds backed off a bit and it started loading folks about 11.

    My friends up on the hill today have been sending me a bunch of jealousy inducing...
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    Long John, Little John, Deer Run, Ridge, Chute...

    Long John, Little John, Deer Run, Ridge, Chute and Launch Pad now under the guns for expansion per the updated afternoon snow report
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    I think the biggest issue with the new width, is...

    I think the biggest issue with the new width, is the rock band that on skier's/riders right, that used to be anywhere from a few feet to as many as 10 feet tall, that folks used to jump off of, is...
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    It was a suggestion that has received some...

    It was a suggestion that has received some discussion. I agree that it makes very little sense.

    It will also be interesting to see how the "Long John Expressway" (from basically the top of Ridge...
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    If you call Vail, they'll tell you to call Mount...

    If you call Vail, they'll tell you to call Mount Snow (if that's where you bought your Epic passes). They're still on limited hours right now, so you need to do so mid day, midweek it seems at the...
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    Based on a couple of pictures that some of my...

    Based on a couple of pictures that some of my friends who are full time residents of the Mount Snow area have posted the last few days of the mountain.

    They definitely started Long John off of the...
  13. Yup, above freezing today, then a flash deep...

    Yup, above freezing today, then a flash deep freeze tomorrow afternoon along with some snow. Had to knock the whales down today, then groom it out again after the freeze to limit the death cookie...
  14. In the modern pass era, where the IKON holders...

    In the modern pass era, where the IKON holders now have the option of using their limited K days from day 1 of the season, why would K want to potentially put more people on the limited acreage than...
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    I can say with 100% certainty that Mount...

    I can say with 100% certainty that Mount Southington in CT, didn't fire their system up last night. Guns in place, but only green grass and leaves on the hill when my kids and I stopped by to pick up...
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    Underneath it all, BOTH parties just want to be...

    Underneath it all, BOTH parties just want to be in control so they can decide how to spend more of the now roughly 4 TRILLION dollar annual budget in ways that augment their re-election chances by in...
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/B4i4_QoFkva/?igshid=10...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B4i4_QoFkva/?igshid=10era2ncddzle

    That must of been one mighty fun vehicle to cruise around in! #bigboystoys!

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using AlpineZone mobile app
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    That's a yes and no situation. There have been...

    That's a yes and no situation. There have been some years where for various reasons they did open with a sketchy product (the top to bottom last year in October as well as 8 years ago when the...
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    They're often in the books on the shelf right...

    They're often in the books on the shelf right next to the books about unicorns, fairy dust and magical trees that grow money :wink::wink::wink:
  20. You've got a good weather window right now for...

    You've got a good weather window right now for about 48-60 hours.

    Sunday it warms up a bit, some "questionable" weather moves in for Monday, then back to the cold all the way as it looks like...
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    100% guarantee that Mount Snow will be T2B on...

    100% guarantee that Mount Snow will be T2B on multiple faces when they open next Friday

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    Based on the product they typically have ready...

    Based on the product they typically have ready for opening day, and looking objectively at their webcams now (or atleast before the flurries started flying on their summit cam this morning) and the...
  23. Got an Epic Local, and Ikon and a pass to Mount...

    Got an Epic Local, and Ikon and a pass to Mount Southington in CT (where my kids race train and compete for their highschool). So in addition to a bunch of resorts in the East that their VT race...
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    I think the other thing to consider is that *IF*...

    I think the other thing to consider is that *IF* Okemo now does have a hard opening date, that could easily be a sign that Vail Resorts has decided that Mount Snow will be their "prior to...
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    The majority of copter assisted lift construction...

    The majority of copter assisted lift construction work, from flying towers and cross arms to if they so chose to fly concrete to the tower forms (Magic didn't in the Black's construction) does go...
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