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    Given the absolute success that the races have...

    Given the absolute success that the races have been in the eyes of the FIS, the USSSA, Killington and the VT and Northeast ski racing community, my hunch is that until attendance numbers fall off...
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    Except that Pico usually hasn't opened for the...

    Except that Pico usually hasn't opened for the season when the World cup is there Thanksgiving weekend.

    I suppose if mother nature has been nice and a bunch of natural has fallen, that one could...
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    Doable? yes Personally, and take this from the...

    Doable? yes

    Personally, and take this from the perspective of a ski racing fan, with 2 kids who are ski racers and have been involved in the pre-race parade of young ski racers that they have, I...
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    For whatever reason the resort desires, not all...

    For whatever reason the resort desires, not all lifts operate at maximum capacity, and often that is based on how many chairs they have on the haul rope (especially with detachable lifts) or...
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    Bumping this thread, since ticket sales for...

    Bumping this thread, since ticket sales for grandstand and VIP seating as well as parking passes went live at 9AM this morning.

    You don't need to buy tickets (it sure does help IMHO having done it...
  6. Seems like the business strategy is as follows....

    Seems like the business strategy is as follows. Under the premise that there just isn't a ton more undeveloped slope side land available through Deer Valley anymore, and yet there's still decent...
  7. Thread: Vail exhausted

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    If you really think about it, the last 4 resorts...

    If you really think about it, the last 4 resorts Peak bought up over the last 4 (I believe, maybe 3 though) years, Hunter, and the 3 snowtime resorts, REALLY made them attractive to Vail Resorts...
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    Agree 100% - especially if one has had the treat...

    Agree 100% - especially if one has had the treat of the back bowls on a powder day. Not the most extreme of terrain, but certainly a massive number of acres of fun terrain for sure
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    The reality is, that if the cost for the Epic...

    The reality is, that if the cost for the Epic local stays roughly the same for next season as it is for this coming season, and they keep the resorts that have no blacked out days as is, and those...
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    It has been eluded to, that whenever the deal is...

    It has been eluded to, that whenever the deal is finalized, regardless of if it is , or isn't, a date when Epic pass products are available, that they (Vail Resorts) will be extended an offer (likely...
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    Generally agree. Crotched seems to be a bit...

    Generally agree. Crotched seems to be a bit outside of other resorts Vail has bought in the past, and one might make the argument that a few of their mid western properties are in redundant...
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    I'm guessing that this is also a case where Vail...

    I'm guessing that this is also a case where Vail saw a greater upside for their company in some of the Peak resorts than others, and in an "ideal" world in Vail's eyes, the deal wouldn't of included...
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    Vail Resorts has said that one of their goals is...

    Vail Resorts has said that one of their goals is to simplify their pass offerings. Hence why you have the full Epic and the Epic local, and then essentially a few glorified multi-day ticket Epic...
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    To draw and lock more people into the Vail...

    To draw and lock more people into the Vail resorts network. Give them a taste of what their resort portfolio offers, and if folks so choose, they'll upgrade at some point to the full Epic, with less...
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    I think that yes, there is some negativity...

    I think that yes, there is some negativity towards the new owners if they choose not to honor a lifetime pass issued by previous owners. I also think that short of small sized forums such as AZ and a...
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    Fair point. Guess the locals with IKON's will...

    Fair point.

    Guess the locals with IKON's will use their days early and late, and then the masses mid winter during their CO ski trips. Time will tell...
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    Announced this morning. A-Basin is now part of...

    Announced this morning. A-Basin is now part of the IKON pass.

    I'm guessing in the big scheme of things, this won't do much to change some of the "problems" that being part of the Epic Pass...
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    Here's my perspective on this.... As crazy as...

    Here's my perspective on this.... As crazy as this sounds, the retired couple from NYC who owns the condo 2 down from mine at Mount Snow, have now spent the last 3 winters (2nd week of December...
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    That they have been very clear about, where if...

    That they have been very clear about, where if you choose to switch from a Peak product to an Epic product and the Epic product is less, you will get a refund once the deal closes and you change...
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    The impression I have, is that much of the final...

    The impression I have, is that much of the final details of what will happen if a current Peak passholders wants to upgrade to an Epic product has been worked out behind the scenes already. However,...
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    Didn't that end up with Vail realizing that...

    Didn't that end up with Vail realizing that Whistler's (I believe it was property booking software) system was better than Vail's and then quickly Vail made the more labor intensive choice to...
  22. I'm guessing it was in the PRE RFID gate days ;-)

    I'm guessing it was in the PRE RFID gate days ;-)
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    After reading it about 10 times, that's how I...

    After reading it about 10 times, that's how I take it too.

    I'm hoping, that once the deal closes, Vail Resorts will announce that any "upgrades" from a Peak product to an Epic product will have...
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    3 snow surface conditions where wax 100% helps. ...

    3 snow surface conditions where wax 100% helps.

    1) Fresh, ungroomed, base building type man made snow
    2) REALLY cold, dry snow (like air temps below 0 cold)
    3) Wet spring type snow

    General...
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    *IF* the that airport ever reopens, I'll make...

    *IF* the that airport ever reopens, I'll make sure NOT to tell my son this, as one of his "favorite" things to do when at a golf driving range is to try and hit the range picking vehicle if it's out...
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