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    You can say that until you start a family. It's...

    You can say that until you start a family. It's much harder to stash a kid or two under the bridge!

    I too, admire those who drive 4-5 hr every weekend to ski in the winter, which I don't see...
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    I'm one of the "board regular" who doesn't ski...

    I'm one of the "board regular" who doesn't ski "regularly"! ;)

    My ski season usually consist of 1-2 week long trips to the west. Plus a few long weekends in the northeast. The last few years,...
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    That's also my experience, except the -35 part....

    That's also my experience, except the -35 part. Mine was only probably +35.

    Sleeping is fine. Getting up in the morning on the other hand... that's a totally different matter!

    On the other...
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    Everyone is still thinking in terms of people...

    Everyone is still thinking in terms of people flocking to the mountains, pushing the capacity limits. That maybe the reality. If so, there's no reason to give ANY discounts. Let everyone pay full...
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    Huh? Perfectly sensible. Work related perks...

    Huh?

    Perfectly sensible. Work related perks are a big part of a job. A work van can be of many use in normal time. This year? It’s ultra special!
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    And on a pandemic year, travel can be tricky. So...

    And on a pandemic year, travel can be tricky. So there’s no guarantee one gets to visit all the mountain in the east.

    It has more potential for some who happened to live further north. But either...
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    Unlike the Ikon, you can't defer Epic pass willy...

    Unlike the Ikon, you can't defer Epic pass willy nilly. You only get to defer if you don't get the reservation date of you wish (plus a few very limited circumstance).
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    I would split the difference. I think skiing...

    I would split the difference.

    I think skiing is perfectly safe. But everything else surrounding skiing is highly suspect: lodging, access to base lodge, life line... Not to mention the pain in...
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    I know several people who normally have multiple...

    I know several people who normally have multiple passes are cutting back on the number of passes this year.
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    I’m not totally convinced the cost is the main...

    I’m not totally convinced the cost is the main driver.

    On Sunday’s event, there’s free parking for people who park on the Pine Rd entrance. And it can also be reached from the new River to Ridge...
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    Minnewaska DOES charge for parking

    Minnewaska DOES charge for parking
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    Not so much of "cooped up for half a year", more...

    Not so much of "cooped up for half a year", more like there're little else open (restaurants, parties, shopping malls), little else to do.

    My observation is there're a lot of people head out to...
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    I've been curious about heated socks since it...

    I've been curious about heated socks since it came out. Though not entirely sure about warmth being the real issue for my toes. It's more of an issue of reduced blood flow. As my toes weren't getting...
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    With the capacity cap, it's going to be less...

    With the capacity cap, it's going to be less crowded slope at the minimum. You may have even quieter slopes later in the day as many had quit.

    For peak period, that is.
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    How much was the REI discount?

    How much was the REI discount?
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    That applies to me also. I don't really "get...

    That applies to me also. I don't really "get cold" in my core. But long before I "feel cold", my fingers and toes would freeze. :(

    My fingers in particular, gets cold really easily. I wore...
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    ???

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    The beast is part of the Indy pass? What kind of...

    The beast is part of the Indy pass? What kind of "indy" is the beast???
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    Commercial campgrounds often have hok up for...

    Commercial campgrounds often have hok up for RV's. But not many stay open in the winter.

    State campground typically don't (though I could be wrong in that). On the other hand, some stay "open",...
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    I don't know how much social pressure works. ...

    I don't know how much social pressure works.

    With 50% capacity, there could very well be a long line outside. Will the "lodge Moms" still camp inside the lodge?

    Also, how many people feels...
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    What power hook up?

    What power hook up?
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    For that, I'll rely on my (cigarette lighter...

    For that, I'll rely on my (cigarette lighter powered) boot heater.

    I'm not planning to do mid-winter camping in the car. Most for the moderate temperature spring time only.
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    Thanks for that information. It appears another...

    Thanks for that information. It appears another campground in Gorham is also year round. I've been there xc skiing. Saw a truck or 2 there. Always thought they were just doing it because no one...
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    I can pile 2 sleeping bags if need be. I’ve not...

    I can pile 2 sleeping bags if need be. I’ve not have much problem with that part. But below a certain temperature, even my face and nose got cold. :( While I can “endure” that, it’s no longer...
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    How cold have you slept in your vehicle ?

    Let’s talk about something not pandemic related.

    I know some of you occasionally sleep in the car in the spring time (@Cornhead?). In the past, I always thought that’s kind of hard core...

    A...
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