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  1. deadheadskier

    Gunstock Management team resigns

    https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news/local/gunstock-management-team-resigns/article_b5dfed92-087a-11ed-97a8-035132cde064.html What a mess up there. All over politics really. Hopefully things still run ok this winter
  2. deadheadskier

    Suicide Six name change

    Be curious what it ends up being https://www.suicide6.com/
  3. deadheadskier

    "Guerilla" Ski Instruction

    A rather spirited discussion on this topic in the Vail Sucks thread. I figured it's worthy of its own discussion. It's an interesting topic for many reasons. For one, I've seen a demand for this service this winter on social media like I haven't ever seen before. Specifically Facebook...
  4. deadheadskier

    Saddleback 3-1,2,3-22

    Second year in a row my family did NH school vacation week at Saddleback. Both have been stellar. No question if I lived an hour closer, Saddleback would be my home mountain of choice over all others in New England. Just the finest pound for pound collection of great old school New England...
  5. deadheadskier

    Waterville Valley 12-27-22

    Sorry no pictures. I really should have taken some, but was having too much fun. First time to Waterville in maybe 10-12 years today. Last time was early season pre Green Peak and lodge expansion. Took my 6 year old son there for the first time. On Indy Pass Have to say I was pretty...
  6. deadheadskier

    PSA - get a living will no matter how healthy you think you are

    Sad week for my family. One of my closest cousins suffered a massive stroke on Monday. He was pretty healthy. Bit of a beer gut, but regular mountain biker (NEK trails was an annual pilgrimage for years), frequent kayaker too. Only 54 He was put into a medically induced coma very quickly...
  7. deadheadskier

    02/05/22 Suicide Six

    Only skied Suicide Six twice before on the old Fox44 pass. Both occasions were on the way up to the Waterbury area to ski MRG, Bolton or Smuggs on that product. Neither visit was very good. Bad timing and after rain. Like 20% open. But it was pretty obvious with both visits that with the...
  8. deadheadskier

    Beijing - 1st Olympics 100% man made snow

    I didn't know that. https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/04/weather/artificial-snow-beijing-olympics-climate/index.html It appears it will get the job done, but you have to wonder how a decision was made that a place that only averages 7.8" of snow a year was a good location for the games. I mean...
  9. deadheadskier

    Automated Snowmaking

    The snowmaking equipment manufacturers must be reading all the negative press and boosting R&D on automated snowmaking systems right about now no? If you could perfect the product, make it respectably affordable and resorts used it to capacity, that's kinda the dream of the Eastern skier...
  10. deadheadskier

    Gunstock 12-12-21

    With Vail an absolute train wreck in NH, I did Not go with an Epic pass this winter. Other than one season, I've had a pass at Wildcat every year since 2012. I had fully planned on getting a seasonal condo rental in Bartlett and put my 6 and 3 year old in seasonal development programs at...
  11. deadheadskier

    Gunstock to unveil Expansion plan

  12. deadheadskier

    Shawnee Peak Maine acquired by Boyne

    Mountain Stewardship Update, from Chet Dear Friends of Shawnee Peak, I hope that everyone is well and enjoyed a wonderful summer with family and friends! Today, I am writing this email with very bittersweet feelings. I recently turned 71 and realized how much of my life and my family’s...
  13. deadheadskier

    Boating 2021

    Who's boating this season? What type of vessel do you have and where do you boat? This is our second season on Winnipesaukee with a 24' Cobalt that we call Captain Fantasy. We lucked into one of our marinas new Cabana slips last season. It was still under construction last year, but ready to...
  14. deadheadskier

    2021-22 Season Passes

    Waterville just went on sale. $942 early bird. I'm guessing this means the White Mountain Superpass price is going up next year. I think last year it was $989
  15. deadheadskier

    Sitting Bench ski kits

    Anyone purchased a bench kit they're particularly fond of? I'm looking for a full frame kit, not plans. I lack the tools and time to cut my own frame. Basically just want to cut down my old skis for the slats for the seat bench and back. Something similar to the attached that my wife found...
  16. deadheadskier

    End of paper trail maps?

    Went to grab a trail map for my son when leaving Sunapee today and was told they no longer offer them. Not sure if this is Sunapee specific or all of Vail. Is this becoming the norm everywhere? I was kinda bummed. As a kid my bedroom walls were plastered with trail maps from all the places I...
  17. deadheadskier

    Crotched Mountain 12-19-20 unmitigated disaster #VailFail

    Got there for opening today with my five year old. Got him started off in his private lesson. Day started with just the Rocket and the Carpet. No signs of any staff at the West Double or Valley Quad. No queue lines set up for either lift either. One run into my sons lesson the carpet went...
  18. deadheadskier

    Aspen Covid Outbreak

    https://www.aspentimes.com/news/coronavirus-outbreak-at-st-regis-hobbles-intern-program/ Not the ski area, but with the staff at The St Regis Hotel in town. Interesting thing not discussed about how Covid will impact skiing. There will likely be many outbreaks like this that compromise...
  19. deadheadskier

    Most overpriced season passes

    I'm going to go with Shawnee Peak Maine - $795 for an adult Gunstock - $769 after 11/1 for an adult Not sure how aggressive their early bird deals are, but both seem pretty absurd to me as single mountain pass prices when you compare them to the multi area passes. I guess Shawnee feels...
  20. deadheadskier


    Given the extraordinary times everyone in literally the entire world is going through, the moderating team at Alpinezone collectively agreed to relax the no Politics rules on AZ and let folks speak their minds on such subjects. Skiing and Riding has always been the great equalizer. A common...