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    Skier and Snowboarder code with modern updates.

    Are there ski mountains that does NOT require snowboard to have straps?
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    High Priced Lift Tickets

    Of course I am! I define who is “someone, like me” :) There’re mountains I don‘t go to for various reasons. Too crowded is one of those reasons. I leave those mountain to those who don’t care about crowding. We’re herd animals. I’m making no apology for that. There’re places I’m not welcomed...
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    High Priced Lift Tickets

    That phrase got brandished around a lot, as “unreasonable”. But there’s actually quite a lot of acid truth in it. It’s quite hard to stomach for some. “Nobody that’s anybody goes there any more. Only the crowd of riff raff continue to go there, and making a mockery of what used to be a nice...
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    High Priced Lift Tickets

    Funny you say that. I’ve had 2 injuries in the last 3 years from xc skiing and zero from downhill! Nothing major, but put me on the beach for a few weeks. I think technique-wise I’m a better downhill skiers than I’m at cross country. Granted, I’m pushing myself when I xc ski and not when I...
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    High Priced Lift Tickets

    “Was that it”? “It” (cross country skiing) is a major part of the reason. I only have so much time to ski. There’re other obligation in life. So when I need to up my time on cross country skiing, it comes at the expense of downhill skiing. The last couple winter, I was increasingly struggling...
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    Does it always piss hot rain right before or on Christmas in eastern ski country or does if just seem that way?

    Having employees coming in early, the mountain would have to pay them extra. With the increase on minimum wage for employees, that would hurt the bottom line.
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    High Priced Lift Tickets

    High day ticket price isn’t just Vail. Was it “because” of Vail? I‘d say with a qualified “yes”. The truth is, it’s better for the mountain. 1) the mountain gets the money up front; 2) off load the weather dependency to the customer. Rob Katz may have stumbled upon that formula first. But once...
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    Full-day lessons only?

    Totally! People bitch about day lift ticket being so expensive it deters newcomers to the sport. But the true cost of taking up the sport is far worse when you consider the cost of lessons! With no or minimal lessons, how many of the first timers will come back??? That said, it sticks in...
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    Full-day lessons only?

    If they “want to”, they can still opt for full day. But forcing everyone to take a full day lesson even if they don’t want to be “out on the hill” in the afternoon, or nobody was “attempting to teach” them? Talk about one size fits all, which is what Vail is doing to ALL of their ski...
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    Different weather and winter specific forecasting Websites, Apps & Maps. What are you using?

    Opensnow.com But it’s no free any more. Still, worth the money for me.
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    Full-day lessons only?

    Huh? What’s that got to do with the length of the lessons?
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    Full-day lessons only?

    Personally? I think half day is the perfect balance. While I agree the longer lessons are more effective and efficient, there’re many students who may, only needs a refresher, wants to ski with their family, not fit enough to be on skis all day long… That said, I know instructors hates...
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    VAIL SUCKS

    The two are related. Some people no longer ski at Stowe for one reason or another. So yeah, they do give a fuck, or two, about the mountain they remember fondly.
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    High Priced Lift Tickets

    From a strictly business point of view, it’s far better to sell pass (advance, guaranteed) than selling tickets. Just about any business will kill to get advance purchase over random daily sales. It’s even more so in a weather dependent industry such as ski industry. So I can’t fault...
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    High Priced Lift Tickets

    Vail+Alterra control quite many mountains. But far from “most”.
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    VAIL SUCKS

    Does that has anything to do with skiing? If it does, can’t it be discussed? If not, should THAT be posted at all? You’re going after the symptom rather than the cause.
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    High Priced Lift Tickets

    Vail and Alterra are doing that. Are they “the ski industry”?
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