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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    Ike and Bleeker are open too. They seem to close trails on weekdays when they don't have time to groom the trails. When I was there tuesday, many trails that seemed skiable were closed, such as Ike. While I constantly see people coming out of closed trails like Jimmy Huega. The whole North...
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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    If they plan on shutting down the F lift, they can't reuse the lift towers as it is spaced only for a triple chair. I don't see the space to run another lift next to the F lift, unless it veers off slightly and unload near where the old Z lift unloaded. Most likely the new HSQ will use the F...
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    Why are you not supposed to tuck your long johns into your boot?

    I have base layer and compression tights layer. I make sure their seams don't overlap, otherwise it would be major pain no matter how high it sits in the boot. I also use to wear neoprene socks, which is the thinnest, non-compressive type of sock there is, except it is non-breathable so the...
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    Why are you not supposed to tuck your long johns into your boot?

    I usually tuck my thermal layer under my socks, with the seams, near the very top of the boots so as to not interfere with the fit. I once had it a bit lower. I don't know if the seam was resting at a point sensitive point, but the slight bulge from its overlapping fabric caused me to...
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    22/23 Passes

    I have the Epic Northeast Midweek pass. Price didn't go up much (to $385), but was significantly higher than when Peak had their pass ($299), and before that, Hunter's price of $199/$229. EPIC keeps the midweek price high while making the 7 days a week pass only $130 more on the hope that one...
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    Skiing and Boarding Run tracker Apps. What works? What Sucks? Whats New?

    If I don't record every second of my life, I cease to exist ;). JK.... I use to just record with Trace Snow, where I can also login to their web portal to look at detailed analysis of each run. It was after that app was discontinued that I started using a whole bunch of other ways to record in...
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    Booting Up in Lodges and Bag Storage Updates

    I'm back to booting up at the lodge and leave my bag there. It's would be too out of the way just to grab some snack to have with lunch, change goggles or remove/add an additional layer (usually during lunch). We use to put 2 sets of boots, helmets and multiple goggle/gloves in a rolling...
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    Booting Up in Lodges and Bag Storage Updates

    That means its back to the overcrowding of the cafeteria, where a non-skiing member of the family take up the whole table and spread the lunch and clothes of the rest of the family. The person will occupy the table the whole day while reading their book. I usually grab lunch after 1pm on...
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    Skiing and Boarding Run tracker Apps. What works? What Sucks? Whats New?

    As said earlier, not every app have every feature. Plus, its kind of for redundancy, some app just stops in the middle without notice, while others like Fitbit is used for the overall fitness aspect. I still haven't seen any that does heat map for speed like Trace Snow. I consolidate it all...
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    Skiing and Boarding Run tracker Apps. What works? What Sucks? Whats New?

    I usually run many ski tracker apps at the same time on my Android phone when I ski. Ski Tracks - it usually adds one extra run due to my walk up the hill from the lodge to the lift. Now I start the app once I am on the lift line. It doesn't allow for uploading of pictures unless it is taken...
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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    Letting nature take care of westway would take decades. It is be probably better to split it into 2 narrower trails by relocating or planting some evergreens. I remember taking F all the time when I use to go on weekends, but its slow speed made take just as long as the base high speed lift...
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    Booting Up in Lodges and Bag Storage Updates

    I was booting up in the car the whole season last year. Even though we found a parking lot where we can walk directly onto the snow (later having to climb over an embankment on the end of a fence when they put that fence to ward off 'trespassers'), then a little bit of walking before reaching...
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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    Everyone could see that trench on their way up the lift, so they must be cuckoo to ski into the trench without knowing so (maybe if someone came at 11am, it was not so obvious as it was in the beginning of the day). I went to the north when the snow was getting too thick.
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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    Redo Westway so they can actually open it with the snow they make. Maybe cut an easier trail on the west side so more people will ski there to justify opening the lift and rest of the trail there. I don't think anybody ever use the Z lift so they can ski Way In/Way Out. Also, extend the...
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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    I was looking at Vail's capital improvement for the northeast, and it includes replacement of lifts in both Okemo and Mt Snow (after already doing extensive upgrades this year). Either Hunter already has the latest snowmaking/lifts/trails that it doesn't need improvement, or it is not...
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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    Went on Wed, West was closed, and when Overlook eventually opened in the North, they had markers signifying to ski in 20 ft wide area between them. I wondered why, and when I skied past those markers, it was rock hard ice under that thin layer of snow. They seem to be doing minimal grooming to...
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    VAIL SUCKS

    They have 2 way of tracking. First way is via the RFID reader at the gantry right before entrance to the lifts. That records the lifts taken and calculates your vert, assuming you have to come back down instead of having to be airlifted away by a chopper. This assumes they are functioning...
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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    The only time I went to Clair's was as on my way to the North. I did that a few times on my change from the main to north side. The snow on the west and north held up the best on the quite warm wednesday. I did hear that the Zephyr was running today, and they cut the grass on one side of...
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    Any body know anything about Hunter???

    On Thur, I was skiing down 7th Ave and planned on cutting over to Ike. I usually cut across broadway once I past the next to last fan tower that stretches down the middle. But on this run, the wind was blowing the snow coming out of the fans downhill so I thought I cut across one fan earlier...
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    January 21, 2022 - Windham

    I use to ski in Windham regularly until I switched to Hunter. Going back once, I felt the run was over before I knew it, so it definitely wasn't anything like the vert of Hunter. Measuring the vert of my top to bottom run with my altimeter watch (this was a long while ago), I got something in...
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