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  1. x10003q

    Help with lodging suggestions - Stratton

    The Alpenrose is decent and might have something under $200 incl breakfast. https://alpenrosevt.com/
  2. x10003q

    Help with a 'Western' trip/destination

    My bother and his family are in Steamboat right now and the snow conditions are perfect. He flew into Yampa Valley Airport direct and took the shuttle to the resort. Steamboat has received over 200" of snow already. They are staying slope side without a car. Steamboat is an excellent choice for...
  3. x10003q

    I’m looking for fast cruising skis and local shop recommends k2 mindbender 89 ti and nordica enforcer 88

    Here is a deal on a ski that is right in your wheelhouse - Fischer RC One 86 in 182 - i have nothing to do with the site https://www.powder7.com/Fischer-RC-ONE-86-GT-Multiflex-Skis-182cm-Used-2020/for-sale If you have money to spend - Stockli AX, AR, SR88 also would work for you. Equipe in...
  4. x10003q

    The NEW Magic Mountain

    They need to change the name to "No Magic " as in we have no magic to get this stuff done and as in there will be no magic skiing this year. What's next - green chair burns out its motor?
  5. x10003q

    best truly waterproof outerwear and gloves?

    I could never ski in 5 layers. When it is uber cold /below zero I switch from the Flylow Roswell to an OR Stormbound Pertex/down jacket with a patagonia r2 fleece and some kind of terramar long sleeve shirt as the bottom layer.
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    best truly waterproof outerwear and gloves?

    I have been using a Flylow Roswell for about 5 years and i am very happy with it. It is my everyday eastern go to for temps from 10f to 30f. It is insulated and pretty breathable. I have skied it in heavy wet snow and it never wets out. Here is the current version...
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    Balsams Grand Resort teams up with ski industry legend Les Otten

    People who are flying private are never going to move the needle at The Balsams.
  8. x10003q

    Balsams Grand Resort teams up with ski industry legend Les Otten

    Les is delusional about NYC. From NNJ, The Balsams is 7 hours. The only 2 major NE ski areas longer than The Balsams are Saddleback and Sugarloaf at 7:30. Even Mt Tremblant is under 7 hours. The Balsams needs regular weekend visits to sell/rent real estate and asking people from NYC metro to...
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    Balsams Grand Resort teams up with ski industry legend Les Otten

    From the front page Balsams internet site: "The condominium has not yet been registered by the New Hampshire Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau of the Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice. Until such time as registration has been issued, only non-binding reservation...
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    Balsams Grand Resort teams up with ski industry legend Les Otten

    The first post of this thread was Feb 11. 2014.
  11. x10003q

    Electric Cars/Trucks and winter weather testing with results. What do you think? Who has taken one in Freezing cold long distance to a Ski mountain?

    and this is why power companies in Massachusetts and Maine are fighting the powerline connection to Hydro Quebec going though Maine.
  12. x10003q

    Electrical Rates Skyrocket

    The article you site is about German fossil fuel usage is wrong. Renewable electricity generation fed into the German grid is around 48% and German renewable production is around 41% so the 82% fossil fuel number is wrong. Coal is 31% and natural gas is 12%. That does not add up to 82%. Also...
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    Electrical Rates Skyrocket

    Yes, didn't write that correctly. The trend for natural gas since the end of Aug has been lower. https://www.cmegroup.com/apps/cmegroup/widgets/productLibs/esignal-charts.html?type=p&code=NG&title=Chart+-+Dec+2022+Henry+Hub+Natural+Gas&venue=1&monthYear=Z2&year=2022&exchangeCode=XNYM&interval=1
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    Electrical Rates Skyrocket

    There is a glut of natural gas in the US and futures are drifting lower. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-24/natural-gas-prices-in-texas-are-plunging-toward-zero-as-supply-swamps-pipelines?leadSource=uverify%20wall
  15. x10003q

    Toggenburg to go NELSAP?

    This is part of the charge will be harder for NYS to figure out. It was not an employee non-compete, it was Greek Peak ownership getting paid $195k not to poach employees from Intermountain. Business owners cannot collude with a competitor to set employee salaries/restrict movement. Greek has...
  16. x10003q

    Electrical Rates Skyrocket

    The route has lots of wetlands and burying the line will do more damage than using towers. Burying the line is also multiple times more expensive. There are areas where there are plans to bury the lines. The width of the line is roughly the same whether it is buried or towers. The suggested...
  17. x10003q

    Electrical Rates Skyrocket

    Small Modular reactors could be retrofitted into coal plant sites. It is just taking forever. https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/what-are-small-modular-reactors-smrs
  18. x10003q

    Electrical Rates Skyrocket

    Not even close. Natural gas is way cleaner than coal. Nuclear should be one of the answers. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/natural-gas/natural-gas-and-the-environment.php
  19. x10003q

    Electrical Rates Skyrocket

    NH rejected a power line from Hydro Quebec a few years ago: https://www.concordmonitor.com/northern-pass-electricity-eversource-grid-energy-power-27118513
  20. x10003q

    Electrical Rates Skyrocket

    There is plenty of capacity in Hydro Quebec. There are political actions from US generators and local nimbys that fight access. Here is an example in Maine: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/maine-court-energy-export-quebec-1.6566934
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