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  1. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    I was going to buy those and flip them to Alterra
  2. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Sorry bud. I have the winning numbers for Friday. Will be buying Wildcat. You can have the powerball though
  3. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Most of the natural snow trails skied great on Monday. Didn't duck into the woods. They were lightly trafficked from what I saw. The mountain is probably 12-18" of additional natural base away for everything to be game on. Just a few small storms in the 5-6" range would get it done.
  4. deadheadskier

    Any news at Big Squaw?

    While it's definitely remote, it's only fifteen minutes further from Boston than Sugarloaf. Having a lake almost twice the size of Winnipesaukee at its base is a a compelling four season option for those willing to work for a less crowded skiing experience plus one of the very best boating...
  5. deadheadskier

    Any news at Big Squaw?

    https://bangordailynews.com/2021/01/20/news/piscataquis/knox-county-developer-proposes-75m-ski-resort-by-moosehead-lake/ Ambitious plans! Bring it back and put it on a joint pass with Saddleback!
  6. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Another factor to consider is ski passes are so cheap now, they aren't the incentive they used to be as a job perk. If I'm a local F&B worker, the math just doesn't add up. I likely make more money at an independent restaurant with fewer layoffs than working at the ski area themselves. I'll...
  7. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    That's where my mind is at. Cannon next year and reevaluate for the following season if Vail has earned my business back. Yesterday was a reminder that as long as Cat is 70-80% open with trails like Upper Wildcat, Catenary and Schuss skiing well, it's my favorite place to ski in New Hampshire...
  8. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Solid performance by Vail at Wildcat today. Hard not to have a good time with 14" from the recent storm. Had the mountain about 60% open officially and 90% realistically. 15-20 minute line for the quad mid morning, so they did the right thing and opened the Tomcat and it was still spinning...
  9. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Sunapee has a few times. They were today when I was looking at adjusting reservations on Thursday
  10. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Crotched had a singles line for the rocket today and were doing just that. Line took ten minutes to get through tops.
  11. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    I don't think people are spoiled brats for being pissed that their home mountains of many years are being run like garbage compared to prior ownership and the competition. Especially when the company in charge is the largest and wealthiest company in the business. There is not a Cat or...
  12. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Identifying a buyer during a pandemic when places are hemorrhaging cash could prove challenging unless it's a fire sale. Things will be looking up by June for sure, but it will be awhile before consumer leisure spending returns to pre-pandemic levels
  13. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Why would Wildcat skiers not be the kind of skiers Vail wants? Lots of families go there many of whom have their kids in seasonal or race programs. That's big $$$ As an example, next season I'll have both kids in seasonal programs at Cannin at $900 a kid. I'll be buying one adult season...
  14. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    This maybe so, but there was a time not too long ago when Attitash was doing 200k a year and Wildcat 100k a year. Those aren't insignificant numbers and if managed properly, both could see those numbers if not better than those numbers again.
  15. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    New England Cable News.
  16. deadheadskier

    VAIL SUCKS

    Hopefully the storm delivers. Seems Vail is pretty much relying on Mother nature to right things in the MWV. Still only two ttb runs at Cat on 1/14. 🤮
  17. deadheadskier

    End of paper trail maps?

    Scored another map for my son on Sunday. I asked the rental shop guys at Crotched if they had a map from last year stuck in a drawer somewhere and they found one. So, now he has Sunapee and Crotched maps on his bedroom wall. Definite plans for places to ski with him remaining this season...
  18. deadheadskier

    All mountain ski for intermediate

    I was very tempted to go with a Rossi Hero beer league ski I tried. Those had even more F1 Race Car like performance. But I love bumps and the iRally has more forgiving tips and tails, so they do pretty well in the bumps even though they have a wide shovel. Of course they perform no where...
  19. deadheadskier

    All mountain ski for intermediate

    I guess it just comes down to performance expectations. I can ski my Steadfasts as a daily driver just fine. They were for three seasons When released, they were considered one of the better hard snow all mountain skis. Then I started demoing performance carving and beer league race skis...
  20. deadheadskier

    All mountain ski for intermediate

    I agree with this. Generally speaking I think people in the East are on skis way too wide for the typical conditions. I have a three ski quiver. Head iRally. 78 underfoot Nordica Steadfast. 90 underfoot Nordica Vagabond. 107 underfoot I find myself using the Heads 70% of the time...
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