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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. deadheadskier

    Magic Mountain Goggles for Docs

    Just noticed on FB that Magic is participating and collecting ski goggles to donate to hospitals. What a cool idea! www.gogglesfordocs.com Sent from my XT1635-01 using AlpineZone mobile app
  8. deadheadskier

    Vail suspending all ski operations immediately

    http://news.vailresorts.com/corporate/update-on-coronavirus-from-vail-resorts.htm Starts tomorrow and runs through 3/22 as they re-evaluate changing conditions related to the virus Sent from my XT1635-01 using AlpineZone mobile app
  9. deadheadskier

    Petition for Big Tupper to join ORDA

  10. deadheadskier

    Whaleback 2-17-20 could have been better

    A very rare solo / adult ski day today for me. Except for two other days this season, I've been spending every day with my four year old on green terrain. No complaints there, but daddy does need an occasional fix of skiing his speed. In NH, Presidents day is not a holiday in most school...
  11. deadheadskier

    Quebec the roads less traveled

    As much as I'd like to check out some of the larger Quebec areas such as Le Massif, St Anne, Tremblant, Orford, Owls Head and Sutton; there's several smaller areas up there that I'm also interested in hearing people's experiences at. These are some that I hope to visit some day. Anyone ever...
  12. deadheadskier

    Waterville 10 year Master plan

    They've obviously been talking about it for awhile, but plans have now been submitted to the USFS. https://www.newenglandskiindustry.com/viewstory.php?storyid=817 15 trails, 140 acres of terrain, 2 gondolas and other lift replacements. Pretty massive change and largest Northeast expansion...
  13. deadheadskier

    Day ticket rates vs Pass Prices

    Seems this discussion is migrating into several other threads currently. Have at it here What are your thoughts on the matter Sent from my XT1635-01 using AlpineZone mobile app
  14. deadheadskier

    Mountain Creek observations and questions

    I just got back from spending three days at Mountain Creek for a business meeting. I had never been to the area prior. We stayed at the Minerals Hotel which sits at the base of the middle of the three peaks. Obviously being summertime, you don't get a full appreciation for what the area is...
  15. deadheadskier

    Waterville Valley 6/30/2019

    Was up camping at Osceola view this weekend. Haven't been to Waterville either winter or summer in at least five years, possibly longer. New terrain looks pretty decent. Looks like it requires a fair amount of man made to open as it's quite rocky. Lodge expansion still far from finished, but...
  16. deadheadskier

    New majority owner of Peak Resorts

    First I'm reading of this: https://vtdigger.org/2019/04/18/family-ties-opioid-crisis-takes-majority-control-mount-snow/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare Sent from my XT1635-01 using AlpineZone mobile app
  17. deadheadskier

    Epic and Iconic One Wasatch transit plans revealed

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  18. deadheadskier

    Article on "mega pass" being bad for the sport

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2389964/ski-pass-epic-ikon Kinda interesting to read about the employee housing situation at Keystone as I once lived in their employee housing. The accommodations were a bit "snug" as they were. I'm not sure the mega pass has much to do with seasonal rentals...
  19. deadheadskier

    Who is your favorite musician?

    All time favorite. Singular musician, not band. No looking back and saying, "I've loved so many, I can name ten and here's why they were all great!" Not the thread topic. Only interested in responses from those who can reflect back and say this is the guy/girl whose music colored me most...
  20. deadheadskier

    Lonesome Pine Trails 1-2-2019

    So, my work often has me traveling to some far off corners in New England. Today, that would be perhaps the farthest corner in FT Kent, Maine. I decided to bag off work early and grab a couple of hours of skiing at their local hill. I think I can say with great confidence that Lonesome Pine...