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  1. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    I am drunk and old but I have been skiing wildcat for forty years. I was literally raised in the lions den, although not born in the desert. I killed dads battery while we watched mannequin at the old theater with mom, while dad watched platoon. Vail is the worse thing that has happened to this...
  2. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Attitash functioned as a normal non-vail ski area today. All lifts that should have been running were running, including the abenaki. The surface was in good shape, the usual areas got scraped off as the day progressed. Guns running on wandering when we arrived around 8:30, shut down mid morning...
  3. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Late season is the elephant in the room. If they close the cat early with ample coverage, it will dwarf every pre Christmas failure. Attitash appeared to be burying wandering today on webcam, not sure about additional terrain off the yankee or the park. Will be there in the morning.
  4. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Quick look at job postings on website explains it all in NH: Wildcat - 37 jobs Attitash - 40 jobs, several year round Crotched - 0 jobs Sunapee - 5 jobs, all seasonal I recollect many south american and eastern european name tags at attitash over the years, both summer and winter, but not at...
  5. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Was scheduled at wildcat today. Got an email over the weekend that attitash was adding today to the seasonal program. No extra cost, just an extra day of coaching added for the kids. They also mixed in some new coaches and daughter accomplished some park stuff she had been working towards all...
  6. thebigo

    What’s wrong with my boots? Pain and focal redness at inner mid foot just above arch.

    https://www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/accessory-navicular-syndrome-(1) Read the link above, sound about the correct spot? I was born with numerous accessory bones in both feet. Some have been removed, some i have learned to deal with. A few things I have learned skiing 40 years upto...
  7. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    What wasn't groomed? Problem on illusion and idiots was they groomed it wet, then it froze solid after grooming. Cannot believe there is no contract between some hoa and the mountain to run abenaki by a certain date. Why did they blow and groom the top of snowdancer if they had no intention to...
  8. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    To my knowledge none of the four nh properties have sold out a single day this year. Today the line for the bear quad ran back to the triple and curled uphill. The abenaki and Kachina lifts were closed. Yesterday the line at wildcat ran into the snowcat line at one point and shit was flowing...
  9. thebigo

    Weekend storm thread....

    Been a long time since there was no orange over new england in the long range, maybe last may?
  10. thebigo

    Weekend storm thread....

    Snowed heavy at wildcat all day, still snowing when I headed home mid afternoon. Did not want to leave but everything was soaked and frozen. Upper catapult rope dropped, sampled upper wildcat. I don't know the total but it was deep, NWS calling for another 11 - 17 this afternoon plus another 3...
  11. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    There are four types of lift served eastern skiing: Park, woods, bumps, groomers I am too old for the first, the second is my favorite but requires abundant natural snow. The third is runner up but requires some natural snow or abundant well managed man made snow. The fourth is a good...
  12. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Passed the time during the drive up to north conway tonight thinking about where the three NH properties might end up if they do sell. Best I could come up with is: Crotched -> Boyne Wildcat -> Fairbanks Attitash -> LBO gives up on the balsams, finds some money and gives it a go. He was the only...
  13. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    All the talk about attitash skier numbers overlooks the summer business. There are significantly more customers midweek non holiday during the summer at attitash than the winter. They don't do much for weddings but there is always a good line at the ticket window and the summer attractions are...
  14. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    When was the last time you were in North Conway? It is the opposite of a ghost town, it is slammed. The busiest I can remember in my 40 years and do not try to buy real estate, there is none. Anywhere in town, from the playground to the grocery store, the topic of where you live inevitably...
  15. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Appears to be another piece of the puzzle, Wildcat operations manager left in the fall. The more you dig, it appears anyone with experience or in a leadership role at wildcat and Attitash left in the fall. Wonder what vail did to piss them off so much? Their reward is coming in a couple months...
  16. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Always found necn to be one of the best. Tim Kelly and Matt noyes are both skiers and tend to mention jay/cat/loaf etc during rain/snow events. This storm feels like one that pastes the cat and loaf.
  17. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Things are looking up:
  18. thebigo

    VAIL SUCKS

    Skied crotched this afternoon after splitting time between attitash and wildcat everyday since Christmas. While there certainly is thin cover in a few spots, crotched is offering a product on par with their historic norm for mlk weekend. I would guess crotched is offering more acres than...
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