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  1. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by Jully View Post
    Hermitage is a great place to ski for most skiers though. Consistently pitched, rolling blues with high speed lifts, gloriously fancy lodges, and extremely minimal crowds. For the average skier who skis at Sunapee, Okemo, Mount Snow, that is their definition of the perfect ski experience.

    We all care a lot about 2k+ vert, rad cliff hucks, and hidden pow stashes, but many skiers don't even know what that means. Special terrain for most means corduroy past 1:00 pm.

    My father would LOVE to be a member at Hermitage for the skiing (though he wouldn't care much for the fancy stuff). He skis 5-10 days a year with back issues, but used to ski 20+ days.
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    One has to also remember that for many, fresh corduroy the majority, if not all day if it's not snowing out can be a very appealing prospect as well.....



    Those of us that frequent AZ aren't always the best representation of what the masses that drive the skiing and snowboarding industry actually are. The majority of us here are definitely on the fringes of the "obsessed" range of the love of our sport range!!
    I don't disagree with either response. I was just trying to compare it to the golf course analogy where you're paying big bucks for membership, but the courses are also highly regarded in terms of their "terrain" for lack of a better term.

    I wouldn't mind riding at Hermitage myself, it sounds pretty decent. I just think I'd want a bit "more" if I were going to be spending that kind of money. But who knows, tough to put myself in that mindset as I'll probably never be in that position.
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  2. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    I don't disagree with either response. I was just trying to compare it to the golf course analogy where you're paying big bucks for membership, but the courses are also highly regarded in terms of their "terrain" for lack of a better term.

    I wouldn't mind riding at Hermitage myself, it sounds pretty decent. I just think I'd want a bit "more" if I were going to be spending that kind of money. But who knows, tough to put myself in that mindset as I'll probably never be in that position.
    Hard to put myself in the mindset of someone rich and not interested in skiing much else besides blue groomers too, haha. However, given the number of people that put in between 30 and 50 days at Wachusett and LOVE it and are certainly avid skiers, I'd bet Hermitage is plenty for them.

    As far as golf courses go, I don't golf so know very little, but I always thought that country club memberships were primarily for a nicer maintained golf course (better grooming), fewer crowds, and nice amenities like a luxurious clubhouse and stuff. That sounds like the Hermitage to me, but maybe those clubs don't cost $10,000 a year and ones that do also have a famous course attached.

  3. #123
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    I don't disagree with either response. I was just trying to compare it to the golf course analogy where you're paying big bucks for membership, but the courses are also highly regarded in terms of their "terrain" for lack of a better term.

    I wouldn't mind riding at Hermitage myself, it sounds pretty decent. I just think I'd want a bit "more" if I were going to be spending that kind of money. But who knows, tough to put myself in that mindset as I'll probably never be in that position.
    Hard to put myself in the mindset of someone rich and not interested in skiing much else besides blue groomers too, haha. However, given the number of people that put in between 30 and 50 days at Wachusett and LOVE it and are certainly avid skiers, I'd bet Hermitage is plenty for them.

    As far as golf courses go, I don't golf so know very little, but I always thought that country club memberships were primarily for a nicer maintained golf course (better grooming), fewer crowds, and nice amenities like a luxurious clubhouse and stuff. That sounds like the Hermitage to me, but maybe those clubs don't cost $10,000 a year and ones that do also have a famous course attached.

  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by Jully View Post
    Yellowstone Club is supposed to be pretty sweet.
    I just checked it out, now that looks like a private club I could get into.

    I think last year at Big Sky I wound up over on that side and used a couple of their trails.
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  5. #125
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    So, what you're saying is, even if I do win the PowerBall, there probably wont be a limited grooming 25% / natural terrain 75% private ski resort I can join.
    If you won a couple hundred million from PowerBall, you could buy a defunct ski resort and run/groom it exactly as you wish. Or even buy an existing place like Magic or MRG.

  6. #126
    Quote Originally Posted by urungus View Post
    If you won a couple hundred million from PowerBall, you could buy a defunct ski resort and run/groom it exactly as you wish. Or even buy an existing place like Magic or MRG.
    I like where you're head's at.

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  7. #127
    Well looks like they made a last minute payment the night before the appeals hearing, so no water shutoffs over at Haystack to be had!

  8. #128
    Even with a massive Powerball win, I would probably just ski more, but not do the private club thing. Much of the same, skiing Wildcat on weekends, chase storms midweek and worry little about hotel and day ticket costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Even with a massive Powerball win, I would probably just ski more, but not do the private club thing. Much of the same, skiing Wildcat on weekends, chase storms midweek and worry little about hotel and day ticket costs.

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    With a large powerball win I would move west. I would not join a private club as I would still cherish variety over all. Even with little money I try to ski multiple places.
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  10. #130
    I'm pretty content with year round living right here in NH. Little desire to move west. Maybe a trip or two a winter out west, but I really can't stand air travel. I suppose charter service would be a much nicer experience, but I'm mostly content with the skiing I get in the East. Just have to be patient at times.

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