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  1. #1051
    Quote Originally Posted by sull1102 View Post
    Good day out here, I'm tempted to say v50/50 split day tickets and season passes, but HOLY SHIT the line for season passes... Out the building and wrapping around to the ticket windows out front, completely absurd. Snow is good down low, up top pretty tough to get an edge in a lot of spots, it's that super dense wet stuff and scraped off by 11. Down low is really really good though. Lift lines are comparable to just before Christmas vacation starts.



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    Nice report!

    Do you have to physically pick season passes up there? It's been awhile since I've had one there. Currently, ours show up in the mail.
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  2. #1052
    Quote Originally Posted by sull1102 View Post
    Good day out here, I'm tempted to say v50/50 split day tickets and season passes, but HOLY SHIT the line for season passes... Out the building and wrapping around to the ticket windows out front, completely absurd. Snow is good down low, up top pretty tough to get an edge in a lot of spots, it's that super dense wet stuff and scraped off by 11. Down low is really really good though. Lift lines are comparable to just before Christmas vacation starts.

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    Cars about 10 rows into the outer lots when me and the rest of the family drove in about 9:30. Lift lines not at all like I was expecting based on the fullness of the parking lot!! (Maybe everyone was in line to get their season passes ) At most a 5 minute wait for the Bluebird (more regularly just 1 or 2 groups infront of my family in the Queue lane) Grand Summit was running which helped getting folks out of the base area and was pretty much ski to the end of the queue lane, get you pass scanned and go into "final approach" to load it. Maybe 15 groups waiting to board Heavy Metal the one time we went down there and the Northface was apparently having some mechanical issues when we wanted to go ski over there, so we passed today.

    Snow surface had some isolated scratchy spots on the usual pitches on Cascade, Lodge and Ridge, and some isolated death cookies up high, but was soft and smooth on the lower half. A bunch of folks venturing out into the 6 or so inches of dense, base snow that fell lead to the sights of multi waterbar induced crashes and some "free stone grinds" since while the snow that fell WILL help speed expansion efforts, it's not enough to provide a deep enough base to adequately cover the ground

    All in all, no complaints from my crew

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  3. #1053
    Just got home, biggest take aways from today are I see Grand Summit getting a lot more use this season with the new Northside only corral setup on the Bluebird. Even today where the lines weren't longer than 5 minutes the Summit was being well used, more than I've seen it midseason sometimes. Also there's way too many people out there with no clue how to ski and are a danger and Long John is really dangerous. You can't park at Carinthia so there's only one way to get over there at all and the trail was PACKED. Everywhere else was pretty open and free space but Long John Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sull1102 View Post
    Also there's way too many people out there with no clue how to ski and are a danger and Long John is really dangerous.
    Unfortunately, if they don't get out there and ski, then their ability isn't gonna improve.

  5. #1055
    Quote Originally Posted by MEtoVTSkier View Post
    Unfortunately, if they don't get out there and ski, then their ability isn't gonna improve.
    Oh I totally get that, it just seems like this time of the season is just not the right time at all, the conditions are not really great for trying to learn.

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  6. #1056
    Inexperienced skiers not only struggle with the physical motions of the sport, but also their judgment on conditions.

    If you desire sharing the slopes with fewer of these kinds of skiers, MT Snow might not be where you want to go.



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  7. #1057
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Inexperienced skiers not only struggle with the physical motions of the sport, but also their judgment on conditions.

    If you desire sharing the slopes with fewer of these kinds of skiers, MT Snow might not be where you want to go.



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    Of course, especially on the weekends. I'm also 90% of time out there midweek and never on Long John unless I'm cutting over to Carinthia where I usually park so possibly for me it was just a case of forgetting what the weekends can be like. I was just surprised, especially by the parents who do seem to have skill and should know better with these kids with no helmet, etc etc. Today I saw at least 8 kids walking down the trail, if your kid is walking down Long John you should know the skill level enough to know they shouldn't be up top yet and build that confidence in the bunny slope so when they do go up top they feel like they can do it and have fun.

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    11/3- Sunday River
    11/9- Bretton Woods
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    1/18- Wachusett
    1/25- Watatic
    1/29- Wachusett

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  8. #1058
    Quote Originally Posted by sull1102 View Post
    Of course, especially on the weekends. I'm also 90% of time out there midweek and never on Long John unless I'm cutting over to Carinthia where I usually park so possibly for me it was just a case of forgetting what the weekends can be like. I was just surprised, especially by the parents who do seem to have skill and should know better with these kids with no helmet, etc etc. Today I saw at least 8 kids walking down the trail, if your kid is walking down Long John you should know the skill level enough to know they shouldn't be up top yet and build that confidence in the bunny slope so when they do go up top they feel like they can do it and have fun.

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    That scenario (parents over estimating the ability and/or patience of their kids - spouses or boyfriend's/girlfriend's as well) happens WAY more often than many would imagine, especially if one doesn't semi regularly go down the primary beginner summit trail at a major resort.

    The parent/more advanced spouse/more advanced boyfriend (rarely a more advanced girlfriend simply because the male ego won't give in to frustration 99.9% of the time ) puts the lesser skilled person in their group into a situation far beyond their ability level, often because the more advanced person wants to ski more terrain.

    One can argue for sure at Mount Snow yesterday that this was exacerbated by the Discovery Triple not being open for beginners (I can see it getting hammered with the fan guns currently out my back deck window) and then the basic underlying concept that comes into play at times of the notion that one can teach someone else instead of paying for a lesson.



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  9. #1059
    Long John...Great Eastern/Northern...Belt Parkway...the four most dangerous trails in the Northeast on any given Saturday. These trails need no introduction. The mountains they're at do not need to be named. They are that infamous. Few on this forum would ever dare to go down these trails on a weekend, save for access to another, much safer option. I'm getting chills just writing this.
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  10. #1060
    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    Long John...Great Eastern/Northern...Belt Parkway...the four most dangerous trails in the Northeast on any given Saturday. These trails need no introduction. The mountains they're at do not need to be named. They are that infamous. Few on this forum would ever dare to go down these trails on a weekend, save for access to another, much safer option. I'm getting chills just writing this.
    Anything from the summit at Wachusett during the first week of school groups is right up there too
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