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  1. #1191
    Quote Originally Posted by skiur View Post
    So lack of snow isnt the reason for closing? Looks to be a bit on the chilly side next week so if they have the snow now I would think it could make it to next weekend.
    No clue what the actual decision for making this Sunday the last day is/was.

    In my own opinion, from what I saw snow level wise firsthand this past Sunday while skiing all over the mountain, and what the weather has been this week so far and what the potential weather is looking it it will be next week, even though non wintery, I doubt the decision was 100% because of lack of snow over 10 days ahead of time.



    It's also 100% obvious via the Somerset webcam time loop on their main page that they've been doing the work along freefall to put the new snowmaking water pipe into place the past few days. The trees they dropped last week between the bottom jumps of Inferno and the half pipe still appear to be resting on the snow where they were felled per the Carinthia web cam this morning.

    I know, from past years, Mount Snow, as well as many other mountains, try and do some work, over snow, at the end of the season when things like new snowmaking pipe or lift tower removal need to be moved as it's easier and less abrasive for the metal objects being moved to drag them over snow than over dry ground.

    Aside from the snowmaking water pipe replacement and tree removal to help consolidate snowmaking for the North wall of the half pipe and the base of the lower jump(s) on Inferno, Mount Snow, to my knowledge, hasn't announced anything else in store for off season improvements, and that typically happens at/after the Peak quarterly shareholders report, which I believe is scheduled for sometime next week.

    I was definitely hoping for some Easter Sunday turns at my home hill, as that's the next day that I would of had a chance to do so as I'm off to Florida tomorrow with my wife and kids for Spring Break for a week
    Last edited by drjeff; Apr 11, 2019 at 8:27 AM.
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  2. #1192
    Quote Originally Posted by slatham View Post
    Not for nothing but the GFS weather model shows 3-4+" of rain - and no snow - between now and Friday morning April 19th. Temps get as high as the 60's and pretty much don't go below freezing for more than a few fleeting hours. What you see now is not what you'll get in 9 days time.....

    FWIW I don't think the kiddieo's are going to complain that the Easter Egg Hunt is not on Easter.
    Not the weather I am seeing, nor do I care much about Mt Snow, just find it funny that they hype it up so much last year and earlier this season but then close earlier than normal with a ton of snow. If you want to thump your chest and be one of the big boys then dont close a week early while okemo and stratton are still open.

  3. #1193
    Quote Originally Posted by skiur View Post
    Not the weather I am seeing, nor do I care much about Mt Snow, just find it funny that they hype it up so much last year and earlier this season but then close earlier than normal with a ton of snow. If you want to thump your chest and be one of the big boys then dont close a week early while okemo and stratton are still open.
    It’s called pull the plug and minimize the bleeding.

    Place probably realizes they are in debt to their eyeballs finally. No surprise they have no summer capex projects. Company usually has to make money for those to happen. Guessing they don’t have any more funny money investors lined up to bankroll their junk resorts.

  4. #1194
    Quote Originally Posted by jaytrem View Post
    Anybody need a free ticket for this weekend? A friend had his season wiped out due to an illness. Luckily only 1 ticket left on his 2 4 packs.
    Jay, I could use the ticket for a friend Saturday if it's still available, if there's a way to get it?

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  5. #1195
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckstah View Post
    Jay, I could use the ticket for a friend Saturday if it's still available, if there's a way to get it?
    Cool, PM me your email and I'll send it to you.

  6. #1196
    Quote Originally Posted by jaytrem View Post
    Cool, PM me your email and I'll send it to you.
    PM sent. Thanks jaytrem!

  7. #1197
    Quote Originally Posted by skiur View Post
    Thought you guys were going for the 21st? Kinda cheesy to have an easter egg hunt the week before easter! Mt Snow had a lot of hype after last year and did not seem to live up to it this year.
    After looking at the CAMs and forecast, you think they could offer good skiing this weekend?
    2017/18 = 37
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

  8. #1198
    Even if they stayed open, which I personally wish they would have, how many people would realistically show up? Lots of people seem to complain about mountains closing, but I doubt most of those complainers would actually be at the mountain if it were open so late in the season. This weekend was incredibly quiet, despite excellent conditions for this time of season. So I'm sure this was partly a business decision and a very reasonable one at that. If more people were to show up the last two weekends, than perhaps it would be different. Until that time, I think Mount Snow made the right decision.

  9. #1199
    Quote Originally Posted by njdiver85 View Post
    Even if they stayed open, which I personally wish they would have, how many people would realistically show up? Lots of people seem to complain about mountains closing, but I doubt most of those complainers would actually be at the mountain if it were open so late in the season. This weekend was incredibly quiet, despite excellent conditions for this time of season. So I'm sure this was partly a business decision and a very reasonable one at that. If more people were to show up the last two weekends, than perhaps it would be different. Until that time, I think Mount Snow made the right decision.
    Depends on the ski area and weather. Wildcat was packed on Saturday

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  10. #1200
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Depends on the ski area and weather. Wildcat was packed on Saturday
    Sugarbush had a good crowd as well.

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