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  1. #1201
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Sugarbush had a good crowd as well.
    Killington had a great crowd with some incredible skiing!


  2. #1202
    Quote Originally Posted by skiur View Post
    Killington had a great crowd with some incredible skiing!
    April skiers congregate at the areas with a well known reputation for late season skiing that is the result of being further north, higher in elevation with colder temps and more snow - and having the business model to be consistently open late (vs. Stowe for instance, though they are going a bit later than last year due to snow and Easter).

    SoVT even with it's snowmaking prowess cannot overcome the advance of spring as well as the K, SB, Wildcat etc.
    2017/18 = 37
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

  3. #1203
    We've always said we're going to be a major player when it comes to early-season operations. Our $30M in snowmaking upgrades have set us up to be able to hit it hard and fast as soon as we have good temps in the fall. As for late season, we'll leave that up to Wildcat, they are much better situated for late season operations, plus they are right across the street from Tuckerman Ravine!

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    I think mount snow could build a reputation as a semi late season player. They could bury the north face and ski til 5/1. Probably not a money maker for 5+ years since you'll need to build the rep, but first stop off 91 with late season bumps would be a draw.

    They could turn that lodge over there into a big party.

    I know not a part of the business model but it seems they are only using 1/2 the potential on their muscular snowmaking system.

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  5. #1205
    Quote Originally Posted by NY DirtBag View Post
    I think mount snow could build a reputation as a semi late season player. They could bury the north face and ski til 5/1. Probably not a money maker for 5+ years since you'll need to build the rep, but first stop off 91 with late season bumps would be a draw.

    They could turn that lodge over there into a big party.

    I know not a part of the business model but it seems they are only using 1/2 the potential on their muscular snowmaking system.

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    When they presented the plan for the Snowmaking system post West Lake, it was always in reference to the goals of things such as double the opening day terrain over the old roll out, all Snowmaking terrain covered by Christmas week, and faster recoveries over more acres of terrain, never about going deeper into April or May....

    It's tough though to watch much of it sit idle now basically from late January on, knowing they could bury some trails for May skiing if they wanted too.

    Peak and late season is going to be all about Wildcat.... Not an awful thing, but totally feels like they leave stuff on the table with that strategy....

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  6. #1206
    I was surprised Saturday that Carinthia seemed busier and more lively than the main mountain. Could present a different type of option for late season.

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    Aw the golden children don’t get their late season skiing. At least they can get to their summit during their season unlike peaks Attitash.


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  8. #1208
    Quote Originally Posted by zyk View Post
    I was surprised Saturday that Carinthia seemed busier and more lively than the main mountain. Could present a different type of option for late season.
    You could be onto something there, not many, if any parks still open at this time of year, I bet leaving a park open late would bring enough people in, you have the snow....just sacrifice a big jump or two and you have the snow to keep everything else going.

  9. #1209
    Quote Originally Posted by skiur View Post
    You could be onto something there, not many, if any parks still open at this time of year, I bet leaving a park open late would bring enough people in, you have the snow....just sacrifice a big jump or two and you have the snow to keep everything else going.

    A few years back, they closed out the season with just Carinthia open. It was a fun day.
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  10. #1210
    Just finished a nice hike around the mountain and some Summer enhancements are noticeable and coming along nicely!

    First, Snowmaking expansion is happening! I noticed new air and water pipes installed on Fools Gold over at Carinthia and on the Moonwalk, Little Dipper, Moonbeam loop in Sunbrook! I'm guessing some tree cutting on skiers/riders left will be happening for the Sunbrook loop expansion as all of that pipe was a good 20-25+ feet into the woods. A bulldozer was dragging the last few sections of pipe up the hill to the top of Moonwalk this morning while I was out hiking.

    Second really noticeable thing was the section of Long John from the top of Ridge down to the top of Carinthia. Skiers/riders right was significantly blasted and widened above and beyond what was done 2 Summers ago. That entire section is now basically 100 feet wide from the Snowmaking pipe on skiers/riders left over to the blasted out, graded and filled rock wall on the right now.

    Lastly, the mountain ops building that burned in the Spring has been leveled, and some foundation work, of a much smaller footprint as of now atleast, is going on on the area of the old building that was closest to the main base lodge. Looks to be roughly 1/4 to maybe 1/3rd of the footprint of the old building right now.IMG_20190830_093052300.jpgIMG_20190830_093952875.jpgIMG_20190830_103159361.jpgIMG_20190830_111244371.jpg1567182310104.jpg

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