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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Sorry, Killy long from done. Heck, they were making snow all day yesterday and last night, including new terrain up on Killington Peak.

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  2. #992
    Quote Originally Posted by Pez View Post
    It’s really dumb to waste the time and money on opening in the northeast before the time change.


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    If it was dumb, you'd see fewer resorts being aggressive rather than more. Snow and Wildcat are new players, K took a few years off and is now back. Even after 15-16 resorts continued to do it. Not dumb at all IMO. It should be done cautiously for sure, but I'm real glad places do it and they get my money because of it.
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  3. #993
    I agree that (other than for marketing) for areas South and low there is an argument as to whether an October opening makes sense. But not Killington, especially North Ridge. This area is above 3,200’ and extends to 4,000’. The weather up there is not October. They made snow the other day Round the clock when others were shut down, even at night. They have pounded North Ridge, and are locked in. They will not close from lack of coverage. Hell it was warmer last February than it will be over the next week. Then it’s back......

    I still find it impressive what Mt Snow has showed so far, and people thinking of winter ski trips are paying attention.
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  4. #994
    If a resort can cover 5-10 trails before Thanksgiving then they can focus their resources on 5-10 MORE trails for Christmas break when the $$$ is made... this is especially true for the big places like K, Mount Snow, Okemo, Stowe, SR- where even in a decent year for snowmaking they will not have covered all their snowmaking terrain by Christmas week.
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  5. #995
    Quote Originally Posted by asnowmobiler View Post
    Do you think you will be open this weekend?
    Weekend Operations Update:
    Due to an incoming weather system, we're going to remain closed through Saturday, and plan to reopen Sunday, Nov 4th at 8:00 a.m.



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  6. #996
    Quote Originally Posted by Pez View Post
    It’s really dumb to waste the time and money on opening in the northeast before the time change.


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    Not at all, we had a great group show up on Saturday and Sunday. We view it as bonus skiing, and what's so wrong with that?

  7. #997
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Probably just annual pre ski season maintenance. Usually once the leaf peeping/Bullwheel season is done, they have a few weeks to do the annual maintenance to the grips and hydraulics on the bubble opening mechanism. With opening last weekend just 6 days after the Bullwheel closed it's "fall operations" I'm suspecting that maintenance window didn't pan out like they were expecting..



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    Bingo! You nailed it. There's all sorts of maintenance and inspections that need to happen between summer and winter operations. Also, for those of you who have asked about the bubbles that are out in the parking lot by lift ops. Those have been temporarily taken off the line for NDT (non-destructive testing) which is part of our annual maintenance plan.

  8. #998
    Oh wow so you guys really are or were scrambling if NDT hadn't been done on the Bird yet!

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  9. #999
    Quote Originally Posted by sull1102 View Post
    Oh wow so you guys really are or were scrambling if NDT hadn't been done on the Bird yet!

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    Well, we were originally shooting for November 17th as an opening date, with November 10th being our early stretch date.

  10. #1000
    Quote Originally Posted by MountSnow View Post
    Well, we were originally shooting for November 17th as an opening date, with November 10th being our early stretch date.
    Oh I know, if anything not even having the main lift all ready for the season makes it more impressive what you did last weekend getting open! How are you feeling about Sunday? Do you think downloading is likely and if so is the bird ready to fly?

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