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    BWs lodge is great. Looks nice and works very well.

    Saddleback is up there too.




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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Raggeds is WAY undersized and understaffed to handle the crowds they now get on weekends since they introduced cheap passes. It's the number one complaint about the place now.

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    This was my second pass there now as part of "Mission Affordable" and in my opinion, the lodge is no busier than anywhere else on the weekend. The Stone Hearth is the one area that can get backed up but they've largely figured out the growing pains since 2016.
    Last edited by Newpylong; Apr 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    That is a large assertion. This was my second pass there now as part of "Mission Affordable" and in my opinion, the lodge is no busier than anywhere else on the weekend. The Stone Hearth is the one area that can get backed up but they've largely figured out the growing pains since 2016.
    Been a couple forum members here stating they are not renewing their pass there with the lodge overcrowding and slow service at all food outlets including the cafeteria being the specific reason.

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  4. #14
    State of the art... Snowbasin, Deer Valley
    Throwback...Mt. Ellen, MRG
    All work for me.

  5. #15
    That lodge rebuild at saddleback....oh wait nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    That lodge rebuild at saddleback....oh wait nevermind.
    What a sad story. Any word on the new buyer?
    Live, Ski, or Die!


  7. #17
    Aesthetically and functionally I really liked the lodge at Lake Louise. It's big and rambling, but has several "great rooms" with huge, impressive beams, sort of like a Deer Valley lodge for the everyman. They made announcements in the dining area to not leave your stuff on the tables so that others could use them. A good percentage of the patrons brought their own elaborate lunch spreads and ate them in the dining room and nothing was said against it. It was commonly accepted practice. They offered an extensive section of cubbies/shelves for everyone to stash their stuff during the day and they were free. A picture is worth a thousands words about how beautiful this lodge and setting is. Not my photo:



    Nearby Mt. Norquay lodge was a mini version of above in many ways.
    Last edited by jimk; Apr 15, 2019 at 4:10 PM.

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    Goldminers Daughter..early before anyone gets there.
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

  9. #19

    Clearly it's Cannnon

    Granted, I don't ski at that many areas but unlike Waterville, Magic and Bretton Woods, Cannon has the bathrooms on the main floor so I don't have to walk up and down stairs in ski boots so it's the winner.

    Waterville is expanding their lodge which is great because it was always too crowded with all the racer families. Cannon could really use some more space because it gets packed but I can't imagine that happening given the ownership.

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    South Ridge Lodge at SR is not bad, would be nice if the overflow room was on the same level/grade with the main Lodge, but not too bad. Would also be nice if they could use the open space up stairs to expand the Goggle. Peak lodge is ok, but with Mountain room using space, can feel very small on weekends.

    Now Barker, that needs to just be torn down and started over. A good vision for parking up there too, like at least a single or double level parking structure given the space constraints. Of course given Boyne's willingness to spend outside of Big Sky, this is a pipe dream.

    I like Sugarbush's setup at South, it can be a bit small on peak weekends, but it is very nice and well done. Love the large, bag storage room with the changing rooms available. Wish every mountain had this.

    At K, love the Peak Lodge. Don't ski many weekends there so midweek it is fine, but I'm sure the originally planned double level lodge would have been appreciated. The new KBL is long overdue and should be a nice addition. Wonder if FIS partially drove this? Bear could use some work, but it's not an awful lodge. Skyeship works pretty well, but would be nice if between the Skyeship and the Lodge entrance, the covered roof didn't rain down on you. Never use Ramshead or Snowshed so have no opinion on either.

    Most times at Loon I go to South and again, rarely on a weekend. The "Tent" is getting old, would be nice to see Boyne finally finish the South Peak vision and build out the true Base by the bridge. They did some minor renovation work at Octagon this past summer, especially on the bar level. That could definitely be bigger as could Governor Adams. Always liked the feel of Camp 3, hit that up most often when at Loon and it is open (they alternate midweek days between it and the summit cafe).

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